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Mari Vanna

#1,080 of 17,605 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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116 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7PJ, England
+44 20 7225 3122
08:00 - 01:00
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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

New Years: like walking into a small island of Russia. Food authentic to draw on childhood memories for those familiar with the visions and decor. Sadly , though having been there twice before I think this was an exception to the rule but the live music was so loud that my companion and I could hear each other speak and... More 

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Brielle, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The day started off most negatively - a work meeting so hellishly early, that it beggared belief, in my opinion. The best remedy? Early lunch at this fine venue, followed by watching my beloved Spurs. Russia. A truly remarkable country - Vladivostok, Saint Petersburg and Moscow - tremendous places. The cuisine? Drastically underrated. The vodka? Exceptional. The ladies? Along with... More 

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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mari Vanna offers very authentic and very tasty Russian food, really reminds me of home made Russian cuisine that I know from my childhood. But it is a bit pricey. The service is average, sometimes a bit slow. The location is very beautiful and cosy at the same time. Mari Vanna in Moscow is definitely better and more exciting to... More 

Thank Sabinna R
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there we a group of friends for the 3rd time. I must say everything about this place is very nice, service is very good. Food is as good as Russian cuisine goes.

Thank Anastasia K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is 5 of 5. Very nice and seems to be home made (I am Russian, I can tell you). Waiter service was 4 of 5. No check back, no offering anything else. Hostess 3 of 5. Could be better. By the way, Thank you.

Thank Jekaterina S
Belgrade, Serbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked for early dinner, just after Christmas, so when we arrived, there were just one or two tables, served with nice looking cakes and tea. Starter - selection of Russian breads and salt were very tasty. The dishes that followed were typical Russian - pirogi, pelmeni, golubtzi - everything we had was delicious and well prepared. But the tempo... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All in the place is speaking Russian. Delicious food and great atmosphere. Service was really good and we received a warm welcome. Most of clients were Russians, I assume it's always a good sign for food authenticity.

1 Thank Michele P
Amman, Jordan
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I like to try different food from different cultures, what made me go to a Russian restaurant as i was very curious to their cuisine, i had to try it. Actually its fascinating indeed , hearty and tasty ful of mojo as we say. Really interesting. And that particular place is cozy and welcoming maximum.

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Southsea, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came here with my Russian boyfriend for his birthday as he was after some authentic Russian food for the occasion. He was not left disappointed despite being a pretty harsh Russian food critic! We thoroughly enjoyed the drinks, borscht, dumplings, buckwheat etc. Really excellent selection of real Russian dishes! The interior is just beautiful- so much to absorb and... More 

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Watertown, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food in downtown London. There aren't many russian restaurants outside of russia itself. Even fewer good ones. This one is definitely worth the visit. Heads up, the place is very small, 15 tables at most it looked like. Make sure you reserve a table. Opentable worked out for me.

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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
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7PJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Knightsbridge
  • Neighbourhood: 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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Staying in Knightsbridge

Neighbourhood 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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