Lyaness Bar

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

Opening times

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

Sri Lankan High Tea
Saturday & Sunday: 12pm - 5pm (last booking 3.30pm)


Lyaness is located on the ground floor of the hotel. The nearest station is Blackfriars which is an 8 minute walk away and Waterloo station is a 10 minute walk away.

Lyaness Bar

New ingredients making the unusual more delicious.

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, and is suitable for the daytime – when we also serve our cocktail-based playful Sri Lankan High Tea – through to late night – with our weekend DJs playing an eclectic mix of hip hop, funk and disco. 

Please note that we operate an over 18s policy from 5pm. The bar gets busy, so we recommend booking in advance, but we will try to accommodate walk-ins where possible.

Lyan X - a Decade of HMS

For the first time ever, five Lyan bars - and one restaurant - will be united under one roof, marking ten years since the opening of Mr Lyan’s first bar. To celebrate, we’re recreating Cub, ████lyan, White Lyan, Super Lyan and Silver Lyan in the hotel rooms at Sea Containers London, giving guests the unique (and super fun) opportunity to enjoy all five venues in one location!

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Lyaness Ancestral Cookbook

Launched in late 2022, our Ancestral Cookbook menu explores how food (and drink) has shaped our cultural outlooks over generations and challenges the format of a typical cocktail menu.

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Lyaness Sri Lankan High Tea

The Lyaness Sri Lankan High Tea is a true celebration of Mr Lyan’s fond memories of enjoying tea service in his parent’s hometown of Galle. Through inventive takes on traditional Sri Lankan flavours, every element is curated for a unique experience, with perfectly balanced savoury and sweet dishes paired with Lyaness cocktails (created just for the occasion!) and fine teas from longtime Lyan pals - Rare Tea Co.

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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!

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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. Or why not lift someones spirits with our Sri Lankan High Tea and give them a chance to relax and be hosted with the attention to detail for which Team Lyaness are world-renowned?

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Find Us

Sea Containers London
20 Upper Ground
South Bank
London SE1 9PD

+ 44 (0) 20 3747 1000

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