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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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- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waiting staff wear masks
Seven layers of tender pastry soaked in honey
with Wild Mushroom Broth
Marinated and salted cucumbers, scalloped squash and marinated tomatoes
The food is delicious and the place looks so traditiona, we enjoyed our dinner,was something else!
The waitress who served us was very patient and suggested really tasty options! We loved the décor and ambience. Lovely experience
A nice place with an amazing interior but too hot and stuffy inside.
Amazing atmosphere, wonderful Russian food, with some wonderful Georgian addition of khachapuri. Lovely experience. Highly recommend.
Far to warm to enjoy the food.
great to be back after lock down. one of the best restaurants in London still
Everything was very good and comfortable. Food is excellent.
The best cakes I’ve tried in the entire London 😊
Beautiful restaurant with exceptional food! My favourite place to eat!
Had dinner at Mari Vanna’s with a friend. We both loved the experience, particularly the décor and the very Russian ambience. A lot of care has clearly gone into everything; even the toilets are nicely decorated with flowers, old Soviet newspapers etc. and in the toilets there is a recording playing of children’s stories in Russian, which really makes you feel like you are in Russia!
The interior was beautiful, the staff was very attentive and the menu was very well thought out to give you an authentic Russian cuisine experience. I do however think their prices are influenced mostly by the location vs the value of the actual food but ever so slightly. Overall I’m happy with the experience and look forward to returning.
Very nice atmosphere, takes you back to soviet times.
Every little detail is thought through.
The food is nice, although they can want on khachapuri dough. We came for a birthday celebration, they could have done something special, like a small piece of cake with a candle would be nice, but nothing.
Overall very nice experience
beautifully decorated, lovely atmosphere, borsch was particularly delicious!
Perfect place to experience Russian cuisine in central London.
Food is always super yummy and you feel very welcome there!
I highly recommend this restaurant, cozy place and good food. You feel you are dining at your old auntie’s house. A beautiful experience.
I had Syrniki on a Sunday Morning- not good at all!! they must change the recipe!!!
Perfect dinner and super special place
A beautiful restaurant with fantastic food. Could not recommend more!
Different yet Very positive experience. Enjoyed it
The best one🥰
Delicious food and nice team! Love them!
Very good meal with typical And delicious Russian dishes. Excellent flavoured vodkas. Very friendly and helpful service, nice atmosphere. Highly recommended, just as its sister restaurant in New York.
Very good experience, highly recommend. The food was excellent.
Poorest service ever. They didn't offer us the special offer with the summer soups explained that the customers should ask about them. +no air con. Never again!
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.
Dear Wayss, thank you for your feedback. It’s important to us that our customers are more than satisfied, we can assure you that we are taking all COVID 19 guidelines seriously, the staff wear face masks, sanitisers provided for customers, distancing maintained in common areas, extra space between tables. We pride ourselves in maintaining the highest quality standards for our customers and we do hope that you will visit us again in the future.
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
No air conditioning, very hot inside. Otherwise the quality is ok, but it is more of a winter place
I always enjoy a meal a Marivanna. Food is delicious and great Russian country home feeling.
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.
Lack of flavor on the food.
Service was very slow.. Overall we didn't enjoy the experience we were expecting much more.
Perfect as always. Amazing food, very good service.
We had amazing breakfast experience which reminded me of home xx
One of the nicest looking restaurants I have ever visited here in London. Delicious food, amazing atmosphere and lovely staff. Definitely recommend !
Really good Russian food and atmosphere. I had an amazing evening with a friend. Will be back for sure
Delicious food, excellent service.
Very nice restaurant, attentive service and very good food.
My favorite Russian restaurant in London. Very good for going with friends, family or on a date. Also like the service.
Always enjoyable being there.
Great service , delicious food
Extremely slow service
Absolutely superb as always. Thank you for the great hospitality, ambience and service.
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 4.6 stars by 1000 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.