ZIMA Russian Restaurant

4.7
523 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!

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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 523 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
ambience
4.5
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Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had one of the best dinners we had in years at Zimma! Loved the food and service - We will be back

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Mirna
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant experience, very good quality food! W

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service

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vipYuliia
London
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food and nice atmosphere! I will come again :)

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Tealady
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Average starters, great mains, amazing drinks (vodka tray is a superb)! Definitely a place to visit!

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vipvkurutza
London
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic, fabulous Russian cuisine served by a charming friendly staff in a delightful setting.

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DenisaC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good afternoon,

I would like to send a THANK YOU message to your team in LAZY ZIMA SHISHA LOUNGE.

I booked a table for two on 17th June 2021 at 19:30 and celebrated my boyfriend’s birthday in Lazy Zima. The service was really nice and even it was a busy time I would like to say extra THANK YOU to your waitress Anton who handled the busy time very well and made sure we are happy with everything. Anton was very professional, very friendly and so helpful! His service was just perfect.

Thank you Anton and the rest of the team! A friendly and smiley face of your other colleague at the entrance was very welcoming too! Our experience in your restaurant was amazing.

Kind regards,

Denisa Cuperova

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AlexandraB
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was delicious. However, having checked the bill when I went home I was overcharged by about £50, as they have doubled up on items I had only ordered one off.

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JohnS
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Russian food was amazingly good. Waiter spoke russian with us which was great. Only downside was the streets of Soho are VERY noisey.

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SamR
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best russian restaurant in london!! Amazing food ! Amazing service! Highly recommend!!! 🇷🇺🇷🇺🇷🇺❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Polina was very kind and helpful

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Justina
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food – easily one of my top 5 restaurants in London. The service and ambience were immaculate. We will definitely come back!

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IngunA
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was not what i expected for the price i paid. Menu options not so great. Waitress lady was nice and funny and hostess was sweet general stuff nice. But food was cold and wasnt all that 😕 menu adcertised had more options and looked better than what was presented to us.

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vipNicki
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing! My friends and I stepped outside the box of our usual cuisine and were blown away by the delicious food at Zima. Highly recommend.

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Giuliabuc
London
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food is lovely and the staff really looked after us. I’d recommend it!

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LouisaC
London
7 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious Russian food served by very friendly staff. The indoor dining is well organised & safe for current Covid measures.
The food was delicious & very authentic (seal of approval from one of the diners who is Russian). Definitely would recommend for a great night out.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing and the service as well. Staff is super friendly. I will come back!

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Frenchfoodie
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice food and atmosphere.The vodka cocktails are excellent although a bit pricey

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Jenkins
London
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy lovely food at Zima.
One of our favourite place in london:)

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AnastasiiaR
London
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was great: the food, drinks, atmosphere, speed of serving.

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Indi
London
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, staff and atmosphere was amazing as were the cocktails

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AnaK
London
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere! Special thanks to Roman who did a fabulous job — so friendly and helpful!

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DominikaC
London
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is simply amazing. Starting from food and drinks to service. I would highly recommend to everyone, you will not be dissapointed.

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Karolina
London
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Do yourself a favor and visit this lovely restaurant in Soho. The staff truly cares about your experience. The food is absolutely amazing – everything we tasted melted in other mouths. Highly recommend!

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SamP
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic and authentic food, great staff and good atmosphere

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Darja
London
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Tables are to close to each other ( specially now when we need to social distance ) less then a 1 m gaps. Made my dining experience uncomfortable.

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stephaniem
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty and interesting food and enough on the menu to satisfy non meat eaters. Very friendly warm service and cosy atmosphere. Would come again

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious meals, good service. We will definitely come back to taste other dishes.

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DagniS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved it. Food great, Service excellent. Highly recommend to visit.

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EgbertasL
London
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, fantastic service, will keep coming back. Anna was brilliant!

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Minimus
London
10 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great food, had a very enjoyable evening. Service was good but a bit overeager - plates and glasses cleared too quickly and the waitress was hovering round the table a bit too much, needs to be a bit more discrete. Apart from this minor thing would thoroughly recommend this restaurant to anyone who likes Russian food.

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Katharina
Oxford
5 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food that tasted just like what my mum used to cook! The staff was extremely nice and food and drinks came really quickly. Will definitely be back soon

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KimR
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Brilliant food, small portions for the money you pay, service was good.

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StephenD
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely restaurant with very polite and helpful staff, great to try something different in London.

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ErikaA
London
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time here spent for my birthday with my friends. The server and manager were very accommodating, kind, attentive and caring - we had an incredible night. The food and cocktails are outstanding too - the vodka platter was to die for. Can't wait to come back - thanks thanks making my birthday so special!!

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Veronika
London
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

really great place with amazing food and a nice atmosphere. very covid safe

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Karina
London
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great service and lovely food
Definitely coming back

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really nice experience all round. Our servers where lovely and the food was really good. I would be interested to see if the menu got any bigger when they fully opened up indoors aswell as it was quite bread/meat heavy. I had the stroganoff and it was delish.

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AliceP
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The service was very slow and the table was shaking, so we spilled our hot drinks multiple times. Everything else was great.

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MaudH
London
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience for our first dinner out with friends after the lockdown.
The staff was lovely and fun, the food delicious. Thank you for the high chair and the birthday candles! We loved it and we will be back!

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Lucy
London
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the best time at the ZIMA! Nice comfortable set up for outside dining. The food was lovely and has lots of sharing options. Best part was the vodka!

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 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 4.7 stars by 523 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.