Lu Ban Bar and Restaurant


Set in the iconic Cains Brewery Village, Lu Ban serves Chinese cuisine inspired by the authentic flavours of Tianjin. 

Executive Chef Dave J Critchley and his team develop Lu Ban dishes with an inventive culinary passion, respectful of Chinese food culture and traditions.

With luxurious dining rooms and a stunning restaurant, you can expect small and large plate dining, washed down with a carefully curated selection of international wines, beers and cocktails. 

Designed by Liverpool-born interior designer Angela Rawson, the setting will portray both elements of Chinese culture and art, paired with nods towards the building’s industrial past. 


Offer Availability
25% off food this January (excludes bottomless brunch)
Get 25% off your food bill this January when you dine at Lu Ban (excludes bottomless brunch, and Special Offer/Mad Friday gift vouchers cannot be used for this offer).
Saturday 16:00 – 23:30


  • Experience
  • Happily Affordable ££
  • Taking Bookings


Day Open Close Notes
Monday - -
Tuesday - -
Wednesday - -
Thursday 15:00 0:00
Friday 15:00 0:00
Saturday 12:00 0:00
Sunday 12:00 19:00

Special opening hours

Day Open Close Notes
Monday 14th February 2022 17:00 0:00
Sunday 13th February 2022 12:30 0:00



Lu Ban Bar and Restaurant, Stanhope Street, L8 5XJ


Baltic Triangle


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves Asian and Christmas Lunch/Dinner food.

  • A word from the chef:

    Small and large plates, tasting menus and banquets inspired by the authentic recipes and cooking techniques of the Tianjin region of China. In December, we will be offering our festive menu, and weekend bottomless brunch alongide our normal menu. We have a special set menu for New Year's Eve.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Chef's Table Private Room 6 0 £59.00 - -

The Chef’s Table is a close-up, private dining experience like no other.

You will have a rare insight into the workings of the Lu Ban kitchen, whilst being able to enjoy the company of your guests. You’ll be introduced to the team and will discover the delights of the day. 

Your senses will be aroused with the smells, noise and views of the kitchen whilst savouring the dishes the chef will prepare and serve to you. 

The Chef’s Table is a truly exclusive experience, where you become part of the inner sanctum of the restaurant. Perfect for four to six guests for any occasion.

You will usually be able to enjoy our banquet menu at our Chef’s Table. Drinks packages are also available if required.

Wine Room Private Room 14 0 £59.00 - -

Our Wine Room is perfect for up to 14 guests. Set to the side of the main dining area with a huge window to separate the space and backing on to our wine cellar, this room is a luxurious space decorated in an elegant style with a long dining table and comfortable leather chairs.

With wines to match cuisine in our striking wine room, you can relax and enjoy your dining experience away from the hum of the restaurant.

With seating for 14 guests, you can opt for full privacy: this private area can be discreetly closed off, or you may choose to enjoy the view of the restaurant.

Perfect for all occasions where comfort and luxury are desired. 


You will usually be able to enjoy our banquet menu in our Wine Room. Drinks packages are also available if required.

Food Lab Private Room 12 0 £59.00 - -

This is the party room. An informal style of dining with exclusive use for you and your guests.  It looks like a lab, and even has its own skeleton, affectionately named Lu Bone. The white, long marble table, comfortable bar style low back chairs give plenty of space to move around. Perfect for up to 12 guests. It’s perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, baby showers, reunions and get togethers. 

You will usually be able to enjoy our banquet menu in the Food Lab. Drinks packages are also available if required.

The Tianjin Private Dining Room Private Room 12 12 £59.00 - -

For an intimate dining experience, enjoy the luxury of Lu Ban’s Tianjin Room.

Perfect for between 8 and 12 guests to simply enjoy a luxury dining experience, or perhaps to celebrate a special occasion.

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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