Mari Vanna

4.7
1094 reviews
£26 to £40
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
Physical distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1094 People Are Saying
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NataliaC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, beautiful atmosphere and lovely staff.

MB
MahshidB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. the food, drinks, the ambience, decoration
I can not recommend it enough.

IH
InnaH
London
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good food, pleasant atmosphere, a treat to visit!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely!!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
6 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still exceptional! Worth it and I can only recommend this place.

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SophiaT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place, the only place for real Russian cuisine I know in UK. Great food, great service, best kvas and pierogi ever!

NG
vipNGBda
London
13 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous decor and furnishings. Staff were very helpful and attentive. Food was lovely and I only wish that I could have left room for dessert.

MS
MurrayS
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful Russian Restaurant. Fabulous food, excellent service & Lovely atmosphere/ambience.
Even the toilets were entertaining 🙂

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Anna
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s very cool , an absolute must go , except the details like broken menus , some broken chair parts, dirty sink in women’s toilet , and the toilet itself stinking likely because of having wooden sitting . But there is Russian tales told in toilet instead of radio which is super unusual and cool .

MK
MiaK
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourite places in London to eat.
Service was amazing.

IA
vipIndiraA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Unfortunately slow service

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Valeria
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The food was really bad. I've been a few times in the past and the standard has declined over there years and as a native Russian person I was very sad to see how such delicious dishes could be cooked so badly. No wonder it's 3.6 now on google.

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XeniaK
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most amazing atmospheric Russian restaurant with incredible delicious food. Can't wait to be back!! Felt like at home...

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Tania
London
10 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Beautifully decorated restaurant with a good menu. A lovely unique experience.

MK
MaksimK
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutelly amazing!! You know what you pay for! 100% must visit!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was ‏extraordinary and the service was amazing, friendly staff!
Also I loooooved the aesthetic of the place 💯

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Emilie
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent service, and food is delicious! Authentic Russian food. Would recommend this place!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, loved the atmosphere and the food. Delicious

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Adaye
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice foods and environment, also staffs are good! Really enjoy!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really fun, super Russian experience! The borscht was exceptional.

HP
HortensiaP
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, nice food and nice service! Definitely will go back!

JB
JuliaB
London
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly, food is superb. The best Russian food place in London ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our fave spot for many years! Food is very tasty, staff is really nice and of course love the atmosphere of my favourite Russian restaurant in London. Great work guys x

JF
JamesF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good. Excellent as always.

I would suggest there could be some solution in the gents bathroom. The window was entirely open... people outside could see everything through an open window.

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ElegantUniverse
London
7 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Délicieux traditional cooking, Good Vegetarian options, could do with more balanced non carb options.
Creative and original cocktails, fresh ingredients one can appreciate.
Was quite busy and they seemed unorganised, service was very slow.l
However the staff was very friendly and accommodative.
Recommend Russian Salald, Georgian bread, Aubergine Caviar - are a must. All three mushroom, potatoes and cheese pies are very delectable. Enjoyed The fresh cherry vodka cocktail.

AK
AnastasiaK
London
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite restaurant! Amazing food and great atmosphere👌🏼 Always going there whenever me and my husband in London. This is the place where we had our first date and it always brings wonderful memory 😌 back 🙈

LG
LiliaG
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would love to come back. Definitely has been a great experience and without doubt I will recommend it.

EP
ElenaP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is The place to go for Russian food. Great taste, generous portions.

JO
JOse777
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect to go with the family! Child friendly, very polite staff and great atmosphere.

OL
OlgaL
Essex
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for the wonderful evening! See you soon there.

AO
AngelinaO
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it 🥰 I love this place . Food and atmosphere

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you so much for the experience yesterday ! Thank you for giving us bigger table and for amazing food and service ! Best wishes, Ieva x

JS
vipJSTS
London
206 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our first time at this restaurant, but it will not be the last. It is almost like stepping into Russia as the menu is very traditional and the decor, very quaint. The food took a little long to arrive, but this is because it is all freshly cooked. Trust me, it is well worth the short wait as it was so apparent that there are no pre-prepared or warmed up dishes here. A real gem and so unique compared to anything else in London! Cannot wait to return. You also must try their home made vodka infusions. Our favorite was chili and honey.

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deerusso
London
7 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Staff not wearing masks !!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu had a wide variety of food and it was delicious. The service was excellent, staff members were friendly and helpful. The premises looked nice and cosy

OT
OlgaT
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Nice Russian restaurant but bit expensive because of the area.

KK
KateK
London
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for somewhere interesting to dine, whether for brunch, lunch or dinner this is an amazing place. The decor in the style of a Russian aristocrat and Russian food and cocktails on the menu made for a fantastic brunch. It was like dining in a Slavic fairytale.

LT
LindaT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This place is just beautiful and the food is of high quality and delicious. So authentic.

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Artem
London
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was good and authentic, the service was fast. Would definitely recommend.

MK
MilenaK
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place and great food. Staff was attentive without overdoing it. Highly recommended.

FAQs

Mari Vanna does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Mari Vanna also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7225 3122.

Mari Vanna is rated 4.7 stars by 1094 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.