Before you can contemplate trying the incredible cocktails and delicious food, you've got to locate Opium. A secret bar if ever there was one; find the nondescript green door and head up the long dark stairway to the cool and chic setting above.
Opium Cocktail Bar & Dim Sum Parlour is a chic, hidden venue in the heart of Chinatown. Run by experienced London bar moguls Dre Masso and Eric Yu, Opium certainly has some pedigree behind it. The decor is oriental themed but again keeps an element of freshness with a twist that makes it modern and current; metal finishes on miss-match Chinese furniture gives Opium, a contemporary London feel that is very welcome. Expect 3 floors of amazing Asian cocktails and a selection of dim sum - just a little teaser to get your appetite going.
The drinks list and ingredients for food dishes will change seasonally to reflect their freshness, a great selling point. Perfect for a fine dinner and drinks evening, Opium would certainly impress a date or be a good place to have a meal with friends. Fire-cracker cocktails set the evening off with a bang, alongside some stunning dim sum nibbles; expect a cool and trendy crowd, who are distinctly in the know, how else would they have found this Chinatown gem?
|Bottle of Lager (330ml)||£5.80|
|Spirit and Mixer (50ml double shot and mixer)||£8.50|
|Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large )||£7.20|
|Bottle of House Wine||£28.00|
|Bottle of Champagne||£65.00|
|Opium Sample Cocktail Menu||Download|
|Opium Sample Food Menu||Download|
A word from the chef:
Opium fuses classic Chinese dim sum and other dishes with a contempary London twist, adding new additions to older staples. Try their Dim Sum platter at £16 with siu mai and har gau or their Cantonese barbecue pork bun at £6.
Hidden in the heart of Chinatown, Opium Cocktail Bar & Dim Sum Parlour is a secretive spot for late night foodies, boozies, and trendsetters from all around London. Set in arguably the most touristy district of London, Opium is a gem among this...
|The Den||Private Room||N/A||35||£800||£1.2k|
|The Apothecary||Private Room||N/A||40||On Request||£1.8K|
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