Award-winning Richard Turner serves up brand new restaurant in Birmingham
Acclaimed chef Richard Turner is back in the kitchen with the launch of Maribel, the latest addition to Birmingham’s thriving culinary scene. A big name on the city’s food scene since 2007 when he launched his eponymous restaurant in Harborne, which just two years after opening gained a Michelin-star, Turner is now back in the kitchen at the latest restaurant to open in a city that already boasts four Michelin-stars.
Located in the canalside location of Brindleyplace, Maribel welcomes Turner as head chef, bringing his award-winning kitchen creativity to the new venture. The menu, which comes in three, six and nine-course options, evolves weekly. The kitchen develops new dishes each week so that it’s constantly changing to reflect the finest seasonal produce.
Speaking about the launch, Turner said: “It’s so great to be back in the kitchen, especially in such a fantastic new venue. I’ve always had such great support from Birmingham throughout my career, and it’s my intention to deliver something really special for the city yet again!”
Whilst most of the big-name chefs in Birmingham trained with other chefs, Turner set about earning his award-winning status on his own. Largely self-taught and gaining his experience locally, he has really seen the city’s food scene evolve.
“Maribel is about both style and substance, with a menu that continues to evolve as I develop it each week, using the freshest ingredients and really bringing out the best in them. It’s just about serving up great dishes and, as always, I want the food to speak for itself; adding to the city’s already fantastic reputation as a top food destination,” he continued.
Diners can expect an impressive tasting menu at Maribel with each menu option starting with a trio of Gruyère choux buns, smoked eel and raw scallop, teamed with Quail eggs and Adams sour dough. This week’s menu includes a unique heritage tomato dish, served with curd, green tomato seeds, olive oil and marjoram. Moving on to a mouth-watering mackerel, rhubarb, buttermilk, and sour dough, followed by duck served up with cherry and ginger bread. Before moving on to a seafood double of langoustine, pepper, lemon verbena, and John Dory, fennel, shrimp, caviar, and dill.
The menu continues with lamb, pea, girolles, mint, and smoked hollandaise, followed by “Quiche Lorraine”. To sweeten things up, mara des bois with meringue, rice and vanilla, is followed by duck egg, apricot, almond and basil. With raspberry, rose and beetroot to finish.
Maribel is now open at 6 Brindleyplace, in the site of the former Edmund’s restaurant. There is a three-course menu available Tuesday-Friday lunchtimes priced at a reasonable £30. There is also a six course tasting menu for £60, available Tuesday to Friday lunch and dinner, and a nine course menu available Tuesday-Saturday lunch and dinner, priced at £90. All menus also have accompanying wine flights too.
To view the latest menu and book a table, visit maribelrestaurant.co.uk or call 0121 633 4944 to book.