You've never tried drinks like this before...
Talk about a plot twist. Days before Dandelyan was named World's Best Bar at the 50 Best Bar awards in 2019, they announced they were closing to focus on a new project which would crank things up a notch. That's some Alanis Morisette sh*t right there. It served its last Nitrate Manhattan in March 2019, and after a Renée Zellweger worthy facelift, it reemerged, 10 days later, as Lyaness. The same, but totally different.
Some things didn't change. Like the Sea Containers location. And obvs it keps all the characteristics of one of Mr Lyan's epic joints. That epic green marble bar is still there overlooking the river, alongside a striking blue and grey colour scheme, and the drinks served across it are still tear-up-the-rulebook insane. We're talking nothing you've had before. They didn't go with a theme, or revamped classics, or stuck with anything tried and tested. In fact, you've probably never tried most of the seven ingredients the menu is built around.
Purple Pineapple, Old Fashioned Whisky, King Monkey Nut, Infinite Banana, ONYX, Ultra Raspberry, and Aromatised Milk Wine. They might sound like characters from the next Marvel movie, but they're each a composite of ingredients designed to enhance one central flavour. You'll find each one used in three cocktails. Quick math: That's 21 killer serves. Feeling a bit overwhelmed and a bit unsure what to order? The bar team will guide you through.
The Sunday Lyan Series Returns
There's no Sunday night dread here, pal, cos for the rest of 2021, Lyaness and Fever-Tree will be collaborating with a host of exciting and contemporary partners, including some of the best bars, restaurants and brands from around the UK for each Sunday Lyan menu. They kicked things off in June with AMASS gin and brand ambassador Sim Edwards, and in July, they're taking ya to Sri Lanka with a kick-ass collab with Hoppers. Expect cocktail creations showcasing innovative Sri Lankan and South Asian flavour combinations and moreish bar snacks.
August: Scottish rum Askival with chef and owner Craig Grozier
September: Sheffield’s neighbourhood gem Bench
October: Drinks veteran Andy Gemmel and his highly admired Glasgow pub The Gate
November: Fermentation expert Dr Jonny Drain and the Mr Lyan studio
December: A mega-mix of London stalwarts to round off the year, with Shop Cuvée, London Vermouth, Happy Endings, Rare Tea Co and Affinity Brewery