Opium, like most places in Soho, comes with the obligatory arsey doorman. But if you can manage not to be put off by this, you’ll find an excellent cocktail bar once you’re inside. Opium is spread over a few floors and rooms, so it’s great for either date night or a big group get together - as long as you book a spot before getting there. Rocking up without a booking at the weekends is just a bad life decision. They also serve dim sum if you get hungry, but we suggest that you take your big group and eat from our list of Chinatown restaurants, if you’re in need of a proper meal pre- or post-drinks.
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Bake is a cash only bakery in Chinatown serving fantastic soft serve out of their trademark taiyaki - a fish-shaped waffle situation.
Jinli is a Sichuan restaurant next to Leicester Square specialising in hot and dry pots. Come hungry and bring friends.
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The Four Seasons in Chinatown is famous for their roast duck, which is not only excellent but one of the best things you can eat in London.
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Red Farm is a Chinese restaurant in Covent Garden. It's worth going for just so you can eat their crab soup dumplings.
Bang Bang Oriental Foodhall
Bang Bang Oriental is a massive Asian food hall in Collindale, that’s worth a visit if you so happen to be in Collindale.
Shikumen is a smart Chinese restaurant in Shepherds Bush with fantastic dim sum and a brilliant roast duck that you’ll dream of.
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Sit at the bar at The Palomar, this Israeli small plates restaurant in Chinatown, and you’re guaranteed a good time.
Leong’s Legend serves Taiwanese dishes that are more interesting than your typical Chinatown joint.
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