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Purnells

55 Cornwall Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 2DH
Find this first-rate restaurant in the city centre, in a red brick converted warehouse close to St. Phillips Cathedral.

The kitchen, under the leadership of Glynn Purnell (previously of Jessica's) specialises in unusual combinations, and menus are written in list form, the details sometimes being almost joke-like. However, the cooking standard is high.

A Spring menu brought 'Crispy Ox Tongue - Salad of Red Cabbage - Seaweed - Tamarind - Beef Breasola - Horseradish'; 'Salad of Devonshire Crab - Apple - Celeriac - Smoked Paprika Honeycomb' and 'Royal of Goats' Cheese - Beetroot Sorbet - Watercress Purée - Beetroot Crisp' among the starters.

'Pork Fillet - Slow Cooked Pork Belly - Pig's Trotter Nuggets - Sweet & Sour Mouli'; 'Ballotine of Sea Bream - Vanilla Dipped Potato - Jerusalem Artichoke - Glazed Pear - English Asparagus' and 'New Season Cornish Lamb - Quinoa - Pressed Cos Lettuce - Textures of Fennel - Fennel Pollen - Avocado' listed among the mains.

Perhaps finish with 'Warm, Dark Chocolate Mousse & Dark Chocolate Torte - Mango & Rosewater Sorbet'; 'Lemon Delice - Griottines - Lychee Sorbet - Candied Lemon' or their selection of farmhouse cheeses.
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Other Details

  • Lunch: Tues-Fri 12.00-13.30; set L £22 (2 courses), £27 (3 courses)
  • Dinner: Tues-Sat 19.00-21.30; set D £40 (2 courses), £50 (3 courses), Tasting Menu £80 (8 courses)
  • Seats: 45
  • Wine: an impressive list concentrates on traditional names, kicks off in the mid £20's, plus a good selection by the glass
  • Wheelchair access: Yes
  • Nearest station: Birmingham Snow Hill Rail
  • Directions: See the map at the top of the page
  • Closed: Sun & Mon, 1 week at Christmas, a few days at Easter, 2 weeks August
  • Air conditioned

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Tel: 0121-2129799
Address: 55 Cornwall Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 2DH
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