A heady emporium of delight concealed behind a secret jade door in Chinatown, Opium is a speakeasy-style cocktail lounge and dim sum parlour. Set over 3 floors of an historic townhouse, Opium is heavily influenced and takes inspiration from all things Chinese, from the ingredients and flavours used in the cocktail list, to the compact dim sum menu and vintage décor. The attic area has an open-kitchen-style bar, The Bartender's Table, where guests can immerse themselves in the theatre of drink-making. Opium is a late night drinking and dining den, open until 3am at weekends.
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Opium Cocktail and Dim Sum Parlour
The Jade Door, 15-16 Gerrard Street
- +44 20 7734 7276
A friend and I stumbled upon Opium on a quiet Tuesday night. The bartender was excellent (Spanish chap) and the cocktails were to match.more
It's quite pricey (about £11 per cocktail), but this classy semi-hidden cocktail bar is quiet and has a lovely ambience. Ask the doorman if there's enough room and he'll let you up. It's a good place for a drink if it's a night that's likely to be busy and you want to find somewhere that won't be packed out - I went on St Patrick's Day when there were queues outside every pub in soho, and it...more
We had an absolutely great time!
It's so fun to have to go in through the Jade door in Chinatown, away from the hustle and bustle and up these mysterious stairs.
We had a nice table, it was quiet enough to chat but had a buzz about it so it was still a good 'Saturday' night thing to do. Shared the veggie dim sum platter, which was delicious (but better off as a snack, not a full meal, we...more
It was my first time here and absolutely loved the place.
It is a little difficult to locate as it doesn't have a big signboard advertising itself but it does have a small one right next to door.
The cocktails were great, as were the dumplings.
From the cocktail menu, I highly recommend the 'Candy Apple Sour' if you like dark rum. If you want one that looks like some drink out of a sci-fi...more
One of my friens is very much into the speakeasy mood these days, so we came here for a pre-dinner drink on a saturday night.
Finding the place is the hardest thing, as the small black door is hidden between chineese restaurants.
Inside is quite similar to its neighbour ECC, but I think the bar is only on the top floor while the other floors are for the restaurant.
the top floor has the...more