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Mari Vanna

#1,061 of 17,567 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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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stepping into Mari Vanna, London is left behind as the interiors transport you to another world. With the Christmas decorations it had an especially fairytale quality. The food is fantastic, I highly recommend the fishcakes and Ukranian dumplings. The seafood platter was very generous. The friendly waiters and waitresses also do much to recommend the restaurant.

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Brielle, The Netherlands
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141 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Second time, I have visited here with colleagues. Great yet again. I notice that a few have commented, negatively,in regards to the 'decor' - whilst, my only knowledge of interior design, is a sole perusal of an episode of 'Homes Under the Hammer', on UK TV, I still find this place both beautiful and charming, per se. Maybe the others... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The menu reflects the Soviet era cuisine of the 1970-80's. All dishes were tasty and of good quality. The portions were large. You can make a meal off the appetizers/zakuski alone. Be sure to order the smoked fishes. The infused vodkas are a real treat. The main courses were uninspired, as is usual in the Soviet era. Dessert was attractive... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent Russian food washed down with Georgian wine and vodka. I have visited Mari Vanna with a Russian friend on several occasions. The service is always friendly and the food is consistently good. It also as a unique charm. Looking forward to my next visit.

Thank Mikeshooting
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went with my daughter to have a dinner, I can say the food was ok, nothing special but too expensive to my opinion which may be because of the location. But what shocked me is the terrible decor which to my opinion has nothing to do with the idea to remind the visitors of Russian home of 1950th or... More 

Thank Olaye N
Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friend told me about it and recommend me to visit this classic Russian restaurant to try there honey cake ok 1st one peace good for two second you should more more than one because it's an amazing honey cake one of my best ever 👍🏻 haven't tried there food but looks good my next visit would try it for... More 

Thank AGosaibi
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

We went for my partners birthday and was blown away by the traditional food and drink. Great atmosphere and lovely staff. Very much recommended

Thank Matt H
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

The food was very good. The staff was unfriendly and the service poor. We sat for at least 15 minutes before anyone came near us and we had to keep our hands in the air in the hope we would catch someone's attention. We then waited ages for our drinks.

Thank Geraldine9883
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

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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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, Private Dining
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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