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ZIMA Russian Restaurant, London,

ZIMA Russian Restaurant

4.7
4.7
726 Reviews
£26 to £40
Russian

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!

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Booked 23 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Delivery

  • Order online
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Russian, Eastern European, Contemporary European

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 17:00–22:00 Fri–Sun 12:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    020 7494 9111

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Alexei Zimin

  • Catering

    ZIMA provides off-site catering for small and large events.

  • Private party contact

    info@zima.restaurant: 020 7494 9111

  • Area

    Soho

  • Cross Street

    Old compton street

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    Right in the heart of Soho between Piccadilly, Leicester Square and Tottenham Court Road

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Wine

Experiences

  • Shisha at Lazy Zima Shisha Lounge

    Multiple dates available
    1 shisha per 2 people Shisha is 45! Open from 5:00 till 22:30. Check Lazy Zima for more details. https://www.lazycaterpillar.com/zimasoho-shisha

Popular dishes

Menu

Champagne & Sparkling

  • Terra Serena Prosecco, Italy

    • Glass£7.50
    • Bottle£32.00
  • Champagne Testulat Blanc de Blancs Brut, France

    • Glass£9.50
    • Bottle£50.00
  • Laurent-Perrier Brut, France

    • Bottle£90.00
  • Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé, France

    • Bottle£139.00
  • Louis Roederer Cristal 2006, France

    • Bottle£410.00

White Wine

  • Mon Roc Ugni Blanc Colombard, France

    • Bottle£21.00
  • Buitenverwachting Buiten Blanc, South Africa

    • Glass£6.00
    • Carafe£16.50
    • Bottle£24.00
  • Terre del Noce Pinot Grigio, Italy

    • Glass£6.50
    • Carafe£18.00
    • Bottle£26.00
  • Picpoul de Pinet Beauvignac, France

    • Glass£6.80
    • Carafe£19.00
    • Bottle£28.00
  • Gavi di Gavi La Contessa Broglia, Italy

    • Glass£7.80
    • Carafe£22.00
    • Bottle£32.00
  • Badagoni Mtsvane, Georgia

    • Bottle£38.00
  • Sancerre Domaine Cherrier, France

    • Bottle£45.00
  • Saint-Romain Vieilles Vignes Vincent Girardin, France

    • Bottle£57.00

Red Wine

  • Mon Roc Carignan Merlot, France

    • Bottle£21.00
  • Angelo Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Italy

    • Glass£6.00
    • Carafe£16.50
    • Bottle£24.00
  • Pinot Noir Les Templiers, France

    • Glass£6.50
    • Carafe£18.00
    • Bottle£26.00
  • Morande Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva, Chile

    • Glass£9.00
    • Carafe£26.00
    • Bottle£37.00
  • Badagoni Saperavi, Georgia

    • Bottle£39.00
  • Badagoni Mukuzani, Georgia

    • Bottle£40.00
  • Winemaker's Reserve Malbec Norton, Argentina

    • Bottle£42.00
  • Chateau Bernateau Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, France

    • Bottle£54.00

Rosé

  • Chase Rose, Côtes de Provence, France

    • Bottle£42.00

Last updated: 1 February 2022

What 726 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. E

    Esme

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was SO good. Never has Shuba red herring salad this great. Price is very reasonable. So many options too

  2. L

    Lera

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food and a wonderful ambience. The staff were very friendly and welcoming and the food came very quickly.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was amazing food! I want to go again.

  4. T

    Teddy

    London

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good and authentic russian food! The honey cake was amazing!

  5. A

    Amnon

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Imaginative and refined Russian food, with Ukrainian, Armenian, Georgian and Baltic flavours too. Great service and excellent atmosphere.

  6. SB

    SvetlanaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing, had different dumplings.. All were delicious.. Also, food served to other customers looked great. Service was great, restaurant itself is very cozy, good location Svetlana

  7. A

    Adam

    London

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The waitress was amazing and so friendly and told us lovely stories of her childhood. The food was fantastic and who knew condensed milk was so yummy with pancakes. A fantastic restaurant and I’m definitely coming back

  8. m

    mayfairgal

    London

    58 reviews

    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great service. Love the ambiance. Excellent, as always!

  9. HS

    HumanS

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience2

    The food was ok but the Shisha disgusting

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent and authentic

  11. V

    Vlad

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Great night. The best shisha I have had. Service was a bit slow but understand that it was busy but overall amazing night.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It's my third or fourth time in Zima. Always love to go there.

  13. VV

    VidaV

    Serbia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is some of the best I’ve had in London, everything, from the ambiance to the waitresses and the food was amazing. I will come back as soon as I can.

  14. DC

    DianeC

    London

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    Abysmal service: over 50 mins for the first course of the Easter special menu to arrive which comprised an aspic, a bland salad and a quail egg with a dod of caviar. No prep therefore. Eventual main courses: not roast leg of lamb but braised lamb shank and overcooked, over salty cod. More waiting. Repeated requests finally brought forth the lacklustre dessert. Ghastly.

  15. L

    Lass32

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    We visited Zima last night, and have to say we thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. We were warmly greeted upon arrival and had a nice table upstairs. The food was amazing and well presented. Service was good and very attentive and the noise levels were just right. Can’t wait to visit again.

  16. EN

    EkaterinaN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    Well, some food was alright, where other was indeed disappointing and the service charge was over the top.

  17. AB

    AnnaB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food and service; everything was really excellent

  18. VG

    ValeriaG

    Surrey

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was great! I do not like Soho area, but I had to come to try this amazing food! Thank you very much, really enjoyed it! Nastoyka was delicious!

  19. J

    Jian

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was exceptional and I ate to my heart's content. The restaurant has a modern and sleek ambience and the service was good, if slow when I was trying to pay, as the staff were very busy. I will be back again.

  20. P

    Peter

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful service. Food was fantastic. Ate from the al a carte menu which had lots of choice. Salads were delicious.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, excellent service , overall great experience.

  22. LC

    LitChick79

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Completely authentic, lovely atmosphere and staff. Very nice place to have a relaxed meal with friends. Generous portions ... will definitely be back to have dessert!

  23. k

    kh222

    London

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing Russian restaurant! Great food, great cocktails and fab vodka infusions :)

  24. C

    Chrissy

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Amazing foot and amazing prices! Authentic in very way and the waiters where just amazing! Accomadating and help you with the menu ( as most of the food is proper Russian food ). Cockatiel too where outstanding!

  25. J

    Jess

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely restaurant and Russian abstractionism art decorations. The food tastes delicious and quite authentic (similar to what I’ve tasted in Russia several years ago).

  26. V

    Vladika

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Just unexpectedly good on all fronts ! Super for young crowd but evocative for oldies too

  27. F

    Francesca

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing, the staff super, I highly recommend it

  28. G

    Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I’ve been missing Moscow a lot lately and this dining experience made me feel like I left London for the 2 hours I spent in there. The food is really authentic and absolutely delicious. Not too greasy or salty, presented really nicely and the portion sizes are good. Waiters and staff are all really friendly and helpful, you can even speak to them in Russian) the cocktail menu also doesn’t disappoint – I recommend the Trans Siberian Express. The atmosphere is really nice, great music, but not too loud, and the restaurant is nicely decorated. You can really tell a lot of thought has been put into this restaurant. I am definitely coming back and this will be a new regular for me!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I’ve never been to a Russian restaurant before so it was a good experience. We enjoyed the food.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best Russian restaurant! Great service and food!

  31. V

    Vlada

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is just delicious. If you never tried the Russian couisine before it is a place to discover it.

  32. CP

    CatherineP

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    We tried all the flavoured vodkas and had a great night out

  33. N

    Nabeel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent hookah, drinks and service. Vlad made our hookah and it was one of the best I’ve had in the UK, they know what they’re doing particularly with dark leaf

  34. AS

    ArunS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent evening. Really enjoyed the infused vodkas and the food was faultless.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superb service and beautiful food

  36. FE

    FussyEater

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We started with the Siberian caviar/blinis, along with the Vodka platter of mixed pickles etc and a flight of Nastoyka (flavoured vodkas) -- it was all sooooo good. For my main I had the lamb pelmeni and my husband had the sturgeon. Mine was fab; his was great if you love sturgeon :-) We managed to find room to share a plate of Syrniki for pudding - absolutely yummy. I loved the aesthetic and the atmosphere of this restaurant - highly recommended if you are craving Russian food in central London.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    The food itself is just ok. Service is horrible, no attention at all. The interior is something along the lines of a better off kfc. The food is hugely overpriced, and the portions are incredibly small. For 12.5£ main you get a semi appetiser that gets you nowhere. Definitely not recommended. Avoid at all costs. And go to MarriVanna for a proper Russian cousine.

  38. MT

    MagicalTrees

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 March 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Delicious. Definitely get the honey layered cake.

  39. V

    Vincenzo

    London

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Great food and lovely staff

  40. JA

    JamesA

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, comfortable setting and good value for money.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from ZIMA Russian Restaurant using the Order Online button. ZIMA Russian Restaurant also offers delivery in partnership with Deliveroo, Supper London and Uber Eats. ZIMA Russian Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7494 9111.

ZIMA Russian Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 726 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

May 2022
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
25
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19:00


Booked 23 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Delivery

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Deliveroo
  • Logo image for Supper
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for ZIMA Russian Restaurant

45 Frith Street London, W1D 4SD

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Old compton street

  • Area

    Soho

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 17:00–22:00 Fri–Sun 12:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Russian, Eastern European, Contemporary European

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    Right in the heart of Soho between Piccadilly, Leicester Square and Tottenham Court Road

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Alexei Zimin

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 7494 9111

  • Catering

    ZIMA provides off-site catering for small and large events.

  • Private party contact

    info@zima.restaurant: 020 7494 9111

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