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
Was trying to go to a different speakeasy but accidentally ended up here instead. No complaints! Except for the bouncer who made this place seem like it was super secret and VIP only. Fun atmosphere, going for the opium den feel of yesteryear. Definitely recommend the opium drink if you want something light and a bit sweet. So fun to watch them pour in the tea with the dried ice to give off...more
A friend brought me here after we had dinner else where and I was so happy about it as I've been meaning to come here since foreverrrrrrrrrr ever ever everrrrr everrrrr *echoes through time*
The decor of the place is disappointing ... I expected an oriental fusion with sexy dark tones of chocolate and cigars!
Well that's what I wanted but what I got was just a dark basic looking...more
Really cute unassuming Chinese prohibition themed bar that could do with a lick of paint.
Compared to a standard bar, say be at one, opium is pretty awesome. But compared to other speakeasy bars it's only about average.
Drinks are delicious but they lack the wow factor. Same with the service. Lovely, but lacking the one to one personalised service usual of speakeasy bars.
At £14 a drink...more
Hands down the best dim sum I have ever eaten! It was just perfect!
Opium isn't very easy to find - just a door with a bouncer. He recognised our reservation and asked us to go up to the third floor. Presented with a dark, incense filled stair case, I was slightly concerned at what I'd got me and my friend in to.. but as we arrived on the 3rd floor we were pleasantly surprised!
I have the London Cocktail Week wristbands and wanted to check this bar out for the 1st time and because the lychee martini was being offered at £5. We arrived at 9.30pm and were told the waiting time is 30 mins, but were seated in after 10 mins even though no one had left the bar. Thank god, because it was really cold outside!
Only the 1st level was open due to it being a Wednesday. We were...more