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Mr Lyan’s Cub Will Host ‘Pay-As-You-Like’ End of Year Charity Dinner

Proceeds from final service will be donated to help combat youth suicide and homelessness

Kim Lightbody

Cub, the Hoxton Street restaurant collaboration between Ryan Chetiyawardana (aka Mr Lyan), ex-Noma researcher Dr Arielle Johnson, and Douglas McMaster (of Silo, Brighton’s iconic zero-waste restaurant), is hosting a final service for 2017 this Saturday 23 December, with guests invited to pay what they like for their dinner. Proceeds from the dinner will be donated to CALM and Centrepoint — charities “close to the Lyan team’s heart” — to aid in the fight against youth suicide and homelessness respectively, and hopefully spurring guests to get into the Christmas spirit and give generously.

It’s also a chance for the Cub team to empty the pantry before they close for the Christmas period, in line with their nothing-to-waste ethos.

That doesn’t mean it’s a Monday night leftovers dinner, though; Team Lyan and McMaster are experts at turning waste and kitchen byproducts into creative, thoughtful (and thought-provoking) drinks and dishes, and they’re promising a full menu “with all the bells and whistles” to end the year. True to form (those who remember White Lyan’s #heapsmadshit will rejoice), and the festive nature of the event, it’s also apparently “more than likely” that guests will enjoy “some extra special fancy bits that wouldn’t normally be served.”

Cub say reservations are highly recommended for the dinner as spaces are limited, and can be made at their website.


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