Maribel

4.5
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786 reviews
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£26 to £40
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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.
What 786 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food , we will definitely return

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Statto
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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LisaC
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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DavidH
London
9 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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RichardG
1 review
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.

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kayb
Birmingham
4 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

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MichaelG
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

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AndreaC
Birmingham
4 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.

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tgb1
Warwickshire
6 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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SachinC
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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
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

OT
OpenTable Diner
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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
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.

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LizM
Birmingham
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

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TobyG
Worcestershire
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.

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HazelR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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SarahA
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.

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LindaS
Norfolk
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!

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KevinW
Birmingham
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.

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LauraW
London
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!

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lquek
London
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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..

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MichaelD
Birmingham
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

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IanM
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service, best in Birmingham by far!

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OpenTable Diner
London
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!

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shasld
London
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.

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KrisB
London
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.

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Foodlover
Birmingham
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.

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KelliD
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
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

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DashV
Oxford
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.

CA
CathrynA
Birmingham
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.

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BrianD
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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

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MalcolmW
Birmingham
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

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SimonH
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!

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Urszula123
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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PaulA
1 review
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.

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YMFN
Essex
14 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

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Glossy
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
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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