Ryan Chetiyawardana opens Lyaness bar in London

Award-winning bar owner Ryan Chetiyawardana has opened his new Lyaness venue in London, which features a drinks menu that “democratises the way that cocktails are consumed”. The new bar on London’s Southbank replaced Chetiyawardana’s award-winning cocktail den Dandelyan in the Sea Containers hotel. In October last year, Chetiyawardana – aka Mr Lyan – said he planned for the site to “rise again as something brighter, shinier and more fitting”. Lyaness, which opens its doors today…

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Mr Lyan to open first international bars

Revered bar owner Ryan Chetiyawardana has revealed plans to open new bars in Amsterdam and Washington DC, marking his first international ventures outside of London. Chetiyawardana – aka Mr Lyan – announced the news across his social media profiles yesterday (15 January). Taking to social media, Chetiyawardana said: “It gives me huge pride to announce our latest endeavours, and first explorations outside our beloved London: Lyaness (London), Super Lyan (Amsterdam) and Silver Lyan (Washington DC)…

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The week in pictures

This week, Campari Group unveiled the latest famous face to front its Campari Red Diaries 2018 – Blade Runner 2049 star Ana de Armas. Cuban actress de Armas will star alongside Italian actor Lorenzo Richelmy in the short film, called Entering Red, which is described as “fuelled with mystery and romance”. Directed by Italian filmmaker Matteo Garrone, the “suspenseful and intriguing” film will see de Armas follow scarlet clues in Milan, Italy – the birthplace of the…

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