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 both cocktails and Dim Sum.


Our BarsBook

Apothecary Bar

The Apothecary bar is located on the second floor at Opium and has two main seating areas. On the left, we have higher tables and chairs and on the right, you can find our Tea Parlour section with lower seating arrangements.

We have medicinal bottles adorning the bar and limited seating by the bar too. 

Academy Bar

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

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

Peony Bar

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

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


We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Opium!
To find our how we’re keeping our customers and staff safe during this time click here.

Please note we are located up two flights of stairs and bookings are highly recommend – a booking is not yet confirmed until you receive a confirmation email from us. Bookings are allocated for two hours only (unless stated otherwise) and we only hold tables for 15 minutes, after which we do give the table away.

If you would like to join us as a walk-in on the evening, we will try our best to seat you as soon as possible, subject to availability.

In accordance with Government guidelines, we can only accept bookings from the same household (or support bubble) up to a maximum of 6 guests and you must dine with us. If you had a preference in which bar you would like to join us at, let us know and we will try our best to accommodate. 

We kindly ask our guests not to wear flip flops or sports attire when joining us and note we are an over 18’s venue.

We will be offering a smaller cocktail menu for the time being and you can also order Dim Sum with us.


Visit Us:

The Jade Door, 15-16 Gerrard Street, W1D 6JE

Call Us

020 7734 7276