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Mari Vanna

4.6
638 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Russian
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  • Authentic
  • Cosy
  • Good for a Date
Situated in the heart of Knightsbridge, Mari Vanna, home of the mythical Russian matriarch, bids you a warm welcome to her London outpost for a home-cooked meal and a cosy retreat.
Specialising in “babushka cooking”, the menu is replete with Russian dishes and influences from the former Soviet countries of Georgia, Ukraine and also offers an extensive selection of salads and lighter dishes displaying a liberal use of fresh herbs. Its generous and exquisite selection of tea-time treats, cakes and infusions, meanwhile, is hard to resist, and available throughout the day.
With extraordinary attention to detail, Mari Vanna transports each guest into the Russian home of a bygone era where shelves are adorned with matryoshka dolls, trinkets and tchotchke. Displaying true Russian tradition from top to toe, Mari Vanna is a rare find in London.

Initially opened in a private apartment in St Petersburg, Mari Vanna has sister restaurants in Moscow and New York.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Russian, Eastern European
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Hours of Operation
Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 10am -12pm


Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 12pm - 4pm (last seating 3.30pm)

Afternoon Tea: Monday - Friday only: 3pm - 6pm

Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 6pm - 1am (last order for food 11.30pm and last order for drink 1am)


Bank Holidays: Regular schedule applies

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020 7225 3122
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AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Business Casual
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Knightsbridge Underground Station

Hyde Park Corner Underground Station

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The most famous Russian restaurant in the UK offers a private dining experience in the heart of Knightsbridge. Unique design and authentic Russian food for any occasion from business meetings to wedding celebrations or kids parties.

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What 638 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

An absolute gem! Wonderful experience. Have been there about 10 times now!! Will keep returning.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Excellent service and good food. Very good location.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

As delightful as ever. Fifth visit and have already booked two more. A real treat for my friends .
For some of them it is the first introduction to authentic Russian food.
Nostalgia for me.
Very friendly and pleasant staff.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Loved the food!
Was amazing!
Had a good exprience !

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5.0Dined on 13 April 2018

I’ve been 3 times already. Always great food and amazing service. Cannot find a fault! Highly recommend a visit to experience russian culture and food

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4.0Dined on 9 April 2018

Enjoyable lunch in a lovely setting. Authentic Russian dishes.

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Good choice of dishes and excellent cooking.
Staff is lovely and very accommodating.

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3.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Unfortunately it didn’t come up to my expectations... was expecting better quality food.
What we got was average. Couldn’t even finish everything on my plate.

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5.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Wonderful place, great food and the best location for shopping in Knightsbridge afterwards!!
I would recommend to start with Beluga vodka as appetitive 😄and a starter to go with it (pickles celection )
Sturgeon with champagne sauce as a main course
You can have a wonderful desert at the Harrods Icecream parlour across the road or try a Russian honey cake, my all time favorite

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2.0Dined on 29 March 2018

The restaurant interior was unique and lovely. But food was average with unfriendly staff.

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5.0Dined on 29 March 2018

It is a lovely restaurant! This was my fourth visit and I have already booked three more lunches.
I invite my friends for a really good meal in a delightful setting.
A real find in London.

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5.0Dined on 27 March 2018

Tasty traditional Russian food. A bit overpriced, but worth it

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5.0Dined on 25 March 2018

Great experience! Ambiance is very cozy - I felt at home. Great decoration, friendly and attentive staff. It so cool that they thought about every small space in this restaurant - you can even listen to a fairytail (in Russian, of course) in a bathroom.

Food was good - I cannot say that it was something outstanding that I never tried, but quality is good. Napoleon (dessert) and herring salad (my favorute) were simply great!

It is a good plae where you can try Georgian wines - I think it is quite unique for London.

So, I recommend!

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5.0Dined on 22 March 2018

I love Mari Vanna. Definitely the best Russian restaurant I have ever been.

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4.0Dined on 18 March 2018

Recommended by a Russian friend and didn't let me down!
Friendly staff with authentic Russian food. The environment is so outstanding that keeps drawing my attention while waiting my food to come.
Great value for food and service. Would come again!

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5.0Dined on 16 March 2018

I am Russian and don't normally like Eastern European restaurants (because I compare everything to mom cooking), but Mari Vanna was just great!
A little pricey, but it's a beautiful ambiance, great food, very professional service and delicious vodka infusion.

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4.0Dined on 11 March 2018

If you like authentic international food and want to try something different, this is the place to be

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5.0Dined on 11 March 2018

My favourite restaurant in London, just wonderful.

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4.0Dined on 10 March 2018

Whenever we get the chance we like to Visit Mari Vanna. It is a long drive from North East Hampshire, junction 6 of the M3, but well worth the effort for authentic Russian Cuisine that makes my better half and all her friends feel like they are going back home for a visit. The sturgeon is excellent, and I have yet to be given anything that I did not like. The bill is always surprisingly expensive, but then we are talking "Knightsbridge".

We will be back.

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5.0Dined on 7 March 2018

We really enjoyed our dinner, very tasty local meals with the special ambience. Would definitely come back.

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5.0Dined on 7 March 2018

This was my third visit with friends and I shall return. It is really lovely and quaint, very pleasant staff and delicious food.

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2.0Dined on 3 March 2018

The food was not fresh at all, the Borscht, Aubergine caviar and Napoleon cake looked so overdue that had almost no taste to it.

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3.0Dined on 2 March 2018

I was there for at lunch time when the restaurant was not full. The atmosphere is nice and authentic. The service was good. The food overall was good. I ordered a lot of food for my guest to try a variety of dishes. Whereas the starters are all good, the beed stroganoff was average (good meet, but poor sauce). One avoid is the mors - not at all authentic! Just a cranberry juice thinned with water, but charged at full price.

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5.0Dined on 1 March 2018

Nothing short of amazing. My favourite restaurant in London 😉

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5.0Dined on 28 February 2018

Absolutely love this place :) Highly recommend for Birthday and other occasions :)

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5.0Dined on 28 February 2018

Russian food experience

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4.0Dined on 24 February 2018

A good traditional dinner, with outstanding service and food

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5.0Dined on 24 February 2018

Food was excellent!

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4.0Dined on 22 February 2018

Lovely restaurant, a bit shame that the set lunch menu is different than the one on their website tho.

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5.0Dined on 18 February 2018

One of the best places in London.
We were celebrating Russian Maslinisa.

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5.0Dined on 14 February 2018

Can’t remember how many times me and my friends and family visited this lovely place. Valentine’s dinning experience is incredible. The atmosphere is cozy and relaxing but at the same time you feel the professionalism of the stuff. Valentine’s Day was accompanied by life music, free cocktails on arrival and thousands red balloons and rose petals. I would definitely recommend this place for a special occasion not only to try “home cooked” Russian food but also to feel that atmosphere of the nice Soviet style ambience around.

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3.0Dined on 14 February 2018

Food was terrible. The place looks beautiful. Food is below average.

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4.0Dined on 14 February 2018

We loved our lunch at Mari Vanna. Food was absolutely delicious. Especially, we enjoyed our blinis, which were as good as my mom’s. I will come back with a pleasure. There are so many things to try ! And the design is lovely and cozy, too.

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5.0Dined on 13 February 2018

Good food , interesting decor. Unusual experience!!!

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3.0Dined on 13 February 2018

Unfortunately I did not have a positive experience at Mari Vanna. I took my boyfriend for our 2 year anniversary to this restaurant, preparing him for his upcoming trip to Moscow. The food is very average, lacks taste and freshness. Their watered down Mors is a complete disaster. The environment and decoration is quite cute but if you care for quality of food this is really not the Russian experience you should go for. Worst of all was the service, they have a few grumpy waitors that make you want to leave as soon as possible. I would not go back and neither recommend this place.

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5.0Dined on 2 February 2018

Simply lovely

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4.0Dined on 1 February 2018

A beautiful and quirky Russian Restaurant in Knightsbridge. Great food, decent service and lovely and cosy surroundings. But must we really have pop music in such a pretty place?

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5.0Dined on 29 January 2018

A great experience, time and money well spent! Thank you!

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4.0Dined on 28 January 2018

Good food. A bit slow service. Overall good place for Russian food.

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5.0Dined on 27 January 2018

Great Russian food and service. It will be difficult to find something better than Mari Vanna in London.

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