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
Good cocktails, cocktails on fire. The best service I have ever seen in a cocktail bar. Dumpling and dim sum in a cocktail bar. But perhaps not exceptional dumplings.
It is a genius idea. And the execution was pretty good.
The one time something was a bit slow, we were given it on the house without asking. I guess the guy really wanted the tip; good for him. Our group tried a few of...more
Looking for early morning cocktails and found this place. Bit of an old fashioned speakeasy feel to it... Beginning with the single, almost unmarked door, into the place. The bar is up on the third floor. Unusual mix of cocktails presented on what, at first glance, looks like a regular food menu especially in the dingy lighting. Check it out.more
Opium is great little speakeasy spot in Chinatown. We stopped by at 11 PM on a Friday night and it was busy but still quiet and intimate, as a good speakeasy should be. I didn't try the food but jumped right to the Nuclear Pina Colada, which at £18 could be considered a rash order, but it was served fully on fire, chock full of enough alcohol for 3-4 drinks, and absolutely delicious, making it...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