Immediately north of Leicester Sq – but a world away in atmosphere – are Lisle and Gerrard Sts, a focal point for London’s Chinese...
Experimental Cocktail Club
The three-floor Experimental is a sensational cocktail bar in Chinatown with an unmarked, shabby door (it's next to the Four Seasons...
If we had to choose one Chinese restaurant in Chinatown for a sitdown meal, this would probably be it. It's one of the more reliable...
15-16 Gerrard St · interesting places nearby
Towering above Chinatown's main drag, what touts itself as a 'cocktail and dim sum parlour' could easily pass as an opium den-cum-brothel with Suzie Wong as host. Everything is in various shades of scarlet, there's a bartender's table with unmarked bottles (surprise, surprise) and the dim sum (£7 to £11) is made with ingredients available at the moment. Call ahead.
Look for the jade-coloured door just west of Macclesfield St. And if you can't choose your poison, let us help: it's the signature Opium Cocktail No 1, with rum, absinthe, kaffir lime syrup and mandarin and ginger juice poured over dry ice. You'll be smoking.