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The Alphabeta Bar

The Alphabeta Bar

NOTE: Sadly, The Modern Pantry Finsbury Square, and, therefore, The Alphabeta Bar have now closed – but you can still get a taste of Mr. Lyan’s cocktail wizardry at Lyaness and Cub.

 

Presenting the cocktailing alphabet:

A is for Alphabeta, the new spot from Ryan Chetiyawardana (alias: Mr. Lyan) located in the The Modern Pantry in Finsbury Square.

B is for Bar. Because it is one. It’s named after the Grade II-listed art-deco building housing The Modern Pantry itself, and as with Mr Chetiyawardana’s earlier ventures, it will make use of rare and under-used spirits and house-made syrups – but unlike his first bar, White Lyan, where cocktails are premixed with the strictest scientific accuracy, the emphasis here is on the “theatre of cocktail making”. You’ll be seated around a solid oak, U-shaped bar with room for 18, where you’ll watch bartenders collating weird and wonderful ingredients like eccentric, alcoholic scientists. You know, in a totally controlled and reassuring way.

C is for  Cocktail. And each one is characteristically adventurous, like the Firecracker Fizz (whisky, lemon, apricot, and chilli sherbet fluffed with soda), and the Sgroppino G&T with distilled cream gin, strawberry and cardamom sorbet, grapefruit and tonic.

D is for Dinner. Because accompanying these bold flavours are punch-packing small plates from The Modern Pantry kitchen, designed to pair with the cocktail menu. So as you’re sipping on your drinks, you can nibble on sugar-cured prawn omelette with smoked chilli sambal, Cornish crab rarebit donut with squid ink, and grilled octopus with liquorice and macadamia pesto.

E is for End. Of the article.

 

NOTE: Sadly, The Modern Pantry Finsbury Square, and, therefore, The Alphabeta Bar have now closed – but you can still get a taste of Mr. Lyan’s cocktail wizardry at Lyaness and Cub.

The Alphabeta Bar | The Modern Pantry, 14 Finsbury Square, EC2A 1AH

 


The Alphabeta Bar


The Alphabeta Building, 14 Finsbury Square, Moorgate, East London, EC2A 1AH

020 3696 6565

£££££

6.5 / 10



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