Harden's says

This venture, right next door to Soho's legendary Ronnie Scott's jazz club, combines Russian street food and drink in a kitsch speakeasy-style atmosphere.

Owner's description

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 and other favourites of Russian cuisine, sip on our homemade selection of infused vodka and enjoy the welcoming atmosphere.

 Escape from the ordinary!


Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£8.00 £12.00 £4.00 £7.50
Wine per bottle £21.00
Filter Coffee £2.50
Service 12.50%

Restaurant details

No dress code

survey result


* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Russian street food” served in a speakeasy-style venue next door to Ronnie Scott’s jazz club makes Russki celeb chef, Alexei Zimin’s Soho yearling “fun and something a bit different”.

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45 Frith Street, London, W1D 4SD
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Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑1 am
Tuesday12 pm‑1 am
Wednesday12 pm‑1 am
Thursday12 pm‑1 am
Friday12 pm‑1 am
Saturday12 pm‑1 am
Sunday12 pm‑9 pm

The 2020 Harden's Guide

2020 Hardens London Restaurant Guide

"User friendly in price, size and outlook"

Financial Times