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 three floors of a historic townhouse, Opium takes inspiration from all things Chinese, from the ingredients and flavours used in the cocktail list, to the compact dim sum menu and vintage decor. 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.
|Average main course||£8.00 per diner|
|Average food spend||£50.00 per diner|
Venue Details & Map
Opium Cocktail and Dim Sum Parlour
The Jade Door, 15-16 Gerrard Street
- +44 20 7734 7276
Top 5 reviews of Opium Cocktail and Dim Sum Parlour
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
We reserved a table for 5 with my friends.
I love the special bars you can find in London and Opium was on my list for a while.
We arrived a little before 9PM (time of the booking) and they let us entered on time. We were first seated in the Apothicary room (the time they clean our reserved table) before going upstairs in the Attic.
The atmosphere in both rooms is slightly different: the... more
Nice hideout with great bao buns, creative cocktails and friendly staff.
The bouncer is a gent, been there since the beginning. Even when they're at capacity no pretension unlike other speakeasies. more
There are two levels to suit you. I prefer the second level Apothecary for your cocktail pleasure. Fun, creative cocktails served by the friendliest bartenders in town.
Opium is bright and not so kitchy with its slightly Asian decor and very Asian menu of dumplings and other bar snacks. There are many potions to choose from with a standard drink menu and specialty one to represent each year... more