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Mari Vanna

116 Knightsbridge, London SW1X7PJ, England
+44 20 7225 3122
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Ranked #1,356 of 17,150 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Cuisines: Russian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Poole, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Russian cuisine is basic home cooked food but this restaraunt makes the simple amazing by cooking and presenting it perfectly. The quality of food is brilliant and the service is very fast and efficient and you feel looked after. The restaurant has a country home feel and it looks beautiful with a Russian feel. The bathroom makes you not want... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I took my daughter to Mari Vanna for her birthday as she loves Russian food. We were welcomed warmly by very attentive staff. The service was excellent, and food was just fantastic. I will definitely recommend this place to all my friends.

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London, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

It was a very pleasant dinner that we had in this cute place. The food was good and there were plenty of dishes to choose from. Atmosphere was lovely. Music disappointed me a bit because it was not in harmony with the ambiance (80ies American pop???). The service and waitresses were all fantastic. It was a bit pricey but portions... More

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

Hello dear, Thank you so much for your contribution! We are very grateful for you sweet words. We haven't heard any complaints about our music before, but American pop sounds quite interesting. We will investigate it and definitely consider your feedback. Thank you again and our apologies for the less perfect music during your dinner, Much love, Mari Vanna More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

For those who were born in Soviet Union,absolute must. For others very nice place to see the reality of soviet times,soviet flat! Rugs and fireplaces,the way all dishes are served,waiters,corridors and restrooms,perfect place for cosy dinner,perfect location just on the corner of worlds most expensive apartments-building Hyde Park One. Food is very good,very nice desserts! Recommend it to everyone!

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

Dear Teymur! What a sweet review. We are very flattered indeed. Can one handle that many compliments in one go? It's not easy - we'll tell you that! What we are trying to say is - thank you very very much! We hope to see you soon again, much love! Mari Vanna More

London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

You will find most famous Russian dishes there. The food is nice, but it could be slightly better for the price you pay. Atmosphere is lovely and waiters/waitresses are nice and very polite. In general I have enjoyed the place, but I am not planning on going back for at least a year or so..

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

Hi there! Thank you so much for your contribution. We are glad you enjoyed our restaurant's atmosphere and our friendly service. We apologise if the food did not meet your expectations. We are constantly improving and we will consider your feedback. Thanks again and we hope to see you in a year then, until then, much love to you from... More

Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Oh the decor is amazing. Not being a fan of Russian Food I have to say the food at Mari Vanna was exceptional. The staff are very attentive and welcoming. Rather pricey but very generous portions. Looking forward to returning and will Most definitely tell my friends about it

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

Hi there! Thank you so much for your contribution! We are very happy that you enjoyed every part of your visit and we are very thankful for your further recommendations about Mari Vanna! We hope to see you and your friends behind our doors very soon! Much love from Mari Vanna More

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I love this place food and atmosphere reminds me of home it always quite busy with different people around

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

Hi there, Thank you for your very kind words! To be one's second home is just a dream come true for a restaurant! What a brilliant mark for us, thank you our dear. We will see you soon then! Much love, Mari Vanna More

Cologne, Germany
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Considering the location in London Knightsbridge it is not a cheap place. The menu offers almost all russian specialities. Food was excellent and staff very friendly.

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

Hi there! Thank you so much for you sweet words. We are very glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you soon again! Much love, Mari Vanna More

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Food was great, we especially enjoyed the sturgeon, the borscht and the bread. The sweets from the Red October chocolate factory after the meal were a nice touch too as was the personalised table reservation. Staff were also friendly and helpful. Its not the cheapest place to eat but considering the location that is to be expected. The atmosphere was... More

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

Dear Patrick! We are grateful for your contribution and recommendations. It makes us happy you liked our food and our staff, we hope that we will toast a "Na zdorovje" with you soon again! Kindest regards, Mari Vanna More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

Great atmosphere, very intimate and cosy. Exploring the food was a quirky, fun and tasty pleasure. Would reccomend for one in one dinners as well as cosy dinner party

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

Dear Jess! We are very glad you chose to spend your birthday with us and we are even more glad that you were all satisfied with it and are recommending us on TripAdvisor. Many thanks and much love, We hope to see in MV soon again! Mari Vanna More

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