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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Creative cooking from a local hero

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At a glance

Tasting menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge
Credit cards accepted

Glynn Purnell’s personality shines through on his menus, where playful puns and little details give insight into his development as a chef; his journey if you like. The building in the financial district has been on a journey as well, and it’s looking fine and dandy right now; the old red-brick warehouse has surely never looked so dapper within – a fashionably muted colour palette with the occasional splash of something more daring, and stylish artworks. In this smart and confident setting, Glynn’s menus include a fixed-price carte and tasting menus: ’10 Years in the Making’, ‘Brummie Tapas’, and ‘A Purnell’s journey...’, the latter featuring the BBC Great British Menu winning monkfish masala (which is also a regular on the carte). The creative output might get going with Herefordshire beef carpaccio with bresaola, with red wine-braised octopus, chive crème fraîche and sweet-and-sour onions, while main courses extend to Wiltshire pork belly, paired with burnt apple purée and confit turnip. Desserts follow a similar modern British/pan-European theme, with millefeuille of lemon and chocolate alongside burnt English surprise (a rhubarb and custard number also seen on Great British Menu). The impressive wine list features staff favourites.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 1 week Easter, 2 weeks late July to early August, Christmas and New Year
  • Days closed: Sunday to Monday
  • Closed for lunch: Saturday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 1.30
  • Dinner served from: 7
  • Dinner served until: 9

Chef

  • Chef(s): Glynn Purnell

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 8
  • Wines over £30: 288
  • Wines by the glass: 24

Price guide

  • 3-course lunch from: £39
  • 3-course dinner from: £68
  • Tasting menu from: £70
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 45
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 12
  • Off-site parking available: On street, Snow Hill car park nearby

Getting here

Close to Birmingham Snow Hill railway station and junction of Church Street.

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Snow Hill, New Street
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