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Mari Vanna

116 Knightsbridge, London SW1X7PJ, England
+44 20 7225 3122
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Ranked #1,502 of 17,299 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great service and food.Real piece of Russia in Knightbridge.Enjoyed every minute and will definitely recommend it to everyone.Real feeling of a Russian home from the welcome at the door, gorgeous decor and beautiful dressed staff! Do not miss popping into the amazing designed toilets !

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The menu is long with enough options to make us confused, but I went for the beef stroganoff and it was one of the best I have tasted. Considering this dish is one of my favourites I have tasted many... The decor is interesting (at times a bit weird) but overall the atmosphere is nice. Certainly a place I would... More

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Paris, France
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

The restaurant is nicely located - near Hyde Parc and Harrods. It is charming with a Russian decor that is tacky in a good way. If you want to experience such a unique charm, it is worth to pay a visit. Oh and the bathrooms are quite a thing! The staff is very kind and helpful. The meals are hearty... More

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hertfordshire
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We were two couples who had been on a Russian river cruise. Food was very nice. I had pancakes and salted salmon - nice but more like fitters . others had a pork in pastry dish - very filling but we all had desserts (and first courses). It was £30 for the 3 course meal, which included interesting breads. One... More

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Santiago, Chile
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Delicious food and friendly helpful service. I wanted to avoid blinis and borsch in favour of less familar dishes and the meal that was suggested was fantastic. Salted cod with beetroot, potatoe bread with metled cheese and aubergine caviar were top favorites at my table. The loo was very entertaining!

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

Hello there! Thanks a lot for your sweet words and useful recommendations! We hope to see you again sometime! Love, MV More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

Great Russian food, especially the Russian dumplings and the meat. Never go there without having their amazing desserts (excellent honey cake).

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

Hello there! Thank you for your sweet words! Come back soon for another slice of that Medovik! Love, MV More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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Alisa E, Public Relations Manager at Mari Vanna, responded to this review

Dear Katy! We are grateful to receive your review. Thank you for the compliments and we hope to see you soon again. Love, MV More

London, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Alisa E, Public Relations Manager at Mari Vanna, responded to this review

Dear Andy! We are overwhelmed but your very sweet and kind review. Thank you so much! We are always happy to hear specific recommendations and things our customers value much and less. Your review for sure gave us a good insight! Hope to see you soon again! Much love, MV More

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

Dear Ruth! Thanks a lot for reviewing our restaurant. We are glad we could give you an interesting experience and we are very grateful for all the compliments. We hope to see you soon again! Much love, MV More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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Alisa E, Public Relations Manager at Mari Vanna, responded to this review

Dear Anna! Thank you so much for taking time and reviewing us. We are very grateful for the nice feedback from you, it sounds like you had a great day! We are also happy that even vegetarians can find a nice range to choose from! Perhaps one day we'll even have a vegetarian borsch. Until then, come back soon for... More

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