Something exciting is coming to Chinatown in London’s W1.
OPIUM COCKTAIL & DIM SUM PARLOUR
Discover a jade door amongst the sensory flurry that characterises one of London’s most characterful neighbourhoods. If the light is on, step through into a cornucopia of flexible drinking and dining spaces: lounge seating, for grazing and sharing; intimate boudoir-drinking-dens and open-plan bars.
The centre-piece of the second floor is the Chinese Apothecary bar where ‘mysterious’ liquids are identified by a coding system of Chinese characters. Opium spirals upward, through a carriage-saloon reminiscent of the Orient Express, into the attic Academy; where cocktail connoisseurs can watch Dre and his team work their magic at the ‘bartenders table’.
A DEN OF ORIENTAL-ECLECTICIS
The design, by award-winning collective Office Sian & Kai Design, continues the Oriental eclecticism that defines Opium. The ornately-carved furniture, tones of rich red and porcelain blue, opulent prints and traditional art that you’d expect are given a contemporary London feel: metallic finishes, tinted glass and mirrors playing with the perspective.
Expected opening will be 26th November – watch this space