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ZIMA Russian Restaurant

4.6
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421 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Russian

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Zima is a Russian Restaurant located in the heart of Soho offering traditional Russian dishes with a modern twist.

Treat yourself to the best priced caviar in London alongside the favourites of Russian cuisine, welcoming atmosphere and sip on our homemade selection of infused vodka.

Zima’s seasonal menu draws inspiration in flavour and culture from our adventures and travelling across all regions of Russia.
Enjoy our signature dishes such as pirozhki (baked buns), pelmeni (dumplings) and seasonal specials alongside our selection of home infused vodka nastoikas.

In our three storey townhouse we also run our own Zima Picklery, where we ferment all our seasonal vegetables, fruit, and drinks.
A fine selection of world wines, craft beers and signature cocktails are also being poured at the restaurant and bar.

ZIMA. Escape from the ordinary!

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 421 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DaleT
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a friendly and excellent place to go to. After being introduced by a friend, I definitely agree that this is the best traditional Russian place in London.

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Juliette
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience2

Not great food and very poor service. Pretty expensive for the quality and the quantity.

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BarbaraS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server Anna (Russian born) is lovely - friendly, courteous, attentive. She guided us in selecting the right dishes to share and to other courses to try so we could truly experience authentic Russian cuisine. She shared anecdotal comments about Russian culture that enhanced the dining experience.

The wall decorations exude character and colour in a simple but effective form. We were seated at a window table on the first floor overlooking Frith Street that enhanced the ambiance.

The food is superb! As an afficionada of Borsch, Zima's Krasnodarsky with beef is rich and full of flavour. The salmon/cod Palmeni (squid ink dough) is heavenly. If you are a bacon lover, the Salo is a must have as a starter.

This restaurant is well worth many happy returns. Zima is definitely a perfect place to bring friends, family, and visitors to experience a taste of Russia!

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EmilyBelsize
London
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is such a fantastic new find for me - excellent Pelmeni and service. The interiors are
fun and quirky. Bonus is they also take COVID requirements seriously (feels very clean) and have fitted out well designed partition so it feels safe to dine indoors. Highly recommend for something different!

ZIMA Russian Restaurant
Responded 3 days ago

Dear EmilyBelsize, We are glad that you had such a fantastic time at Zima and that you felt safe dining with us, this is very important for us. We would be delighted to host you again soon! Just to let you know there are two days left of our Eat Out to Help out, in case you wanted to pop by this week! Kind regards, Zima

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JovitaB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

This restaurant has a very stylish setting with the authentic dishes on the menu.
I must admit the service was very good, although the waitress kept talking in Russian even if we did not speak that language.
I would definitely come back very soon.

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LilyA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Am amazing place with super friendly service! Our waitress Mariana was great, nothing was too much trouble for her! The food was divine! The vodka infusions are you die for! I would strongly recommend this restaurant!

ZIMA Russian Restaurant
Responded 3 days ago

Dear LilyA, Thank you very much for the review and recommendation. We appreciate it very much. I will be sure to pass this message on to Mariana. Kind regards, Zima

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AnnaS
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very tasty! Authentic quisine and interesting cocktails! I recommend to try nastoyka!

ZIMA Russian Restaurant
Responded on 21 September 2020

Dear AnnaS, We are thrilled that you enjoyed the food and found it to be authentic, this means a lot to us. Hope to see you soon! Kind regards, Zima

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GGSt
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

I think it’s very disappointing that staff does not wear masks in Covid times!

The food was delicious, the only complaint is that it felt like Covid guidelines were not really strictly implemented

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MilaN
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience2

Well, I don’t want to say it was bad, but it wasn’t good.... it wasn’t like I expected! I am sorry I did not like starters... pelmeni was ok, but the dough was too dry... I liked vareniki with cherry! Kackes are not the best

ZIMA Russian Restaurant
Responded on 21 September 2020

Dear MilanN, We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your meal. This is a real shame for us. These comments have been noted and will be passed on to the chef. We hope that this visit has not discouraged you from giving Russian cuisine another chance. Kind regards, Zima

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Anonim
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice place,tasty food. For those who loves Russian cuisine.

ZIMA Russian Restaurant
Responded on 21 September 2020

Dear Anonim, Thank you for this review! We hope to see you back at Zima soon. Kind regards, Zima

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Alek
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Very nice food and representation. Friendly and helpful staff. Would definitely come again!

ZIMA Russian Restaurant
Responded on 21 September 2020

Dear Alek, Thank you for your kind words. The staff will be delighted with this feedback. Just to let you know that we have extended out Eat Out to Help Out scheme for September, so hopefully see you very soon. Kind regards, Zima

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JorgeP
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Luscious, scrumptious, delicious, superb... Any nice adjective falls short.
Never had tried sturgeon before. It was amazing. Like everything else.

ZIMA Russian Restaurant
Responded on 21 September 2020

Dear JorgeP, What a lovely choice of words, thank you very much. We are glad that you had the chance to try something new and enjoyed it! Hopefully, we get to see you again soon and introduce you to more new dishes (our new menu arrives in October). Kind regards, Zima

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect Russian cuisine

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Elena
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed Zima restaurant, the food is very tasty, everyone is very friendly and the service is great. Will definitely come again :)

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DiogoS
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Great service! Everything was good and we had a great time.

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GAVIN
London
36 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, highly recommended! Good selection on menu, caviar a must!! Looking forward to next visit!

ZIMA Russian Restaurant
Responded on 7 September 2020

Dear Gavin, We are glad to hear that the service was good and you liked our menu! Just to make sure that you are aware that we are extending the Eat Out to Help Our discount for September. Hopefully see you again very soon. Kind regards, Zima

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FedorS
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice place, one of the few places in London with nice Russian good.

ZIMA Russian Restaurant
Responded on 7 September 2020

Dear FedorS, Thank you for your review, it means a lot to us. We look forward to having you back soon. Kind regards, Zima

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Lizaveta
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really liked my experience. Food is delicious, staff is great, and Russian music adds good mood. I will definitely back again!

ZIMA Russian Restaurant
Responded on 7 September 2020

Dear Lizaveta, We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience at Zima. We look forward to seeing you at Zima soon! Kind regards Zima

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Will
London
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great food and service- Russian style! Highly recommended

ZIMA Russian Restaurant
Responded on 7 September 2020

Dear Will, Thank you for your recommendation, this means a lot to us. We hope to see you very soon. Kind regards, Zima

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SophiaI
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great spot for the first introduction to the Russian cuisine. Must try!

ZIMA Russian Restaurant
Responded on 1 September 2020

Dear Sophial, Thank you very much for your review. We are very glad that you enjoyed your exploration into Russian food. We look forward to having you again. Kind regards, Zima

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TamaraC
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice atmosphere amazing food and good service!!!

ZIMA Russian Restaurant
Responded on 1 September 2020

Dear Tamara, Thank you for your kind words. We hope to see you at Zima soon. Kind regards, Zima

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Halfagrip
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

It was our first trip into Soho for five months. We had a table out on Frith Street so the social distancing was well covered. Excellent food, service, value and ambience. A great return to Soho.

ZIMA Russian Restaurant
Responded on 1 September 2020

Thank you very much for your review Halfagrip! We are pleased to hear that the food and service were excellent and also that you felt safe dining with us during this time. Hope to see you again. Kind regards, Zima

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ClaudiaS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The absolute best dining experience! The wait staff were amazing, the food was top class, I’ll be coming here again for sure :)

ZIMA Russian Restaurant
Responded on 1 September 2020

Dear Claudia, We are very glad that you had such a wonderful experience while dining at Zima. We look forward to hosting you again! Kind regards, Zima

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cloudsss
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great food, friendly service, i will definitely visit again! it was a little bit chilly upstairs though

ZIMA Russian Restaurant
Responded on 1 September 2020

Dear cloudsss, Thank you for your review and I will be sure to pass this information regarding the temperature upstairs. We look forward to your next visit. Kind regards, Zima

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ElenaL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

very friendly service, good food, loved Borsch.
Napoleon cake was a bit dry but overall very good experience. Thank you.

ZIMA Russian Restaurant
Responded on 1 September 2020

Dear Elena, Thank you for your review and you are more than welcome! I will make sure that the chef is informed about the Napoleon. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Zima

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Daria
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good quality food, great service and cosy atmosphere. Tried another famous Russian food restaurant in Knightsbridge and Zima is 10000 times better. Highly recommend!

ZIMA Russian Restaurant
Responded on 1 September 2020

Dear Daria, What kinds words, thank you! We are pleased that you enjoyed your evening at Zima and really look forward to hosting you again. Kind regards, Zima

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EkaterinaS
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

THANKS A LOT FOR THE AMAZING DINNER! I WILL DEFINITELY RECOMMEND YOU TO MY FRIENDS!

ZIMA Russian Restaurant
Responded on 1 September 2020

Dear Ekaterina, Thank you for your review! We are pleased that you enjoyed your time at Zima. Kind regards, Zima

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BerG
Oxford
5 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Second visit in as many weeks. Again, delightful. We do hope the menu changes regularly as the choice is limited (and outstanding).

ZIMA Russian Restaurant
Responded on 1 September 2020

Dear BerG, We are glad that you enjoyed both your visits. We change our menu every few months, do come back to try our new additions. Look forward to seeing you back at Zima Kind regards, Zima

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OlesyaS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful little restaurant in the heart of Soho. Great Russian food. We will definitely be coming back more! 😊

ZIMA Russian Restaurant
Responded on 1 September 2020

Dear OlesyaS, Thank you for your kind words and we look forward to when you come back to dine with us again. Kind regards, Zima

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Kristian
London
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely food, in a great atmosphere with top quality service.

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OlaT
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful, inspiring menu to choose from and absolutely delicious food and drink. Our favourite from now on.

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LaetitiaV
London
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

An authentic Russian restaurant in the heart of London. Delicious and really taste like being in Russia ..

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DeenahL
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and service very attentive. Definitely will go back to try more things on the menu. Had a very pleasant experience, I can only recommend. Try the mixed pickles and the stuffed blinis and of course Nastoyka- vodka infusions. The layered honey cake is out of this world.

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MarinaF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food is really delicious,if you are looking for the taste of home.A little overpriced for the simple and cheap products.

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EkaterinaA
London
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was absolutely amazing evening in ZIMA. Thank you so much!

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KristinaP
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very nice place. Quite expensive though. Thank you

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SintijaA
London
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always excellent food, excellent service and great atmosphere. Thank you

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BerG
Oxford
5 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful dinner. We'll be back.

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OlgaK
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Nice atmosphere, friendly and attentive staff. Food not only looks good but also tastes good.

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fioreM
London
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

Nothing special....Just one waiter not enough for this service was not the best for what i paid...12.5%....

FAQs

ZIMA Russian Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Uber Eats. ZIMA Russian Restaurant also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7494 9111.

ZIMA Russian Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 421 OpenTable diners.

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