Zima Russian Restaurant

Afternoon tea, Bars, Russian·
Bronze Award

SquareMeal Review of Zima Russian Restaurant

Bronze Award

Spread across a three-storey Soho townhouse, Zima aims to raise the profile of Russian food in London, offering traditional dishes with modern twists. It also claims to have the best-priced caviar in the capital, offering the luxury sturgeon eggs with the traditional accompaniments of blinis and sour cream.

The exteriors might be conventionally monochrome, but once you’re inside you’ll find a series of pretty dining rooms, which are decked out with cosy banquette seating, chequered flooring, Russian artwork lining the walls and a standalone bar. It’s a bright and attractive space, with several areas to choose between to sit down for drinks and food.

Zima’s menu traverses various Russian regions, offering up novel takes on classic dishes from the vast country. To start, you might enjoy the likes of an Olivier salad with chicken sand salmon roe, or borscht with sour cream. Come mains, try dishes such as beef stroganoff or perhaps pelmeni dumplings with three types of fish and squid ink, while desserts see the tempting likes of honey cake, and cottage cheese pancakes.

Prices at Zima are fair considering the surrounding area and the sophisticated surroundings, while a Euro-leaning wine list and a strong selection of Russian vodkas make for satisfying accompaniments to your meal. In fact, Zima serves homemade infused vodka on its menu, and the restaurant also runs its own Zima Picklery, where seasonal vegetables, fruit and drinks are all fermented on-site.  

If you’re not stopping by for dinner, you can try Zima’s Russian afternoon tea instead. It is served daily and includes unlimited tea, as well as traditional Russian pastries, such as pirozhki baked buns, blinis with homemade jam and condensed milk, and a classic medovik honey cake. At lunchtime, there is a selection of four-course set menus available, while you can also expect occasional live entertainment in the restaurant too.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Afternoon tea, Bars, Russian
Food Occasions
All day dining, Late night dining
Food Hygiene Rating


45 Frith Street, Soho, London, W1D 4SD

020 7494 9111


Opening Times

All day
Mon 12:00-01:00
Tue 12:00-01:00
Wed 12:00-01:00
Thu 12:00-01:00
Fri 12:00-01:00
Sat 12:00-01:00
Sun 12:00-21:00


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3 Reviews 


05 February 2020  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
Cozy place with tasty food

My favourite Russian food place in London. There is a great variety of vodka infusions - def a must-try, especially cherry and sea buckthorn ones. Also, definitely coming back for the rum balls. 

Lukas Rackauskas

05 August 2019  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
A gem of Russian cuisine and culture in London

A great place to try and experience real contemporary Russian food and hospitality. Located in the heart of Soho place is full of character and is a perfect place to dine the night away

alexei Z

04 May 2017  
Modern Russian Cuisine tapas-style, traditional taste with twist, interesting vodka infusions and Soho atmosphere.
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