Voted best bar team 2019

Opium is a 1920’s Shanghai themed cocktail bar and Dim Sum parlour located in the heart of Chinatown. The venue is split across two floors and home to 3 oriental themed bars – The Apothecary bar, The Academy bar and The Peony bar; each bar serving their own signature cocktail menu.


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Apothecary Bar

The Apothecary bar is located on the second floor at Opium and has medicinal bottles adorning the bar. There is a Feng Shui themed cocktail menu based on Chinese remedies.

Our Opium Signature cocktails and Dim Sum is also served in the Apotheary bar.

Open from Tuesday to Saturday.

Academy Bar

The Academy bar is located on the top floor at Opium and split into two sections.

The ‘Attic’ side has a slightly more lounge feel with lower coffee tables, sofa type seating and quirky booths and the Academy side featuring our signature ‘Bartender’s table’ where you can sit around the table and enjoy watching our bartenders make and shake your cocktails.

The cocktail menu focuses on Asian cooking style and flavours pairings. Our Opium Signature cocktails and Dim Sum is also served in the Academy bar.

Open from Thursday to Monday. 

Peony Bar

The Peony bar is our smallest, most intimate bar hidden away on the second floor.

The cocktail menu focuses on a map of China, with each cocktails influenced by several major cities in China. 

The space is also perfect for private functions accommodating up to 30 people seated and standing.

Open from Tuesday to Saturday.


We are located up two flights of stairs and bookings are highly recommend. We do also accept walk-ins on the evening. We will be offering a smaller cocktail menu for the time being and you can also order Dim Sum with us.

Please be aware that our tables are normally allocated for two hours (unless stated otherwise) and we only hold tables for 15 minutes, after which we do give the table away.

Please select ‘bar booking’ to make a general reservation with us and if you had a preference in which bar you would like to join us at, let us know. We will get back to you as soon as possible to confirm your reservation with us. 

We kindly ask our guests not to wear flip flops or sports attire when joining us and please note we are an over 18’s venue.
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The Jade Door, 15-16 Gerrard Street, W1D 6JE

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020 7734 7276