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Mari Vanna

#951 of 17,240 Restaurants in London
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116 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7PJ, England
+44 20 7225 3122
8:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 am
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

After learning Russian for six months I plucked up the courage to take my wife for our first Russian meal. We had a great dinner with lovely food, good Georgian wine and very friendly and helpful staff. A special thank you to our waitress (Svetlana) for her patience and kind help with my first attempt at ordering in Russian. We... More 

Thank Colin D
New Delhi, India
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So visited here on a lark as we thought why not give food from Russia a try. The space is just amazing - it looked like we had walked into a quaint living room in someones country estate. Lots of knick knacks all over the room and the space is very inviting. Interesting menu available in Russian and English and... More 

Thank Jaidev M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Warm / wintry / cozy setting. Staff all speak English and Russian. Decent value also, though the wine list is a little limited. Good selection of food, all quite tasty.

Thank monaco_trotter
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place felt exactly like we were in Russia and even more authentic than restaurants we visited in Moscow. The staff are Russian but speak English. The menu is not massive but the selection is enough- the half chicken and stroganoff were amazing. The vodka is a little pricey but well worth it- especially the horseradish/honey flavor. Definitely recommend this... More 

Thank Lisarix
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very attentive service, the decor was amazing. We had a table that seated 4 for the 2 of us but I would have felt hemmed in on a table for 2. The restaurant was packed with a lot of Russians, a good sign. Food was tasty, overall a good experience.

Thank Truelycat
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing little restaurant, the food is very tasty and the service is great. Classic Russian music playing. The decor is like being in old style Russia, would highly recommend the experience. I will definitely be back soon.

Thank Nadeem K
Stroud, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a popular Russian restaurant, especially with Russians - surely an encouraging sign. Traditional Russian dishes are brilliantly prepared and carefully served. One speciality is the infused vodka - intake needs to be sensibly calibrated! It is quite expensive but, for instance, the beef stroganoff was excellent. Decor, too, is traditional Russian.

Thank NeilCarmichael
Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you feel like having a great Russian meal or impress your russian girlfriend this is your spot! the food is really great, the have all the classics! I tried the cabbage and egg perogi and beef straganoff. Both dishes were rich in flavors. they have some good selection of Georgian wine and infused vodka shots that are really good... More 

1 Thank Anas Q
London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very disappointed evening at Mari Vanna. The decor is very kitsch and out there, quite fun and different. The food on the other hand, is just plain and disappointing. We were seven people so we tried a lot of dishes on the menu and the consensus was pretty negative. Prices are quite high as well...Shame as it could have been... More 

1 Thank Caroline D
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here with friends as we wanted to try something different and had never eaten Russian food before so this looked perfect. Inside the decoration and ambience is lovely, it is just like sitting in someone's 'parlour' and having dinner. All the furniture and decor is very unusual and fascinating to look at. Staff were very nice, very discreet but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Russian, Eastern European
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7PJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Knightsbridge
  • Neighborhood: Knightsbridge
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7225 3122
Russian restaurant for any time, where one can meet friends, eat at leisure and feel at home. Welcome!

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When millions of tourists want to shop 'til they drop, they do it along Brompton Road and its boutique-lined tributaries, including the world-renowned Harrods. And when millionaires want to flaunt what they've already got, many of them find Knightsbridge and Belgravia the perfect place to do so, often behind stately mansion walls or down quiet private mews. Delve beyond the ultra-luxe exterior and you'll find some of this city's cosiest pubs, quiet gardens, and all sorts of indie retailers and enterprises worth a short exercise in spontaneous window shopping. For those looking to take a break from shopping, Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, and some of the city's most popular museums are nearby.
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