Ryan Chetiyawardana’s White Lyan cocktail bar in Hoxton

White Lyan is a unique cocktail bar based on Hoxton Street; brought to you by a new enthusiastic creative hospitality team and brand Mr Lyan. Fronted by international drinks whizz-kid and twice UK Bartender of the year Ryan Chetiyawardana; Mr Lyan also consists of Natasha Chetiyawardana (Bow & Arrow innovation agency), Karen Langley (former fashion director and current senior contributing fashion editor of Dazed & Confused) and bar boss man Iain Griffiths (formerly of Black Pearl, Eau de Vie and Bramble).

White Lyan

Set in a former East End boozer and split over two floors, White Lyan will feature Mr Lyan own-brand bottled and pre-mixed cocktails, whilst downstairs will offer carbonated versions with a focus on pre-mixed shots and late night dancing. White Lyan will also boast the key USP of being the only cocktail bar in the world using no perishable items, such as ice and fruit, as well as being Ryan’s very first bar – something both the brand and bar community has been waiting for.

Ryan has travelled the world and spent months developing his inventive cocktail mixes, made with premium spirits calibrated by Ryan himself. These mixes are then decanted into Mr Lyan designed bottles which are then stored in fridges and freezers behind the bar and served into regular cocktail glassware. Beers and wines get a Mr Lyan-style overhaul with hop atomisation offered to those preferring pale ale and spiced and oak distillates for the house red and white wines.

By changing the nature of the production of the drinks, White Lyan hopes to dispel common perceptions within the cocktail industry – the drinks are served quickly, the product is premium and the venue is relaxed.

Tea is £5 but that’s not why you’re here, right?

I hope to try it soon. Alan Greenhalgh.


ADDRESS: White Lyan, 153-155 Hoxton Street, N1 6PJ

TEL. 020 3011 153

BOOKINGS: Only available on the day. No groups over 4, Age restriction of 21+ only


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