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Venue details

  • Address:

    Opium 15-16 Gerrard Street
    W1D 6JE

  • Venue phone:

    020 7734 7276

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  • Opening hours:

    Open 5pm-midnight Mon, Tue; 5pm-1am Wed; 5pm-2am Thur; 5pm-3am Fri, Sat; 2-10.30pm Sun

  • Transport:

    Tube: Leicester Square

  • Map

    1. Opium

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4.7 / 5

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Wishing I could order at least two of everything from the menu, I bowed to a distorted sense of social decorum by ordering only one Dim Sum Platter (£16), though with the extra single baskets of Cantonese Barbeque Pork Bun (£6), Pork & Prawn Dumplings (£6.50), and King Prawn Dumplings (£7), perhaps this is still a lot between 3 girls! Now, this is not the cheapest venture I've had into dim sum, but for the mildly secretive location, the scented ambient décor and inventive concept, I'll hold my toungue and prepare the plastic! That said though, and not unlike any other establishment of its kind, you could definitely eat here without breaking the bank; if however, you eat while guzzling cocktails, be prepared to have your bank manager on speed dial as you flex said plastic! With cocktails ranging from £10.50 to £18, you should probably sip instead of swim, but despite the prices, each glass is a lovingly prepared and well invented concoction, some admittedly more theatrical and flamboyant than others, but all undoubtedly tasty. 

I loved it here the first time I came, not long after it opened in December 2012, and I love it still...bookings only though folks!

Read my full review here: http://thetrusocial.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/dim-sum-den.html

Ian Gosling

Brilliant find. Love the dim sums and some of the best cocktails in London. I was here for a Christmas party last weekend and really enjoyed it. Looking forward to trying it again with a smaller group of people.

Mmm cocktails

Fantastic bar - the staff couldn't be friendlier and the drinks couldn't be better. The level of attention to detail for the 'fancy drinks' is really quite something. Definitely one where you need to book in advance, and not cheap, but very much worth the effort for a special night out.