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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116 KnightsbridgeKnightsbridgeLondonSW1X 7PJ
Three stars for the overall pleasing atmosphere, amazing interior decoration (including the loos!) and the quality food. A whole two stars dinked for the nonexistent waiter service.
My friend and I had a dinner rez at 6:45 last night. We were seated promptly in a gorgeous room set up like grandma's parlour with curios, photos, lace curtains, jam jars etc everywhere on ornate shelves and...more
Good quality Russian food. Interior is amazing and selection of Russian dishes is great. Price tag is quiet high.more
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
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
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