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My Kitchen Rules

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We are delighted to announce that Glynn has joined forces with renowned chef and food writer Rachel Allen to become the new judging duo on Channel 4’s My Kitchen Rules UK. 

The competitive cooking series, which will return for a second series later this year on Channel 4, sees entrepreneurial amateur cooks from across the UK open their own restaurants at home in a bid to scoop a cash prize and the right to say, “My Kitchen Rules.”

My Kitchen Rules UK launched last summer on Channel 4. Following the success of the 30-part series last year, series two will be extended by a further 10 hour-long shows, revamped and full of new surprises.

Glynn commented: “My Kitchen Rules UK is an absolutely brilliant TV showcase for amateur chefs who are passionate about food. I couldn’t be more excited to be part of it and I’m thrilled to be working alongside my fellow judge and host Rachel Allen, a highly respected culinary leading lady.”

We’ll let you know a broadcast date as soon as we have one, but we anticipate it will be August or September.

18 May 2017

Glynn Purnell's Friday Night Kitchen

Glynn Purnell's Friday Night Kitchen photo

Following the success of last year’s event, which raised over £60,000, Cure Leukaemia has announced that Glynn Purnell’s Friday Night Kitchen will return for 2017 with bigger ambitions than ever before. 

The celebrated event, now in its third year, is raising the bar for 2017 by making the move to The Vox at Resorts World Birmingham. This sees the Friday night fundraiser increase its capacity from 400 to 800, in an ambitious attempt to raise over £100,000 for its £1m Centre for Clinical Haematology Appeal.

Fronted by Glynn, the event features a four-course, five-star dinner created by the TV chef. Throughout the night, Glynn brings a host of his celebrity friends to the stage to help serve up a feast to remember. 

Speaking about the event, Glynn, who is a Trustee of Cure Leukaemia, said: “Glynn Purnell’s Friday Night Kitchen gets bigger and better each year, thanks to the calibre of our celebrity chefs and most of all, our fantastic guests! There is such a great buzz in the room, and everyone comes together to have fun whilst raising money for Cure Leukaemia, a Birmingham-based charity that I am immensely proud to support.”

Taking place on Friday 6 October 2017, Glynn Purnell’s Friday Night Kitchen has become a flagship fundraiser for Cure Leukaemia; highlighting the work that the charity does and helping to raise vital funds. 

Tickets for Glynn Purnell’s Friday Night Kitchen are now on sale, with a special early bird price of £165 in place until 19 May, following which tickets will increase to £175. Tables of 10 are available to purchase and every ticket includes reception drinks, a four-course meal prepared by Glynn, and raffle tickets to win Sunday lunch for up to six people cooked in your home by Glynn and the team from Purnell’s… they even do the washing up! 

To book your tickets, visit gpfnk.co.uk.

17 May 2017

BBC Good Food Show Summer - 20% Off Your Tickets

BBC Good Food Show Summer - 20% Off Your Tickets photo

Glynn will be appearing at this summer’s BBC Good Food Show which takes place at the NEC, Birmingham from Thursday 15 to Sunday 18 June. Glynn will be demonstrating in the SuperTheatre on Saturday 17 June at 11.30am and again at 3.15pm. We are delighted to be able to offer Purnell’s customers a special 20% off deal, thanks to the team at the BBC Good Food Show. To take advantage of this offer simply follow this link and quote PURNELLS on this booking page

16 May 2017

Spring Menu Launched

Spring Menu Launched photo

We have now launched our new Spring menu at the restaurant… in fact make that two new menus! A Purnell’s Journey celebrates the journey of Purnell’s over the last 10 years and showcases some of our classic favourite dishes including Smoked Haddock Milk with a Poached Egg Yolk, Cornflakes and Curry Oil and Monkfish Masala with Red Lentils, Picked Carrots and Coconut Garnish. Our second menu 10 Years in the Making highlights new techniques with lots of twists and turns and shows just what a fantastic season Spring is. Dishes include Orkney scallop, pickled mooli, smoked eel with lumpfish roe and Roast loin of veal, Mousseron duxelles, Wye Valley asparagus, yeast extract with sauce Albufera. Please see here for the full menus here.

15 May 2017

Colmore Food Festival 2017

Colmore Food Festival 2017 photo

To celebrate the food and drink venues in the district, Colmore BID will host the seventh annual Colmore Food Festival on Friday 30th June and Saturday 1st July, where over 30 hospitality businesses showcase what their venues have on offer to the thousands of visitors who attend the two-day festival each year.

There will be two stages at the festival including the kitchen demo stage, where chefs from the venues can show off their talents and flair. We are delighted to announce that Glynn will be opening the proceedings and cooking on the demo stage on Friday 30 June at 12pm.

The Festival prides itself on its £4 sample taster dishes that allow people to try multiple dishes from different stalls. Purnell’s Restaurant and Purnell’s Bistro and Ginger’s Bar will both have stalls at the Festival selling food and drinks for only £4. 

More information please click here.

14 May 2017

Purnell's Celebrates its 10th Anniversary Golden Ticket Prize

Purnell's Celebrates its 10th Anniversary Golden Ticket Prize photo

This summer Purnell’s celebrates its first momentous decade with an unprecedented golden ticket prize draw to win a table for two at the restaurant on its 10th anniversary night.

To celebrate in true Purnell’s style, Glynn will give just 15 lucky winners and their guests the evening of a lifetime as they come to the restaurant for an exclusive champagne reception and a 10-course menu on Friday 7 July, 10 years to the day since Purnell’s first opened its doors to the public. The menu will showcase some of Glynn’s best loved, signature dishes.

Speaking about the 10th anniversary golden ticket prize draw, Glynn said: “When I first opened Purnell’s back in 2007, I had no idea where we would be today thanks to our customers and suppliers who are all a fantastic support to us. The team I have built is amazing and we have been working hard to create a 10-course menu for our 30 lucky anniversary night guests that will celebrate some Purnell’s favourites and rework some original dishes.

“I wanted to do something fun, and growing up in the city that is home to the most well-known chocolate factory in the country, I thought I could be Birmingham’s answer to Willy Wonka! I wanted to ensure that whether you’re Mrs Jones living in a one-bedroomed maisonette, or whether you’re a Lord or Lady, you’ll have just as much chance of coming to eat here on the anniversary night; which is where the golden ticket idea came from.”

Taking place on Friday 7 July 2017, the 10th anniversary evening promises to be an incredibly special experience. To be in with a chance of winning one of only 15 Golden Tickets for the prize of an exclusive champagne reception and a 10-course meal for two people, all you need to do is send a stamped addressed envelope to: Mr Purnell’s Golden Ticket Prize Draw, Purnell’s Restaurant, 55 Cornwall St, Birmingham, B3 2DH. The closing date for entries is 5pm on Thursday 15 June. The 15 winners will receive their golden tickets the week beginning Monday 19 June when the draw has been made.

13 May 2017

Glynn’s Friday Night Kitchen hosted by Gregg Wallace – 2 October 2015

Glynn’s Friday Night Kitchen hosted by Gregg Wallace – 2 October 2015 photo

I’d like to invite you to be one of the first to save the date for my Friday Night Kitchen 2015, a live culinary experience hosted by Masterchef’s Gregg Wallace, complete with fantastic entertainment in front of an audience of 400 guests at Aston Villa Football Club.

Following the success of last year’s event, I’ll be inviting a few of my celebrity friends to join me on stage to share plenty of stories and laughs, as I prepare four specially designed courses for you to enjoy.

With plenty of food, drink and entertainment until the early hours, including a live set by The Subterraneans, it’ll be a Friday night to remember.

All proceeds from the evening will go to Cure Leukaemia, a Birmingham-based charity that I’m proud to support as a Trustee. Other than a raffle with one special prize to look out for, we won’t be holding any additional fundraising on the night, that’s all covered in your ticket price.

VIP tables, to seat 10 people, are available for £1,500, with standard tables at £1,250.

You can find out more about the event here, and watch the highlights from last year’s event here.

I hope you can join us for a Friday night with a difference. To book a place, please email Jackie Kelly at jackie@fridaynightkitchen.co.uk

I look forward to seeing you there!

Glynn xx

27 June 2015

Glynn on Saturday kitchen alongside Rick Stein

Glynn on Saturday kitchen alongside Rick Stein photo

On the 27th June, Glynn will be hosting Saturday kitchen alongside Rick Stein in the absence of James. On the 19th September, Glynn Purnell will also be making an appearance on Saturday kitchen so please tune in!!

Chef is also in the middle of writing his second book. After his successful first publication, we are hoping for a release in 2016. Cracking Yolks and Pig Tales is still available at the restaurant for £15.00, and special dedications can be signed for by Glynn himself. Prices vary in other outlets.

26 June 2015


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