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.
This content has been supplied by Opium Cocktail and Dim Sum Parlour
Venue Details & Map
Opium Cocktail and Dim Sum Parlour
The Jade Door, 15-16 Gerrard Street
- +44 20 7734 7276
Fantastic cocktails. Definitely recommend trying it out if you're in the area. Went there twice in the one week I was in London.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
Opium has all the components you find in a speakeasy- a non discrete entrance, a shady looking bouncer, dark stairways and dim lit lighting. However, how it does stand apart is the oriental feel to the place which starts of with the wafting smell of the incense sticks placed in the stairways and is emphasised much more by the decor involving the Buddha statuettes and Dragons. The cocktails...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
I give this place a lot of credit for the location: right in the smacking center of Chinatown and next to a Chinese restaurant which is quite fitting with the name. It is quite easy to miss it. Also, in order to get to the bar itself, you would have to climb up to the 3rd floor. My excitement was building up as I climbed the stairs, but as soon as I reached the bar itself, all excitement was...more