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ZIMA Russian Restaurant
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!
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Best Russian restaurant in London hands down. Eat here tonight.
We enjoyed a quiet dinner at Zima on a Sunday night. We came for the seasonal mushroom menu and all year staples like pelmeni and shuba herring salad. The quality of the food and the presentation were truly great!
The highlight of the evening was their special dessert Tvetaeva's apple tart - phenomenal. One of the best desserts we ever had! Highly recommended.
Thumbs up to Zima Russian restaurant. We'll definitely come back.
The food was alright, but having come to eat more traditional Russian dishes I was disappointed that the chef here made a very limited menu and modified the traditional dishes. There was also horrific music playing there. Price wise - portions were medium-large, but still the bill for two people without alcohol. drinks came to 75gbp, which for me is a bit pricey for this food. Ambiance is non existant.
Delius food and good service. Overall excellent place.
Dear KristinaS, Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your experience. Kind regards, Maria
I do recommend :) Yummy food, friendly staff, clean and warm.
Dear Pati, Thank you for the recommendation! We look forward to your next visit. Kind regards, Zima
No main vegan options and staff didn’t know what was and wasn’t vegan, gave me an allergy chart to check myself. Burt cauliflower side was barely cooked and tasteless. Service was nice and the nastoyka horseradish shot was lovely too.
Highly recommended, you will enjoy. Good for lunch and dinner
Dear YuliaD, Thank you for your recommendation! Hopefully see you again very soon. Kind regards, Zima
Just excellent, really. Not to mention that they made a sweet surprise to my girlfriend, who had her birthday.
Dear Stavros, Happy belated birthday to your girlfriend and we are very glad that she enjoyed her surprise! Hopefully see you again very soon. Kind regards, Zima
Decided to have my birthday dinner at Zima and it was right decision.
Delicious food and very interesting flavours of infused vodka. Thanks to Marianna for looking after us.
We definitely will be back soon.
Dear Irina, We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your birthday celebration at ZIMA. Happy belated birthday from the entire ZIMA team! We look forward to your return. Kind regards, Zima
Loved the interior and the vibe. Some brilliantly chosen Russian music playing in the background is a nice touch. Menu is well designed and cleverly presented. Russian salad and Aubergine caviar were very tasty, Siberian pelmeni in my opinion were just OK but good effort nonetheless. Looking forward to coming back, trying more food and enjoying the atmosphere.
Good evening, Thank you very much for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the music, the atmosphere and the food. Your comments regarding the deign and presentation of the menu will be passed on to our Chef, thank you for this. We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the Siberian pelmeni! We look forward to your return. Kind regards, ZIMA
We had a wonderful lunch at ZIMA and thoroughly enjoyed the great food, service, and music at the restaurant. All members of staff were extremely helpful and friendly, and we loved everything we tried there - will definitely come back and recommend it to everyone (being Russian, we are harsh judges!)
Dear Nikita, What a lovely compliment, thank you! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the food, service and music. Your kind words will be passed on the the members of staff. We look forward to you visiting us again. Kind regards, Zima
Great food and the staff we had were great. Recommended some amazing drinks. Honestly the vodka is great and I don’t even like vodka. Never had Russian food before but it was super tasty! Defo worth a try
Dear DanielleJ, Thank you for this recommendation, your kind words will be passed on to our chef. We are glad that you enjoyed your exploration into Russian cuisine. We hope that you will be dining with us again soon. Kind regards, Zima
I came here for the 1st time with my Russian friends and it has since then been a good love affair!
Absolutely love the Russian flavour and l am always welcomed with a smile
Dear Gisela, What wonderful news! We are thrilled that you love Russian cuisine and that ZIMA played a part in this. Thank you for the recommendation. We look forward to having you dine with us again soon. Kind regards, Zima
Great food, drinks and service. Had a really lovely time. More veggie main options would be welcome.
Dear Jenny, Thank you very much for your review. I will be sure to pass your suggestion on having more vegetarian options to our chef. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Zima
Great experience at Zima for my boyfriend's birthday. Delicious cocktails, lots of vodka and tasty food.
Dear HayleyS, Happy belated birthday to your boyfriend! We are delighted to hear that it was a great experience and enjoyed our cocktails and food. Look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, Zima
Table by the bar is not ver comfortable. Too noisy to have a dinner there.
Dear ChrisA, We are sorry to hear that this disturbed your dinner. Next time you decide to visit, you are able to request where you would like to be seated when you book. We hope that you visit us again soon. Kind regards, Zima
Great Russian restaurant. Food is excellent and so is the service. Also felt safe being there in Covid times
Dear MattG, Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the food, the service and felt safe! We hope to see you again very soon! Kind regards, Zima
Great restaurant. Delicious food. Good ambience and amazing service.
Dear AaronW, Thank you for your review! We hope to see you soon and try more from our new menu. Kind regards, Zima
Dear JavgeniksN, Thank you, we are delighted that you enjoyed your experience at ZIMA! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Zima
Food is fantastic, super tasty! New dessert was gorgeous. Can't wait to come back again!
Good afternoon, Thank you very much for your review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our new dessert, we like it too! We look forward to hosting you again soon. Kind regards, Zima
It’s a nice option for a Russian dinner in central London.
Dear Matt, Thank you for your review! Kind regards, Zima
Absolutelt delicious food and great service. Will definitely come back!
Dear TanyaS, Thank you for this review! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Zima
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.
Dear DaleT, We are pleased to hear that your friend recommended Zima and that you both enjoyed Russian food. I hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Zima
Not great food and very poor service. Pretty expensive for the quality and the quantity.
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!
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!
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
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.
Dear JovitaB, Thank you for your review. We are very proud of our art and new menu and are delighted to hear that you enjoyed it. We hope that we get to see you at Zima very soon! Kind regards, Zima
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!
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
Very tasty! Authentic quisine and interesting cocktails! I recommend to try nastoyka!
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
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
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
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
Nice place,tasty food. For those who loves Russian cuisine.
Dear Anonim, Thank you for this review! We hope to see you back at Zima soon. Kind regards, Zima
Very nice food and representation. Friendly and helpful staff. Would definitely come again!
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
Luscious, scrumptious, delicious, superb... Any nice adjective falls short.
Never had tried sturgeon before. It was amazing. Like everything else.
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
Perfect Russian cuisine
We really enjoyed Zima restaurant, the food is very tasty, everyone is very friendly and the service is great. Will definitely come again :)
Great food. Great service! Everything was good and we had a great time.
Great service, highly recommended! Good selection on menu, caviar a must!! Looking forward to next visit!
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
Nice place, one of the few places in London with nice Russian good.
Dear FedorS, Thank you for your review, it means a lot to us. We look forward to having you back soon. Kind regards, Zima
Really liked my experience. Food is delicious, staff is great, and Russian music adds good mood. I will definitely back again!
Dear Lizaveta, We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience at Zima. We look forward to seeing you at Zima soon! Kind regards Zima
ZIMA Russian Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. 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 443 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.