Lyaness
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
About
Lyaness uses the team's unique ability to hunt out weird and wonderful flavours and make them interesting and accessible. So our menu is sectioned around ingredients instead of cocktails; it might seem a little odd, but the Lyaness team can connect you to your ideal drink. Comfortable and fun, with different spaces that can accommodate private settings through to bigger social occasions, the space has been designed by original Dandelyan designer Jacu Strauss and the Lore Design Team. Featuring a signature electric blue, as well as the original green marble bar, the space is suitable from early afternoon through to midnight. Created by multi award-winning Ryan Chetiyawardana AKA Mr Lyan and his team.
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
What is Travellers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.

Top ways to experience nearby attractions

The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Southbank
Big time attractions such as the London Eye and a thriving theatre scene (compliments of the National Theatre and the Young Vic) are but a few of the reasons that Southbank is such a collectively cherished part of town. With plenty of family friendly activities and venues lined up along a pedestrianized river bank between Westminster Bridge and Waterloo Bridge, visitors can always expect a casual and festive atmosphere. On top of all the fun stuff to do at Southbank is the opportunity to simply sit back and admire photo-op views of iconic landmarks like Parliament and St Paul's Cathedral, just on across the Thames.
How to get there
  • Blackfriars • 6 min walk
  • Southwark • 7 min walk
Reach out directly
See what travellers are saying
  • Kathryn S
    38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Experience!
    The cocktails and their ingredients are like nothing we’ve ever encountered elsewhere. The servers were all excellent and attentive without showing up too often. The view was great, the place itself was comfortable and elegant, and it was a great experience from beginning to end.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 May 2023
  • Larry C
    Wilmington, Delaware70 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautifully, thoughtfully, and artfully created and crafted cocktails with fantastic service.
    Our server, Shreya(?sp) was fantastic. The cocktail menu is extensive and somewhat daunting. Shreya asked us about our taste profiles helped us choose from the extensive list. Even better, after we’ve had a chance to try our drinks, she came back and talked to us about the origins and the intent of the Lyaness mixologists and the feeling and experience they were trying to convey. I had the Tornado Sezerac and the Hart Old Fashioned—both modern riffs on classic drinks with an updated and incredibly complex taste profile.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 15 June 2023
  • Colin D
    London, United Kingdom4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Giggidy
    First time for quite awhile at this Cocktail Bar by the Thames. The most amazing Cocktails that anyone could imagine. Attentive staff, top notch ambience and music. This place is FANtastic. Yeah. Giggidy.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 29 July 2023
  • Daren M
    78 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impeccable service
    Great place, great drinks, great staff, great ambience, great view. A massive shout out to our server, Shreya, who came across so enthusiastic and helped us make some great decisions on a daunting list of cocktails. She went over and above to make my wife’s birthday extra special. Well done Shreya and the rest of the team.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 July 2023
  • Bruce K
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent!
    The most wonderful visit. The cocktails are so unique but flavoursome nonetheless. Heather was an excellent server and took time to explain (and allow us to taste) the ingredients. 5 stars all around. This is my new favourite place!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 August 2023
  • Krisbyman
    London, United Kingdom168 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome Cocktails
    Awesome cocktails, the staff were friendly & knowledgeable about the unusual/interesting cocktail range, my friend & I were allowed to take our drinks upstairs to the roof bar which provided a wonderful view of London, the bar food was decent too. Be prepared to spend a little bit more than usual but totally worth it for the chilled atmosphere & unique cocktails. We had a MILK inspired cocktail, it was nice & wasn't too milky at all, worth a try...
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 November 2023
  • Crazy_Jim_83
    London, United Kingdom1,239 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Top team
    We popped in on a Saturday evening without a booking and we’re shown to some bar seating. We both had cocktails, one from the menu and one vague request left to the bar staff to figure out. Both cocktails were excellent, service was superb, the setting and atmosphere was lovely. We only stayed for one drink, prices are fairly high but it was a really nice treat to end our day out.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 November 2023
  • cluckie2017
    Wokingham, United Kingdom7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic 18th birthday cocktails!
    Fantastic welcome for the 4 of us when we arrived for cocktails to celebrate daughter’s 18th. Loved the touch of giving us a pretty little glass of champagne and topping up water. Ordering was great - good description given for each cocktail we ordered. Lovely Happy Birthday plate, mince pie and candle too. Thank you all! Excellent experience!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 December 2023
  • Go61495140186
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic!
    my partner and I had a fantastic experience! The staff where incredibly attentive and welcoming on arrival - the service was faultless and we thank them so much for the wonderful cocktails, nibbles and their hospitality. My partner and I will be back!!!! xx Loved the complimentary cocktail when leaving ;)
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 February 2024
  • Wayne R
    Norwich, United Kingdom55 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is what cocktails are about.
    Wow! I have never experienced cocktails at this level before. This is what cocktails are about, not the everyday, tasted them before but made slightly different. This team really goes all out to come up with different takes on classics but also completely new ideas. Cornflake infusion? The liquor on its own tastes so different. Peated parsnip amazake? Szechuan sauce in a cocktail? And you have to try the cheddar and onion crackling!! We went as two couples to try something different and realised it's a good job we don't live in London otherwise we would spend all our time and money here! Special thanks must go to David, who really looked after us. Explaining how the cocktails are put together and the amount of time (9 months to come up with this menu although my memory might be off after that much alcohol) spent each week in the kitchen preparing the different infusions. Did I mention the cornflake liqueur? Don't think about it, just go!!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 March 2024
These reviews are the subjective opinion of Tripadvisor members and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as waiting time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles119 reviews
Excellent
80
Very good
16
Average
11
Poor
8
Terrible
4

Neil
Derby, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
For me, Lyaness is one of THE very best cocktail bars in the U.K. - such a fantastic elegant looking bar, innovative menu & great location. Excellent knowledgeable staff and delicious drinks, I can’t wait to visit again soon.
Written 1 April 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

V904JPmarym
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We had the most amazing Brunch here last Saturday, fantastic service, atmosphere and views. Looking forward to a return visit.
Written 25 March 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Wayne R
Norwich, UK55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Wow! I have never experienced cocktails at this level before. This is what cocktails are about, not the everyday, tasted them before but made slightly different. This team really goes all out to come up with different takes on classics but also completely new ideas.
Cornflake infusion? The liquor on its own tastes so different.
Peated parsnip amazake? Szechuan sauce in a cocktail?
And you have to try the cheddar and onion crackling!!
We went as two couples to try something different and realised it's a good job we don't live in London otherwise we would spend all our time and money here!
Special thanks must go to David, who really looked after us. Explaining how the cocktails are put together and the amount of time (9 months to come up with this menu although my memory might be off after that much alcohol) spent each week in the kitchen preparing the different infusions. Did I mention the cornflake liqueur?
Don't think about it, just go!!
Written 23 March 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Camrafan
London, UK33 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Staff were really friendly and efficient and we were made to feel welcome. The venue is nicely situated by the Thames with good views and although it was busy it wasn't noisy. It's great that you can place a table booking for a central London cocktail bar on a busy night of the week.

I've marked the experience as average as everyone in my group had two cocktails each, each were different, and each drink was 'fine, average' and just not very exciting. We have had better cocktails in restaurant venues and given this place is a cocktail bar first and foremost the drinks were disappointing. The cost of the drinks plus the 13.5% service added on to the bill becomes very expensive very quickly - which is fine if the quality of the product matches the cost.

Lovely staff, nice venue, but disappointed with the product.
Written 11 March 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Mantis Toboggan
Philadelphia, PA4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
It was the second and final night of our English tour. "Yes. This place knows what it's doing." I said with undying clarity despite two drinks into the evening. With the stoic zeal and faith of a religious fanatic, I quietly added, "Nothing in this bar will let me down."

My wife and I are always on the lookout for elite classic cocktail bars when we visit new places. We were lucky enough to visit Lyaness on our first night. We vowed to return a a week later, at the end of our expedition around England, and we did.

I do not exaggerate when I say Lyaness is up there with iconic experiences like Tiki Ti in Los Angeles, The Aviary in Chicago, and Death & Co. in NYC. Bartender skill and execution are common these days. Classic cocktails are passé.
Practically every city has a "every-drink-is-excellent," go-to, everyday bar. What sets Lyaness and the elite bars apart is the journey the bar and staff takes you through during the visit. Lyaness' menu is a literal storybook, The staff are not only masters of the shaker, but also skilled weavers of these tales.

With thesaurus.com open in another tab right now, I can go on and on about Lyaness.
However this Siembra Valles has taken its toll on me. I will only summarize my review with this - Lyaness alone is at least worth the price of an economy plane ticket from the US to London.
Written 10 March 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Go61495140186
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
my partner and I had a fantastic experience! The staff where incredibly attentive and welcoming on arrival - the service was faultless and we thank them so much for the wonderful cocktails, nibbles and their hospitality. My partner and I will be back!!!! xx Loved the complimentary cocktail when leaving ;)
Written 12 February 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

John S
London, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Great cocktails with unique flavours: the service is exceptionally good, waiters take time to talk to you and are enthusiastic about their jobs.

Furniture are nice and the place is very clean.
Written 27 January 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Dee W
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Amazing cocktail perfect for any occasion
Food was fantastic the Taco are the best I’ve ever had 10/10
Written 28 December 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

cluckie2017
Wokingham, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Fantastic welcome for the 4 of us when we arrived for cocktails to celebrate daughter’s 18th. Loved the touch of giving us a pretty little glass of champagne and topping up water. Ordering was great - good description given for each cocktail we ordered. Lovely Happy Birthday plate, mince pie and candle too. Thank you all! Excellent experience!
Written 16 December 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Crazy_Jim_83
London, UK1,239 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
We popped in on a Saturday evening without a booking and we’re shown to some bar seating. We both had cocktails, one from the menu and one vague request left to the bar staff to figure out. Both cocktails were excellent, service was superb, the setting and atmosphere was lovely. We only stayed for one drink, prices are fairly high but it was a really nice treat to end our day out.
Written 19 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 113
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

LYANESS: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

Frequently Asked Questions about Lyaness

Lyaness is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Mon - Wed 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
  • Fri - Fri 3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
  • Sat - Sat 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM



All London HotelsLondon Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in London
All things to do in London
RestaurantsFlightsHoliday HomesTravel StoriesCruisesCar Hire