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Mari Vanna

#1,506 of 17,142 Restaurants in London
#1,611 of 18,020 Places to Eat in London
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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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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!
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  • 105
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 25
    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
London, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I came here on Victory Day (May the 9th) and was taken back by how perfectly decorated Mari Vanna was. The soup and main I had was absolutely amazing, I highly recommend going here.

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London
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Mari Vanna is a very cosy place with interesting interior design, which takes you back to another era. The food is very good quality and well presented. The service is also very good and friendly. Definitely one of my most favourite places in London. Can't wait to go back.

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Chilmark, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

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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London, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Went there last night with another couple, and it lived up to its reputation as in the decor was outstanding and the food was delicious. However, I was a bit unsettled by one item on the final bill...the raspberry juice...which ended up costing £35 - more than anything else we ordered that night!! It was offered casually to us in... More 

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Indiana
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35 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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8 reviews 8 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Knightsbridge
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