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.
There were 4 in our party, 2 with a groupon voucher for £45 for a 3 course meal and glass of proseco each(same menu) Two with a restaurant voucher for £100 which apparently could not be used together!!!! Need some changes I think!!! Our bill was £117 including drinks. The food was delicious 😀
Fantastic food! Would come again. On this ocassion service was poor, potentially a lack of staff, as previously had great service.
Wednesday afternoon fixed price lunch, very tasy food and a great price
Absolutely GORGEOUS lunch from the prefixe menu. Delicious 3 courses and £20 was a total bargain for such quality...the blade of beef fell apart it was cooked so well and I had a glass of Malbec which was equally divine. The staff were attentive and polite and overall I will definitely recommend and return (this was my 5th visit anyway!). Well done chef!
Have been to the Bistro a number of times and will be there again. Lovely food, freshly cooked.
We have been to James Martins restaurant and yes was in, didut blow us away. My husband has always liked Glynn purnell and has met him, so I surprised him with a meal at the bistro for our anniversary. Well what can I say, staff service excellent, food very good but omg so over priced with the little you get. It didn’t blow us away to have paid that price and we even had a voucher. Feel ripped off, had better food in the mail box at Ricco’s for half the money. Sorry
Had a great night but for me the quality of the food was not as good as it should have been
Music was a tad loud in restaurant and found it hard to have a conversation but once it was tweaked all was fabulous. Bar staff could have been a little more welcoming at the start. Be nice to see balloon glasses for gin. Our waiter was brilliant and attentive. Food immaculate and great value for Monday night 3 courses for £25 pp.
Quality food for a good evening.
we really enjoyed our meal at the Bistro, the staff were very friendly and kept our young baby entertained through the meal. the food was great and good value for money too
Wonderful place. The food is outstanding and the service is of a high quality.
Food was great but I felt the service could have been a little bit more attentive. It may have been that they were slightly overwhelmed as you had two members of staff on and around 20+ people in the restaurant at the time. It didn’t spoil the evening or the meal though and we would certainly come back in future.
Good Morning, Really disappointed with the service that we experienced on Saturday night. We had to ask for a second drink when our glasses were clearly empty for the majority of the meal. The staff seemed too busy smiling at themselves to offer a service. For spending £114 I would've expected better, especially when you command a deposit of £20 for the table. Needless to say I won't be coming back anytime soon or be passing on a positive recommendation to others.
Food was amazing service was speedy and efficient would definitely come back
As always the overall experience was fabulous. The staff were very accommodating (I was late), professional and friendly. My friends and I enjoyed lovely food and excellent service:-). I will be visiting again!
Service to our table was not great, we were left for long periods and was asked for our code after giving it upon arrival. We had a service charge added to the bill which appreciated is standard practice but the service was not worth the charge. I had to ask for the pressco which was included with the voucher. We both really enjoyed the food starter to desert everything was very tasty and well seasoned lovely.
The quieter Thursday was great, lots of space in the bar for pre dinner cocktails. Took our table and it was superb. Thoroughly recommend it and we will definitely be back, thanks.
Great meal & service
Food is amazing, service excellent and the lunch menu is great value but it was quiet so the atmosphere was a bit muted but didn't detract from the experience
Enjoyed our meal very much staff very attentive
Lovely meal. First time for all of us and it will not be the last!
A lovely welcome, great choice of drinks at the bar, excellent service throughout and a fab meal. The set 3 course meal was well worth it.
Food was delicious, service was awful. All tables around us said the same.