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116 Knightsbridge, London SW1X7PJ, England
+44 20 7225 3122
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Ranked #1,720 of 17,944 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Russian
Neighborhood:
Knightsbridge
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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English first
London, UK
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

As someone who has visited Mari Vanna in the York many times, I thought I'd take a friend for lunch in the London branch. While this branch may share its name with the one in York, there is simply no comparison. The decor in London just doesn't work, the place is dark and oppressive and depressing. The decor in New... More 

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Woking, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This Russian restaurant is like eating in someone's house. Quite small, intimate with lots of ornate finishes. Varied menu of traditional dishes, both hot and cold. The staff will make recommendations if you are unsure of what to order. Service was attentive, though the Restaurant does get very busy. if you book for early evening say 6pm they will be... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Visited Mari Vanna for afternoon cup of coffee and cake. Quirky, interesting place. Loved all decoration bits and bobs. Waitress maybe could be a bit more polite but as far as I remember that was quite a big dilemma in Soviet times Russia. So, it is Russian restaurant with a waitress that has an attitude and lovely Napoleon cake. I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Dined in this restaurant recently. ..always hard to get a reservation; many empty tables though. Exotic ambience. ..like being in one's great grandma's fascinating drawing room; pretty good service; food well presented but misses the mark. In summary a legend in its own mind and overpriced.

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London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This restaurant is definitely one of the best with russian cuisine in London which is in the heart of most expensive and luxurious area. If you ask me if it does remind me russian taste, I would say - yes without hesitations. If you miss russian taste, you have to go there, but be careful with expenses, there very high... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I went to Mari Vanna London with a Russian friend and was very impressed by this restaurant, which resembles a real Russian "grandmother" house. Atmosphere is very authentic, food very tasty (I especially liked the sibierian dumplings); I recommend a shot of cranberry vodka, which is a great companion to the meals (but at 10 pound each be careful in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This cozy little restaurant seems to be drawn out of an old fashioned Russian picture book. Step into a wonderful little cottage in imperial Russia before the revolution and make yourself at ease, you will be welcome and well served. We went for afternoon tea so we did not get the opportunity to try the savoury dishes but judging by... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

wonderful place with the best Russian dishes. The service and atmosphere was great.Highly recommended!

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Pretty well cooked russian food. A bit expensive but very good if you want to introduce russian food to foreign guests. The only thing is very closely located tables for two. I would prefer at least some degree of privacy.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I have been to this restaurant a few times for dinner and afternoon tea. The entrance hall and dining rooms are wonderfully decorated with traditional furnishing, old portraits and various Russian artefacts, giving you the sensation of having wandered into a Russian person's living room rather than a swanky Knightsbridge restaurant. I love taking locals and visitors alike to this... More 

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Additional Information about Mari Vanna

Address: 116 Knightsbridge, London SW1X7PJ, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7225 3122
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
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
Cuisine: Russian

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