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 sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer 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
Very good selection of food and drinks. Service a little bit slow, but this has to be gauged against the current COVID-19 issues. Would definitely recommend and visit again!
Amazing food, friendly service and beautiful interior
Excellent food, friendly service. Would definitely visit again
Great place, good food, friendly service!
I highly recommend going to the ZIMA restaurant.
One of the best bars in soho, delicious food and a fun atmosphere
Great Russian food as always!
A beautiful place, nice atmosphere and excellent customer service! Everyone with a smile and willing to help.
The dishes would come a bit late that they usually do come in a restaurant but they were very busy!
Regarding the food we didn't get crazy as it's quite plain compared to our taste. Beautiful ambience thought and totally recommend the "aubergine rolls with hummus" that was delicious!
Try their own vodka in different flavors, light and tasty.
I have to mention that it's a bit pricey too...
Nice experience after all 🙂
Dear Zoio, Thank you for your review. We are glad that you had a nice experience and enjoyed out aubergine rolls with hummus. As you liked our homemade Nastoyka, I would like to let you know that we currently have a Christmas special. We would love to welcome you to ZIMA to try it! We hope to see you soon. Kind regards ZIMA
Great quality russian food! Very tasty.
Flavoured Shots are pricey considering the low alcohol percentage.
Dear Alexandra, Thank you for your review and rating. We hope to welcome you again soon. Kind regards, ZIMA
Good as always!
Good afternoon! Thank you for your review! We hope to see you soon. Kind regards, ZIMA
Delicious east European food, some dishes a bit over priced because of few caviars (draniki). We had dessert of the day - Napoleon which was dry, should be soft. Homemade tea is just amazing, as usual! However, overall was good! Definitely we will come back!
Dear AlionaB, We are sorry to hear that the Napoleon was not to your taste. We welcome you to come back and try our other desserts, hopefully you will enjoy these. We have a special this week! We look forward to your next visit. Kind regards, ZIMA
Never tried Russian cuisine before but will certainly be back. Menu was interesting and the food was really really good. The Honey Cake to finish was something else - as were the pancakes and condensed milk!
Definitely recommended 👍
Good afternoon, We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our famous Honey Cake and that you will be back to try more! We hope that we see you very soon! Kind regards, ZIMA
When what you really want is excellent baboushka food!
Dear Tigger, Thank you for this review! We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, ZIMA
Really friendly and welcoming service! Great variety of food and excellent quality!
Dear Kate, We are glad that you enjoyed your dining experience at ZIMA and we hope to see you again very soon! Kind regards, ZIMA
A brilliant way to experience Russian culture and cuisine
Dear TiagoP, Thank you for taking the time to write this review and for the recommendation! We hope to see you soon. Kind regards, ZIMA
Beautiful restaurant, delicious food and fantastic service. Thank you ZIMA team hope to see you very soon x
Dear Petra, Thank you very much for this review, we are glad that you found the food delicious and the service to be fantastic. We also hope to see you very soon! Kind regards, ZIMA
Authentic Russian cuisine in London. Lots of traditional russian dishes, that taste like home.
Dear AnnaG, Thank you for your review! We are very happy that you enjoyed our food. We look forward to see you again soon. Kind regards, ZIMA
Really enjoyed our visit. It was only my second time at Zima but felt literally like seeing an old mate you’ve known for ages, that’s how friendly and welcoming the ambiance and the staff are. We were lucky to have two staff members looking after us: Eddie was so very knowledgeable and charming and lovely to chat to, Nikita was as attentive and discreet as on my first visit here a couple of weeks ago - was great to see him again! Food was very good, too. Zakuski platter was abundant and pretty much every item on it was yummy. Had lamb pelmeni and fish pelmeni as mains, both were utterly delicious. Tried the set of nastoiki, too - thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Loved the smooth horseradish one and the tangy sea buckthorn one, but I’ll have to admit the cranberry one was my favourite!
Can’t wait to come back soon. Keep up the amazing work Zima xx
Good afternoon, What a lovely review, thank you for this. The fact that you felt that you were seeing an old mate is such a compliment and will be extended to both Eddie and Nikita. We would love to welcome you to try our new Christmas flavour nastoyka that will be available throughout December. We look forward to seeing you soon. Kind regards, ZIMA
The restaurant is very nice and the food just to my taste. I got to eat something similar to romanian food, which was lovely. the staff is very friendly and nice. was great to speak romanian with a nice gentleman working there. Lovely place i am happy i went. totally recommend!
Dear LauraV, We are delighted that you had such a lovely experience and enjoyed our food. Thank you very much for the recommendation. We hope to welcome you very soon! Kind regards, ZIMA
Really lovely diner out. Very friendly and helpful staff. Great food selection.
Dear GiuliaV, Thank you for this review and we are very happy that you had a lovely dinner. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, ZIMA
Love li people , amazing ambient
I will back every time when I can
Dear IrinaG, Thank you for this review! We look forward to seeing you. Kind regards, ZIMA
Cosy atmosphere, and friendly staff - Alexei is a superstar. Most importantly, mouthwatering food that brings back childhood memories - hands-down best borscht in town!
Dear JuliaOzsarac, Thank you for your kind words. We are delighted that our food brought back fond childhood memories. What a lovely compliment! We hope that we will see you very soon to try the rest of our menu. Kind regards, ZIMA
We love Zima since it open. Amazing food, amazing staff . Thank you for your hard work 😘
Best Russian restaurant in London hands down. Eat here tonight.
Dear TheGirthiest, Thank you very much for your review. We look forward to seeing you again! Kind regards, ZIMA
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.
Dear Marinam, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your Sunday night with us. Thank you for recommending the Tvetaeva apple pie, it is a personal favourite of quite a few! We look forward to welcoming you back once we open our doors again. Kind regards, ZIMA
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
It was my birthday and we have enjoyed everything. Thank you!
Dear Maria, Happy belated birthday! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your birthday celebration with us. Hopefully see you again soon when we open our doors again. 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
ZIMA Russian Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo 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 467 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 reservations at the moment.