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Richard Turner (formerly of Turners at 69, RIP) returns to the Birmingham restaurant scene and fine dining with this new venture on the former site of Edmunds bistro (also RIP). The chef, who attempted to go casual with his cooking back in 2016, dishes up an 11-course tasting menu of “French-influenced modern British cuisine”.

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Summary

£54
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

On the Brindleyplace site that was once Edmunds (RIP), this April 2018 newcomer attracted some brilliant reviews in this year’s survey for Richard Turner’s accomplished cuisine. He departed, though, in mid May 2019, just before our current survey closed, to be replaced by Harvey Perttola: formerly a sous chef at Lichfield’s Swinfen Hall. The move seems to herald a desire for a ‘more relaxed’ (less ambitious) style of dining than previously and in the circumstances it seems sensible to leave a re-rating till next year.

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Owner's description

Offering fine dining without the pretence, Maribel is based in Brindleyplace, Birmingham and prides itself on letting the food do the talking.

Head chef, Harvey Perttola (Opus, Hampton Manor and Swinfen Hall), is passionate about serving up food that champions the finest local, seasonal ingredients. Aiming to make Maribel accessible to all, Harvey and his team have developed a la carte menus, which sit alongside the tasting menus. 

Set in the heart of Birmingham, our 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.

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always £34.00 £39.00
Lunch £22.00 £37.00
Dinner £30.00 £39.00
Pretheatre £22.00 £37.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £25.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%

Restaurant details

Yes
No trainers
35
Yes

The chef

Aged just 24, Harvey Perttola is one of the youngest head chefs in Birmingham.

He boasts an impressive first decade in hospitality; he was originally taken on by David Colcombe, working in the kitchen at Opus restaurant in Birmingham on Friday and Saturday nights whilst still at school. He then joined Hampton Manor as Chef de Partie and Junior Sous Chef, and was part of the team who cooked for Michelin that led to the restaurant receiving a star. Following Hampton Manor, Harvey moved to Swinfen Hall as Sous Chef, before joining Maribel. 

He was a finalist and runner up in the 2017 Chef Stagiaire, as well as a finalist in the 2018 British Culinary Federation Young Chef of the Year.

He joins following Maribel's decision to part ways with Richard Turner, who launched the restaurant in May last year.

6 Brindley Place, Birmingham, B1 2JB
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Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑10 pm
Saturday6:30 pm‑10 pm
SundayCLOSED

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