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Mari Vanna

#1,536 of 18,007 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Knightsbridge
Russian
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116 Knightsbridge, London SW1X7PJ, England
+44 20 7225 3122
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12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
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!
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Visitor rating
  • 103
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 11
    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
Russian Lovely

Of Russian descent, we were looking forward to this meal, and were quiet pleased. This restaurant is more upscale and quaint than we realized. We felt a little under dressed at dinner in our nice jeans and sweaters. They play Russian music in the dining room and traditional children's stories in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
CLMessmer
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Chilmark, Massachusetts
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English first
Chilmark, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Of Russian descent, we were looking forward to this meal, and were quiet pleased. This restaurant is more upscale and quaint than we realized. We felt a little under dressed at dinner in our nice jeans and sweaters. They play Russian music in the dining room and traditional children's stories in the lavatories. (The latter was a really unexpected, sweet... More 

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Indiana
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72 reviews 72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The atmosphere of this place is like dining at a Russian matriarch's townhouse. We ate in the lower level dining area, which was adorned with crystal chandeliers & woven carpets hung on the walls. The table center-pieces were all manner of tchotchkes. We had a rather large group (12) & the servers handled our party quite well. Dinner lasted about... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Mari Vanna is a Russian restaurant located in Knightsbridge. You would never guess from the exterior you are about to enter something that reminds an old Soviet communal apartment. A narrow corridor with bicycles and figure skates on the wall, the lampshades made of Russian scarves and samovars – all form an authentic Russian experience. The food is delicious (or... More 

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The setting is very dingy and rustic, though this makes it feel very homely and I really like the inside of this place. The toilets are particularly pleasant and old fashioned. All of the food we had was amazing, though is very hearty and may not suit everyone. The vodkas and wine are very good hear, though I made the... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

Been going to Mari Vanna for a while now. Friendly staff, great traditional Russian food and ambience which reminds me of my grandma's soviet period house with similar furniture, decorations and statues keeps on bringing me back here. Food - must try is of course famous Borsh which is cooked pretty much the way our parents cook it. However, my... More 

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Ekaterinburg
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This March i have visited this place for the first time…obviously it will be the last one for me. I have russian friends living in London and all of them had quite a good opinion about this restaurant, for me it turned out to be a nightmare! It was my friend's birthday. I have ordered Vinegret salad and Borsch. The... More 

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Alisa E, Public Relations Manager at Mari Vanna, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your feedback. We are very sorry to hear about your experience. Your feedback however is a very unusual one. Our restaurant has very strict food preparation policy and food regulations, with daily monitored fridge temperatures and regular check ups of the kitchen equipment. With the turnover we have, the amount of dinners we serve daily -... More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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68 reviews 68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

One has to visit the restaurant just for the atmosphere of the interior decoration... Fantastic! And the food is a very nice surprise, very tasty and fresh Russian specialties... I will definitely return!

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I've been on this restaurant many times, the service is always excellent. Very cosy and nice atmosphere, feel like you are back home in Russia. Food is very delicious. Last time I was there with my Asian friends and it was their first time eating Russian food and they really enjoy it! Thank you for giving my friends goo emotions... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Absolutely amazing experience!most recommended!excelent service,delicious food and great atmosphere.we'll be back:-)

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Alisa E, Public Relations Manager at Mari Vanna, responded to this review

Dear Vilma, Thank you so much for your review, we are truly glad you enjoyed. Many thanks for the recommendations and all five of those stars! See you soon, we hope! Love, MV More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Delicious food, great design, Fast service, great location - Knightsbridge. Thank you for fantastic evening. I come back soon

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Alisa E, Public Relations Manager at Mari Vanna, responded to this review

Dear Slava, Thank you for being our guest, and contributing with your flattering review. We hope to see you very soon! Love, MV More 

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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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Knightsbridge
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