|Monday - Tuesday||17:00 - 00:00|
|Wednesday||17:00 - 01:00|
|Thursday||17:00 - 02:00|
|Friday - Saturday||17:00 - 03:00|
|Sunday||17:00 - 00:00|
|Budget||Great Value (£15 - £30)|
|Nearest Station||Tottenham Court Road|
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Situated in the heart of Chinatown, the three floored, multi-roomed venue allowed Eric and Dre to create the unique Bartender’s Table, situated in The Academy, The Apothecary Bar, where spirits are dispensed into Chinese medicine bottles, and The Tea Parlour where they showcase their love for Chinese Teas and Dim Sum. Opium's bar and floor team were carefully chosen and cherry picked to create a team of bar professionals who are masters of and passionate about what they do.Running the show is Esther Cuesta Medina, who is widely regarded to be'one of the most influential people in the bar industry today. When not at Opium Esther is highly sought after for her knowledge and travels the world teaching the art of bartending and 'mixing drinks with a dash of love', including an extended tour of China earlier this year.
Whilst the name conjures up dark and smoky drug dens, this parlour could be nothing further. Instead everything’s quite bright with vibrant touches of red throughout that tie the cocktail and dim sum together. Talking of cocktails, there’s a huge drinks list to choose from that all draw on Asian influences to give you something that little bit unexpected. The dim sum are to die for - those little parcels of dumplings stuffed with ingredients that keep you coming back for more. For a little bit extra, there’s a theatre menu (you need to book though) but otherwise you can rock up right until 2am in the morning. And you’ll be needing to after your first Opium fix.