Lu Ban Restaurant

Chinese, Dim Sum, Noodles, Pan Asian, Vegan, Vegetarian·

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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Chinese, Dim Sum, Noodles, Pan Asian, Vegan, Vegetarian
Cool, Fine dining, Glamorous, Lively, Romantic, Unique
Food Occasions
Bottomless brunch, Dinner, Late night dining
Special Features
Chef’s table, Gluten-free options, Live music or dancing, Vegan options, Vegetarian options
Birthdays, Celeb spotting, Celebrations, Child friendly, Dates, Group dining [8+], Romantic, Special occasions
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About Lu Ban Restaurant

High-end Chinese restaurant Lu Ban has a loyal following of fans thanks to its contemporary menu from Executive Chef Dave J Critchley and his team.

Clean, modern interiors are all stripped-back tables with minimalistic crockery and chopsticks and the distinctly tonal colour scheme in white, charcoal and black sets the tone for an evening of sophisticated calm.

There are various menus to choose from, depending on the occasion. From vegan banquets through to bottomless brunch, there’s something for everyone and any time of day. For something really special the tasting menus are guided by the chefs, and give you course after course of luxurious Chinese flavours.

You might start with a ‘five flavour’ cucumber salad – a combination of chilli, shitake, ginger and rice vinegar – or traditional steamed buns stuffed with honey roast rare breed pork fillet, cheek and crackling. For traditionalists there is also roast duck and pancakes with a Lu Ban twist. Here you can expect cherry wood roasted duck with orange, plum and hoi sin sauce, served with all the trimmings – cucumber, pancakes, and spring onions.

Little ones are also catered for by way of a dedicated kid’s menu which features fun riffs on classic party food. Think popcorn chicken, bowls of noodles or straw fries as well as lollipops for pudding.

Back to the grown ups, and make sure to leave room for the restaurant’s beautifully presented desserts. Sweet tooths are satisfied by way of creations like their chocolate sphere. Under a shiny dome of white chocolate, you’ll find peanut butter and sesame ice cream with smoked sea salt caramel. Heaven.

Come the weekend there’s a special bottomless brunch where you can enjoy 90 minutes of food and drinks for just £34.50. Noodles, spring rolls, dumplings and roast meats are all present and correct, while drinks to choose from include cocktails, beer, and prosecco.

Restaurant Kits

Lu Ban Kitchen Kits
Lu Ban Kitchen Kits
Lu Ban Kitchen Kits

Lu Ban Kitchen Kits


Treat yourself or someone special with our fabulous range of dishes for every occasion.

You can pick banquets or sets where you just warm up the meals indoors (following our easy instructions) or for the adventurous, we offer meal kits where you add in all of the raw ingredients and show off your cooking skills!


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Special offers for Lu Ban Restaurant

1000 Points

For all diners to this restaurant on Thursdays.

250 Points

For all diners to this restaurant on Sundays.

250 Points for evening diners

For all diners to this restaurant on Fridays, for evening diners.

100 Points

For all diners any day, every time

Offers cannot be combined. You will be awarded the offer that gives you the most reward points.

Menu Highlights


Smoked baby back ribs with a sweet barbecue glaze and toasted sesame


3 rock oysters served with Szechuan chilli oil, green onion, black vinegar – as seen on the BBC’s Great British Menu


Traditional hot and sour baby vegetable soup 7

Main Courses

Pan roasted Scottish salmon, Chinese greens and a sweet and sour chilli bean sauce

CHAR SIU PORK - £19.00

Honey roast rare breed pork fillet and cheek, pork crunch, Chinese pear salad


Crisp battered cauliflower, fermented bean, peanut, Chinese chive


Ruby chocolate, cherry tea, apple blossom, Morello cherry 


White chocolate dome with peanut butter and sesame ice cream, smoked sea salt caramel 


A taste of Lu Ban sweet treats, for two to share


Are there gluten-free options on the menu at Lu Ban Restaurant?

Yes there are gluten-free options on the menu at Lu Ban Restaurant.

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What is the dress code at Lu Ban Restaurant?

The dress code at Lu Ban Bar and Restaurant is smart casual. No sportswear or trainers.

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What is the ambience at Lu Ban Restaurant?

Ranging from lively and sociable on busy Friday evenings and Saturdays, to a more intimate feel at other times.

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Does Lu Ban Restaurant offer gluten-free options?

Yes. You can advise your server on arrival, or let us know in the booking notes when you make your reservation. We also cater for most dietary requirements so do get in touch if you have specific needs or questions.

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Can you book at Lu Ban Restaurant?

Yes. Booking is recommended, especially for Friday nights and Saturdays. You can book online or call us on 0151 315 8888 to check availability.

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What is the menu like at Lu Ban Restaurant?

Offering mouth-watering Chinese dishes from Chef Dave Critchley, final apprentice to one of Tianjin's highest level master chefs, you will find snacks, cold starters, hot starters, main dishes from the grill and sides for the perfect meal. Alternatively you may opt for a banquet if you'd like a full range of flavours. upon opening at weekends you can enjoy our bottomless brunch - a collection of popular dishes with inclusive drinks for a 90 minute reservation.

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Cains Brewery Village, Liverpool, Merseyside, L8 5XJ

0151 315 8888


Opening Times

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu 15:00-23:00
Fri 15:00-23:00
Sat 12:00-23:00
Sun 12:00-20:00


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