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Mari Vanna

#1,434 of 17,851 Restaurants in London
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Neighbourhood:
Knightsbridge
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116 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7PJ, England
+44 20 7225 3122
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09:00 - 01:00
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Sun 09:00 - 00:00
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London, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Decorated like a thirties Moscow owned by your rich grandma. Great fun, food and service with hundreds of vodkas and beers. Lots of men taking out their nieces for lunch, how sweet. A little pricey.

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Thank Richard F
Montevideo, Uruguay
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mari Vanna is a small russian restaurant located 5 blocks away from Harrods, the service was excellent , try the pirogi as a entree whick is very tasty, and the Gorka as a dessert, the ambiance is pretty unique , it is always pretty full so it is better to make a reservation in advance.

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Federated States of Micronesia
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196 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Multiple visits to this truly fine, exceptional venue......everything - ALWAYS perfect - ranging from the charming Russian ladies, who quite openly state they find me 'very amusing' (Laughing 'with', and not 'at', and thus, I cannot say, I either blame them, nor disagree), and who work tirelessly, and with panache..... to the Gentleman Chefs, who work tirelessly.....superb décor, indeed.... The... More 

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Thank CHARLES_MARTEL6
London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mari Vanna is a nice Russian restaurant. The service is good, the venue pleasant with a very distinctive and charming touch. The herring in a shuba-coat is absolutely delicious, the Siberian dumplings and the baked chicken with herbs are well worth a try too ! The pan fried sturgeon is good but not exceptional but the Borsch is a classic... More 

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Thank MannersMkthMan
rio de janeiro
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52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there for an evening meal. The restaurant was packed but service - albeit a bit "cold" was correct. Reading the Menu might be a bit tricky but food was just excellent. I remember having eaten just as well in Russia itself, some years ago.

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Thank wandyr
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Disgusting food, rude staff, awkward interior design...and so expensive. Worst experience ever, please choose to stay at home if you are planning to dine at Mari Vanna...you are going to thank me.

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Thank Cat839
Tel Aviv, Israel
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Like a person who was grow on the russian cuisine I can say easily : It worth a visit . Even when you so familiar with the flavors you can be surprised how tasty it can be ... they place disegn with a lot of vintage items and the atmosphere help to the place to fill authentic! Even the smell... More 

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Thank LevinAvi
London
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

A great experience and truly authentic Russian food. The atmosphere is unique and slightly quirky, being over the top "Russian Granny" done in good fun. Filled with mostly Russians the night I was there, which is a testament to the authenticity for the food. I would have given an Excellent rating except for the fact it is a bit too... More 

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Canvey Island
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

My wife and I celebrated our 433rd wedding anniversary at The Mari Vanna Easter Saturday and found it a most interesting restaurant with many artefacts, pictures, newspaper cuttings and other memorabilia..all Russian of course. We both skipped the starter and went for the Salmon steak which was accompanied by a mushroom stuffed puff pastry pie with roast vegetables. Very nicely... More 

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Switzerland
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186 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Following the success of Mari Vanna in St Petersburg, Moscow and New York the owner decided to open a location in London (Knightsbridge). The location itself is already worth the visit. Kitschy objects like a typical Russian house, with bookshelves, dolls, bears, photos of Russian leaders, you will travel for one night in the old soviet union.e. The restaurant proposes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Russian, Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 00:00
Monday
09:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 01:00
Thursday
09:00 - 01:00
Friday
09:00 - 01:00
Saturday
09:00 - 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
Description
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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Knightsbridge
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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