Maribel

4.6
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771 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.

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Tue - Fri 12:00PM - 1:45PM 5:30PM - 10:00PM
Sat 5:00PM - 10:00PM

What 771 People Are Saying
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San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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.

LS
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!

KW
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.

LW
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!

l
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.

OT
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..

MD
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

IM
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service, best in Birmingham by far!

OT
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!

s
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.

KB
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.

F
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.

KD
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.

OT
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

DV
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
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.

BD
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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

MW
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

SH
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!

U
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

PA
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.

YM
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

G
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.

OT
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

j
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience in every way, service was second to none, food sublime.

Would definitely go back.

Well recommended.

HB
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely warm atmosphere, the staff were wonderful, food was amazing and extremely reasonably priced. Cannot wait to go back again.

NP
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food & service....definitely recommend it & will go again.

K
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Superb food and caring timely service.
This is a small restaurant with smart modern decor.
Great location, but no real bar area for pre-meal drinks - not that it mattered as it was nice sitting at the table early.
The tasting menu was great

JS
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful start to our evening. At no point did we feel rushed and yet we were served swiftly, with quiet, discreet professionalism and attentiveness. The food was absolutely delicious. We will definitely go again and would highly recommend Maribel to anyone.

KB
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moment you walk through door you know it's going to be lovely.
Taster menu was fantastic, chef very talented

OT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service will be back soon

r
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Unfortunately a combination of us arriving late and the waiter not responding to our need to complete our meal by a certain time resulted in a stressful meal and for me having to leave without my desert. That said the staff are excellent, the food was beautifully presented and delicious. The lack of ambience was due to a lack of warmth and had a rather utility feel. We would return to enjoy the high quality food.

L
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant, cannot wait to go again
Food brilliant, staff very friendly

AL
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Tasting menu and wine flight very good indeed; an enjoyable evening.

EW
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb food. Loved every one of the courses. Delightful menu.

MD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Would recommend.

MB
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, purchased as a Travelzoo offer, the food and service were excellent and we will definitely return, probably when it gets a well deserved Michelin Star

C
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely delightful lunch. The food (vegetarian taster menu) was amazing - every course looked amazing and tasted fantastic. Thank you so much

AL
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

J'ai trouvé que les plats étaient bons quoique mon entrée "Tomates, Fraises, Glace à l'huile d'olive" était un peu simple et que mon dessert "Banane, Cream cheese et Chocolat" m'ait un peu déçu (P-ê juste parce que je suis une grande amatrice de chocolat et que je n'ai pas aimé le goût de la crème au chocolat). Ceci dit le plat était bon et le pré-dessert excellent. Le service et l'atmosphère étaient également agréables. Sauf quand j'ai demandé un plateau de fromage sans présure animale, en dessert, pour mon mari qui a une maladie congénitale qui l'empêche de manger du saccharose (sucre de canne, de betterave, etc...) et qu'on m'a répondu assez sèchement qu'il n'y avait pas de fromage sans présure (vegetarian cheese) et qu'il était impossible d'avoir quoi que ce soit en remplacement. On m'a précisé que j'aurais dû le préciser à la réservation. Ce qui n'est pas faux. Mais au vu de la liste d'ingrédients que mon mari ne peut manger, je préfère en général étudier le menu avant de me rendre au restaurant et trouver des solutions en amont. J'ai vu que le restaurant proposait un assiette de fromage et qu'il était également proposé des formules végétariennes, j'en ai donc déduit qu'obtenir une assiette de fromage sans présure (surtout en Angleterre où ils sont légions) ne serait pas un soucis. J'ai visité de très nombreux restaurants dans pas mal de pays et c'est la première fois que mon mari a eu le sentiment d'être coupable d'être malade. Le serveur a insisté très lourdement sur le fait que nous aurions dû le dire avant. Au final, je dois saluer le geste commercial qui a été fait car on nous a offert un voucher de £25 pour une prochaine visite. Si jamais nous y retournons, ce dont je ne suis pas encore sûre, je donnerais à nouveau mon avis, par soucis d'équité.

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