Maribel

4.7
678 reviews
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£41 and over
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Contemporary British
Top tags:
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasions
  • 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

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n
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Considering I spent £750 for 6 people I wasnt that impressed to be honest. The furniture and general fittings dont look special in actual fact it was very plain. The cutlery and glasses were very modern

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MB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Very hard to get in contact with the restaurant initially as left 3 voicemail messages and sent an email but no response, but part of that was winter shutdown which didn't realise and wasn't on answerphone message. Did manage to book meal fro when we wanted to celebrate our engagement and restaurant did go out of their way to accommodate us. There was a bit of a wait for appetisers and between some courses but some came in quick succession. Overall the food was excellent with intense flavours and unusual combinations, which worked really well and all very nicely presented. Service was excellent and we felt looked after. I went to Turners in Harborne previously and Richard is producing great menus again here. If you like a la carte style and Michelin star standard food then this is a must

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food quality such well combined food and wines will definitely be going back for the next new menu.

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C
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for our 7yr Wedding Anniversary and we were super impressed. The 8 course meal was incredible. Original and diverse menu - super tasty - and very well sized portions so the 8 course was manageable ! Lovely restaurant, great service and would highly recommend.

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V
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was amazing. The service was lacking ever so slightly. Dishes picked up despite people on the table still eating. Water not filled. These issues are tiny and I wouldn’t mention them ordinarily but a restaurant aiming for a Michelin star should have those things up to scratch.

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n
14 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time now at Maribel and it won’t be our last. This time we brought my partner’s parents who were visiting from Chicago and they were blown away. Just a fabulous meal.

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HT
8 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having read a review of this restaurant in the telegraph we thought we would see if it was as good as they said. The food was. It was beautiful to look at and tasted sublime. There was no rushing, it was a relaxed and enjoyable experience where our wine was poured for us at exactly the right time. There was theatre and faultless service and in truth the only fault I could find was the cost of the wine. I am happy to pay for the food knowing the hours spent to perfect each flavour but it would be nice to see wine that was a little more realistic in price. I would love to return but I will have my pre dinner drink elsewhere

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l
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Modern, imaginative and delightful cooking of the highest calibre coupled with perfect discrete but attentive service. One of my favourite Brum restaurants.

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OT
6 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another wonderful evening with delicious food and wine. Exemplary service. This restaurant is as good, if not better than any Michelin star establishment in Birmingham. Looking forward to our next visit.

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AB
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant is open on a Monday night at Christmas time, although the website doesn’t say that. We were worried as they were not answering the phones, so We thought they were closed and nearly decided not to go. The tasting menu comes in 4 , 6, and 8 courses. The 6 course option is what we had and was Definafley adequate. We did struggle as you do get about 5 complimentary starters. If we had to find fault in this menu it was the first three courses came within two minutes of each other not nearly enough time to saver the taste or remember which course was which. This is Definafley a restaurant you would go to to for a special occasion. Expensive but food is exceptional and the staff extremely knowledgeable in all the dishes we were presented with

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KW
3 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit and I doubt it will be the last. Excellent food on the 8 course taster menu. My only criticism is that the wine flight we chose had four sweet wines - not my favourite. The service was excellent. Recommended

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BO
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

The restaurant was almost empty on a chilly Friday evening just before Xmas and we had to complain several times before the temperature became vaguely acceptable for sitting and having a meal. There was no ambience other than very inappropriate Xmas music more suited to a shopping mall.We felt very rushed through the four course tasting meal. We ordered a classic flight of wines to go with the meal and were horrified to find one of the four was a nasty creamy cocktail. The starter was delicious but the main was a rather flavourless piece of mutton - underwhelming. I would not consider going again, very poor value for the huge price.

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HE
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Great food, excellent wine what a shame the restaurant wasn’t full!
Would definitely recommend & will be back our only criticism was the room itself....lighting not great & the atmosphere not warm.

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good~

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l
5 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to celebrate our engagement with the delicious 6 course tasting menu with sommelier wine pairing - it was incredible! Beautifully presented, delicious food with impeccable service and very generous glasses of wine. Would certainly recommend to anyone wanting to celebrate a special occasion or have a nice date with family/friends. The tasting menu is fantastic value as well :)

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food. Attentive staff in an intimate setting. Portions are generous for an 8 course tasting menu but all taste fantastic.

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

A fantastic meal. My wife and I both said it was one of if not the best meal we have ever eaten

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RS
11 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing surprise this place was. A Michelin star should certainly be on its way to this gem.

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ND
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We followed Richard Turner from his previous restaurant and we’re not disappointed at all. He remains one of the best chefs we have ever tasted and we can not recommend him or Maribel highly enough. Fantastic service, amazing food and excellent value for money - what more could you want! Try it for yourself and take all your friends with you!

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VW
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, we tried tasting menu was very impressive, staff exceptional, they informed us about every course, and gluten free options are available. One of my favourite restaurants. Thank you to the chef.

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h
3 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delightful meal at Maribel. The cooking was superb and we enjoyed every course of the tasting menu.

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YC
3 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 1

The 6 tasting course menu was an interesting and mostly enjoyable experience. A couple of dishes were underwhelming with no particular flavours singing out and with a strong cheese added to more than one plate, I found my palette slightly tainted for further delicious offerings. The service was excellent but the restaurant lacked any real ambience which is a shame as the decor is understated elegance. Fine dining is always an experience suited to personal taste and this is certainly worth a try.

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A
9 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food and service
Food was variable and interesting . A gem in central birmingham

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AT
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
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
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
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
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
14 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
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
6 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
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Girlfriends birthday but they forgot

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

A creative menu, excellent service and wine.

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P
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
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
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
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
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
6 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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