Maribel

4.7
704 reviews
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Contemporary British
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  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • 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.

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GR
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply stunning food which at moments showed moments of true culinary genius. A dish as simple as asparagus, pink grapefruit, and hazelnut, elevated to dizzying heights of flavour. Turbot that celebrated this wonderful fish, veal that was succulent and sweet, desserts that were dreamlike - and every course accompanied perfectly by expert wine choices. Fine dining at its best, by one of Birmingham's best chef's. The return of Richard Turner's Michelin star cannot be far away.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and service

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WP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Being lunchtime, very quiet, apparently very busy in evening. Food superb, canapés divine. Fish course of raw scallop one of best I have ever had. Main course of veal, beautifully cooked. Given quality, three courses (you can have more) and wine, excellent value at £70 per head. Downside is negotiating the pigs ear of Centenary Square from the city side, which is a building site. Well worth the effort Howe.

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j
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent food, great service and very pleasant surroundings. the staff is absolutely fantastic and knowledgeable about their menu and food served with good explanation of the dishes. will definitely be returning.

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RM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 4

We had the six course menu on a Thursday lunchtime and every single course was exceptional. I don’t understand why the restaurant was so quiet !

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V
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply brilliant, no other words can describe it. the flavours, the quality and the menu has got everything.

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RB
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our lunch time visit was to celebrate my wife's birthday. We received wonderful service from two members of the Maribel Team who were very pleasant, courteous and extremely knowledgeable on the menu being presented. We chose the 6 course meal option and each course was presented with a full explanation of the dish. The wine list offered a good choice with my wife commenting that the Montrachet that she chose was in her opinion fabulous and a later wine that was suggested by Maribel met with the same description. A generous gesture of two complimentary drinks to celebrate my wife's birthday was more than appreciated. All in all our experience of Maribel was more than positive and we will certainly be returning.

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MT
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went to Maribel on a Friday night and had the four course tasting menu with wine pairings. Food was wonderful, wines worked really well - with a couple of unusual choices - and the team took great care of us. The restaurant was very quiet - don’t know if we were early or if it is busier in the week - and this is why I marked it down for ambience. Suited us just fine so didn’t spoil a really nice evening.

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KL
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A real treat for a tuesday lunchtime. Four courses of delicious food served by attentive, professional staff.
The canapés were all quite different and constituted another course. Wasn't sure I would like Pig's Head but it was delicious.
Steamed turbot was delicate and the veal was perfectly pink and served with a superb hotpot of meat and potatoes.
Surprise sweets served after our rhubarb dessert were an excellent end to the meal.
The size of the portions seem small but ensured we were not over-full especially with adequate time between courses. Excellent overall.

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CM
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food outstanding, suite of wines very good and excellent value. Only negative was the length of time between some of the courses- up to 30 minutes for 2. We had the 6 course menu and early part of dining experience was slow. Last 2 courses were served more efficiently.
Overall excellent and once the above is sorted, would be my favourite place. Hope it gets a Michelin star as well deserved with the detail to the food.

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JT
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Marabel is a restaurant which offers small exquisite courses, all interesting and beautifully presented. There is an unusual approach with a set number of starters, all delicious, and then a choice of 4, 6 or 8 courses. The restaurant easily provided menus which met my need for a non-meat meal as well as my partners. The fish courses
were wonderfulOur only complaint was that my partner’s veal course was rather tough. A small issue. We’ll be back

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DS
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my husbands birthday. It was a delightful evening, really nice to experience such beautiful food. Can’t wait to return!

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V
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We chose the 6 course with one guest taking the wine flight. Quality of cooking, presentation, taste & textures excellent. Wine pairings extremely good and also created interest. Service faultless. Overall as a food and wine experience it was wonderful. The only mark-down we gave was the ambience, almost too quiet if this is possible, but this was a minor point, in the important stuff Maribel exceeded expections - its not often I can say that!

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OT
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Maribel for a mid-week lunch and had the 6 course meal and wine flight. Both were exceptional and the team at Maribel’s make you feel truly welcome. We will be going back again soon.

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DP
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dining experience was second to none. The tasting menu was simply a pleasure.

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M
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great evening. Interesting and varied food although not always to our tastes. My husband doesn't eat fish so the chef, who was informed in advance, was happy to provide alternatives. Service was excellent.

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AK
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Raw Mackerel course was not enjoyable but the whole experience was good

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M
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was good but for over £90 still does not include a cup of coffee
A lot of food had to be eaten with fingers but only had finger bowel at the first course
Also at the end struggling to eat the dessert with spoon only

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MC
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delighted with our first trip to Maribel,lets hope not the last.

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SA
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it all, an absolute delight. Perfect food and excellent service.

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QQ
London
19 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Six course tasting menu lunch which was vegetarian given the different tastes of the four of us (one who loves fish, one who hates it, a no red meat man etc). We did not miss the meat or fish at all. Highlights included 4 canapes with a gruyere puff being memorable; chewy sourdough of just the right consistency; delicious dish of mushroom/truffle/runny egg/potato - much more than the sum of its parts; miniature doughnut to accompany the rice and Armagnac ice dessert. Attentive but not overdone service. Good choice of wine by bottle and glass. Would recommend Maribel to any foodie.
The only thing that disagreed with me was an onion risotto that lingered for nearly 24 hours, but I should'nt have eaten it knowing my inability to digest onions - I was greedy and it was a perfect consistency, all my own fault.

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JK
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely restaurant, quiet as we went at lunch on a very cold day.
8 course taster menu was superb. Asked sommelier for advice as I had 4 glasses of wine throughout.
Great service, very attentive, although it was quiet, so expected.
Maitre D very nice chap indeed. Friendly.
Cannot fault the food or the wine pairing.
If I had to pick a fault, the wife was a tad cold, wearing the thinnest blouse known to man and we were sat by the window. So the wife's fault.

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AA
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Modern decor brings a nice lightness to the room. Could do with being a degree warmer. Excellent food and service. Attention to detail was spot on. Nice range of food on the menu. Had the 6 course dinner which for me was a bit much (quantity-wise) in addition to the lovely canapes. Regardless, it was a lovely dining experience and I would recommend it with no hesitation whatsoever

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PD
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had to cancel for two of our party but we were greeted warmly. The food from the 4 course tasting menu was amazing.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow!

What a gem!

A lovely interment atmosphere it’s like being in a show home that servers up great wine and food!

This is definitely worth a cost for a special meal!

Be brave and let chef take you on a journey!

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SW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It’s was a lovely experience. The service was outstanding very attentive to our needs

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n
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
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
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
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
Birmingham
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
London
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
London
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
London
15 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
London
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
Birmingham
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
Birmingham
7 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
Birmingham
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
Birmingham
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
Birmingham
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
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good~

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