Monday to Friday 12-13:45/18-21:30
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Families and Children Welcome
About Purnell's Bistro
We are a relaxed Bistro in the heart of Birmingham's financial district owned by Michelin starred chef Glynn Purnell.
The food was excellent, although we were disappointed to wait such a long time to have our food and drink order taken. It wasn’t busy, there were only approx 6 other covers, so there was no excuse. I would expect to have our drinks order taken fairly promptly, not at the end of our food order. I had booked the lunchtime special offer, I was surprised to see the service charge added £8.40. I wouldn’t have tipped that highly based on our experience - we were treating a friend for her birthday so didn’t want the embarrassing situation of querying the tip in front of her. The food was fab
Waiter and service excellent. Maybe the vegetarian option could hve been more adventurous than a cheese and tapenade tart - the meat and fish starter were fantastic.
First visit here following a recommendation from a family member, used a Travelzoo voucher which made the meal great value for money! Food was excellent, the Black pudding Scotch Egg was delicious followed by the Beef, a good choice of Beer too, I ordered a Wolf Rock which is one of my favorite drinks. A great experience & will be visiting again soon!
No welcome when we arrived, had to ask someone to come over to our table to order drinks. The bar staff need to be more proactive and in general, staff need to be more friendly and welcoming. Food was excellent, though.
Great experience and real value for money, especially with Monday a la carte special offer!
7 of us came to Purnells after a mixture of participating and spectating in what must have been the rainiest half marathon this year!! The resturant provided us with exactly what we needed - a very warm welcome, good reasonably priced beers (£2.50 for a bottle!) and excellent hearty Sunday lunch. Cannot fault the place at all :). Thank you very much!
Fabulous night out for our family of 5. Excellent service and superb food. Thank you.
Everything perfect food was amazing just a small error, when we got home and checked bill we’d been overcharged by £11 as we only had 2 Prosecco and was charged for 4, we have told one of the waiters on the phone and he said he remembered us and would pass the information on as it’s easy to check. But we will definitely come again.
We came for Sunday lunch so maybe was not as busy as other days so the atmosphere was a bit quiet. Our waiter barely spoke English so we did not quite get what we ordered! One starter did not turn up and he seemed very disinterested in his job which was sad as otherwise a rather nice place.
Best Sunday lunch around
Brilliant customer service and food was amazing
Now a regular for business lunches, Purnell's always delivers!
The food was exceptional however the services was lacking. The staff behind the bar was extremely slow when ordering cocktails and the staff who serviced the food, whilst they were very friendly were not trained to the standard you would expect from Purnell's. I have been to the other establishment and I feel they need to train the staff to this level. It was a pity about the services but I would defiently go there again.
Great atmosphere when you first walk in, bar staff quick and helful Waiting staff attentive without being over the top Food was lovely and serviced in good time.
Fantastic food and service as always!
I asked the waiter which of the cocktails were £5 offers,he told me all of t these pages through to here.. I also asked for recommendations and he advised one drink,when the bill came my £5 cocktail was charged at £12.50. I politely asked my waiter how his £5 recommendation was charged full price only to be told it was his error and that it would still be charged full price. I told him politely he needed to be fully sure in future he knows his information correctly as the next person any not be so polite...that cocktail was definitely NOT worth £12.50 and after a lovely lunch with my friend with as always amazing food ( my third visit with you )this definitely soured my day and my visit with you.
It was our first visit, but it definitely won’t be our last.
We had a great night, and have booked to go back.
Lovely friendly service and fantastic food and cocktails.
Lovely experience. Just took a while to get our bill at the end. Had to get up and ask as no staff seemed to be checking on us at the end.
Fantastic food and venue
Visited Purnells bistro on Friday for lunch. Decided on the pre fix menu. Food was very nice and well presented. The bread they brought with the meal was fresh and beautiful. Will be returning again soon hopefully.
Prix Fixe menu excellent value. Belly pork and black pudding mash superb.