Birmingham is home to a handful of Michelin Starred restaurants. Purnells was one of the very first to achieve a star back in 2009 and has continued to hold it ever since. We headed along for lunch, our first Michelin lunch in The Midlands. Glynn Purnell is known for his slightly odd combinations of flavour. A starter of cornflakes with smoked haddock doesn’t exactly prompt you to order it at first glance. Similar dishes were exhibited on the television show ‘Great British Menu’ on which Glynn regularly featured for The Central Region.
Comfortable restaurant with interesting food and good service.Ingredients well sourced some dishes fairly simple others reley on gimmicks. Good wine and beverage list.
I took my good friend here to celebrate his 40th birthday. I've not indulged in a tasting menu in a long time, so I thought I'd be a nice thing to do.
We went for the "10 years in the making" menu and the matching wine flight.
To break down each of the 9 courses would take too long, but I can say if you're free from allergies and dietary restrictions, this is some of the best food I've ever had the pleasure of consuming.
The staff were attentive, honest and passionate about service. It was never rushed or slow, they have their pace worked out to a tee.
The fish dish contained one of the best scallops that I have eaten to date, and the soy cured mackerel was utterly amazing.
Wine was perfectly matched as you'd imagine, and the dishes showed so much culinary flair whilst still remaining strong in flavour. Always seemed in the balance at previous places, Glynn has proven that it doesn't have to be that way.
An utter pleasure.
I am so happy to have had the opportunity to dine here and for LUNCH. Extraordinary. I am a super picky eater and LUNCH blew me away. I chose the 3 course. Their wine collection is out of this world. Be prepared. You wont be disappointed. I ate vegetables here and I don't usually. I am the strangest pallet for a Michelin restauranter. Come here!!