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ZIMA Russian Restaurant, London,

ZIMA Russian Restaurant

4.6
4.6
744 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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2 people

19:00


Booked 20 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

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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

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What 744 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. LK

    LisaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I absolutely loved my experience there! The ambience is lovely; the food is delicious and authentic. The service was friendly and attentive. Highly recommended.
  2. JM

    JoyaM

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday party of only 3 : very efficient front desk young lady, first floor restaurant with nice, decor, spacious, jazzy music, quiet guests,. Food extremely well presented, interesting and tasty ; very friendly waitress. All in all a very pleasing experience. We will come again.
  3. F

    Foodie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and great service. Everything cooked with care. Would definitely come again!
  4. KB

    KeithB

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal and very friendly service. I enjoyed the Borch and Beef Stroganoff.
  5. LA

    LeoA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great russian restaurant, has the best dishes. only thing i would change is adding more soups, but apart from that its amazing!
  6. I

    Isobel

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    We had a young waiter who probably just mixed up the orders and didn't listen to what we asked. The waiter then brought the manager to us, who outright started with "What's your problem??" aggressively. She gaslighted us saying the order is exactly what we asked for, which obviously wasn't the case. To top it up, they mistakenly (deliberately?) added a bottle of wine to the receipt instead of one 175 ml glass that we ordered. Lol. It's fine, we all do mistakes but own them, don't gaslight your customers and start with "What's your problem??" when you're clearly in the wrong. Everyone was polite until the manager arrived. It's not Karen's cafe that's trending on Tiktok for the rudest service. At least we didn't know it was.
  7. SM

    SafiaM

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food is amazing. Music is alright, I'm not sure that everyone would appreciate such music bands as Leningrad, Bi-2 etc. And for me also it wasn't really clear why the staff couldn't charge my phone. In every place, they have a charger for iPhones. Apart from this, it's a good place to visit.
  8. SM

    SamM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, great staff. Couldn't recommend it more.
  9. KA

    KsenijaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing service, amazing food and amazing ambience both in restaurant and karaoke. Always choose over any other restaurants in soho!
  10. AK

    AlexandraK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious traditional Russian food, super cocktails..nice atmosphere and fast service
  11. NM

    NataliaM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very testy traditional russian food, we liked it.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    County Durham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great experience, home tasted food (I’m Russian and I know what I’m talking about), sophisticated service organised by professional staff. Karina was super helpful and friendly and easy to deal with. I would highly recommend to anyone who is thinking to try Russian/Ukrainian food
  13. AI

    AleksandraI

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The food was good, but the service was a bit slow and it was very hot in the restaurant
  14. OK

    OlegK

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    The electric guitar player made a lot of noise thus our conversation was next to impossible. Karaoke downstairs made also a lot of seismic waves. Food was not bad but I have tried better vareniki with cabbage in Kyiv with much more stuff inside.
  15. JG

    JuliaG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    The food was lovely but the portions are very small. Really overpriced, spent more than £60 each with a glass of wine. It’s not a posh restaurant and the plates are pretty basic for this price tag. I’d say I won’t return because the value isn’t great but food tasted nice.
  16. EB

    ElenaB

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The venue is really cozy, food is great, presentation really great and original. So far the better Russian restaurant i have tried. The price are fair, it's not overpriced at all considering the service and food quality. Definitely a must see.
  17. A

    Anya

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Russian food and nastoikas! Great value!
  18. O

    Oakesy

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Really enjoyed my time and good in the restaurant. It has honed white marble tables (not garish at all) which I love. The vodkas are brilliant (try them all), and the our choice of courses was delightful and subtle. I felt everything I ate from the light as air rye bread to soft tasting sour cream had been constructed by hand. My only regret is that we didnt have more time and a chance to try more dishes
  19. E

    Esme

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was SO good. Never has Shuba red herring salad this great. Price is very reasonable. So many options too
  20. L

    Lera

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and a wonderful ambience. The staff were very friendly and welcoming and the food came very quickly.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing food! I want to go again.
  22. 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!
  23. 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.
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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!
  27. HS

    HumanS

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience2
    The food was ok but the Shisha disgusting
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent and authentic
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. AB

    AnnaB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service; everything was really excellent
  36. 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!
  37. SM

    StukovM1g

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    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.
  38. 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.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, excellent service , overall great experience.
  40. 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!

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 4.6 stars by 744 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 20 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • 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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