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Mari Vanna

#1,006 of 17,131 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice and cozy. The memorabilia around the restaurant makes the place really unique and interesting. The Russian speaking staff makes the place even more traditional. The service is top notch and really quick compared to most other places in London. Don't expect light food. Russian delicacies are known to be hearty and rich. Best going there on an empty stomach.... More 

3 Thank Emmanuel V
Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love Mari Vanna! Authentic Russian food, nostalgia atmosphere, great service. I'd go back more often if my wallet would allow me....

1 Thank SwatiLana
Barton on Sea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great evening meal with friends , great to try something different enjoyed everything we had especially the honey cake.

Thank andrew d
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good location. Well-decorated. The food, drinks and service are good but not the best. Nevertheless, maybe the best Russian place.

1 Thank sergeykI6312UN
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The first point you noticed the cold mood of the staff as they working for nothing . The people their are mostly eldrly men and women . You may see many hugy bugy people (gypsy people) but the decoration especially the bathrooms are fantastic. Like palaces of old days .

1 Thank Ladymais
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Couple dinner at Mari Vanna with my girlfriend. We ordered the herring salad - very creamy and rich, delicious - the half baked chicken with herbs - perfectly cooked meat, excellent - and the siberian dumplings. The dumplings were good but not extraordinary, a bit too big. Service a bit slow but nothing that cannot be understood on a busy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's not easy to find a Restorant outside of Russia which is serving excellent Russian hime style food and Mari Vanna one of the rare place when you can find all - excellent location in The heart of Lindon, beautiful and kind of nostalgic style of an old Russian Restorant , very good home style food with an excellent presentation... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When we first walked in it felt like we went back to 1922. The atmosphere was indescribable, it was very warm and friendly. You cannot come to Russian cafe without trying the honey cake, so we did. Lemme tell you as a baker, that was one of the best things i've ever tasted in my life! I would actually live... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect restaurant with vintage decorations Perfect staff.. Perfect food.. Hop try afternoon tea or breakfast if they offered..

Thank Khalid j
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

Superb food, value for price really good, first ever Russian restaurant with real Russian food. Staff was great and as they are from Russia or former Soviet Union you've the feel in the right price.

Thank 485luisu

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
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
Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children
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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Dublin, Ireland
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Knightsbridge

Neighborhood Profile
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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