Mari Vanna


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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Typical meal price: From £26.00 (USD37.76) per diner

£26 to £40

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Mari Vanna

116 Knightsbridge
Yelp Reviews

4.0 out of 5 based on 20 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Mari Vanna

5.0 out of 5 19 January 2015
by Sergei G.

Mari Vanna keeps impressing by the standards of its authentic Russian food, friendly service and cosy atmosphere every time I visit it in Knightsbridge.

Restaurant premises are beautifully decorated with various props from the Soviet times. It feels like you are visiting your grandma's place back in the good ol' days.

Unpretentious food is full of flavour and has a home-made feel to it. The...more

4.0 out of 5 10 January 2015
by Nyamdelger G.

If you are a Russian cuisine lover u will definitely like Mari Vanna. Very polite staff and amazing cozy atmosphere. Enjoying Mari Vanna every single time i visit.

Borsh soup is my favorite. And i would advice you to try "mors" drink which is very delicious.more

5.0 out of 5 25 November 2014
by Yuchi C.

Best thing of the night: the bread basket!!! There are 4-5 kinds of bread, each so unique and so fragrant and so good.

Such a cool place, it feels like your fancy grandma's living room. Love the decor, and the service was superb.more

2.0 out of 5 8 July 2014
by Maurizio A.

I want to write this review. I see all my friends review on the right, going from 4 to 5 starts, favourite, wonderful, stunning, special.

Well.. Nope. Sorry guys, but you are all wrong. Believe me, you are.

I'm joking of course, it's a matter of taste, but it's the third time I come here in order to make up my mind on "how good is this place and why my rating is so different from my friends...more

5.0 out of 5 2 February 2014
by Alex S.

I grew up watching Hollywood movies, so of course I thought Russia was a cold, dark place full of evil people threatening to kill me, my country or moose and squirrel (that's a 'Rocky and Bullwinkle' reference, a cartoon that didn't really seem to make it's way to this country, but trust me, it's apt.) However, I had the chance to plan a trip to Russia for this year and jumped at the...more

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