Cub: Foodism 100 winner 2019

The winner of the Best Bar category in the Foodism 100 is Cub, the bar and restaurant from acclaimed bartender Mr Lyan and chef Douglas McMaster

Who are they?

An innovative bar and restaurant from World’s 50 Best-winning bartender Ryan Chetiyawardana (aka Mr Lyan) and Brighton-turned-London chef Douglas McMaster, which serves cocktails and sharing plates with an emphasis on cutting out food waste at every turn. Carefully considered ingredients, expertly created drinks and sustainable methods in the kitchen mean this Hoxton Street haunt is a location that’ll please your palate and your conscience at the same time.

A drink at Cub in Hoxton

What's on the menu?

Cub’s set menu (which is available for the whole table at £67 per person) is probably the best way to experience all this East London outlet has to offer. Some of the courses consist of food, some drink, and some are a mixture of the two. Plates of everything from nettle with sweet bell turnip and sea truffle to kid goat with spring greens and wild garlic are prime examples of how sustainable produce can be turned into food that is, quite simply, next-level. The dishes all make perfect accompaniments to Mr Lyan’s characteristically inventive cocktails and Cub’s equally excellent wine list. A glass of 2016 La Rumbera followed by a lacto-rhubarb, cognac and cacao husk cocktail? Don’t mind if we do. Boozeless, gluten-free and vegan options are available too.

Where can I find them?

Hoxton Street is where Cub calls home, though plan ahead if you’re thinking of stopping by. The cosy (small) premises mean booking ahead is probably necessary.

153 Hoxton Street, N1 6PJ;