Ryan Chetiyawardana: Shaking up the bar industry with a focus on fun and sustainability

Cocktails have taken on an exciting twist in recent years due to a number of bartenders championing a resources-conscious approach. Ryan Chetiyawardana, aka Mr Lyan, is a pioneer when it comes to devising cocktails that are non-conventional, low-waste, focused on flavour, and quite frankly, kick-ass. His first bar, White Lyan, which he opened in London’s Hoxton in 2013, was a real game changer. It served … Continue reading Ryan Chetiyawardana: Shaking up the bar industry with a focus on fun and sustainability

Cub: Sustainable champions behind Silo and Dandelyan team up for unique dining experience

Two of the UK’s shining stars on the sustainable food and drink front have come together to create a genre-defying bar-restaurant, Cub, in London’s Shoreditch. Doug McMaster, the chef behind Britain’s first zero waste restaurant, Silo, and mixologist Ryan Chetiyawardana, the man behind Bankside bar, Dandelyan, recently voted the “Best Bar in the World” have come together to create Cub. Cub will blur the lines … Continue reading Cub: Sustainable champions behind Silo and Dandelyan team up for unique dining experience

Cinnamon Soho does sustainable al fresco dining with “upcycled” cocktails and street food

Want to enjoy one of the best biriyanis in the whole of London, washed down with a spectacular cocktail featuring a syrup made from leftover chai, in the midst of a sustainable al fresco setting? Then head down to Cinnamon Soho. The sustainable Summer Festival Terrace, which opened in June and runs until the 31 September, is a collaboration between renowned mixologist, Ryan Chetiyawardana, aka Mr Lyan, … Continue reading Cinnamon Soho does sustainable al fresco dining with “upcycled” cocktails and street food

Trash Tiki: Bartender duo tackling zero waste in the industry with zest, creativity and attitude

Bartenders Iain Griffiths and Kelsey Ramage are taking it upon themselves to tackle zero waste in the bar industry while also giving sustainability, and the conversations around the subject within the industry, a “personality injection”. The unique duo, who have teamed up to create Trash Tiki, are aiming to get the cocktail industry to take a rummage through their bins and create cocktails from waste. Trash … Continue reading Trash Tiki: Bartender duo tackling zero waste in the industry with zest, creativity and attitude