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Lyaness at Sea Containers London, London,

Lyaness at Sea Containers London

4.4
4.4
425 Reviews
£25 and under
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Modern European, Afternoon Tea

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed, Thu 17:00–00:00 Fri 15:00–00:00 Sat 12:00–00:00 Sun 12:00–23:00

  • Phone number

    020 3747 1063

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party contact

    Restaurant and Bar Reservations Team: 020 3747 1063

  • Area

    Southbank

  • Parking Details

    Street parking available

  • Public Transit

    We are situated close to Waterloo, Blackfriars and Southwark tube stations. Lyaness can be accessed via 20 Upper Ground or via the waterfront. For those looking for a more scenic route you can jump onto a Thames Clipper and get off at Blackfriars pier.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 425 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. C

    Chris

    London

    67 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Very good bar. Good range of cocktails, nice ambiance and our server was brilliant.

  2. P

    Portia123

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, lovely ambiance, clean with excellent food. Please please keep it up. I know you just opened so I hope it stays this way ☺️

  3. w

    whatever

    London

    63 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    Nice bar, weird clientele.

  4. F

    Foodie98

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    To be honest I was very disappointed. We were not even asked whether we wanted tea with our afternoon tea! The service was terrible throughout!

  5. A

    Ajay

    Hertfordshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great location, friendly staff and wide choice

  6. M

    Mf19

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 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.

  7. NM

    NatalieM

    London

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, creative cocktail, love it

  8. DT

    DianaT

    London

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 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!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 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.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 18 October 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5

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

  11. M

    Maria

    London

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 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!

  12. DT

    DianaT

    London

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 9 October 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5

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

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 September 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great evening. Fun atmosphere.

  14. DT

    DianaT

    London

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 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.

  15. C

    Calculus

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good Service Staff attentiveness was very good Clean place

  16. DB

    DavidB

    Mobile

    85 reviews

    3.0

    85 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.

  17. SP

    SPMelb

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 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.

  18. a

    adrastus

    Edinburgh

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 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.

  19. TM

    TahirM

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 9 November 2019

    overall4food3service3ambience5

    Good cocktails but overpriced Busy and fun but poor service

  20. O

    Oliver

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 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).

  21. BM

    BartM

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    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.

  22. L

    Lucas157

    Cologne Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 October 2019

    overall3food1service3ambience1

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

  23. BM

    BeaudeanM

    1 review

    5.0

    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.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    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

  25. C

    Conor

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    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.

  26. ZS

    ZoeS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 September 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely service and tasty cocktails! Great place to celebrate!

  27. NO

    NevilleO

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    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.

  28. RR

    RRshadow

    Denver

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 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

  29. G

    Gazelka

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 September 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  30. J

    Jordan

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    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!

  31. MR

    MarkR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    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.

  32. CB

    CatB

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 September 2019

    overall3food5service3ambience3

    Very blunt - no dress code...

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    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

  34. AR

    AndrewR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 August 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent venue and very helpful staff. A great evening

  35. NR

    NickR

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 August 2019

    overall5food3service5ambience4

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

  36. RM

    RachelM

    1 review

    5.0

    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!

  37. M

    Maxandluke

    London

    5 reviews

    1.0

    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.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 July 2019

    overall5food3service4ambience5

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

  40. K

    Kirstin

    1 review

    5.0

    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!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

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Lyaness at Sea Containers London is rated 4.4 stars by 425 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Area

    Southbank

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed, Thu 17:00–00:00 Fri 15:00–00:00 Sat 12:00–00:00 Sun 12:00–23:00

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Modern European, Afternoon Tea

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street parking available

  • Public Transit

    We are situated close to Waterloo, Blackfriars and Southwark tube stations. Lyaness can be accessed via 20 Upper Ground or via the waterfront. For those looking for a more scenic route you can jump onto a Thames Clipper and get off at Blackfriars pier.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 3747 1063

  • Private party contact

    Restaurant and Bar Reservations Team: 020 3747 1063

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