Maribel

4.7
640 reviews
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£41 and over
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Contemporary British
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  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Tasting Menu
Maribel Restaurant is located in Birmingham’s Brindleyplace and with head chef Richard Turner, it is becoming widely regarded as one the finest restaurant's in the West Midlands.
Exquisite, soul-stirring cuisine cooked with passion and served with pride in warm, sumptuous surroundings makes for a truly memorable dining experience making Maribel a must-go destination for the discerning, adventurous diner.
The credo is simple: only the finest ingredients expertly cooked with precision, flair and imagination; passion-driven service guided by the sincere desire to delight our guests; and warm, opulent surroundings that immerse and envelop, making dining at Maribel an unforgettable experience.

PLEASE NOTE

On Friday evening, we only offer our six and nine course tasting menus.

On Saturday evening, we only offer our nine course tasting menu.

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 19:00–22:00
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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

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

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KH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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
33 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
27 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
30 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
1 review
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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BM
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

One of the best meals I have had in recent years. I will certainly go there again and not just for special occasions.

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MP
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Fantastic tasting menu, every course was special.
Would recommend to all who appreciate the skill and artistry of the preparation and presentation of stunning cuisine

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CL
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Restricted choice as only tasting menu available... no a la carte. Whilst one does not wish to be rushed between courses there was excessive waiting time ... 20 mins .... considering all diners had the same menu. Worryingly the fish course contained bones and neither the menu nor the waiter gave warning. When waiter advised of our concern no comment or apology given.

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I
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent and the wine waiter, a master of his craft. The meal was sublime and utterly delicious. This will become the place to eat in Birmingham within a few months where one will have to wait an eternity for a table.

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E
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic gem in the heart of Birmingham City Centre. Richard Turner returns to Brum as Head Chef and you will not be disappointed by his talent or energy for food! If you are going, go all in with a fab 8-course tasting menu - you won't be disappointed.

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a
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A new star has arrived in Birmingham at Bromley Place. I can only advise that you book now before there is a six month wait to get in. If this restaurant does not have two Michelin stars within the next year it will only be because the reviewers were unable to get in. Fresh well cooked ingredients in well balanced and exciting tasty combinations. I had the six course tasting menu and was highly impressed with every dish. This is simply outstanding and creative cooking at its best. The tasting wine menu is equally inspiring. The service is attentive yet discreet and staff are well informed about the food presented.
The Birmingham fine dining experience has just gained another superstar restaurant.

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KA
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My partner and I had a very enjoyable lunch. It was delicious and could not be faulted. The menu options were a little difficult to understand but once explained we chose a great meal. Small courses but each one a gem. We will be back soon and often.

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MR
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent choice for a birthday treat; exciting and adventurous ingredients, every course full of character, impeccable service from everyone, knowledgeable staff who know everything about what is coming out of the kitchen. Great personal engagement with chef too.

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MC
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic evening - the 8 course taster menu with fine wine was a great experience - the team working in the restaurant excelled and made the experience memorable.

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SS
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal - great service and food. We had the 8 course tasting menu with the matching wine flight. Each course was meticulously introduced with the complimenting wine. A great dining experience. We will be back!

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SS
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On our second visit we weren’t disappointed! After our first visit we didn’t think it would be possible to improve..but the overall night was amazing. Beautiful cocktails followed by the amazing sirloin of beef and cod mains was topped off with the truly gorgeous Jerusalem Artichoke! 5/5!!!!

Will definitely be going back for the third time in the near future.

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SW
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were brought this as a Christmas present, expected more if I’m honest! 6 courses but the first was a slice of bread? The other 5 courses were lovely, down to personal taste so we didn’t enjoy a couple but they were all amazingly cooked and presented.
The staff were all very attentive, decor looked ok, the room was cold.
We were only given one of the drinks menus not a wine menu? Would have preferred the choice.
I expected the dress code to be more than what is was, I felt slightly over dressed.
We were frustrated at the cost of the drinks and the 12% surcharge when the food had already been paid for as a gift.
Doubt we’d return

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service, delicious food, can’t fault anything!

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PG
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

The food was in part, lovely but having arrived at 8pm for a table at 815 we were served our starter at 9pm and our main course at gone 10pm. When the main course arrived it was clear that two of the three meals (monkfish) had been kept warm and were burnt on top.
There was no apology for the hour wait between courses.
They did bring lovely chocolates as a birthday treat which was kind, however we found it to be no where near up to its previous high standards, from our prior visits. A real shame.

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AG
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have never had a bad meal at Edmunds the service is always friendly and attentive. Food is superb with something different to try whenever we have been.

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