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1ST PLACE GOLD AWARD WINNER
Lu Ban Restaurant
Taste of England Excellence Award

Photo credit: VisitEngland/Simon Hadley Photography

Liverpool’s Lu Ban Restaurant strikes gold in VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2022

Lu Ban Restaurant has won one of the country’s major tourism awards after claiming gold at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2022.
Our restaurant, located in Cain’s Brewery in the city’s vibrant Baltic Triangle, beat off competition Moor Hall Restaurant with Rooms, Lancashire, which took silver, and Fischer’s Baslow Hall, Derbyshire, which claimed bronze, to bring the title to Liverpool. The judges commented ‘the excellence of gastronomic experience is at the heart of everything they do’ as Lu Ban Restaurant won the Taste of England award at a glitzy ceremony held at the Library of Birmingham on Wednesday 8 June.

 

It feels incredible

“We were delighted to have even made it through to the finals and would have been equally as proud walking away with the bronze or silver but to win the gold is obviously really special.

“I’m so incredibly proud of the team and what they’ve achieved in such a small amount of time. It really is testament to what amazing teamwork, hard work and a positive mind set can achieve.”

Lu Ban executive chef director Dave Critchley

We still can’t quite believe we won Gold at the national VisitEngland Awards for Excellence.

It’s been a rollercoaster journey since we opened (and closed, and opened again) our doors back in November 2019.

We try our hardest to deliver an excellent dining experience and we set our standards high, we know that.
We believe the quality is worth it. Our director David said that graft, tears, sweat, passion, fierce loyalty and belief is what makes winners, and we live all of those things daily.

The truth is;
Without you, our guests, we are nothing.
Without our team of amazing chefs, kitchen support, servers, hosts, bartenders, managers and assistant managers, we are nothing.

We are grateful for everything. Thank you for being part of our continuing journey. 

 

ABOUT THE VISITENGLAND AWARDS
The ceremony featured finalists from across 15 categories that were handpicked by tourism industry experts from more than 300 entries to the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2022 from across 14 regions.

The prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence, running for more than 30 years, celebrate and champion innovation, quality and best practice across the industry recognising businesses and individuals who raise the bar of England’s tourism offer.

 

AT THE LIVERPOOL CITY REGON TOURISM AWARDS 2021,
LU BAN RECEIVED ‘RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR’ AND ‘RESILIENCE AND INNOVATION’  AWARDS