Opium Cocktail Parlour

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The Jade Door, 15-16 Gerrard Street, Chinatown W1D 6JE
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Mon - Fri 12-12; Sat 6pm - 12a
How much?
£10 and up for cocktails

This Chinatown address is a sleek and sassy place to enjoy refreshments with a sophisticated oriental flavour. Opium Cocktail & Dim Sum Parlour sits across three floors of an elegant townhouse and is the creation of  revered mixologist Dre Masso and nightlife don, Eric Yu (who founded Bar Rumba and The Social, among others). The two have joined forces to create this boudoir-esque drinking boutique that ticks your speakeasy box without being annoyingly gimmicky. With inventive presentations and truly innovative mixes, the cocktails here really are quite special. And we can’t fault the carefully crafted dim sum either. Perfect for an intimate encounter but with enough space to book in a party for a group of friends, this is a drinking destination you must add to your list. / Chloe McCloskey