R is for Russian

We had a special guest from New York for our visit to ZIMA in Soho.


With a great location, this venue served some authentic and high standard traditional Russian food with plenty of sharing options. Classic ingredients on the menu included sturgeon, caviar, and venison.


Proceedings began with a tray of its signature and homemade vodka infusions. Mostly delicious, the horseradish was an acquired taste.

Sharing platters (above, £15) included beetroot cured salmon, smoked mackerel rillettes served on rye, and chicken liver pate.

Mains included a pan fried sturgeon fillet (£11.50), beef and venison dumplings (£9.50) and an excellent short rib beef stroganoff (below, £10.90). Very good desserts included chocolate salami, ‘vereniki’ cherry dumplings, and honey cake.

Pie Hunter Ratings

Ambiance 4/5

Food 4.5/5

Drinks 3.5/5

Service 4/5

Value 4/5

Total 20/25


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