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Mari Vanna

116 Knightsbridge, London SW1X7PJ, England
+44 20 7225 3122
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Ranked #1,360 of 17,193 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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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  • English first
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  • Italian first
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  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I really love the cosy and beautiful athmosphere at Mari Vanna. It is great to go for a date or just to enjoy dinner with your friends. All the waitresses are Russian and the whole restaurant has Russian feeling to it. The food is also okey.

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We were looking for something a bit different in a restraurant and Mari Vanna delivered. The inside is likely a quirky living room full of old school Russian bric-a-brac. The food was all traditional Russian and for the middle of Knightsbridge was terrific value. I started with the beef and beetroot soup which was amazing and seafood dumplings (also tried... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I visited here for lunch and it felt as if I'd stepped back in time - historically, as the restaurant is decorated like a comfortable pre-Soviet dacha, and in other ways as I'd recently returned home from an extended trip to Russia. The food all felt very familiar and the décor was extraordinarily similar to that I'd encountered in a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Have wanted to visit this restaurant for a while and decided to combine it with a visit to the Mariinsky Ballet - a Russian themed day. It was not disappointing. From making the reservation to the lovely personal table reservation - great food and fantastic staff this is a real treat. As a vegetarian I had plenty of choice though... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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
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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
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 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

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37 reviews 37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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

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