The popular Spanish super club and restaurant will be importing its renowned brand of vibrant nightlife first made famous in Madrid and on the Mediterranean beaches of Barcelona and Marbella with its first UK debut.
Opium London is the fourth venue, and first international location, to a portfolio of world-class nightclubs and restaurants owned and operated by Barcelona-based hospitality group, Costa Este Group, who own a plethora of trendy hotspots including the renowned Pacha Barcelona. The group has been defining the nightlife scene, and was recently awarded ‘Best Nightlife Business Group 2018’ by The International Nightlife Association.
Opium London is situated in Soho’s cosmopolitan Trocadera district, which is currently seeing a revival with a slew of hot new restaurant and club openings. The venue combines the benefits of a restaurant, bar and nightclub where guests can enjoy dinner and then party into the night to the unbeatable electric atmosphere from some of the world’s top international DJs and musical artists.
Already Opium’s other locations have welcomed world-famous artists and DJs including the likes of Tiesto, David Guetta, Avicci, Armin van Buuren, Paul Oakenfold, Steve Aoki, Black Eye Peas, Jason Derulo, Kaskade, French Montana, Wiz Khalifa and more! The London outpost is expected to attract the same level of talent and deliver an upscale nightclub experience offering premium hospitality.
Covering an expansive 1,000 square meters with a capacity of 500 people, the venue is sleek and modern with futuristic LED lighting installations. Reflective black marble floors, comfortable white leather booths, and glowing purple art deco light displays create a lux environment as if you were partying inside an amethyst jewel box.
Hosting 90-seats the restaurant is led by Portuguese head chef, Diogo Amara, who has envisioned a menu of Mediterranean cuisine with Japanese influences drawing upon his experience working at London’s top restaurants including Novikov and MNKY HSE. The food menu is an upscale dining experience for the discerning London customer, with a menu split into a seafood and raw bar menu of fresh sushi and sashimi, while offering a selection of popular Mediterranean favourites.
Meat and produce are sourced from top international suppliers with signature dishes including Mediterranean inspired dishes such as Grilled Scottish Lobster for Two served similarly to a traditional paella dish with peppers and chips, Chicken and Foie Grois Cannelloni, Spanish Ibérico Ham, and a trio of Wagyu Beef Sliders with three different dipping sauces and high grade beef sourced from Australia.
The forward-thinking head mixologist has created something for everyone even vegans! Pitch of Earth is a vegan-friendly cocktail that has a charitable spin – so you can feel good about ordering as many as you like because it’s for charity! Made with Elephant Gin, an altruistic gin brand that donates 15% of its profits to The African Elephant Foundation, the cocktail incorporates healthy superfood ingredients such as fresh ginger, beetroot and lime juice with refreshing maraschino and green apple liqueur for added fruitiness.
The cocktail menu also offers fun and creative twists on popular cocktails with no short supply of high-end tequilas and mezcals. El Patron is a twist on the most iconic cocktail – The Margarita. Blended to compliment the sushi menu this cocktail combines Asian elements such as wasabi and yuzu lime with agave syrup and Patron Tequila.
Sangaree Fusion #1 is another spin on the Spanish classic – Sangria. The Calvados has been infused with spices including clove, cinnamon, star anise and orange peel. The mix of cherry liqueur and spices added to the red wine over ice makes it ideal for enjoying inside when it is cold out.
With a roster of impressive international DJs, high-tech modern interiors, a killer cocktail and great food menu, Opium is on track to make its mark on the London nightlife scene with more international openings on the way!
Opium London Fact Sheet
Location: 9 Rupert Street, London W1D 6DG
Official Opening: December 2018
Proprietor: Costa Este Group
Reservations: [email protected] or +44(0)2034320205
Club Capacity: 500 people
Restaurant Capacity: 90 seated
Friday & Saturday: 11pm–3:30am
Sunday – Thursday: Closed
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