Ryan Chetiyawardana announces Cub closure

Cub founders Ryan Chetiyawardana and Doug McMaster have confirmed they will not reopen the celebrated London venue following lockdown measures in the UK. Based in Hoxton, London, Cub opened in September 2017 at the site of Chetiyawardana’s first bar, White Lyan. Cub was designed to be a ‘luxury sustainable drinks-led dining experience’. The site was focused on sustainability and endeavoured to minimise waste, and show that luxury experiences need not be wasteful. Chetiyawardana, aka Mr…

Continue Reading →

High-end bars on pairing cocktails with food

Forget matching food with wine – the latest trend to hit top-end restaurants is exploring the marriage of gastronomy and cocktails. *This feature was originally published in the June 2019 issue of The Spirits Business The whole package of food and drink is ridiculously intertwined,” says chef Adam Handling. The two have always had a close relationship, with combinations such as red wine and steak or beer and burgers partnering perfectly. Cocktails have seldom shared…

Continue Reading →