We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mari Vanna

#1,569 of 17,732 Restaurants in London
#1,686 of 18,657 Places to Eat in London
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Knightsbridge
Russian
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
116 Knightsbridge, London SW1X7PJ, England
+44 20 7225 3122
Website
Improve this listing
Today
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Russian restaurant for any time, where one can meet friends, eat at...
Russian restaurant for any time, where one can meet friends, eat at leisure and feel at home. Welcome!
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 237 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 114
    Excellent
  • 77
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Grandsons first taste of Russian food

Enjoyed a pleasant lunch with my fifteen year old grandson. The staff was very helpful in explaining the cuisine to him so that he was comfortable ordering for a first taste of Russian food. The decor was comfortable and home life in appearance.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
Jeffrey S
,
Las Vegas, Nevada
Add Photo Write a Review

237 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Hertfordshire
Level Contributor
50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I absolutely love this place, having been 3 times now. The surroundings are beautiful. The staff are helpful and not in your face. Food is delicious. I have also sampled the afternoon tea which was filling and delicious. The pricing is as expected for Knightsbridge. The toilets are full of atmosphere! I will return here again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Las Vegas, Nevada
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Enjoyed a pleasant lunch with my fifteen year old grandson. The staff was very helpful in explaining the cuisine to him so that he was comfortable ordering for a first taste of Russian food. The decor was comfortable and home life in appearance.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Authentically Russian in everyway according to my Russian friends - with food and music that reminded them of their childhoods and in a venue that was decorated in a way that the felt reflected the real Russia. A great experience, I really enjoyed the food and Russian "champagne" was really smooth and delicious. Highly recommend.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Small tables with candle lights give rise to an enchanting atmosphere. The Russian cuisine is very good and typical (I have been in Russia): try the borsh soup (beetroot) and the pancakes with salmon. Prices are comparable to other London restaurants

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Beef strogonoff amazing, good ambience, a bit noisy and some tables too close from Rachel other. Food very good. Best beef strogonoff ever

Was this review helpful? Yes
Doha, Qatar
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The Honey cake is so popular and Tasty I only enjoyed the desserts However, It is too expensive to pay 74 pounds for two salads, two juices, and one honey cake!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Moscow, Russia
Level Contributor
25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I'm a Russian living in London. Mari Vanna is filled by Russian staff and Russian customers. There is also a slightly exaggerated traditional interior but after feeling out of place in a foreign city, the retreat into the familiar is more than welcome! I came here for dinner with friends. Making the reservation was easy. The staff are VERY polite... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I surprised my Russian speaking girlfriend with an evening at Mari Vanna. Bearing in mind I have never had Russian food before, I was thoroughly impressed by the calibre of dishes available. We were made to feel incredibly welcome and felt very looked after by the staff. I would strongly recommend the salmon blinis; a delight!! A truly Russian experience... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Alisa E, Public Relations Manager at Mari Vanna, responded to this review

Dear Matthew, Many thanks for your lovely review. We are very glad you and your girlfriend has good times, and that we gave you a good first impression about Russian food! We hope to see you again soon, and of course: "ne za chto!" Kind regards, Mari Vanna More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I paid about £80 for basic food and drop of wine in a large glass. That is for two people. For that price I would better go to The Shard.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Alisa E, Public Relations Manager at Mari Vanna, responded to this review

Hi Peter, Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry you did not think your dinner was worth it. Our prices are based on the total experience of the dinner. Everything is handmade and a lot is made of ingredients that are not easily found in England. Also, there is always a chance to take a glance at the menu... More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Excellent location, beautiful decor and friendly staff. Food is delicious and the service was quite fast. Worth a visit, will be returning on Saturday - can't wait!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Alisa E, Public Relations Manager at Mari Vanna, responded to this review

Hello there Jelly, Thank you for your generous stars - very flattering indeed. We look forward to see you on Saturday and hopefully will give you as pleasant experience. Kind regards, Mari Vanna More 

Travelers who viewed Mari Vanna also viewed

 
London, England
London, England
 

Been to Mari Vanna? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 116 Knightsbridge, London SW1X7PJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Knightsbridge
  • Neighborhood: Knightsbridge
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7225 3122

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Russian

Description

Russian restaurant for any time, where one can meet friends, eat at leisure and feel at home. Welcome!
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Mari Vanna and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
London, United Kingdom

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Mari Vanna staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Knightsbridge

Neighborhood Profile
Knightsbridge
When millions of tourists want to shop 'til they drop, they do it along Brompton Road and its boutique-lined tributaries, including the world-renowned Harrods. And when millionaires want to flaunt what they've already got, many of them find Knightsbridge and Belgravia the perfect place to do so, often behind stately mansion walls or down quiet private mews. Delve beyond the ultra-luxe exterior and you'll find some of this city's cosiest pubs, quiet gardens, and all sorts of indie retailers and enterprises worth a short exercise in spontaneous window shopping. For those looking to take a break from shopping, Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, and some of the city's most popular museums are nearby.
Explore this neighborhood