Opium

Opium
191 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 2UL
  • Telephone 0141 332 6668
  • Food served Mon–Thu
noon–2.30pm, 5–10pm; Fri noon–2.30pm, 5–11pm; Sat noon–11pm; Sun
noon–10pm
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Sun 5–6.30pm
  • Average price £10.50 (set lunch); £24 (evening meal)
  • Pre-theatre price £15.80
  • Email
  • Website www.opiumrestaurant.co.uk
in association with
Birra Moretti

Sophisticated and stylish fusion dining in the city centre.

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A cut above your average Asian restaurant, Opium is a calming dining space (quite an achievement given the constant rumble of passing subway trains and buses), offering quality and a good dose of sophistication. The menu is predominantly Chinese with Thai and Malaysian additions, and in the evening service the extensive range of dishes demonstrates plenty of culinary creativity. There is also a much shorter no-fuss, good-value lunch menu covering the different cuisines with sweet and sour chicken, Malay nasi goring and Thai chilli pork. Each dish is nicely balanced, well made and beautifully presented, as befits the stylish surroundings. At just over a tenner for two courses the lunch deal offers good value, as does the three-course pre-theatre menu, coming in at under twenty pounds.

  • High point: Accomplished cuisine
  • Low point: À la carte can get pricey
  • Notable dish: Thai chilli pork
  • Provides: Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
  • Capacity: 50
  • Largest group: 50
  • Open since: 2010
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 10
  • House wine: £18.50 per bottle

Reviews & features

Glasgow Far East-themed Opium experts in dim sum

7 Mar 2011

Modern laid-back lounge feel with a slickly designed interior

This smart new city centre restaurant mixes traditional dim sum with fusion dishes from Malaysia, Singapore, China and Thailand. It has a modern laid-back lounge feel achieved through a slickly designed interior of dark neutral tones, clean lines and…