Owner's description

Experience small plate dining, or xiao panzi. Lu Ban Restaurant offers beautifully presented authentic food, prepared using traditional Chinese methods and skills.

In Tianjin, the region that has influenced our cuisine, the custom of eating the right food in the right season has existed for a long time. Following research visits to the region, Dave Critchley, our Executive Head Chef, has created a menu that includes an array of seafood, meat, and vegetable dishes designed for you and your guests to share.


Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Dinner £25.00 £30.00

Starter Main Pudding
£4.50 £21.00 £10.50
Wine per bottle £25.00
Filter Coffee £1.70
Service 12.50%

Restaurant details

12, 6, 12, 14
No dress code

The chef

Dave J Critchley is Lu Ban's Executive Head Chef. 

Dave Critchley, returned to work in Liverpool in 2019 after a two-year spell with Manchester-based Living Venture Group and their flagship Australasia brand, where he held the position of executive chef.

Critchley, who spent four years as executive head chef at the prestigious London Carriage Works at Hope Street Hotel, and had senior roles at Portico in Albert Dock, Gallery in Formby, Noble House, Alma de Cuba, 52 Lark Lane and Neighbourhood Cafe Childwall.

Private dining

Lu Ban Restaurant was designed with amazing experiences in mind.

Lu Ban has a range of private dining rooms and experiences, all of which offer a chance to experience the very best cuisine in the very best of surroundings.

Our private dining Rooms are ideal for almost every occasion or celebration such as anniversaries, birthdays, corporate parties and client entertaining. We have a range of private dining menus, but we are also able to develop something especially for you. 

Our restaurant and private dining rooms are versatile and can be used in a variety of ways including corporate events and business meetings, and may be available for exclusive hire.

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Stanhope Street, Liverpool, L8 5XJ
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Opening hours
Thursday3 pm‑11 pm
Friday3 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑11 pm
Sunday12 pm‑8 pm

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