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 jade 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-matched Chinese furniture gives Opium, a contemporary London feel that is very welcome. Expect 3 bars 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. Flash paper 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?


Opium's Gift Voucher
On sale until 31st Dec 2022
£25 - £150
Opium Classic Cocktail Masterclass
On sale until 31st Dec 2022
Mini Cocktail Masterclass
On sale until 31st Dec 2022


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  • No Door Charge.


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 17:00 1:00
Tuesday 17:00 1:00
Wednesday 17:00 2:00
Thursday 17:00 2:00
Friday 17:00 3:00
Saturday 17:00 3:00
Sunday 17:00 0:00

Special opening hours

Day Open Close Notes
Sunday 25th December 2022 - -
Monday 26th December 2022 - -
Sunday 1st January 2023 - -
Saturday 24th December 2022 - -



Opium, 15-16 Gerrard Street, W1D 6JE



Nearest Station

Leicester Square (Tube)


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves Chinese, Vegetarian Friendly and Vegan Friendly food.

  • 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.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
The Peony bar Private Room 23 30 - On Request On Request
The Apothecary Bar Private Room 20 35 - On Request On Request
Full Floor Exclusive Hire Private Room 0 50 - On Request On Request
Full Venue Hire Venue Hire 0 100 - On Request On Request

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Opium Chinatown - London Cocktail Bar Review

Opium Chinatown - London Cocktail Bar Review

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 area and very worthwhile. The Venue After entering…

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