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Mari Vanna

#1,976 of 18,318 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Knightsbridge
Russian
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116 Knightsbridge, London SW1X7PJ, England
+44 20 7225 3122
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Today
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 92
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Most recent review
The best Russian food

Enter this warm lovely home atmosphere. Start with : Borsch the famous soup. And a beetroot salad. Then everything else is just super.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Tazwal
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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199 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Enter this warm lovely home atmosphere. Start with : Borsch the famous soup. And a beetroot salad. Then everything else is just super.

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Moscow, Russia
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I have been to Mari Vanna 4 times already and every time my dining experience was outstanding. Food. Firsts cost around 10-12 pounds, seconds around the 25 pound mark. The portions are properly large. Being a Russian I was curious what the traditional dishes would taste like. Borsch (beetroot soup) was simply amazing - like I used to have it... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The best atmosphere of old type of houses of 90's, nice decorated and handled, very taste food, i like the Beefstrogonaf very taste and Kiev Kotlet the best of the menu, and the desserts are very delicious as well. Nice place to spend Friday evening.

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I decided to book here after trying to find somewhere a bit different, and I suceeded. Atmosphere - lovely decor, has the feel of dining in someone's home, at first I was concerned that it looked a little cramped, but in reality, dinner with friends still felt intimate Drink - a wonderful range of traditional Russian drinks, who would of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Had a dinner here in January. Very big portions and enjoyable atmosphere. Really enjoyed overall experience and food. Well worth to visit. Prices wise, 2 glasses of champagne, bottle of wine and three courses each came up to 190 pounds. Not cheap, but I find it reasonable for such a place.

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

Hello there, We are much grateful for your review and your kind words. Receiving five star reviews feels as unreal each time - it is indeed highly overwhelming, and we are very flattered. Thank you. We hope to see you in Mari Vanna many more times, Love, MV More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

I do think it's a bit pretentious and overpriced for what it is, but if you want to impress a gold-digging girlfriend or close a deal with an important client, this could be your place.

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

Hi Asi, Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate you took time to review us and thank you for the recommendations! Best regards, MV More 

Milan, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I visited Mari Vanna London with some friends after going to the one in Moscow a couple of months ago. What to say.. The good think was that at least the menu varied as compared to the other restaurant, for the rest I found it rather disappointing. I had chicken Kiev which wasn't anything special, the tomatoes were particularly salty... More 

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

Hi there, Thanks a lot for your feedback. We appreciate you took time to review us. We are always grateful for all types of feedback, good and bad as we do want to constantly improve. Bad service is nothing we usually tend to receive as feedback and we can assure you that your visit was an exception and not a... More 

Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

When I was looking for a restaurant to celebrate my birthday, being the first time I celebrate it abroad, I was looking for a place which would give me a different experience. A cozy place, outstanding meals, great service and something which is rarely to find in Mexico. At first, when I found this restaurant with russian cuisine, the first... More 

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

Hello dear, Many many thanks for taking your time and telling us about your experience. It is indeed much flattering. We are very grateful we were chosen as the venue for your birthday celebration, and even more important - to have been a successful one. Thank you so much for recommendations, compliments and all the kindness towards us. The pleasure... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Food is absolutely horrible, you'll get better one from the take away shops nearby. Tables broken, service is very slow. Had food poisoining there too! Avoid at all costs

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

Dear Helen, We are very sorry to hear about you not so pleasant experience. This is a very rare review and something that never happens in our restaurant. All our food is fresh and handmade, all fridge temperatures are monitored and recorded in order to deliver highest standards. How did you handle the situation when your was eating the "horrible... More 

Frankfurt, Germany
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This place looks so different to anything else in the area - decorated in a mix of Russian kitsch and nostalgia, it serves a type of elegant Russian home cooking. Most of the dishes are of the type that your Grandma would make, presented in an charming way. Food tasted great and place is fun. We especially loved the different... More 

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

Hello, Many thanks to you for all the compliments and recommendations. We are truly grateful for everyone taking time to review us. We hope to see you soon for more vodka fusion tastings! 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
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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Neighborhood Profile
Knightsbridge
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