Welcome to Purnell’s Bistro & Ginger’s Bar

Purnell’s Bistro is an exquisite cocktail bar and bistro restaurant in the heart of Birmingham’s thriving business district and shopping area and offers some of the finest food and cocktails.

Ginger’s Bar embraces the relaxed vibes of Manhattan. Inspired by Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire, the decor and ambience is an acknowledgement to the glamour and style experienced in the 1930′s era.

We want people to enjoy the experience, offering a taste of Manhattan in Birmingham’s Square Mile. Customers will be able to relax in the heavily influenced 1930′s surroundings, while sipping on re-mastered timeless classic cocktails or more outlandish drinks.

I am driven by my passion to excite people through food, especially the innovative dishes taken from my childhood experiences. The concept of Purnell’s Bistro will continue to entice people with honest portions of food, inspired by rustic home-cooking but with an eclectic twist.

Glynn Purnell


Latest News

Michelin-starred chef Glynn Purnell shares the recipe to one of his signature dishes - so you can experience it at home the popular signature dish served at Purnell’s Bistro......
Orange And Apricot Bread And Butter Pudding\r\n\r\nIngredients\r\n\r\n1 pint double cream\r\n1 pint whole milk\r\n1 vanilla pod (split and scraped)\r\n3 egg yolks\r\n2 whole eggs (large)\r\n90g suga...
A hands-on and incredibly fast paced role, one that’s highly challenging and rewarding.  Serving and looking after customers is one of the primary functions of Purnell’s Bistr...
Hotel La Tour is a modern classic proudly designed and managed around creating great memories and experiences for our guests.\r\n\r\nWe are committed to providing excellent customer se...
Our Recipe for Duck Scotch Egg (makes 4)\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nIngredients\r\n\r\n4 duck eggs\r\n\r\n500g good quality sausage meat – we tend to use Cumberland\r\n\r\n50g seasoned plain flour\r\n\r\n2 hens...
Gift vouchers\r\n\r\nLooking for the perfect present?\r\n\r\nWhy not give the gift of a memorable experience?\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nPurnell’s Bistro gift vouchers are available in any denominations, th...
Kissmopolian\r\n\r\n35ml Vanilla pod infused Vodka\r\n20ml Cherry Marnier\r\n20ml Cranberry Juice\r\n1 Squeezed Lime Wedge\r\n\r\nGarnish: Scorched Orange Heart\r\n\r\nChill your Martini glass. Then...
Purnell’s Bistro – Rhubarb Panna Cotta\r\nEnjoy this light and fruity dessert using delicious rhubarb which is perfectly in season.\r\nServes 6\r\n\r\nIngredients for the Panna Cotta\r\n...
Liquid Economics\r\n£4.50 (12.00pm - 8.00pm Daily)\r\n \r\nCherry, Vanilla & Almond Cooler\r\nAmaretto - Kirsch - Cherry Purée - Cranberry - Lemon - Home Made Cherry & Cream Sod...

We now accept the Gastro card

Eating out is one of lifes greatest pleasures whether it is with family and friends or business colleagues and prospective clients. Why not make the experience even easier with a gastro card or treat someone special to a gift with a difference......Read more