We love afternoon tea as much as the next person, but if you’re in the mood for something different, a break from the classic scone and clotted cream combo, you’re in luck. Lyaness, the award-winning bar from Ryan Chetiyawardana (Mr Lyan) and the team at Sea Containers London, is collaborating with renowned Sri Lankan restaurant Hoppers on a limited-edition afternoon tea menu, available throughout July.

Lyaness x Hoppers: The Lowdown

The limited-edition Lyaness x Hoppers Afternoon Tea (£55 per person) draws on Ryan Chetiyawardana and Karan Gokani’s South Asian heritage, as well as their shared friendship and connection and love of the people, food and landscape of Sri Lanka. The afternoon tea will include a range of sandwiches, savouries and sweets using bold Sri Lankan flavours and spices which have been expertly paired with cocktails infused with Sri Lankan flavours from Ryan and the talented team at Lyaness;  creating a very special menu that celebrates Sri Lankan teas, spirits, short eats and flavours through the inimitable lens of the British High Tea.

Lyaness x Hoppers: The menu

Expect delicious bites such as curried chicken salad with Jaffna curry mayo, crispy shallots, pickled mustard and coriander cress sandwiches; tuna or jackfruit fricadels; pumpkin curry puffs; scones with black pepper and pineapple jam, and Pandan and coconut profiteroles. For drink, there’s three cocktails including the Arrack Sour (Ceylon Arrack, Rare Tea Co. ‘lemon blend’, jasmine & Vegan Honey); Kandalama Fizz (Colombo Gin, Ceylon Tea kombucha, Purple Pineapple, soda & absinthe) and Kithul Negroni (Colombo Gin, Kithul, Aperol & Cocchi di Torino).

Bookings can be made here or calling 0203 747 1063, with the last sitting at 4pm.

Lyaness 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 9PD