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ZIMA Russian Restaurant

4.4
128 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Russian
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ZIMA Russian Restaurant is a gem situated in the heart of Soho offering traditional Russian food with a modern twist served sharing style. Classic ingredients from all over Russia such as sturgeon, venison and, of course, caviar are a perfect match for our homemade infusions .
The drinks are equally well considered with a selection of home-infused flavoured vodkas to compliment the dishes along with an extensive wine (and vodka) list and the outstanding cocktails to quench the after work thirst.
Enjoy the most welcoming environment, indulge in seasonal dishes, sip on homemade infusions and escape from the ordinary. Whether you are looking to host a corporate event or a birthday dinner - we've got it all covered.
You are welcome.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Russian, Café, Contemporary European
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Hours of operation
Tuesday to Friday 12:00 to 15:30 (last kitchen order 15:00)
17:00 to 01:00 (last kitchen order 23:00)
Saturday 12:00 to 01:00 (last kitchen order 23:30)
Sunday 12:00 to 21: 00 (last kitchen order 20:30) Monday closed

The basement bar is open Thursday to Saturday from 17:00 to 01:00 (no bookings).

E-mail: info@zima.bar
Phone number: 0207 4949111
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Phone number
020 7494 9111
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Alexei Zimin
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Catering
ZIMA provides off site catering for small and large events. Please email general.manager@zima.bar
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Old compton street
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Public transit
Right in the heart of Soho between Piccadilly, Leicester Square and Tottenham Court Road
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Entertainment
Live Music
DJ Saturdays
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Special events & promotions
ZIMA Russian Restaurant welcomes small and large parties - we organise birthdays and weddings, product launches and press conferences with photo shoots. Please email general.manager@zima.bar for more information
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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Sun 12:00PM - 8:30PM
Tue - Wed 12:00PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 11:45PM
Thu 12:00PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Fri 12:00PM - 3:00PM

What 128 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.4
service
4.2
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4.0
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We really enjoyed our visit to Zima, good food, cocktails and vodka!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Friendly staff, very nice atmosphere and music is always bringing you to a smile.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Nice and cosy Russian Restaurant, with Russian music and decor with a hint of hip. Solyanka soup and pelmeni are amazing. Pelmeni is one of my favourite dishes, I eat a lot of home made so I arrived quite critical, but I was very impressed. It`s on the pricey side but I will definitely go back! Amazing food.

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Service not that good, main dish have to wait around 45min.

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Good atmosphere, nice food, a little pricey but fair value.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Had a great meal for a good price at Zima! The food was absolutely delicious, and we especially enjoyed the flavor infused vodka. Highly recommend - I will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Greeted straightaway, nice view of the whole restaurant and the vodka was fantastic! The food came out hot and was absolutely lovely, I would recommend this place. However, for next time I will need to learn more russian to interact properly with the rest of the staff.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Great menu! I highly recommend the caviar, blinis and sour cream to start paired with horseradish vodka. The borscht and pelmeni is outstanding, the food is very authentic. Definitely go with the vodka board. Highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Excellent service, good menu choices and no problem advising on gluten free options. Only downside being no gluten free desserts.
Otherwise an excellent venue giving good value for money.

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

A very nice Russian restaurant with authentic - I think - offerings, great infused vodkas and enthusiastic, friendly staff. We will def go back.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Fantastic russian tapas place!

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Amazing as usual, my fourth time there. It's always a great place to bring new friends who've never tried Russian food and surprise them! Delicious food, lovely attentive staff who know the menu inside out and make great recommendations for first-time visitors to the restaurant, and a lovely ambiance. Hope to be back very soon.

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4.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Very pleasant experience. Really enjoyed the food, the staff and the vodka! A gem of a place - visit if you can.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Great small restaurant serving good authentic Russian food
The Siberian Ossetra Caviar was good value
Could not fault any of the food
The flavoured Vodkas were excellent especially the horseradish one

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Very nice russian food, perfect place to meet with friends, very good service - very client oriented.
Recommend!

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Second time here, cute little place with authentic dishes. Lovely staff who are always really helpful with suggestions.

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4.0Dined on December 21, 2017

Zima has a nice intimate feel while being quite buzzy with Russian music playing. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the food was very tasty. As this was the first time we had dined here, I was a bit surprised by the portion sizes, although it does state it is Russian street food, I did not realise that the main plates would be quite so small. However the price does reflect this. I would say the menu is more for a light meal in the same way that tapas would be considered.

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5.0Dined on December 14, 2017

Love it. . . . . . we try to go every time that we are in London and always enjoy the food , the atmosphere and the lovely friendly staff. Having been to Russia, this really does recapture our amazing time there. Our favourite place to eat.

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4.0Dined on December 3, 2017

Zima is a very fine restaurant with simple ingredients that really packs a punch. The chicken noodle soup was fantastic and perfect for a cold Sunday evening, next time I would love to try the fish soup. For mains my wife and I had the sturgeon and beef and venison dumplings, absolutely delicious. My only draw back was that the restaurant where we were seated was a little cold but all in all the food here at Zima is very very good.

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

Best restaurant in Soho! The food, the atmosphere and the decor was very nostalgic and it made the experience amazing. Everything tastes just like homemade - even better! Love the variety of vodkas, I recommend horseradish vodka with tomato juice. Our waitress was super lovely and made sure we were looked after. We will be coming back! x

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4.0Dined on December 1, 2017

Nice food and ambiance!

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4.0Dined on November 24, 2017

Great restaurant, good ambiance, friendly service, although the waitress we had couldn't really talk us through options or recommend what to have, so we had to do a bit of guess work. Also thought the 12.5% service charge was too much, I was told that's standard service charge rather flippantly, which it of course isn't. Saying all of this, I have recommended it and would absolutely go back again. I think I had the best cocktail I've ever had in my life there, which had beetroot in it! Was lovely.

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3.0Dined on November 17, 2017

Food was great and the staff is attentive and friendly but the overall impression was ruined by the very delayed service. We waited for the mains for almost an hour. After that you just want to leave as soon as possible.

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4.0Dined on November 17, 2017

Great as always

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5.0Dined on November 16, 2017

Very pleasant overall, will come back. We had a quick pre theatre dinner and no complaints. Friendly and quick service, yummy dishes (mind though I am longing-for-Russian-food Russian!), picked cabbage and honeycake are to die for. Vinegret was creative. Pelmeni are pelmeni everywhere and borsch was good. Portions are small as noted in every review, so don't go if you are too hungry or beware. We left satisfied and not too stuffed which is healthy! :)

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5.0Dined on November 15, 2017

Great service, stunning decor and nice food. I was with a Russian person: she said it felt like home !

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5.0Dined on November 2, 2017

My Russian friends recommended this and my Russian date told me the cooking is authentic and excellent. I certainly enjoyed everything. Staff seem to have pride in the place and treat customers with friendship. Expensive evening out but that was our decision based on what we ordered. Could not stop ourselves. Had a great time.

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3.0Dined on October 29, 2017

This is the first time I tried Russian food and it was surprisingly good! My favourite is the dumpling with sour cream and the buckwheat. Having said that the service was not that great as one of the servers tend to forgot things i.e. brought the wrong order & forgot to give us plates. But overall it was good and I'll probably come back again.

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

Good take on Russian food. Authentic, just as I rememebr it

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3.0Dined on October 20, 2017

We wanted to try something different and came to this lovely Russian restaurant. We were made very welcome upon arrival and the food was explained to us. We enjoyed the food and sharing the platter with friends. Great place to meet up after work and drinks

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1.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Waitress didn't know anything about the menu
Good mediocre
Service bad
No ambience
Just disappointing

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5.0Dined on October 13, 2017

Probably the best Russian food in London! Great infusions!

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3.0Dined on October 7, 2017

A great place to try inventive Russian dishes. The food was tasty and the service was attentive. There are also a good selection of vodkas to try. We were a bit confused by the ‘tapas’ explanation - we were expecting dishes to all come out but instead had set courses. The stroganoff also came out cold. The waitress was attentive and was open to discuss food allergies. A decent place in Soho to try something new.

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4.0Dined on September 23, 2017

Good food options, great russian beer. Lovely service, friendly staff.

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4.0Dined on September 22, 2017

Food was good but felt very thirsty after. The sauce for the dishes tasted the same. However, starter was very good and lamb tongue was quite unique.

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5.0Dined on September 9, 2017

At the day the waitress who hosted us was incredibly professional and helpful for making a right choice

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4.0Dined on September 9, 2017

Can't get enough of the dumplings. The Stroganoff is also very good.

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4.0Dined on September 7, 2017

Good choice of different sounding dishes on the menu, so you can compose quite a varied meal. Nice arty decor. Right next to Ronnie Scotts

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5.0Dined on September 7, 2017

Great food and fabulous service. We'll be back again.

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4.0Dined on September 5, 2017

Food was really fresh and authentic russian dishes. I liked it very much. It is small and casual.

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