|Nearest Station||Clapham North|
Taking its inspiration from the Chinese master criminal introduced by Sax Rohmer in his early 20th Century cult novels, and subsequent films, Fu Manchu combines Victorian Opium Den with a modern graphic edge. Occupying an old railway arch, the venue’s décor is dramatic and visually stunning, setting off raw brickwork with striking light installation created by Lighting Designer Louisa Smurthwaite, who has worked with the likes of Kylie, Pulp ad Grace Jones. Featuring raised seating areas framed by a long bar, the space is airy and open, but full of hidden corners. The cocktails, inspired by Fu Manchu’s shady associates and elaborate criminal plots, and made from Chinese tea infusions, Asian spices and exotic flavours, the drinks are inventive, eye-catching creations.
ater in the evening, a series of interactive and innovative DJ and live music led nights ensures the venue moves smoothly from early evening dining to late-night dancing. The Yáo Down Project every Friday night with Jonathan Bestley and guests are bringing you the best in Nu Disco and Deep House until 3am, while DimSumDisco is brought to you every Saturday by resident DJ’s Melvo Baptise, Russ Jay and Jedd Burry entertain revellers with an amalgamation of minimal tech and deep house tunes, all the while in-keeping to a soundtrack credible to SW4. Every month AKIMBO, with superstar DJ Severino serving the beats, will feature London’s best performance artists and interactive entertainers, bringing beautiful, provocative and bizarre performances to Fu Manchu.
Fu Manchu is bringing a different kind of social experience to South London where carefully crafted food, excellently executed cocktails and music generated by some of London’s reputable artists are all on offer under one roof, from early afternoon till the early hours of the morning.
The food menu at Fu Manchu centres on a range of delicate and fragrant authentic dim sum, steamed to perfection. Presented in combinations and served from beautiful wicker baskets, the dumpling menu is ideal for sharing.
Fu Manchu combines some of London's favourites past-times (dancing, dim sum and drinking), and delivers them in a very cool and vibrant setting. Taking inspiration from the legendary master criminal Fu Manchu (not the questionable moustahce style), this multi-faceted eatery marries the vibe of a Chinese Opium Den as the evening starts, and evolves into a night of fun cocktails, dancing and delicious food. Fu Manchu is open for lunch and dinner throughout the week and until very late on the weekends.