Opium Cocktail and Dim Sum Parlour

Opium Cocktail and Dim Sum Parlour

Opium Cocktail and Dim Sum Parlour

Opium Cocktail and Dim Sum Parlour

Opium Cocktail and Dim Sum Parlour

BARCHICK SAYS

Seek out the jade door for a hidden den of 1920s Shanghai mystique and epic creative cocktails.

Chinatown’s got a lot going on behind hidden doors. Some things shadier than others… but that’s not BarChick’s vibe. We’re all about the killer cocktails in sultry surroundings and for that you gotta search for the secretive jade door. Slip past the doorman (tip: it’s always best to reserve a spot here) and decide if you feel like heading to Apothocary Bar or Peony. The first one is a sexy 1920's themed Shanghai bar with high tables, low-lit lamps and apothecary-style bottles only labelled with Chinese numeric characters. As far as authenticity goes, this spot has it nailed. They go mad inventive with their cocktails. You might be choosing from a wooden wheel of cocktails based on Feng Shui with a little ancient philosophy in there too. Mystical. 

Peony is more intimate, with lust-worthy wallpaper and a chance to prop up the gleaming bar and chat to the experts. We chose cocktails from a map of China, everywhere from Beijing to Guangzhou. Expect epic serves that include perfume diffusers, tea ceremonies and a bit of DIY calligraphy. Oh and don’t leave without trying the dim-sum, it’s some of the best you’ll get round these parts. Warning: Opium lives up to its addictive name. One visit is never enough. 

www.opiumchinatown.com

By BarChick
27/11/2012

ADDRESS

15-16 Gerrard St, London W1D 6JE, UK Tel: +44 20 7734 7276

OPENING HOURS

Sunday 17:00 - 00:00
Monday 17:00 - 01:00
Tuesday 17:00 - 01:00
Wednesday 17:00 - 02:00
Thursday 17:00 - 03:00
Friday 17:00 - 03:00
Saturday 17:00 - 03:00

BUDGET

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