Talk about a plot twist. Days before Dandelyan was named World's Best Bar at the 50 Best Bar awards at Camden's Roundhouse, 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 haven’t changed. Like the Sea Containers location. And it still has all the characteristics of one of Mr Lyan's epic joints, but now has a striking blue and grey colour scheme. That green marble bar is still there though, and the drinks being served across it are still tear-up-the-rulebook insane, and like nothing you've had before. They haven't gone 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 (the same bad-ass crew from Dandelyan) will guide you through.