Lyaness at Sea Containers London

4.7
421 reviews
£25 and under
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
The latest bar from the award-winning Mr Lyan (Ryan Chetiyawardana) and team set within the iconic Sea Containers London. Lyaness brings a cook’s approach to cocktails and flavour creation. The team present a menu based on their search and creation of unusual ingredients for their drinks, along with a curated selection of beers, wine and spirits.

Boasting views across the Thames, and a design featuring intimate smaller tables, it also has spaces for larger gatherings. The bar is warm and welcoming, whilst offering a focus on the highest quality cocktails, sustainability and innovation that the Mr Lyan team have become world famous for. Lyaness is the only Central London bar from Mr Lyan.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 421 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.7
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4.3
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Noise · Energetic
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Ajay
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, friendly staff and wide choice

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Mf19
London
5 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience and had such a lovely evening. Drinks are wonderful and staff really make the evening perfect - they are so attentive and friendly. Huge thanks to them.

NM
NatalieM
London
13 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, creative cocktail, love it

DT
vipDianaT
London
13 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time here is an amazing experience! The new menu is great, both the cocktails and the food delicious. And the staff has been very helpful and friendly, as usual!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Surrey
8 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was excellent and great vibe. However, the cocktails were not the best tasting. Apart from that I would recommend it and I personally would go again.

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OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great evening catching up with a friend. The waiters were lovely and attentive

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Maria
London
10 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

One waiter who served us was really nice and chatty however a manager was rather rude (service charge taken off & given in cash to the lad who served us). After waiting almost an hour for ordered bar bites, my partner enquired if the order had been forgotten, to which a member of what appeared to be management replied “look dude, we’re busy”. I have been here before so was quite disappointed by the attitude of this staff member. I appreciate this is a tough time for hospitality however not an excuse for poor attitude.
Drinks were good though!

DT
vipDianaT
London
13 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing cocktails and super friendly and helpful staff. Always a pleasure coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening. Fun atmosphere.

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vipDianaT
London
13 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best cocktail bars in London! The menu is original and the staff is always helpful. Nice view on the Thames as well.

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Calculus
London
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good Service
Staff attentiveness was very good
Clean place

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DavidB
Mobile
80 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We only booked here because the 12th Knot upstairs is closed on Mondays. Lyaness is a bit of a curate's egg tbh. It looks great but there's little atmosphere there. Staff very pleasant and attentive. Bar food was very nice. The cocktail menu was very odd and not appetising so we stuck to trusty champagne. But hardly anyone else in the place on a Monday evening. Music poor and whilst the view over the Thames at sea level is lovely, there's should be more to a bar than this. Can't put my finger on what's not quite right. Doubt we'll be returning in a hurry which is a real shame.

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SPMelb
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Having made a reservation for a later time, we arrived an hour earlier in the hopes of grabbing a free spot. They were very accommodating and seated us right away.
We worked our way through the cocktail menu with the assistance of Grazia. She was incredibly helpful in determining which drinks we’d like and also ones to try a little left of field. All in all a great experience and one we will definitely repeat.

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vipadrastus
Edinburgh
14 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit here during a recent stay in London. It's elegant yet trendy, with lovely evening ambiance -- perfect for looking out the large windows over the Thames. The drinks were delicious and made with creative combinations of ingredients. We really liked how the menu was arranged, with different sections oriented around a specific ingredient. The staff were spot-on, friendly and engaging without being obtrusive. Highly recommend this place to anyone wanting a well-crafted cocktail in a hip setting.

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vipTahirM
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Good cocktails but overpriced
Busy and fun but poor service

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Oliver
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative new menu with some great cocktails, plus excellent classic cocktails and twists on them. Service was good as always (Grazia is fantastic and a real asset to Lyan-ess).

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BartM
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Nice bar usually and drinks often good. But there was clearly a corporate conference on and it killed everything from the vibe, the noise levels and the sense of specialness to see 100 people in suits with lanyards on... impossible to speak and unrestful -.think again.

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Lucas157
Cologne Area
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience1

Hyped up place with average cocktails and a high noise level.

BM
BeaudeanM
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to see a team of bartenders work so effortlessly and smoothly making an array of instagrammable cocktails. Would highly recommend it if you are a cocktail nerd.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made reservations for a tea service and we were travelling from Canada. As we arrived, we were told the tea service ended although the menu said it was available until 5pm. This put a tamper on the beginning of our fun weekend

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Conor
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The drinks and music were great and the buttermilk chicken sliders were brilliant but the standout for us was the perfect service from the staff, especially Lamel.

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ZoeS
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service and tasty cocktails! Great place to celebrate!

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NevilleO
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing location, beautiful decor, friendly and helpful staff, lovely atmosphere. Just under £70 for 4 gin and tonics and two small portions of fries is excessive but it’s not a place I visit regularly so was happy to pay it.

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RRshadow
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A truly creative follow-on to dandylyan- saved the iconic mirror but brightened the color scheme. Unique organization around 7 core flavors- uniquely prepared by them- let your waitress guide you through choices and suggest drinks- use the flavor chart at the end of the menu to help as well

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Gazelka
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cocktails were beyond amazing. The service was outstanding and ambiance lovely.

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Jordan
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an absolutely fantastic evening! We booked a table for four and we were not disappointed at all with Lyaness. From the greeting at the door to the impeccable table service to the incredibly inventive cocktails, Lyaness and her staff truly deliver the WOW factor. Do not hesitate! Or rather... please do, so I can still get a table next time!

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MarkR
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had been planning out visit to Lyaness for three years. The opportunity arose last Saturday and we were not disappointed. We only had cocktails there not food but it was fantastic.

We were given a free "welcome" cocktail that was lovely. We had the best waiter. He was fantastic, knowledgeable and so, so friendly. What a lovely young man.

It was a very special evening. We were even given a free glass of champagne before we left.

It's hard to think how the evening could have been made any better. We absolutely loved Lyaness at Sea Containers.

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CatB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Very blunt - no dress code...

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for birthday drinks in a more fancy but also relaxed environment. Well staffed and waited and wonderful ambience and care taken.

Amazing place and lovely views of St. Paul’s and the riverside. Southbank is a short walk down also. Well worth the time and effort to come and reserve a place

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AndrewR
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent venue and very helpful staff. A great evening

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NickR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience4

great place and service. The the location is good. Good to get a window seat !

RM
RachelM
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

From the moment we arrived we were both taken care of. The staff were very attentive, pouring us nice cold water and keeping an eye when it needed topping up, some great recommendations on what cocktails to have, very knowledgeable about ingredients and took on board the few small requests I had asked for. They made my friend whose birthday it was feel very special with a little candle and mini birthday cake and even a wee birthday drink on the house. The cocktails themselves were unreal and so flavoursome and I liked how elegant they all looked but also a really amazing selection to choose from! Beautiful interior and fab view! Can’t thank the lovely staff enough for taking care of us and even sitting for little chats about the drinks after each one. Super dooper! All the best!

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Maxandluke
London
5 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Totally overrated. Music was very loud, seats were uncomfortable and low. Cocktails weren’t great. If you want excellent cocktails and ambience save your money and go to Kwant, Core or the Savoy Hotel.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was amazing! Wonderful cocktail, amazing food, great staff. Everything was perfect! Thanks Lyaness 🥂

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience5

It’s a great place for a first date. Perfect location and vibe.

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Kirstin
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a birthday treat and we were delighted that Lyaness brought out a little birthday treat as well as the delicious cocktails - we were thoroughly spoilt!

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vipSimonH
London
31 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Nice evening, but messed food order up and the music was really bad (and quite offensive)

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PerdieA
London
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Was very disappointed with the quality of the cocktails and especially with the waiting staff. Didn't eat any food but had to fill out the star system.

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GregW
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A fantastic and highly enjoyable London experience. Highly knowledgeable service and great vibe in the bar.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
10 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bar that builds on the success of its predecessor, Dandelyan and becomes even better. Superb service and drinks. One of my favourite bars in London

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Lyaness at Sea Containers London is rated 4.7 stars by 421 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.