Maribel

4.7
655 reviews
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£41 and over
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Contemporary British
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Creative Cuisine
Fine dining without the pretence, Maribel Restaurant is based in Brindleyplace, in the heart of Birmingham.

With award-winning Richard Turner at the helm, Maribel’s kitchen develops new dishes each week creating a menu that is constantly changing and evolving to reflect the finest seasonal produce.

Maribel offers four, six and eight course menus, which all have the option of two wine flights to enhance your dining experience, in addition to a special three course lunch menu Tuesday-Friday.

The intimate restaurant seats up to 35 people for lunch of dinner and is also available for private hire.

Book your table today for a unique dining experience, perfect for business lunches, date nights and celebrations.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary British
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Hours of Operation
Lunch
Tue–Fri 12:00–14:00
Dinner
Tue–Sat 18:30–22:00
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Phone number
0121 633 4944
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Richard Turner
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Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Offers

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Tue - Thu 12:00PM - 2:00PM 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri 12:00PM - 2:00PM

What 655 People Are Saying
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AT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Nice fine dining experience with some creative drinks pairings eg sweet red wine with duck parfait. Choice of 4,6 or 8 courses

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MH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely stunning venue classy relaxed ambience with first rate unobtrusive informed service. The food is absolutely outstanding great flavour combinations and inspired wine flights. Without doubt the real deal which will surely be recognised at Michelin level very soon.

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JD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Michelin standard. As good as Adams that have a star.

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n
London
12 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal, great service, will definitely be coming back.

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QQ
London
18 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Birthday treat for a dear friend: 'three course lunch' that actually ended up as 10 dishes, including 4 canapes, sourdough, two desserts and fabulous mini doughnut with apple stuffing petit fours. Of the canapes, the gruyere balls stood out; excellent bread; I had John Dory as a main course with caviare dressing. My friends wolfed down the deconstructed sticky toffee pudding and the chocolate dessert.
Waiter recommended the Portuguese Douro to drink so we had a bottle between the three of us. Good choice. Charming, attentive, service throughout. We were even treated to fresh peach Bellinis in honour of the birthday, a lovely thoughtful note. Heartily recommended.

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SQ
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We had an excellent dinner selecting the set four course
Menu. The restaurant has excellent food and the lead waiter made an excellent wine suggestion. The restaurant was rather quiet which was a shame as the service and food deserved more. The quietness suited us as it made a good conversation possible.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Girlfriends birthday but they forgot

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RH
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Maribel is excellent. We had the 8 course tasting menu with the sommelier's choice wine flight and as with our experiences at Turners in the past, it was utterly sublime. The skill in the combination of wine with the food to act as a coherent whole still amazes me, and it is done with imagination, care and passion here (a lesson for others whose attempts are variable at best in my experience).

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JB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Menu is very simple with the focus on an eating experience. All dishes were interesting, which delivered the experience, and most were excellent (to my taste). We chose to have the wine pairings which were well chosen and well priced and added to the overall enjoyment. Background music of the Rolling Stones was not my choice, but may have added something for others. Overall, highly recommended. The format and the quality of delivery deserve to do very well. We will be going again.

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IC
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best food in Birmingam. Exceptional creative tasting menu.

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OT
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A creative menu, excellent service and wine.

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P
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent and very friendly. Food was delicious and every dish was explained by the server as to what it was.
It was very quiet since we went on a weekday evening but in a prime location where there is so much to do before and after your meal. I would definitely recommend.

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DP
Staffordshire
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the 6 course tasting menu which was high quality and innovative. Service was excellent and they adapted the menu for my wife’s gluten free diet. The wine pairings superbly complemented the various courses. It was an excellent evening and is highly recommended.

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NJ
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This resturant was fantastic..... The food was incredible and wine matching perfect!

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S
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is outstanding food. The flavors are intense but subtle, surprising yet balanced, exquisite but at all not contrived. The ambiance was perfect; and the staff were courteous and efficient. A thoroughly delightful experience all round.

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KH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I had the 9 course tasting menu with the Prestige wine flight. Expensive, but worth it. The chef, sommelier and team are all extremely talented and work well together . They made us feel special and comfortable. Expect the dining experience to take 3 hours.

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OT
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another memorable dining experience. Food was delicious and wine was a perfect match. Maribel is as good as Adams or Simpsons and deserves to be busier than it is. Hopefully word will spread about just how good a restaurant it is.

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AR
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

This restaurant came highly recommended. Although it was good, somehow it was very similar to what other similar restaurants are doing atm. Consequently it didn’t excite as much as I was hoping.

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TS
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Little difficult finding the place as it's in an unusual place!!
Overall the place was excellent. Partner and I went on my birthday and had the 6 course tasting menu! Service was first rate and customer service too. Each course was explained, and even though some weren't to my taste with the combinations used, many of them were delicious!
Waitress was very friendly and rest of the staff very attentive and informative.
Would certainly recommend the Maribel and will be attending again in the future.

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F
London
34 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First visit didn't even know it existed saw. It on Open Table, could have the edge on Adams
More than likely go again
Downside - could get noisy when busy there is nothing on the walls to absorb the sound

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L
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasting menu with prestige wine selection was a fantastic experience. All food was exciting and delicious, wine was excellent and the service was exceptional. Will definitely return.

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T
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food on the 6 course tasting menu, creative and packed with flavour. All of the dishes were great with the rice pudding standing out above all others right at the end, even those who don’t favour the pudding could be won over by the lightness and layers!
It wasn’t a packed restaurant but that was great and staff very attentive without overdoing it.
We wish Mr Turner and his team the best of success!

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AJ
London
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really superb food and great service. We will definitely go again.

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C
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch with an old friend... Used to go the Restaurant when it had a different name.. The standard then was very good too and nothing has changed...Lovely staff ,very attentive, considerate without being pushy.
A delicious and innovative menu and relaxed atmosphere.....no loud music and well spaced tables to enable a civilized conversation. Excellent ....

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SH
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Richard Turner and the team have done an outstanding job here.

An incredibly well thought out 9 Course menu. The only thing missing, but I’m sure not for long ...a Michelin star !

Great Job !

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I
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A beautifully constructed tasting menu which was wonderfully balanced. The attention to detail by the waitress was admired and appreciated.

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AD
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food beautifully presented and imaginative drink accompaniments Highly recommended.

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e
London
26 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We dined here only 6 weeks after it opened. Even though it’s was Friday 13th, we weren’t expecting to be the only diners, all evening.
We went for the 9 course tasting menu. Most of the dishes were sublime. Definitely up there with dishes you’d expect to find at a 2* restaurant, but I’m afraid Maribel has a way to go before it can claim anything from the Michelin guide.
The last dish was pretty nasty (beetroot ice cream with
rose water flavoured Italian meringue), and the mackerel dish needs the skin to crispy (they said it had been blow torched, but it was soggy.
The truffled mashed potato with caviar was exquisite. The duck dish and lamb dish were both exceptional.
So, on balance, the food was top notch.

The whole experience was tarnished by the ambiance. We wondered why we were the only diners on a Friday night. There were no World Cup matches to dissuade diners, nor was it a midweek issue.
In the end, we decided that it was the goldfish bowl effect that must be putting diners off. Big windows all around allow passers by to gawp at you while you try to enjoy the food. The furniture looks modern, but it’s more suited to a hotel restaurant than a fine dining experience. So, I guess that puts people off too. Perhaps some frosted glass to give a level of privacy and intimacy, and some way of lighting the place to make it more romantic...?
Finally, we asked around, and no one of our friends had even heard about this restaurant opening. Maybe there’s a failing of marketing or PR...
we’ll wait for this place to improve before going back there. The chef should pop out to meet the diners and get some feedback. That would be a good move...

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional lunch

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SM
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was well worth the trip. The food was exquisite and brilliantly presented. Everything on the plate was there for a reason and it was all clearly explained to us by the friendly staff.

It is definitely the right place to go for a special occasion and to try one’s tastebuds with different concepts, creative combinations and a sense of culinary adventure.

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PH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, some of the best we've had from the top restaurants in Birmingham. The drinks flight was also superb - took us to some places we'd never dream of (Martini and a Bloody Mary) but all complemented the food. Service was also second to none with the staff being attentive without being intrusive. Yes it's not cheap, but for a special occasion it's well worth paying that bit extra for. Will definitely be going back.

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KD
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing experience. 9 course tasting menu that was exquisite and served by warm, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Can't wait to return.

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PR
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals we have had in Birmingham, flavours were amazing

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DJ
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a thoroughly lovely evening. The service was faultless, the staff were all very friendly and intent on making or dining experience as pleasurable as possible. The 9 course taster menu was very inventive, beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. It was the best taster menu we have had in Birmingham. Some lovely inventive touches. Thank you all for giving us such a lovely evening. We will certainly be back.

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OT
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Richard Turner is back to his very best. The food we ate was sensational, it is impossible to pick out any particular dish as they were all superb. We shall return.

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PM
Warwickshire
7 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was great - one of the best tasting menus I have had.
Staff were very nice and very attentive but service was very rushed - maybe that is because it is still early days. I would have liked a few more minutes between courses and less hence stress about the staff hovering to whisk plates away and bring the next dish

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DG
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First visit since it was Edmunds. We are not normally big fans of tasting menus but I have to say we thoroughly enjoyed it. The flavours were superb.

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DB
Birmingham
29 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Half the meal was great, however some courses were badly thought out or badly executed (particularly the duck with soggy skin and far too much salt).

Overall VERY expensive!

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GL
Leicestershire
36 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Interesting menu structure - everyone gets 3 "snacks" and delicious bread, then you choose to have 3, 6, or 9 of the listed courses for £30, £60 or £90 per person. Matched wines also available. We were 2 female friends enjoying a lazy lunch on a Tuesday (in fact there was only 1 other person in the restaurant!) but despite this lack of customers, we were treated with immaculate service - every course explained in detail, and no hint of being rushed. Every course was delicious and we will certainly look to return.

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DA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Perfection, that’s what I seek when I pay over £100 for a fine dining experience. The food at Maribel is arguably some of the finest examples I have had the pleasure of sampling in the West Midlands (set alongside the fine establishments such as Adams and Simpson’s).
The pairing of lamb and a smoked hollandaise sauce was sublime. The fruity rice based pudding was not easy on the eye. However, its creamy texture and tangy notes made it more-ish. Maribel even added drama to the courses with the unveiling of dried ice fumes in the starter.
The interior is bright, modern, with a relaxed view of the square outside.
So why isn’t Maribel 5 star material, one word, service. The descriptions of the dishes lacked a depth, story, connection for me to play with to be completely immersed in the culinary experience. The staff were lovely, kind and warm, but they need to connect with the food. Make me love what I see before I taste it.

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