Peony Dim Sum Bar takes bloom in Opium's basement
15 - 16 Gerrard Street, Chinatown, London, W1D 6JE
Splash the Cash £££

What they say:

Showcasing the class and delicacy intrinsic to Chinese cuisine, but much ignored amongst the sloppy noodles and sweet n sour chicken kinda take on it; Peony is an intriguing insight into the theatre of eating. Serving dim sum morsels and sake, the aim is to encourage sociable nibbling and dramatic pouring. Although lengthy occasions are encouraged, this isn't the place for gorging and scoffing. Hiding out in the basement of four story cocktail palace Opium, Peony sits as an enticing and characterful nook of a larger Oriental experience. 

What we say:

Opium is without doubt a triumph of its creators' ability to pour authentic Oriental detail into a warehouse sized space; constructing a varied and multilayered experience rather than a diluted one. Peony is a well conceived addition to the venue; its refinement means it's demarcated from Opium and provides an interesting aspect to guest's experience. The drama of dim sum and sake makes this an ideal date night spot, and avoids any messy burger moments.