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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 Dandelyan, Super Lyan 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 Dandelyan, Super Lyan and Cub.

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


Check out Mr. Lyan’s other bars here and here

 


The Alphabeta Bar


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

020 3696 6565

£££££

8.7 / 10


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