There are few finer chefs hailing from Birmingham than Glynn Purnell. The so-called ‘Yummy Brummie’, Michelin-starred and TV chef, is one of our city’s most brilliant residents. Purnell’s has stood on Cornwall Street since 2007 and was awarded a Michelin star in 2009. It still remains at the heart of Birmingham’s exciting food scene today.
So when we learned about Plates by Purnell’s – Glynn’s new tapas restaurant opening just a few doors down from Purnell’s, we knew its launch would be a special occasion. Serving “small plates, great wine and cocktails,” we’re over the moon to learn that Plates has officially opened its doors to the people of Birmingham.
Whether you’re after a quick bite while shopping or a full evening full of amazing dishes, Plate’s by Purnell’s provides the perfect pitstop for all. Guests are welcome to stay for two or three hours and graze, or nip in for a quick drink and a small plate of food.
Opening on the site of former Spanish café bar Pinchos on Edmund Street, Plates by Purnell’s is transformed by Glynn and his team. There are around 28 covers inside and a small number on the pavement outside. It serves plates inspired by classic Spanish tapas with influences from Glynn’s time in northern Spain. Expect dishes such as anchovies on toast, chorizo in red wine, cheese croquettes, grilled octopus, and Crème Catalan.
“Having worked in northern Spain, I have had a soft spot for pintxos or tapas for many years,” said Glyn. “In Spain, I used to spend my days off eating and drinking in small tapas bars, which is the same philosophy we want to breed here at Plates by Purnell’s.”
“My award-winning team and I have worked hard on making this a stunning venue which will serve some amazing dishes. There are some recognisable tapas dishes on the menu- all with an added sprinkle of Purnell’s magic. The food is tasty, satisfying and will put a smile on people’s faces. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, an engagement, a graduation or just celebrating life itself, we look forward to welcoming you for delicious drinks and fantastic food in a place where you can have lots of fun and make lasting memories.”
To make a reservation head to Plates by Purnell’s website here.