“Creative cooking from a local hero” - AA Inspector
BIRMINGHAM, WEST MIDLANDS
Our Inspector's View
Glynn Purnell’s personality shines through on his menus, where playful puns and little details give insight into his development as a chef. 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). Main courses extend to Wiltshire pork belly, paired with burnt apple purée and confit turnip, while desserts might be burnt English surprise (a rhubarb and custard number also seen on Great British Menu). The impressive wine list features staff favourites.
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Facilities – at a glance
- Seats: 45
- Private dining available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Days Closed: Sunday to Monday
- Lunch served from: 12
- Lunch served until: 1.30
- Dinner served from: 7
- Dinner served until: 9
- Wines under £30: 9
- Wines over £30:
- Wines by the glass: 22
- Cuisine style: Modern British
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About The area
Discover West Midlands
After Greater London, the West Midlands is the UK’s biggest county by population, and after London, Birmingham is the UK’s largest city. There’s a lot to seek out here – it has a vibrant culture, with exceptionally good nightlife. Coventry used to be more important than Birmingham, until the 18th century when the Industrial Revolution started and Brum forged ahead.
Apart from Lady Godiva, Coventry is best known for its cathedrals. The medieval parish church became a cathedral in 1918, but the Blitz on Coventry in 1940 left only the spire and part of the walls. After the war, it was decided to build a new cathedral alongside linked to the ruins.
Dudley was one of the birthplaces of the Industrial Revolution, and this history is reflected in its architecture and the Black Country Living Museum, a recreation of an industrial village, with shops and a pub, cottages and a chapel. Stourbridge is also worth a visit, mainly due to its involvement in glassmaking, which has been going on since the 17th century, and is still a part of the town’s culture; there’s a glass museum and a bi-annual glass festival.
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