Lyaness is the flagship bar from the award-winning Mr Lyan and his team, set within the iconic Sea Containers London. Awarded World’s Best Bar & Best International Hotel Bar at Tales of Cocktail Spirited Award.

About Lyaness

Welcome to Lyaness, where cutting-edge creativity and exemplary service meet great vibes and killer drinks, from the mind of multi-award-winning Ryan Chetiyawardana AKA Mr Lyan (“The World’s Most Awarded Bartender” The Telegraph; International Bartender of the Year 2015, Most Influential Britons 2017, Personality of the Decade 2017) and the team behind the iconic Mr Lyan Studio, Silver Lyan, Super Lyan, Cub, Dandelyan and Seed Library.

The ever-curious Team Lyan has always had an interest in new and different ingredients and an ability to make unusual, alien, and sometimes outright weird produce and products extra delicious. Sometimes we work with like-minded people within (and outside of) the booze world, but our embrace of the alternative sees us also research, explore, and experiment with our own team - creating and making things that have never been tasted before! Our menu is sectioned around ingredients instead of cocktails; it can be surprising and unexpected, but the Lyaness team can connect you to your ideal drink based on your tastes and preferences.

The Space: By reimagining the iconic space that we call home, overlooking the Thames along Southbank London, we’ve created a cocktail bar that goes beyond the simple focus of what’s in your glass. Comfortable and fun, with different spaces that can accommodate private settings through to bigger social occasions alongside date nights and mate nights, Lyaness has been designed by Jacu Strauss and the Lore Design Team. The signature electric blue colour palette is complemented by the original green marble bar of Dandelyan. Please note that we operate an over 18s policy from 5pm. We will however accept in-house guests who are 16+ as long as they are accompanied by an adult. No alcohol will be served to anyone under the age of 18. We recommend booking in advance, but walk-ins are always welcome subject to availability.

 

 

Exploring the notion of ancestry and chosen families, utilising our 5 signature ingredients across the menu as the superstar, heavy-lifting magic on top.

Nature vs. Nurture

The Goldblum Whiptail

Ki No Bi & Beefeater London Dry, Tree Caramel, burnt pea pods, lime, lime blossom

Life always finds a way! Sometimes, when backed into a corner, nature goes “fuck it”, and can make the seemingly impossible, possible.

£15 / boozeless £8

Wolf-y Bam Sour

Del Maguey Vida, Tree Caramel, bugs, rowan berry, antler, Johnnie Walker Red, Alex’s Talisker splash

Rewilding balances internal and external factors, often with a much wider net-positive effect than anticipated; trophic cascade ftw.

£16 

Tornado Sazerac

Courvoisier, struck match grenadine, oud wood, The Balvenie, Death Bitters

Given the interplay we dance with nature, it’s baffling to see the impact our stubbornness can bring.

£16

Circularity

Shaky Fist Margarita

Patron Silver, red pill cordial, B + B Curaçao, green lemon

Imagery and illustrations have been used to codify and spread information throughout the ages; memes are the modern incarnation, subverting power structures through cats and lols.

£15

Multi Milk

Maker’s Mark, Black Cow milk vodka, milk wash, Thunder Mushroom, split milk cordial, milk

Picky eating is not a product of luxury or western culture. And it spreads from a biological safeguard to a social norm very quickly.

£15.5

Third Space Shandy

Everything Vinegar, Fierfield birch, hopped Porter’s Orchard, “Champagne” cordial, pink lemon soda

Idleness might be one of our most important evolved traits, but the modern cityscape has kinda made it just seem, well, lazy :(

£15

Taught History

CC Mizuari

Glenfiddich Orchard Experiment, Glasshouse, melon, Capreolus pear, Everything Vinegar, White Lyan water

We have always eaten first with our eyes, and it kicks off a deep biological trigger. Lots of things have tried to utilise this, creating deep and complex cravings.

£16

Lightning Wife

Hendrick’s Gin, Cocchi Rosa, Fierfield Birch, red clover, Tree Caramel soda, pine

Different cultures simultaneously realised the importance of storms on fixing nitrogen. This focussed knowledge allowed families to grow the best crops through the generations.

£14.5

Elephant Martini

Grey Goose, Hepple Gin, hyraceum, Thunder Mushroom vermouth

The world would’ve plateaued given a shortage of bird poop, but synthesised nitrogen allowed the food growth to feed the expanding population. Doesn’t mean there ain’t space for some precious poo.

£15

Ceremony

Black Champagne

Porter’s Tropical Old Tom, sarsaparilla, passionfruit, lemon, Death Bitters, bubbles

Some fear and some celebrate death, we even have different definitions surrounding it. But as the equaliser to us all, it permeates cultures quickly.

£16

Heart Old Fashioned

Stauning Smoke, Thunder Mushroom, bread bitters, Henrietta’s tea, Craigellachie 13

Sometimes understanding the magic can undermine its value, but often once science has forged ahead, the balance of magic comes right back into the fray.

£16.5

Love Spoon

Discarded Grape Skin Vodka, honeysuckle, Savoia, honey, Fierfield Birch, Death Bitters

Gifts have been gestures of love, going all the way back to Chloris, the Goddess of Flowers, marking occasions and milestones. But they also demonstrated an important sense of care.

£14.5 / boozeless £8

Campfire Wine

Bacardi, boozy fruit garum, Everything Vinegar, buttered Compass Box GB, wine

We have an important co-evolution with alcohol, not only through diet, but through rituals and meeting points.

Available as a cocktail, or as a shot.

£16/ shot £4.5

Extreme Conditions

Comma Chameleon

Lakes Whisky, Starward, Kanpai sake liqueur, goat milk, B + B, WNWN float

If you think you emulate those surrounding you, you might be right. Evolution can go weird in our mad, not-wholly physical world.

£14.5 / boozeless £8

Rapoport Cocktail

Thompson Bros Gin, Tree Caramel, Empirical Plum, a tonne of micro-organisms, nuked vermouth, VORS sherry

Nuclear disasters have afforded us a heap of information to study, but most of it is baffling. The “Red Forest” decays in a totally unexpected way, and has afforded strange leaps in biodiversity.

£15

To Share

English Coastal Oysters (each)

french 75 mignonette

£4

Blistered Peppers

lemon (vg)

£9

Seabass Ceviche Tacos

red onion salsa, coriander 

£12

Fish Finger Hot Dogs

capers, shallots, mayo, brioche

£9

Welsh Rarebit

IPA & cheddar

£7

Four Cheese Croquettes

jalapeño mayo

£13

Ploughman’s Flatbread

pork, pickles, cheese

£12

Venison Sausage Roll

damson plum ketchup

£9

Baked Cheese

rosemary & sourdough (v)

£18

Exmoor Caviar

potato crisp, sour cream

£32

Tea Doughnuts

ginger custard (v)

£7

Bar Bites

Nocellara Olives (vg)

£5

Cambrook Nuts (v)

£5

Cheddar & Onion Crackling (vg)

£6

Fries

old bay mayonnaise (v)

£6

Events

Sunday Lyan x Fever-Tree

Sunday Lyan is a way for us to work with our pals and super inspiring people from around the world on new ideas, exciting products and industry gems. Hosted in collaboration with our ingredient-obsessed mixer pals Fever-Tree, these are nights to try something different (from our own team, and other bars!), a preview of new ideas and flavours to come, or something necessarily small batch. Join us for unique cocktails (the team will be creating a one-off menu for that night only!), hip hop music, and a team of world-class bar professionals. We hope to see you for a taster!

Lyaness presents Sunday Lyan series in colaboration with Fever-Tree

We're bringing some extra fun to your Sunday, with our much loved Sunday Lyan, in collaboration with Fever-Tree.

Sunday Lyan is a way for us to work with our pals and super inspiring people from around the world on new ideas, exciting products and industry gems. Hosted in collaboration with our ingredient-obsessed mixer pals Fever-Tree, these are nights to try something different (from our own team, and other bars!), a preview of new ideas and flavours to come, or something necessarily small batch. Join us for unique cocktails (the team will be creating a one-off menu for that night only!), hip hop music, and a team of world-class bar professionals. We hope to see you for a taster!

Lyaness Gift Card

Looking for the perfect gift? Look no further!

How about treating someone special to cocktails for two at Lyaness? Choose two cocktails per person from our award-winning menu whilst you sit back and enjoy with stunning river views of the Thames. 

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Contact Lyaness

opening times

  • Monday-Thursday: 5pm - 12am
  • Friday: 4pm - 1am
  • Saturday: 12pm - 1am
  • Sunday: 12pm - 11pm

location

  • 20 Upper Ground,
  • London,
  • SE1 9PD