We are hiring.

Russian speaking food store manager

We are opening a new exciting food store in the heart of Soho and looking for a dedicated Russian speaking manager to deliver the highest standard of customer service and drive sales. You will be joining the team at a pre-launch stage and will be reporting directly to the shareholders.


  • Manage day-to-day store operations, recruit, train, and lead a small team
  • Organise daily and weekly rotas in line with budgeted hours
  • Conduct stock checks and deal with food deliveries
  • Manage KPIs, budgets, and P&L
  • Negotiate the terms and manage contracts with various suppliers and other third parties
  • Deal with and resolve customer complaints
  • Ensure Health & Safety, Food Safety, and hygiene procedures & standards are maintained and followed by all of the team members
  • Prepare regular management reports, assist with marketing and other ad hoc activities


  • Previous experience of managing a restaurant/store/hotel in the UK is mandatory
  • Fluency in Russian and English
  • Excellent client relationship management and communication skills
  • Analytical mindset and strong numerical skills
  • Team leadership and management background
  • Business acumen and problem-solving skills

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Russian speaking professional who is passionate about food and people and has a background of managing a retail store (or better a small food store or a restaurant!) in the UK. Great team, fun environment and opportunity to really get involved are guaranteed. Applied right now not to miss the chance by sending your CV to [email protected]

We are hiring.

Russian speaking marketing and communications coordinator

Zima is a Russian fusion food concept in the heart of Soho. Spread over three floors and an al fresco terrace, our restaurant offers traditional Russian food with a modern twist. We pride ourselves on the most welcoming atmosphere and an exceptional customer service.

We are now looking for a young specialist to manage all of our marketing and communications activities, including advertising, digital marketing solutions, public relations, partnerships, and business development opportunities.


  • Design, implement, and drive key online and offline marketing campaigns
  • Develop Zima’s social media channels, including Facebook and Instagram, produce and source interesting content, build relationships with influencers and bloggers, grow Zima Restaurant’s engagement levels
  • Set up tracking systems and analyse the results of all digital marketing activities
  • Work with the external PR agency to produce promotional PR materials and press releases
  • Monitor and manage Zima’s presence on the relevant platforms, including OpenTable, Bookatable, Google, TripAdvisor, etc
  • Organise and manage internal and external events, e.g. tastings, parties, pop-ups, etc
  • Build partnerships and identify business development opportunities.
  • Prepare (monthly, quarterly, annually) marketing reports, and forecasts
  • Analyse, and monitor the competitors’ marketing and sales activities
  • Ensure all communications and content are consistent with other business activities, comply with the company’s identity, reputation, and standards of service


  • BA/MA degree in Marketing, Advertising or Communications
  • Experience as a Marketing Coordinator, Marketing Executive or in a similar role, previous experience in the hospitality/food/restaurant sectors is essential
  • Fluency in English and Russian, excellent communication skills
  • Good understanding of traditional and digital marketing tools (social, web, email)
  • Working knowledge of analytical tools
  • Excellent writing skills and ability to produce engaging content
  • Can-do attitude and ability to work with minimal supervision

We are looking for a young, driven, and outgoing person with a real interest in the food/restaurant business. You will be able to execute your ideas and have excellent opportunities for career progression. If you are a recent graduate, we are happy to provide visa support under Tier 5 (Government Authorised Exchange) scheme. To apply, please send us your CV to [email protected] with a reference ‘CV, Restaurant’.

Lunch special offer

We offer 25% off a la carte menu until the end of May, from 12 to 3 pm (Tue-Fri). Who's up for some authentic Russian lunch at Soho?

Check our menu here.

Football on a big screen, Soho

It's + 10°C in London. And it is much hotter in Denmark where the World Hockey Cup is just about to begin!

Should you wish to get your mates together and back your beloved team, just come to Zima at Soho, as we will screen Russia, Latvia and Belarus games. Please check the list of games below.

  • 4 May Russia-France 3:15 pm
  • 4 May Sweden Belarus 7:15 pm
  • 5 May France-Belarus 3:15 pm
  • 8 May South Korea-Latvia 3:15 pm
  • 9 May Switzerland-Belarus 3:15 pm
  • 10 May USA-Latvia 3:15 pm
  • 10 May Czech Republic-Russia 7:15 pm
  • 11 May Belarus-Czech Republic 7:15 pm
  • 12 May Austria-Belarus 3:15 pm
  • 12 May Russia-Switzerland 7:15 pm
  • 15 May Belarus-Slovakia 3:15 pm
  • 15 May Russia-Sweden 7:15 pm