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Seed Library

A cocktail bar in Shoreditch by Mr Lyan

Down in the basement, Seed Library is a cocktail bar created by Ryan “Mr Lyan” Chetiyawardana. It’s a laid back bar in the heart of Shoreditch where you wind  down from a long day, or spend a fun filled evening with good drinks and good people.

Wednesday, Thursday: 6pm - 1am

Friday: 6pm - 2am

Saturday: 4pm - 2am

Sunday: 5pm - midnight

Seed Library operates an over 18s age policy.

our approach

Our drinks focus on a ‘lo-fi, analogue’ way of cocktail making with the Seed Library name and its stripped back approach inspired by both the origins of classic cocktails and the stories and knowledge held within alternative flavour sources .

Mr Lyan

Cocktail bartender Ryan Chetiyawardana goes by Mr Lyan, which is arguably easier to say, he says. He opened his first bar, White Lyan, in London in 2013 as the first cocktail bar in the world to use no perishables; no fruit and even no ice. It was an exploration in sustainability, with much lower waste and a use of pre-made cocktails and innovative ingredients. This focus on a ground-breaking approach remains in the evolution of White Lyan in Super Lyan, Lyaness, Silver Lyan and now Seed Library.

my neighbours the dumplings

Seed Library has teamed up with local East London legends, My Neighbours the Dumplings for its latest food collaboration. 

Already a big hit in Clapton and Victoria Park, they'll be taking over our Seed Library kitchen. The menu will showcase the team's signature dim-sum making techniques, incorporating fresh produce from the UK to create impressive dishes packed with flavour. 

Be quick, as this collab will end on Sunday 18 February. 

private parties

Looking to host a get-together in Shoreditch?

Get in touch about group bookings, or even taking over the entire bar for a party.