R is for Russian

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

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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.

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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

PIE HUNTER RECOMMENDS

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