The design is all very Kitschy Asian, with traditional Chinese prints and teapots on the walls – you can even choose which teapot you want to have your sharing cocktail in. As with Opium, you can also order dim sum platters (which come from Dumplings Legend downstairs) to snack on while you booze away. The cocktail list is short but sweet with around five Peony signatures and three sharing punches.
A little less Karate Kid, and a little more Memoirs of A Geisha, the amorous antics to be found behind the Peony doors certainly deserve a look in. If only for their teapot collection alone, these cocktail cavorters know their china. Expertly mixed drinks with bartender Rasa churning out more affluent cocktail attitude than a naughty Negroni, Peony is pushing the art of oriental punch to new heights.
All in all what this place lacks in size, it makes up for in character. Rasa and Julian are behind the drinks here, every creation and serve has come from them so watch your manners and get stuck in. The menu consists of cocktails, punches, wines, Champagnes and platters of dim sum, both seafood and vegi.