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Mari Vanna

4.6
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977 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Russian
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 977 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.4
service
4.7
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4.3
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Wayss
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food4service4ambience1

This restaurant is NOT following government COVID-19 guidelines. The tables are placed very close to each other and there are no shields. Since there’s no AC either, it’s a dangerous place to go to in these circumstances.

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IanaP
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Was amazing as always, but AC needs to be stronger. Was really hot inside


Anyway it doesn’t change the fact Mari Vanna being my fav spot in London

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Anonym
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience2

No air conditioning, very hot inside. Otherwise the quality is ok, but it is more of a winter place

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Gruz
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I always enjoy a meal a Marivanna. Food is delicious and great Russian country home feeling.

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vipMotekx
London
38 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I went to Mari Vanna for my mom’s birthday. Upon arrival there was a ‘Happy Birthday’ frame on our table, quite nice gesture, I think to show real interest in customers, our waitress or so should have come and ask whose birthday it is, that would make it special.

Besides the interiors and food is just outstanding, service feels rushed, I’d been asked 3 times if I’m ready to order within 5min of arrival, wouldn’t expect that. Further, while clearing the table, I was asked if I want any dessert, I said, give us few minutes just to relax since we just had the main course, but we got the menu right away, again something I wouldn’t expect from a restaurant that level.

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XimenaG
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Lack of flavor on the food.
Service was very slow.. Overall we didn't enjoy the experience we were expecting much more.

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AnastasiiaK
London
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always. Amazing food, very good service.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had amazing breakfast experience which reminded me of home xx

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SimonaH
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the nicest looking restaurants I have ever visited here in London. Delicious food, amazing atmosphere and lovely staff. Definitely recommend !

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AnyaR
London
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good Russian food and atmosphere. I had an amazing evening with a friend. Will be back for sure

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vipNikolayS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service.

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vipLovefood
London
29 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice restaurant, attentive service and very good food.

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AnaZ1228
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Russian restaurant in London. Very good for going with friends, family or on a date. Also like the service.

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Elina
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoyable being there.
Great service , delicious food
Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Extremely slow service

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review