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Location – London

This Chinatown gem is a must-visit – cocktails and dim sum, what more could you want?

Opium‘s concept is beautiful, modern and fresh. Fine art is a big part of the business’s image and it really works.

Opium’s website describes the bar as: “A Chinatown cocktail bar hidden above Gerrard Street. If you can still find the Jade Door when the hinges are open and find your way up the red stairs, let us transport you back to 1920s Shanghai with a twist of modern indulgence.”

There are four menus at Opium representing the four areas of the bar – Zodiac Menu, Apothecary Menu, Attic Menu and the Peony Menu.

Each of the menus are well-thought-out and creative, with equally tasty drinks. Take our advice, it’s well worth exploring each one in great detail.

Zodiac is worth looking at just for the art, if not to choose a cocktail. It is BEAUTIFUL and prices range from £13 to £15.

There’s dim sum too, don’t forget the dim sum.


15-16 Gerrard Street

020 7734 7276


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