The Opium Den at Nam Long

159 Old Brompton Road , London, SW5 0LJ

The Opium Den Bar at Nam Long restaurant Earls Court London
The Opium Den Bar at Nam Long restaurant Earls Court London

SquareMeal Review of The Opium Den at Nam Long

The Flaming Ferrari cocktail was named after a bunch of high-rolling investment bankers at this flamboyant Paris-Vietnam restaurant. Nam Long has been a haunt of royals, roués and racy women since the 1990s, but is now perhaps a little less riotous for the loss of its colourful original owner, Thai Dang Cao. Nevertheless, the Shaker bar and inscrutable Opium Den – a basement late-late lounge – are still haute Chelsea hangouts worth knowing. Test-drive the aforementioned Ferrari (a rum and Chartreuse-based tipple) for £19, or a more modestly priced Formula One (a vodka and apricot brandy fix) for £11. Non-petrol heads might instead fancy a Bardot (gin, lychee liqueur, rose water and Cherry Heering). Loire Sauvignon Blanc at £17.50 is a steal in such a pricey postcode; ditto Champagne at under £50. Dim sum, crispy pork-belly steamed buns, ribs, ceviche, seafood platters (£19) and shredded chicken salad provide more substantial fuel.

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The Opium Den at Nam Long Location

159 Old Brompton Road , London SW5 0LJ

Opening times

Mon-Sat 7pm-2.30am

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