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Opium Cocktail bar and Dim Sum Parlour

12 locals recommend · Estimated price 3 out of 4 ·
Why locals recommend it
We’ve turned former karaoke rooms in Chinatown into a beautiful cocktail bar modeled on 1920s Shanghai. Marked only by a jade-colour door with a little brass plaque, it’s a seated only, grown-up bar that’s open until 3 am. The theatrical drinks are exceptional, and the music is never loud enough that you have to shout. It’s like escaping into a fantasy world. Peony, a hidden bar within the bar, has its own menu, style of service, and decor. The menu changes every two weeks, but we always serve dim sum until 11 pm on weeknights, 2:30 am weekends. Nobody else serves good food that late. The only other places still open are cheesy nightclubs.
Damian
Damian
January 24, 2017

Tips from locals

Brian
Brian
August 30, 2015
Tucked above the main street in Chinatown, this place has great dumplings and some really cool cocktails. Hard to find but look for the jade door.
Former member
Former member
October 19, 2017
Hidden away cocktail bar in China Town!
Luke
Luke
January 2, 2017
There is a really cool secret-ish bar (in that it's not signed - it's just a front door) in Chinatown called Opium, they do great cocktails.
Urban Squared Limited
Urban Squared Limited
February 5, 2020
you'll notice a real private members feel to this chic basement bar tucked away on Grove Street. Fronting an eclectic mix of Victorian, Louis IV and Renaissance-influenced interiors, Opium is an exclusive watering hole with bundles of quirky personality. It opens from 5pm and is a fantastic…
Valerie & Gareth
Valerie & Gareth
May 28, 2018
Cocktail bar in the middle of China Town and yet it is well hidden. Go there for a cosy romantic cocktail date and try all the drinks with dry ice
Ibraghima
Ibraghima
March 18, 2014
Dim sum was slightly above average but nothing too special. Great cocktails, especially tea pots infused with gin
Justina And Dini
Justina And Dini
June 16, 2019
Classic 'fancy drinks', large sharing brews and seasonal cocktails with dim sum in simple open bar.

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Location
England, W1D 6JE
Chinatown
Phone+44 20 7734 7276
Reservations
Yes
Credit cards
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor seating
No
Wifi
Yes
Menus
Dinner
Drinks
Full bar, cocktails
Dining options
No delivery
Parking
Street, public lot
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