The Food Lab
食品实验室

The Food Lab is an informal style of private dining with theatre and flair. 

Your Lu Ban chef will tantalise your taste buds in this immersive experience; get ready to participate and assist! 

You’ll observe the expert skill and knowledge of your Lu Ban Chef as you work together to transform, in front of your eyes, the ingredients to create authentic food which you and your guests will savour. 

Expect fanfare, passion and delectable dishes. The Food Lab experience is perfect for all occasions for up to 12 guests, especially if you love unique experiences combined with fabulous food and service. Enquire Now. Or call us on 0151 315 8888.

Below you will see our private dining menus. We can adapt dishes to suit your party’s preference. 

CHUN
春宴

Chun, meaning spring, is a time of new beginnings. Lu Ban has created a special menu that highlights the very best Tianjin inspired dishes, along with the first ‘bite of spring’.

ON ARRIVAL
LU BAN DRAPPIER CHAMPAGNE
鲁班德拉⽪尔⾹槟酒
A glass of chilled Lu Ban Drappier Champagne

TO START
SPRING ROLLS
春卷
Spring onion, shoots, soy, ginger and peanut

MASTER YU’S FIVE FLAVOUR CUCUMBER
于⽒五味⽠条
Pickled cucumber, chilli, shitake, sea salt, rice vinegar

MAIN COURSE
THE COLLECTION
脆⽪虾
Crisp battered stretched prawns, Szechuan seasoning,
sweet chilli bean sauce

RED DRAGON
鸡⾁串
Marinated chicken skewers, chilli, garlic, soy bean

GULAO PORK
菠萝咕咾⾁
Pork with sweet and sour pineapple, sweet peppers, tomato,
jasmine rice

CHEF SELECTED DISH
An additional dish will be added to your menu of either meat, shellfish, fish or vegetables. This can be selected in advance or at the time of your visit. This dish will be accompanied by our Kingdom Market Stall Greens

DUMPLING AND SOUP
SHAO MAI
烧卖
The People’s favourite, prawn and pork dumpling, black vinegar

SPRING FESTIVAL BROTH
春节菜汤⾯
Tianjin style spring vegetable noodle soup

DESSERT
BEFORE THE RAIN
⾬前
The calm before the storm, pear and ginger, cardamom, dragonfly


60 PER GUEST

WINE PAIRING
We have hand selected wines that match each of the dishes, so why not enjoy our delicious
pairings with your set menu
40

PREMIUM WINE PAIRING
We have hand selected premium wines that perfectly pair with your set menu dishes
55

PINCHANG TASTING MENU
品尝菜单

To celebrate Spring, why not join us in our superb tasting menu. Filled with the finest dishes from our Tianjin inspired kitchen, this is a menu to truly savour.

ON ARRIVAL
LU BAN DRAPPIER CHAMPAGNE AND CAFÉ YUN OYSTER
鲁班德拉⽪尔⾹槟酒, 天津⾹格韵牡蛎
A glass of chilled Lu Ban Drappier Champagne, and an oyster served on ice, pickled ginger, Chinese onion, Chinkiang vinegar, soy, chilli oil

TO START
TIANJIN PEAR
津式煮鸭梨
Pear poached with star anise, vanilla and cinnamon, air dried ham, pickled radish, ginger, chive oil

MAIN COURSE
THE FISHERMAN
茉莉红茶腌三⽂⻥
Jasmine and black tea cured wild salmon, fennel,
pomelo, lime

BEIJING DISTRICT SCALLOP
北庭扇⻉
Seared and steamed scallop and Chinese sausage, lobster broth, yellow wine, red chilli

ONE DAY ONE NIGHT
⼀天⼀夜
Twenty four hour pork belly, fennel seed, anise, sticky soy, pickled ginger

JIANG BEEF
酱⽜⾁
Slow braised beef, with
soy sauce, oyster sauce, spring onion, ginger,
star anise, Szechuan

CHEF SELECTED DISH

An additional dish will be added to your menu of either meat, shellfish, fish or vegetables. This can be selected in advance or at the time of your visit. This dish will be accompanied by our Kingdom Market Stall Greens

DUMPLING AND SOUP
CHEF NIU’S GAUBOULI BAOZI

⽜姐包⼦
Tianjin’s famous dumpling, Chinese spiced pork

THE CHICKEN AND THE EGG
津式鸡汤⾯
Tianjin style chicken noodle soup, vegetables, quail egg

DESSERT
CHERRY BLOSSOM
樱花盛开
A symbol of love. Cherry and ruby chocolate delice, cherry ‘tea’ cherry and apple blossom, morello cherry

90 PER GUEST

TEA AND WHISKEY
JASMINE LEAF TEA
4

BUSHMILLS 21 YEAR AGED WHISKEY
11.5

WINE PAIRING
We have hand selected wines that match each of the dishes, so why not enjoy our delicious pairings with your set menu
60

A discretionary service charge of 12.5% will be added to the bill. At Lu Ban we serve many dishes that contain ingredients that are listed as allergens. Please ensure you make your table host aware of any requirements.