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Description

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?

Info

Hours

Day Open Close Notes
17:00 01:00
17:00 01:00
17:00 02:00
17:00 03:00
17:00 03:00
17:00 03:00
17:00 00:00

Location

Opium
15-16 Gerrard Street, Chinatown, London, W1D 6JE

Area:
Central London

Nearest station:
Leicester Square (Tube)
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Menus

Drink Prices Price
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £5.80
Cocktail £10.50
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

Menus

Opium Sample Cocktail Menu Download
Opium Sample Food Menu Download


This venue serves Asian/Oriental, International, 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.

Our Review

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...

Read our full Opium Chinatown - London Cocktail Bar Review review

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Seated
Capacity
Standing
Cost Min spend
Midweek*
Min spend
Weekend*
The Den Private Room N/A 35 £800 £1.2k
The Apothecary Private Room N/A 40 On Request £1.8K
Venue Venue Hire N/A 120 £8k £10k
* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Fabulous drinks and dim sum Visited Opium on 2018-01-13
by on January 15th, 2018
5

It is an ok place with a loud music that has nothing to do with the visual atmosphere they have tried to create. Cocktails are ok, on the sweeter side, for sure, and also on the smaller side. The service was moderate. Visited Opium on 2018-01-13
by on January 15th, 2018
2

Despite uncomfortable seating, excellent food, service and ambiance. Visited Opium on 2018-01-13
by on January 15th, 2018
5

We liked this restaurant. Cool vibe. Okay nibbles. However, the starsign cocktails were not great and overpriced. Visited Opium on 2018-01-12
by on January 14th, 2018
3

Very friendly staff inside and lovely atmosphere. Doorman was a bit abrupt and I booked and went specifically for the Peony room but were seated in the General Tea Parlour area. Lovely cocktails. Visited Opium on 2018-01-11
by on January 13th, 2018
3

Great service, ambience and food. Definitely go again! Visited Opium on 2018-01-10
by on January 12th, 2018
4

Great atmosphere, food and cocktails are delicious Visited Opium on 2018-01-07
by on January 9th, 2018
5

Great experience and nice atmosphere. It would have been better if when doing my booking the food I had pre-ordered had been brought out rather than having to reorder it because they lost it on the system. Also it would have been better if the waitress stopped trying to hurry us up to drink to get rid of us...VERY OFF PUTTING. However great drinks, bartenders made us feel welcome. Visited Opium on 2018-01-06
by on January 8th, 2018
3

Nice environment, perfect for a date night Visited Opium on 2018-01-05
by on January 8th, 2018
5

Fantastic dim sums and amazing cocktails, especially the peach sharing one. Staff were professional and very friendly Visited Opium on 2018-01-06
by on January 8th, 2018
5

Excellent service, venue, food and cocktails. Visited Opium on 2018-01-06
by on January 8th, 2018
5

Fantastic evening as always. Yummy cocktails and dimsum. Great ambience and friendly staff. Love Opium! Visited Opium on 2018-01-06
by on January 8th, 2018
5

Fantastic cocktails, lovely and attentive staff - great surroundings. Can't wait to be back. Visited Opium on 2018-01-06
by on January 8th, 2018
5

An excellent evening. We were a party of 12 and the staff really did go out of their way to accommodate us as well as provide top notch service. Will go back! Recommended! Visited Opium on 2018-01-06
by on January 8th, 2018
5

Brilliant as always! More vegetarian options on the dim sum menu would be welcomed but the platters were delicious Visited Opium on 2018-01-06
by on January 8th, 2018
5

Fantastic cocktails . Must have dumplings next time as they are amazing !! Visited Opium on 2018-01-05
by on January 7th, 2018
4

Loved it,had a great time, bar man was really good and made us our own cocktails after telling him what we did and didn’t like. Only thing was the jade door was open when we arrived we wanted to knock on it and be let in, like a little secret Visited Opium on 2018-01-05
by on January 7th, 2018
4

Great vibe and excellent service Visited Opium on 2018-01-05
by on January 7th, 2018
5

A hidden bar in an unlikely place. Be sure to look for the small plaque outside. We had dim sum and pork buns which were good as were the cocktails. Staff were friendly too. A nice place to go with friends Visited Opium on 2017-12-31
by on January 2nd, 2018
4

A hidden bar in an unlikely place. Be sure to look for the small plaque outside. We had dim sum and pork buns which were good as were the cocktails. Staff were friendly too. A nice place to go with friends Visited Opium on 2017-12-31
by on January 2nd, 2018
4

Fantastic, thanks. Looking forward to passing by again soon. Visited Opium on 2017-12-28
by on January 1st, 2018
5

Fantastic quality of service, kind staff and an amazingly good seating area. Cocktails really yummy. Visited Opium on 2017-12-30
by on January 1st, 2018
5

Wonderful yet again!! A great combo of good service and tasty cocktails Visited Opium on 2017-12-29
by on December 31st, 2017
5

Great cocktails and dumplings in a trendy setting. Visited Opium on 2017-12-27
by on December 29th, 2017
5

I had the peony room booked, but they sent us up to the attic instead. I was quite disappointed with that. If someone has a booking, a space should be reserved for them. Although that occurred, I did enjoy the service I received in the attic. The girl constantly made sure that everything was okay and the drinks she recommended for me were on point. Will definitely come back again. My boyfriend and I really enjoyed the vibes there. Visited Opium on 2017-12-22
by on December 27th, 2017
4

Great Service with a lovely atmosphere! Visited Opium on 2017-12-22
by on December 25th, 2017
4

Great food, atmosphere and service Visited Opium on 2017-12-22
by on December 24th, 2017
5

Would not pop back again...sorry...dim sum lovely but cocktails where far to small for the price when better value can be found near by in Soho. Visited Opium on 2017-12-21
by on December 23rd, 2017
2

Great drinks, nice location and atmosphere Visited Opium on 2017-12-21
by on December 23rd, 2017
5

although I emailed them to change my booking by 15 mins they seemed really agitated at the door (bearing in mind that I had booked for two hours) the seated area was pleasant but was given water that had sat there for a while. Overall was a pleasant experience Visited Opium on 2017-12-16
by on December 22nd, 2017
3

awesome service. awesome cocktails and wonderful vibe away from the hustle and bustle of the West End. Book early and get in here. Well worth it! Visited Opium on 2017-12-20
by on December 22nd, 2017
5

Hosted a brilliant Christmas party here in the Attik room - great venue and really helpful staff. Visited Opium on 2017-12-20
by on December 22nd, 2017
5

Great vibe, good dim-sum, delicious cocktails and helpful staff. Visited Opium on 2017-12-18
by on December 20th, 2017
5

Really unusual setting, delicious dim sums and fantastic cocktails prepared by knowledgeable and skilled bartenders. I will surely return. Visited Opium on 2017-12-17
by on December 20th, 2017
5

Good atmosphere. However I would recommend groups of no more than 4 to sit comfortably. Visited Opium on 2017-12-15
by on December 19th, 2017
4

Great service, good drinks, would recommend Visited Opium on 2017-12-16
by on December 18th, 2017
5

Brilliant service and lovely cocktails!! Visited Opium on 2017-12-15
by on December 18th, 2017
5

The food and cocktails were very good! And very friendly staff and special thanks to Jake who was very kind and professional! Would def recommend Opium! Visited Opium on 2017-12-15
by on December 18th, 2017
5

Cool place - just a bit too noisy. Visited Opium on 2017-12-15
by on December 17th, 2017
4

Great cocktails! Loved the dim sum too Visited Opium on 2017-12-13
by on December 17th, 2017
5

second visit and both times loved this place. first time was with a group of friends second with a large group of work mates. both times the food was excellent and kept coming as well as amazing drinks and superb service. Visited Opium on 2017-12-07
by on December 17th, 2017
5

Service is poor. Drinks & atmosphere are good. Food is great. For the price I won’t be back in a hurry. Visited Opium on 2017-12-13
by on December 16th, 2017
3

My second outing to the establishment in the last 2 weeks. Again, amazing food, lovely wine , fun vibe and great staff. Visited Opium on 2017-12-13
by on December 15th, 2017
5

Excellent night out!!! Great food and cocktails. Visited Opium on 2017-12-13
by on December 15th, 2017
5

Must be too old...the place very dimley lit couldn't read the menu. Food excellent booze very very expensive. Not worth a second visit. Visited Opium on 2017-12-11
by on December 13th, 2017
2

Started good. Cool atmosphere. Disappointing range of cocktails, many had very similar flavours. ...... 40 minutes into being there the music changed from stylish and in keeping music to MC Hammer (you can’t touch this)!!!! Disappointing No where near as good as the 3 previous visits which were over a year ago. Visited Opium on 2017-12-10
by on December 13th, 2017
2

The staff weren't particularly polite to our party, so we didn't stay for a second drink. They were rude at the door (even though we had a booking) and the waiter was also rude at the table. A bit disappointing as could have been a lovely experience otherwise. Visited Opium on 2017-12-11
by on December 13th, 2017
2

A really fun and quirky place with great cocktails and wonderful food. The atmosphere is great as are the staff. Visited Opium on 2017-12-02
by on December 12th, 2017
5

The food and xoctails were amazing. The service and atmosphere lovely. I'd give it 5 stas. .. but the door man was impolite and arrogant. We turned up 13 minutes late (our fault ) but not 15 min.late... so they gave away our table which made us wait another 15 min....in the cold outdoors. I think this was slightly out of order and would have expected Opium wait the full 15min. I tried calling to let the staff know we will be delayed but no one was answering. Visited Opium on 2017-12-08
by on December 11th, 2017
3

Fabulous ... just the perfect setting for a cosy cocktail nightcap. Visited Opium on 2017-12-09
by on December 11th, 2017
5

A fantastic night. Great service. Amazing environment. But the doorman could be a little friendlier, especialy as we had a reservation. Visited Opium on 2017-12-09
by on December 11th, 2017
5

Fabulous dumplings and awesome cocktails - both classics and house specials. Loved the atmosphere - recommended to us by my London cousin and enjoyed by 3 Sydney urbanites. We will be back next trip! Visited Opium on 2017-12-09
by on December 11th, 2017
5

Had a lovely time : the upstairs room was rather hot though (appreciate it was cold outside, but I was sweating). It would be great to have seats that were next to each other rather than across the table, makes it easier to chat without constantly leaning forward in the chair. Our waitress was great though, cocktails tasted good and it is good to be able to book and know you have a table secured. Visited Opium on 2017-12-09
by on December 11th, 2017
4

Amazing night! It was a surprise for my boyfriends bday and the staff were fantastic and couldn't do enough for us We all enjoyed the cocktails especially The Rabbit and the Ox Also the music was a great selection Can't wait to go again! Visited Opium on 2017-12-09
by on December 11th, 2017
5

Amazing drinks; lovely dim sum and absolutely wonderful staff! Visited Opium on 2017-12-08
by on December 10th, 2017
5

Booked table was a bar table which was uncomfortable to eat from, but otherwise a nice atmosphere as always. Visited Opium on 2017-12-07
by on December 9th, 2017
3

excellent dim sum but poor not friendly staff Visited Opium on 2017-12-06
by on December 8th, 2017
2

Great food , drinks were delicious, great atmosphere. Will definitely be recommending to friends and family. Visited Opium on 2017-12-06
by on December 8th, 2017
4

Really average compared to previous visits - I've always historically had a great time but found Tuesday was a little lacking. The usual attention to detail wasn't there, nor was there much help in terms of the cocktail menu for my friend who hadn't visited before. Visited Opium on 2017-12-05
by on December 7th, 2017
2

Extremely disappointing. Based on prior reviews, I thought I was going to somewhere quite special and modern, however the decor and the standard of finishing was like someone’s dark and dingy worn out apartment. The stairwell leading up to the bar was also dark and dilapidated - nothing gives you the feeling that you are in a “nice place”. I was treating someone for their birthday so we ordered a glass of champagne which we had to send back because it was flat. All the seating consisted of low chairs and tables, so when our dim sum arrived, we were basically trying to eat on our laps. This may have been less of a hassle except the dim sum rice wraps were extremely thick and cooked to a pulp, so when trying to pick them up with your chopsticks, the wrap simply fell apart and the fillings all fell out. The three things that sold this place to me when booking was the location, the bar and food reviews. Sadly every aspect was a complete disappointment. Visited Opium on 2017-12-04
by on December 6th, 2017
1

lush atmosphere, top notch cocktails and the added bonus of delicious dumplings Visited Opium on 2017-12-03
by on December 5th, 2017
5

Really cool atmosphere. We were late due to traffic and they accommodated us just fine. Good service. Lovely dim sum. Nice wine. Will visit again! Visited Opium on 2017-12-02
by on December 4th, 2017
4

Great dumplings as always, we enjoyed the new cocktail menu as well:) Visited Opium on 2017-12-02
by on December 4th, 2017
5

Very strong cocktails but staff weren’t that friendly weirdly...I expected better service Visited Opium on 2017-12-02
by on December 4th, 2017
3

Dark, moody and welcoming atmosphere! Went for my birthday with 3 friends but would be great with friends or a date environment! Really great evening at Opium, drinks and food were on point and staff were friendly attentive and knowledgeable! - Would recommend! Visited Opium on 2017-12-01
by on December 4th, 2017
4

We had a great night! Friendly, polite staff and exciting cocktails. We will definitely be back. Thank you!! Visited Opium on 2017-12-01
by on December 3rd, 2017
5

So much fuss at the entrance for such a normal bar- there is plenty like this at Soho/Chinatown, if you don't get a table get over and choose another bar. Visited Opium on 2017-12-01
by on December 3rd, 2017
3

Completely overrated, most expensive dim sum in town and not the best. Dim sum oversized and wrappers too thick. Visited Opium on 2017-12-01
by on December 3rd, 2017
1

Can’t wait for the next tea cocktail event! Visited Opium on 2017-11-29
by on December 1st, 2017
5

Cool atmosphere, tasty dumplings and great cocktails :) Visited Opium on 2017-11-25
by on November 27th, 2017
5

Kind staff, excellent food and drinks Visited Opium on 2017-11-25
by on November 27th, 2017
5

I had an amazing evening at the bar behind ! its quite private but I enjoyed my evening ! Highly Recommended ! Visited Opium on 2017-11-25
by on November 27th, 2017
5

This is one of my favourite places to go in central London. The staff are great, the food is fantastic, and there is an excellent cocktail menu. The place itself is very nice too. Highly recommend Visited Opium on 2017-11-24
by on November 27th, 2017
5

I am a return visitor to Opium and was somewhat disappointed with my last visit. The drinks were markedly higher in price than before, and rather poor in taste. I also requested a reservation to Peony, which is not where we were seated. Visited Opium on 2017-11-24
by on November 27th, 2017
2

Perfect date night, cosy and delicious! Visited Opium on 2017-11-24
by on November 26th, 2017
5

Awesome, Cousy and quirky place! Love it every time and our friends were greatly impressed by the drinks, ambience, food and absolutely loved he music!! Visited Opium on 2017-11-24
by on November 26th, 2017
5

great custom rose cocktails friday night Visited Opium on 2017-11-24
by on November 26th, 2017
4

I don't come to London often, but this restaurant is always on my 'to do' list. Amazing food without exception. Visited Opium on 2017-11-24
by on November 26th, 2017
5

One of my favourite places to visit in the whole of London. The dim sum is incredible (spicy duck as well as the crab ones are immediate winners) while the bar tenders and waiters/resses are fantastic and very helpful. Definitely going to go back many many times! Visited Opium on 2017-11-20
by on November 24th, 2017
5

Quite a disappointing experience in all honesty. Much-hyped but it's expensive for what it is. The staff are, if not exactly rude, quite cold and not exactly wildly accommodating. The music selection also left a lot to be desired. Basically if you like gloopy acoustic covers of well-known pop songs and paying over the odds for an admittedly tasty but unexceptional cocktail in a fairly underwhelming and very hot room, this is the place for you. If you like something with a bit of flair and elegance, I'd go for the simple but excellent Bar Termini instead. Visited Opium on 2017-11-17
by on November 21st, 2017
2

Fun atmosphere but the cocktails are nothing to shout about. Visited Opium on 2017-11-18
by on November 20th, 2017
3

Lovely bar, atmosphere, drinks and friendly staff!! Super! Visited Opium on 2017-11-18
by on November 20th, 2017
5

Service unparalleled; cocktails matchless. A highly recommended experience, Opium is impossible to oversell. Looking forward to my next night at the Peony Bar! Visited Opium on 2017-11-18
by on November 20th, 2017
5

Great place and staff! It was a very pleasent experience Visited Opium on 2017-11-18
by on November 20th, 2017
5

amazing! Zodiac cocktails were fabulous! Highly recommend Bathtub Gin! Visited Opium on 2017-11-18
by on November 20th, 2017
5

Wonderful setting. Very intimate. Not overcrowded due to bookings only. Both cocktails and dimsum were amazing. Service impeccable! Visited Opium on 2017-11-18
by on November 20th, 2017
5

Great atmosphere, amazing food and cocktails!!! Stuff was really helpful with all our requests and the booking space was spacious and very comfy. Totally recommended!! Visited Opium on 2017-11-18
by on November 20th, 2017
5

OPIUM has a cool vibe and good cocktails. However I made a reservation at 6 and my group was pushed out at 7 saying there was no room for us. 70% of the room was empty at the time. We had a large group - 5 girls and 3 guys. They gave us a bigger table than we needed and we would have understood if they needed to move us to a smaller table for a larger group — But then they didn’t move us to anywhere else! What’s the point of making a reservation here to catch up with friends? Two of us hadn’t even gotten a chance to order a drink yet as they arrived at 6:30 and no one came to take their order! Visited Opium on 2017-11-18
by on November 20th, 2017
1

Fab place and amazing cocktails by mixologist Matteo at the Peony bar. Love it Visited Opium on 2017-11-18
by on November 20th, 2017
5

The waitress who served us and the staff in general was really lovely Visited Opium on 2017-11-17
by on November 20th, 2017
5

Great drinks, some unusual ones as well as your classics Visited Opium on 2017-11-16
by on November 20th, 2017
5

I made a booking for 10 people for 12.30am - we appreciated being able to make a booking at that time. The drinks and dim sum at Opium are great although we were in a bar with some very drunk patrons who made a lot of noise and were pretty obnoxious - it would have been good if the staff had intervened. Always happy to recommend Opium as a great late-night London spot though. Visited Opium on 2017-11-17
by on November 19th, 2017
4

One of the nicest, coolest and friendliest bars in London. I have been there many times with anything from 1 - 10 friends and we have always had a great experience. Food and drinks are of very high standard and mystery (now called mysterious) shots are also always great. Staff from the man on the door (the best and nicest in London) to the people in the bars are very helpful and efficient. Visited Opium on 2017-11-17
by on November 19th, 2017
5

Service was excellent, sea bas and fennel dumplings were especially yummy and Dragon Zodiac drink was super fun with a little fire surprise :) Visited Opium on 2017-11-16
by on November 18th, 2017
5

Loved it - such a fun night. Great setting and cocktails. Visited Opium on 2017-11-11
by on November 13th, 2017
5
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Great place for Friday night drinks! Amazing cocktails, atmosphere and staff! Visited Opium on 2017-11-10
by on November 13th, 2017
5

Very good Dim Sum experience! Visited Opium on 2017-11-10
by on November 12th, 2017
4

Great food music and cocktails! Visited Opium on 2017-11-10
by on November 12th, 2017
5

Having asked a requested a booth and wanting to eat we were sat on a table next to a group playing drinking games at significantly higher volumes than one would wish in a civilised bar. Rude, objectionable and horrific language. Basically a waste of oxygen but paying good money so all acceptable one imagines.... certainly not averse to bad language etc but when out with girlfriend for a quiet drink it isn’t what one expects. Weatherspoons wouldn’t have tolerated it. Asked to move and all the (empty) tables were reserved apparently.... Asked to possibly find another table where eating might be easier. Again manager came to ask if we were ok and, when explained, suggested we go downstairs to see the GM to fit us in. We left and went to another bar which was wonderful. Truly awful (second time I have had terrible service there and won’t be returning) - only giving one star as none isn’t possible. Visited Opium on 2017-11-09

Reply from Opium

Thank you for your feedback. Whilst we do try to accommodate all guests requests, this is not always possible on the evening. We will be taking your comments on-board and will pass onto the team for future training.
by on November 11th, 2017
1

Miserable experience. Worst table and atmosphere. I found out after we were placed in the Prony bar when I booked opium for dinner. Table felt like a waiting room next to waiter stand. We were moved and placed next to the largest table with a raucous uncouth bunch of guys competing who’s the loudest! We ordered 3 Gnt’s that was horrible. Tasted like they forgot to wash the glasses or they added in tequila. I complained and got mine replaced. Luckily the waitress said she watched the barman mix the complex Gnt.. it was fine. We paid for the drinks and left. No apology or refund for the drinks were offered. The atmosphere was strange.. the decor is low level lighting whilst trying but failing to recreate a decadent feel. One of the biggest reasons for atmosphere fail was the clanging 80’s handbag pop. I love 80’s but the you need to consider music to add to the theme, right?? We left and will never return. Visited Opium on 2017-11-09
by on November 11th, 2017
1

Very interesting the concept of the cocktails menu, zodiac signs Visited Opium on 2017-11-07
by on November 9th, 2017
5

Loved the themed cocktails. I think our table had tried them all by the end of the night between us. Visited Opium on 2017-10-27
by on November 7th, 2017
4

Great ambience and interesting cocktails. Making and updating the booking was easy and quick. The staff was very friendly and cooperative. I really liked that the staff was very cooperative and helpful in accommodating requests for mocktails and whiskey which was not on the menu. The only complain - the service was a little slow. Visited Opium on 2017-11-05
by on November 7th, 2017
4

Delicious food and amazing cocktails! : ) Visited Opium on 2017-11-03
by on November 7th, 2017
5

Good atmosphere and tasty drinks. A very fun night thank you. Visited Opium on 2017-11-04
by on November 6th, 2017
4

Brilliant service and amazing dim sum Visited Opium on 2017-11-04
by on November 6th, 2017
5

I thought it would have been a better experience. Visited Opium on 2017-11-04
by on November 6th, 2017
3

Amazing atmosphere with high quality drinks & dim sum. Visited Opium on 2017-11-02
by on November 6th, 2017
5

Disappointing experience at Opium, having read all the great reviews. Dim sum delicious, but staff (across the board) were rude - smug attitudes, sarcastic - put a dampener on our evening and won't return. Visited Opium on 2017-11-02
by on November 6th, 2017
3

We loved this place! Very nice service, good cocktails and the Dim Sum!!!😍 I will come for another visit for sure! Regards from germany Denise Visited Opium on 2017-10-28
by on November 5th, 2017
5

Was 5 min late for our booking. According to the small print the booking will be held 15 min after the agreed time. I tried to call ahead and say we might be running late but no answer. Was made to wait outside by an aggressive and non communicative door man for 20 minutes. Something I find ridiculous as this clearly means our table was given away. This became more apparent when we were dumped at the end of the bar with barely enough room to for us both to sit. No apology no communication at all, just an expectation to deal with it. I visit once a month and never any problems but have to say that this display was pretty poor by all involved. Visited Opium on 2017-11-02
by on November 4th, 2017
2

I really enjoyed the place which one is interresting with good music. But with people it's maybe too loudy for me. The cocktails are very creative but I've been very disappointing to know that the opium cocktail doesn't exist anymore. I came a first time in march and I haven't been the chance to taste the opium cocktail so it's a bit a disappointing. After all it's the reason that the bar is called the Opium. Moreover I ordered dim sum to eating with the cocktail but it took a long time. When I asked to the waiter they apparently forgot us. Anyway the dim sum were excellent. And the waiters are helpful. Visited Opium on 2017-11-01
by on November 4th, 2017
4

Fantastic service and delicious cocktails and dumplings! Can’t wait to go back. Visited Opium on 2017-10-28
by on November 3rd, 2017
5

Delicious cocktails! Delicious dim sum, lovely setting and wonderful service. A great evening!! Visited Opium on 2017-10-30
by on November 1st, 2017
5

The whole evening has been an absolute pleasure. My friend and I were sitting at the bar and we talked and joked a lot with the bartenders. They helped us out with choosing the right cocktail according to our taste and even made us a whole new one for one of us. Amazing. Will def go again (again). Visited Opium on 2017-10-29
by on October 31st, 2017
5

waiter was very kindly to introduce their own foods and drinks.nice and chill space. Visited Opium on 2017-10-28
by on October 31st, 2017
5

What a great place! Not cheap but very classy. You walk in out of the mayhem of Chinatown into an amazing dimly lit and very cool den serving great drinks and amazing dimsum. Staff are all super nice especially the excellent and very courteous doorman Rawlins who is a gentleman. Playlist was excellent too, and not too loud which was so nice so you can actually have a conversation! Great place to spend a special evening. Thankyou Visited Opium on 2017-10-28
by on October 31st, 2017
5

Always enjoy a night at Opium! Perfect for a date or group of friends. The bouncer in particular is a legend. Visited Opium on 2017-10-28
by on October 30th, 2017
5

Amazing place for date night...great service and tasty cocktails. Definitely be back again Visited Opium on 2017-10-28
by on October 30th, 2017
5

Great quirky venue. Lovely staff. Great cocktails! Visited Opium on 2017-10-28
by on October 30th, 2017
5

Great service, only whinge was that one of our cocktails (Rat?) didn't smoke like it should have the first time up! Visited Opium on 2017-10-27
by on October 30th, 2017
4

Great service and the dim sum and the cocktail were really tasty ! Visited Opium on 2017-10-27
by on October 29th, 2017
5

Great cocktails, great location, good service - cocktails are expensive so I would keep coming here for an occasional visit. Visited Opium on 2017-10-27
by on October 29th, 2017
5

Fabulous night in the top most floor. Well looked after by the waiting staff. I adored the Chinese zodiac cocktails and the seafood dim sum were delicious. It did feel a bit cramped. You had to stay seated or risk bumping into a zooming waiter. I had a peek at the floor below and loved the themed decor. More opulent than the top floor and more to my taste. Next visit I will request a table in this area. Visited Opium on 2017-10-27
by on October 29th, 2017
4

Always loved coming to opium, however the older cocktail menu was far better than the new menu they have, new cocktails seem to be be made with less love! Visited Opium on 2017-10-26
by on October 28th, 2017
4

Amazing food and cocktails, as well as great service Visited Opium on 2017-10-23
by on October 25th, 2017
5

Seats tight with other, food and cocktails average for that price, service good. Visited Opium on 2017-10-21
by on October 24th, 2017
3

Not impressed - too hot, customer service was terrible, the bar had no "feel" to it... Visited Opium on 2017-10-21
by on October 23rd, 2017
2

Didn’t know where to go. We were in the first lounge up the stairs. Found out later there were other nice booths and crannies. Nice dim sum, good cocktails, good service. We’ll be back. Steve & Theresa Visited Opium on 2017-10-21
by on October 23rd, 2017
4

Service was atrocious, gave us a table on the corner with very little light so had to use our mobile torch to read the menu. Had to call someone 5 times for service. We left after 15 mins Visited Opium on 2017-10-21
by on October 23rd, 2017
1

Great cocktails, delicious dim sum only the host (tall blonde man) was very rude. We were running late on our reservation, we even called to say we would be 15min late and upon arrival we were told in a very rude manner ''you are late''. I said: ''yes I'm sorry but we've called to inform we would be late'' and then he said: ''Yes I know you called''. No smile, no further comments, just pointed at the table. The other waiting staff was very friendly. Visited Opium on 2017-10-21
by on October 23rd, 2017
4

Cocktails okay, waiter brilliant, platters great, Toilets were rank! Visited Opium on 2017-10-20
by on October 22nd, 2017
3

great atmosphere! amazing bar staff, just an overall great experience. Visited Opium on 2017-10-18
by on October 20th, 2017
5

fab night out with my daughter after our visit to the theatre!, quirky entrance, great food and fabulous atmosphere...loved the unique cocktails and their delivery...such fun! Visited Opium on 2017-10-13
by on October 18th, 2017
5

We were greeted so warmly by the staff as soon as we entered and kindly held the table as we were running a little late. The bar is beautiful, cosy and romantic... perfect for a couple or group of friends (we were a group of 8) so some nice coktails and dumplins. I wanted to try all of the cocktails - they were seriously delicious! And so were the dumplings (vegetarians options too). Highly recommend! Visited Opium on 2017-10-13
by on October 16th, 2017
5

It was so dark, no lighting, we couldn’t even see the menu . The food was awful However the cocktails were so good and prices are reasonable . Visited Opium on 2017-10-10
by on October 12th, 2017
1

Lovely venue, great inventive cocktails. Terrible service - and this was on Monday night. We managed to have two drinks in 90mins because nobody was paying attention to us. The dim sum also took 30 mins to arrive, but that seems to be standard. Great place for an evening out if you're not in a hurry, or thirsty. Visited Opium on 2017-10-09
by on October 11th, 2017
3

Excellent! Extremely good and caring service (tailored drinks for both me and my guest). The dumplings we had were decent (such as the har gow were massive and actually had alot of shrimp in it unlike most dumpling places). I would definitely go again! Visited Opium on 2017-10-07
by on October 9th, 2017
5

Perfect! Staff were so welcoming and it's such a cosy place! Both food and cocktails were lush - see you again very soon Opium! Visited Opium on 2017-10-07
by on October 9th, 2017
5

It was quite average. The table I booked was not ready when we arrived, after 1 hour we got assigned to a table but we preferred to stay at the bar - the waiter was not happy with this. He was quite unprofessional and looked annoyed with the customers. The location is nice but the music does not suit the experience it's trying to create. However, the mixologist was excellent and made us feel very welcome. We won't be back though due to lack of atmosphere and professionalism Visited Opium on 2017-10-07
by on October 9th, 2017
2

Dark, noisy and surly staff. Limited selection of cocktails which didn't taste very good. Suffice to say I won't be returning Visited Opium on 2017-10-07
by on October 9th, 2017
1

Expensive drinks but a good time had by the whole group Visited Opium on 2017-10-07
by on October 9th, 2017
5

Great email communication from Jeremy in the lead up to the night. Always polite, quick to respond and patient. There were lots of changes in my booking (20, then 14, then 9, then 10 people) and he was very accommodating at every step. It was a Friday night and we were a rowdy bunch. We ordered every single thing on the food menu, about 40 gin and tonics, and rounds of shots and cocktails for our two hour slot. Our waiter was speedy, friendly and utterly efficient. When it came to the end of our slot, it was hard to move everyone outside given the amount they had had to drink. Our waiter, again, was brilliant, joking with us and being generally cool. He was more than a little harassed, not only by us, but by the brusque (but again efficient) restaurant manager. We had a great night. The dim sum was gorgeous, the cocktails were spot on and we were served with grace and efficiency. I would recommend this place to anyone. It's intimate, feels exclusive and even though it is expensive and you can't spend all night there, it is a fantastic place. Good work guys. Visited Opium on 2017-10-06
by on October 9th, 2017
5

Disappointing to be honest. The negative experience started at the door with the overzealous bouncer's attitude. I understand that he's asked a lot about the wait times, but he wasn't engaging, gave one-word answers and never for a minute made you feel like you were welcome. It was as if he was doing us a favor and giving all that enquired wrong time estimate of how long the wait would be. 2). Then inside the experience didn't match up to what was expected. I've been to Opium before, but we were given three seats at the bar despite expecting four. There were more other seats that became free, but they were given to parties of two who could have easily been seated by the bar. After asking enough to be sat somewhere else, we decided to leave. Won't be going here for a while. Lucky for them they are busy!! Visited Opium on 2017-10-06
by on October 9th, 2017
1

My only problem was that it was too noisy and thus difficult to talk to people Visited Opium on 2017-10-06
by on October 9th, 2017
4

Amazing service, amazing cocktails. East meets East (not on the menu) was fantastic! Unique place, keep it up. Visited Opium on 2017-10-06
by on October 8th, 2017
5

Beautiful bar with amazing drinks and dim sum. Mostly good service but if our waiter was busy else where the other service we received was not as pleasant. He seemed very stressed and frustrated the more people came through the door. We were asked to move tables so a bigger party could fit in which was no problem at all. They even gave us a complimentary shot for doing so. When we asked for the bill it came to a third of what we had paid for- so could have easily have just paid it and left but instead told them items were missing from our bill. Again, the waiter seemed annoyed and inconvenienced at this which left me wishing I hadn't said anything. It's those little things that add to to the experience so will have to give it 4/5. Would definitely recommend. Visited Opium on 2017-10-06
by on October 8th, 2017
4

Great cocktails, great service, great ambiance, delish dim sum. I reserved space in the Peony room and brought 20 of my husbands friends - we were taken very good care of and everyone loved it. Highly recommend!!! Visited Opium on 2017-09-23
by on October 2nd, 2017
5

Food and cocktails were good but we were rushed out 10 mins before our table slot ended. We had just ordered some food so felt like they were quite literally kicking us out. Not the best experience! Visited Opium on 2017-09-29
by on October 1st, 2017
2

Great cocktails, great dumplings. More of a date setting as hard to hear each other chat in a group but still good music and fun vibes Visited Opium on 2017-09-29
by on October 1st, 2017
4

Excellent place where you can drink really cocktail in a friendly atmosphere Visited Opium on 2017-09-29
by on October 1st, 2017
5

Always a great night at Opium. Amazing drinks and fantastic food! Visited Opium on 2017-09-29
by on October 1st, 2017
5

Good and gluten free dumplings!! Atmosphere is great, however cocktails are not amazing. Visited Opium on 2017-09-29
by on October 1st, 2017
4

Lovely place to enjoy a night with friends...nice atmosphere and really good costumers service. Visited Opium on 2017-09-27
by on September 29th, 2017
5

Best dumplings in town and cool atmosphere Visited Opium on 2017-09-26
by on September 28th, 2017
5

Great location & setting. Clever menu. Food was tasty, but slow (staff apologised). Volume of background music was too high, making it impossible to have a conversation without shouting. Visited Opium on 2017-09-22
by on September 25th, 2017
3

We booked a table for 4 but we're sat at a table for 2 with 2 stools added. There was a table for 4 next to us not in use. We were expected to have drinks and food at this tiny table - this was very cramped. So we stayed for one drink and left as a result. I doubt I will book again and will be sure to advise other to avoid Opium in the future. Visited Opium on 2017-09-23
by on September 25th, 2017
1

Good cocktails, not sure if the menu in the Attic was the sane as in Apothecary. The waiter seemed a bit annoyed with questions about cocktails and we felt rushed to choose. After we order we never saw any waiter checking on us to see if we wanted another round. Table was nice though and cocktails were good. So a small downgrade for the service. Visited Opium on 2017-09-22
by on September 24th, 2017
4