Maribel

4.6
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756 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.

Special Offers

Birmingham Restaurant week: 25% off food

...from the main menu and Taste of Maribel menu


Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 4 July 2019

Ends: 30 November 2019

Availability: Tue-Fri 12:00-13:45 17:30-22:00
Sat 17:00-18:00

Celebrate Christmas Eve with family and friends!

Christmas menu now available for booking from £29 for lunchtime and £39 in the evening

Tuesday, 24 December, 2019

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

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

What 756 People Are Saying
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DV
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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

MW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
1 review
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

CW
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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A
London
9 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

JW
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food at amazing value for this high end restaurant. Professional & friendly service. We’ll be back!

AT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The meal was OK, prawn cocktail was generous and good, other starter was mainly beetroot with a tiny bit of grated apple and two tiny balls of goats cheese. Both main courses were OK but disappointing but it is good that you realise home cooking is better than eating out.

AM
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wonderful food, beautifully crafted with exciting combinations and flavours. The service was generally courteous and efficient with only one member of staff being aloof and a little intimidating. This was a special occasion and served the purpose well. We will certainly return.

E
Birmingham
19 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening meal, relaxed atmosphere but sophiscated dining. Food excellent, great wine list and service perfect. Highly recommend

F
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food that far exceeded our expectations. Sensationally beautiful and tasting dishes from tasting menu. Vegetarian substitutions were magnificent, which makes a pleasant change. Superb example of Michelin quality, fine dining at its best. Vast improvement on previous iteration (Edmunds) though food was fine then too. Professional, discreet service. Thank you!

ZO
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Maribel is quite nice. We were big fans of Edmunds (the former restaurant here).
Lovely atmosphere, quiet and sophisticated. Attentive staff. Food was wonderful, we went A La Carte.
Only two downsides-
Firstly, the Argentinian Pinot Noir by the glass was undrinkable. I had a couple of sips and then I simply left the rest of the glass because it tasted incredibly bitter and rough around the edges. We were disappointed as we trusted the sommelier would have curated a menu of wines by the glass of a better calibre. £10 per glass also, felt like an expensive waste. Mentioned this to one of the servers and they apologised that it was not to my taste but I do feel it was an objectively bad-tasting wine! I have never before left a glass of wine unfinished in a restaurant.
Secondly, whilst dining we heard a woman loudly explain she was here with a Groupon voucher, not what one likes to learn about whilst dining full-price. We investigated the deal after we got home and it would have saved us a considerable amount of money.
Despite these minor downsides, we may return in future as the food was delicious and the atmosphere was very agreeable.

TP
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was beautiful, very tasty and perfect in every way. Staff were friendly and welcoming and the service was efficient and professional. The restaurant was lovely and comfortable and very clean. It was quiet when we visited but there was music playing softly in the background which created a nice atmosphere. Would definitely recommend this restaurant, it was superb in every way.

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was absolutely fantastic - the only thing I would mention is the men’s toilet ceilings were very stained, but other than that all was perfect !!

A
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Outstanding food- flavours were exceptional. Would highly recommend.

SD
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three of us went last Thursday lunchtime for a taster meal. I think there were six courses and we enjoyed them all. Most were dishes we would never have ordered ourselves but the quality of taste and presentation was outstanding. Each dish was briefly described to us as it was served by friendly staff. Expensive but nice to treat ourselves occasionally!

DH
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good couldn't have asked for a better restaurant service and food amazing

CB
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I used to visit quite often when the restaurant was known as Edmunds. It was very good then and it is really good to see that as Maribels the restaurant continues to provide excellent quality food, brilliantly presented at reasonable prices.

I am going there with my family;y for Christmas 2019, therefore it is with no surprise that I very strongly recommend Maribels.

S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, atmosphere and service. I recommend it for a lovely dining experience and something a little different.

A
5 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to the restaurant. Very pleasantly surprised. Excellent service, attentive but not over intrusive. Food of excellent quality and every plate was enjoyed thoroughly. Recommended!!