Category : Bar, Restaurant
| Cuisine : Modern European
Address : 153 Hoxton Street, London, N1 6PJ, UNITED KINGDOM - Directions
Web : www.lyancub.com/
Opening Times : Wed, Thu & Fri 6pm - 12am
Closest Tube : Hoxton
Ryan Chetiyawardana is one of the biggest talents in the mixology game and his cocktail bar Dandelyan came out as world's best bar in the 2017 Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards. But (insider scoop) a lot of his hard work comes out of his test lab. Located on Hoxton Street and formerly named White Lyan, the site has been given a sensitive refurb to bring it in line with modern aesthetics and rebranded as CUB. But the most important additions are zero-waste wunderkind chef Doug McMaster of Silo in Brighton and flavour scientist Dr Arielle Johnson, as well as partnerships with Krug, Belvedere and LVMH.
The dining room brings some lightness to this little corner of Shoreditch. Designed by Juliet Walmsley, the 35 cover space features slick ribbed wraparound orange booths, Mediterranean style pendant lighting made from mulch and cork and a theatre-like dining counter where you can watch the bartenders in action as well as the chefs martialling the pass.
While we're living in 2018, Ryan's cocktails are in 3018. A Birch Biciccleta with Campari and blood orange is a refreshing shot in the arm while a Glenmorangie Old Fashioned with bitters and beeswax egg is the perfect after-dinner tipple. But the piece de resistance is Square Mile coffee with cognac and HMS (heaps mad shit) - a blend of menthol and various other naturally-occurring chemicals that bend the palate and boggle the mind. For those that want to eat - there's a tasting menu for £60 per person - with fittingly boundary-pushing dishes.
For a slice of the cutting-edge, look no further than Cub.