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Maribel - Permanently Closed

4.6
4.6
787 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British

Fine dining without the pretence, Maribel Restaurant is based in Brindleyplace, in the heart of Birmingham.

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.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

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Menu

Main

  • Cheddar and Onion Cracker

    • Wagyu Tartare, Mushroom

      • Beer and Malt Loaf, Butter

        • Beetroot, Apple, Goat Cheese

          • Duck Liver, Mushrooms, Pickled Walnut

            • Monkfish, Dahl, Carrot, Dashi

              • Lamb, Bacon, Pea, Sheep's Curd, Baby Gem

                • Poached Pineapple, Buttermilk, Basil

                  • Chocolate, Banana, Cream Cheese

                    • Cheeses, Chutney, Fruit Bread

                      £12 supplement

                      For menu edits, please contact SinglePlatform at 00 1 866 237-4564.

                      What 787 people are saying

                      Overall ratings and reviews

                      4.6
                      4.6 based on recent ratings
                      • 4.6Food
                      • 4.6Service
                      • 4.2Ambience
                      • 4.3Value

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                      1. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Birmingham

                        3 reviews

                        5.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on 14 March 2020

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Beautiful food , we will definitely return

                      2. S

                        Statto

                        Birmingham

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 13 March 2020

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Astonishing flavours, wonderful staff, just a fantastic dining experience.

                      3. LC

                        LisaC

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 6 March 2020

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        Incredible creative stunning food paired off with an amazing wine flight. Would recommend.

                      4. DH

                        DavidH

                        London

                        12 reviews

                        5.0

                        12 reviews

                        Dined on 6 March 2020

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Sheer class - superb food, wine and service. We enjoyed a pre-Theatre meal. Highly recommended

                      5. RG

                        RichardG

                        New York Area

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on 29 February 2020

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        We are looking for an excuse to get back to Birmingham just so we can try the taster menu! We booked here before a concert and had a fabulous meal with impecable service. The only two (very minor) things I would comment on is that the service was almost too quick - if we hadn't had somewhere to go afterwards it would have felt almost rushed and when we ordered machiato at the end they came in a large cup filled with froth - a cappuccino really - so the barrista needs to work on measurements. Overall though we will definitely be returning whenever in Birmingham.

                      6. k

                        kayb

                        Birmingham

                        6 reviews

                        5.0

                        6 reviews

                        Dined on 28 February 2020

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        Such good value Love it here Food and service are fantastic Just wish the lighting was a bit more ambient

                      7. MG

                        MichaelG

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 28 February 2020

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        If you want a different experience go Maribel. Excellent food combinations & quality. Perfectly served by lovely staff

                      8. AC

                        AndreaC

                        Birmingham

                        5 reviews

                        4.0

                        5 reviews

                        Dined on 22 February 2020

                        overall4food4service4ambience3

                        Great food, enjoyed the wine & cocktails. Would go back again. We had the two courses but we would like to try the taster menu next time.

                      9. t

                        tgb1

                        Warwickshire

                        7 reviews

                        5.0

                        7 reviews

                        Dined on 15 February 2020

                        overall5food5service4ambience4

                        Lovely meal but additional £20 for valentine’s - not advertised when we booked.

                      10. SC

                        SachinC

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 14 February 2020

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Possibly the nicest food I have ever had. Staff were very attentive, and the atmosphere was lovely - quiet and intimate. Would definitely recommend.

                      11. GC

                        GordonC

                        Birmingham

                        3 reviews

                        5.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on 13 February 2020

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Excellent food and service. It would be hard to find anywhere better. A little expensive, but well worth it

                      12. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        1 review

                        2.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 7 February 2020

                        overall2food3service1ambience1

                        Some unusual blends of flavour started the evening in an interesting manner. The atmosphere was non existent with only 1 other table in there on a Friday night and staff huddled round the bar chatting. After finally being able to order a drink we waited for our food to arrive. The starters were lovely followed by an overcooked and burnt halibut main. Palette cleansers arrived but the waitress as she placed them on our table said she didn’t know what they were or what was in them. An unusual pudding then arrived of Rice Krispies in a milk sauce with black liquorice on top and raspberry sorbet. The only other table in the restaurant found this amusing too with laughter and how appalling the dessert was. Safe to say we will not be returning.

                      13. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 25 January 2020

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        The food was exquisite, beautifully presented and very unique. We had the tasting menu and each course though delicate was bursting with flavours. The Beetroot, pear & white balsamic vinegar was especially pleasing but the plate which stole the show was the Parsnip, apple & calvados desert. It really shouldn’t work but it did with bells on, it was absolutely delicious. Head Chef Harvey Perttola personally served one course and chatted passionately about his menu which was very refreshing and made a good experience into a great one. We will be back and would recommend Maribel very highly to anyone.

                      14. LM

                        LizM

                        Birmingham

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 25 January 2020

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        First visit and definitely not the last. Food was excellent, the service top class. My friends and I had a wonderful dining experience. Thank you to all concerned

                      15. TG

                        TobyG

                        Worcestershire

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 25 January 2020

                        overall4food5service4ambience4

                        A great place to have a relaxed meal in a quiet environment. Great food and friendly service.

                      16. HR

                        HazelR

                        San Diego

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 18 January 2020

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Delicious food presented beautifully in a lovely restaurant with great ambience.

                      17. SA

                        SarahA

                        1 review

                        3.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 18 January 2020

                        overall3food2service3ambience2

                        The food here is a real let down. We had the dinner menu and I had the ravioli. It was really thick and tough and not what you would expect in a good restaurant. My main wasn't much better. Iberico pork. Portion was clearly a lunchtime portion and it was tasteless. Accompanied with it was some flavourless barley with what tasted like cheap chorizo and black pudding chopped up into it. We didn't stay for dessert. The service was ok. I didn't complain at the time as I find it ruins the night and they aren't things that can be easily remedied without having to completely reorder my food. My mother's food was better, but again the beef main course miniscule. It wasn't inedible or unpleasant at all, just not up to scratch compared to all other restaurants in that price bracket.

                      18. LS

                        LindaS

                        Norfolk

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 16 January 2020

                        overall4food4service4ambience3

                        Lovely meal, excellent food , beautifully presented and friendly service. Just a pity we were the only people in!

                      19. KW

                        KevinW

                        Birmingham

                        5 reviews

                        5.0

                        5 reviews

                        Dined on 11 January 2020

                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                        Really enjoyed the three course meal. Lovely little snack starters, the pork belly and ravioli starters were very good. The main courses we had were beef - cooked perfectly and a tasty piece of halibut. The rice pudding was excellent, the rhubarb I found a bit boring. Overall a very good experience, reasonably priced for the quality. Happy to go back anytime.

                      20. LW

                        LauraW

                        London

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 4 January 2020

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Wonderful restaurant with set menu being amazing value for money. Staff were very knowledgable and made wine recommendations which were perfectly paired!

                      21. l

                        lquek

                        London

                        7 reviews

                        4.0

                        7 reviews

                        Dined on 31 December 2019

                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                        My fiancee and I had the tasting menu for a special NYE celebration, and in short the meal was very pleasant, but not terribly exciting. The food was delicately presented and delicious, with a range of solid high-end staples (halibut, liver, an extremely rich black forest cake). The staff were very polite and friendly, and the sommelier seemed very enthusiastic about his wine pairings! The whole restaurant is rather poorly lit (central tables with glaring overhead spotlights, side tables in shadow/gloom) but overall the ambience was nice and chilled for an intimate dinner. In summary, this is a lovely small fine dining restaurant that offers tasty cuisine at competitive prices, but it lacks the charisma and flavour to be truly memorable.

                      22. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 28 December 2019

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        As soon as we arrived at the Maribel restaraunt there was something a little special about this place.. the venue looks classy..the greeting from the staff team, from the off set as you arrive makes you feel special..the food is on another level..it is sublime..very creative and enjoyable in every sense of the word..we will be revisiting this equist venue again..to sample more of the finner things in life..the chef's are amazing with what they create and how the food makes you feel on consuming..a great team effort all round..

                      23. MD

                        MichaelD

                        Birmingham

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 27 December 2019

                        overall4food5service5ambience4

                        You cant fault the Maribel except the Price, just over £400 pounds for 4 People including the wine. Its the 12.5% additional surcharge which just stops it being a complete 5 star experience

                      24. IM

                        IanM

                        Warwickshire

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 27 December 2019

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        Excellent food and service, best in Birmingham by far!

                      25. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        London

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 21 December 2019

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Superb interesting and well executed food. Particularly fine were soup with some clear fine authentic Asian Indian lineage in the cooking ( I am half Indian) and superb deeply tasty well judged sauce with the halibut. Lovely - would return for that alone. Glad we splashed out on the tasting menu but it overlapped with the standard a la carte so no quibble if one you went for that. The wines are very well chosen and with an eclectic interesting range and mix. Drinks are a tad pricey so next time I will watch things like bottled water or glasses of champagne - but it was our anniversary! Our friends were equally enthusiastic Well done Maribel and bravo Harvey Perttola - phenomenal inspired cooking!

                      26. s

                        shasld

                        London

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on 18 December 2019

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        4th visit to the restaurant with the same friends and we cannot fault it. An excellent experience; a very classy restaurant. Highly recommended.

                      27. KB

                        KrisB

                        London

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 14 December 2019

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Really good food and staff worked hard to provide a great service. Food was delightful, well presented and very tasty.

                      28. F

                        Foodlover

                        Birmingham

                        3 reviews

                        5.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on 13 December 2019

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Excellent restaurant. Lovely decor and great ambience. Excellent young Chef providing innovative menu. We love it there. It should be packed every night.

                      29. KD

                        KelliD

                        1 review

                        3.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 13 December 2019

                        overall3food3service3ambience4

                        Food, Service & environment all ok. Automatic £29 service charge on our £226 dinner bill for 4. Would like to elect my own tip amount.

                      30. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Birmingham

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 26 November 2019

                        overall5food4service5ambience4

                        Best Cocktail I've had in Brum. Food was good. Will definitely return to try the full menu with wine flight. Can't wait

                      31. DV

                        DashV

                        Oxford

                        2 reviews

                        4.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on 16 November 2019

                        overall4food5service3ambience4

                        Waiter ruined a good evening for us. He was sullen and never made any attempt to smile or make us feel welcome. The older gentleman was the opposite, but he didnt serve us sadly, but we could see he interacted with diners and smiled constantly - it really does make all the difference.. Food was good and worth the trip though.

                      32. CA

                        CathrynA

                        Birmingham

                        1 review

                        2.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 16 November 2019

                        overall2food2service1ambience2

                        Very disappointed with the service, food was very poor. When you compare to Folium, Opheem and Purnells it comes up lacking. Service was very rushed to begin with then slow. Waiters were not very knowledgable and very hard to hear as noise levels were ridiculously loud. Wouldn’t return, has ambition but style over substance.

                      33. BD

                        BrianD

                        Birmingham

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 16 November 2019

                        overall4food5service5ambience5

                        Great flavors, service very good and attentive well worth a visit

                      34. MW

                        MalcolmW

                        Birmingham

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 16 November 2019

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Went to Maibel with my wife prior to an event at the Arena as it was within walking distance. We were met with a friendly smile by all the staff and this continued throughout our visit along with exceptional service. The food was of a very high standard and we felt was good value for money. We both had the tasting menu which challenged us with some of the flavour combinations but was stunning and fantastically presented. We both highly recommend and will be telling our friends and family and will be returning again soon

                      35. SH

                        SimonH

                        1 review

                        3.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 16 November 2019

                        overall3food3service4ambience4

                        Unfortunately I can’t and I really wanted to. The flavours in the sauces were over powering to the point you could not taste the main attraction in my case the halibut which was exquisitely cooked. My wife ordered the venison which was also overpowered but not by the promised chocolate jus which had little flavour. The menu needs to state such flavours because if my wife had ordered the halibut she would of sent it back as she hates strong ginger. On a positive the front of house were very attentive and the ambiance was good. Sorry!

                      36. U

                        Urszula123

                        London

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 8 November 2019

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Wonderful pre-show dinner. This place deserves to be packed every night.

                      37. PA

                        PaulA

                        London

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on 6 November 2019

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        If you're looking for a fine dining experience in Birmingham, I'd definitely recommend Maribel. The food and service was outstanding and represented excellent value. Great wine list too.

                      38. YM

                        YMFN

                        Essex

                        18 reviews

                        4.0

                        18 reviews

                        Dined on 2 November 2019

                        overall4food5service4ambience5

                        Good value for money! Food is delicious and service was efficient. Only critique although minor is that the waiters and waitresses although incredibly polite and attentive could have been more friendly in their approach, chatty etc. Would thoroughly recommend the restaurant

                      39. G

                        Glossy

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 26 October 2019

                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                        Perfect for pre concert dining. Delicious food and wine. A lovely welcome by the charming staff and we felt very comfortable here. Thought our 3 course meal represented value for money and good choices.

                      40. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Birmingham

                        2 reviews

                        4.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on 19 October 2019

                        overall4food4service5ambience5

                        The staff were great but the expensive fillet steak was over cooked. Other than that, it was a nice experience

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