LU BAN DINING

Small plates or xiao panzi, dining is how food is enjoyed in Tianjin, the region of China that inspires Lu Ban Restaurant menu. Choose a selection of beautifully presented authentic food, prepared using traditional Chinese methods and skills. 

 

SMALL PLATES

In Tianjin, it is customary to choose per person: 3 or 4 cold dishes, 3 or 4 hot dishes, a dumpling, and finish with a soup to gain a true experience of the cuisine. Your server will recommend dishes.

COLD 冷盘

FROM THE EARTH

 

MASTER YU’S FIVE FLAVOUR CUCUMBER 
于⽒五味⽠条
Pickled cucumber, chilli, shitake, sea salt
4

HOTEL GENEVA TOFU
津利华⾖腐
Aromatic tofu, sesame paste, chilli oil, toasted black bean,
black sesame and peanut brittle, frothed soy milk

6.5

KINGDOM TIANJIN PEAR
津式煮鸭梨
Pear poached with star anise, vanilla and cinnamon,
pickled radish, ginger, chive oil

5

FROM THE SEA

CAFÉ YUN OYSTER 
天津⾹格韵牡蛎
Oyster served on ice, pickled ginger, Chinese onion, Chinkiang vinegar, soy, chilli oil
4 EACH OR 3 FOR 10

THE FISHERMAN 
茉莉红茶腌三⽂⻥
Jasmine and black tea cured wild salmon,
fennel, pomelo, lime
7

FROM THE LAND

WOK SMOKED CHICKEN
锅熏鸡
Poached chicken breast, sugar smoke,
sweetcorn, chilli oil
5

TIANJIN PEAR
津式煮鸭梨
Pear poached with star anise, vanilla and cinnamon,
air dried ham, pickled radish, ginger, chive oil
6

HOT 热菜

FROM THE EARTH

 

FROM THE EARTH
KINGDOM MARKET STALL GREENS
食肆青菜
Wok tossed greens, crispy shallot, garlic
6

MASTER WANG’S NOODLES
王⽒素菜⾯
Soft noodles, bean sprouts and bamboo shoots, sesame, chilli oil, soy, green onion
6

FRAGRANT RICE
荷叶⾹⽶饭
Jasmine rice in lotus leaf, jasmine
flowers, crispy shallots
5

MA PO TOFU
⿇婆⾖腐
Wok poached aromatic tofu, black bean, Szechuan, greens, ginger, chilli
8

MASTER ZHANG’S BEIJING FAUX DUCK
张⽒北京素鸭
Cherry wood roasted jack fruit, plum sauce, cucumber, pancake, green onion, sugar
8

FROM THE SEA

 

BEIJING DISTRICT SCALLOP 
北庭扇⻉
Seared and steamed scallop and Chinese sausage, lobster broth, yellow wine, red chilli
10

THE COLLECTION
脆⽪虾
Crisp battered stretched prawns,
Szechuan seasoning, sweet chilli bean sauce
10

FROM THE MARKET
蒸鲽⻥
Steamed bass, ginger, Chinese onion, pak choi, rice congee, shrimp
14

FROM THE LAND

 

MASTER ZHANG’S BEIJING DUCK
张⽒果⽊烤鸭
Cherry wood roasted duck leg, plum sauce,
cucumber, pancake, green onion, sugar
10

MASTER WHOO’S KUNG PAO CHICKEN
吴⽒宫保鸡丁
Chicken, peanuts, Szechuan, Chinese onion,
bean paste, chilli, jasmine rice
9.5

ONE DAY ONE NIGHT
⼀天⼀夜
Twenty four hour pork belly, fennel seed, anise, sticky soy, pickled ginger
8

RED DRAGON
鸡⾁串
Marinated chicken skewers, chilli, garlic, soy bean
6

JIANG BEEF
酱⽜⾁
Slow braised beef, with soy sauce, oyster sauce, spring onion, ginger, star anise, Szechuan
12

GULAO PORK
菠萝咕咾⾁
Pork with sweet and sour pineapple, sweet peppers, tomato, jasmine rice
9.5

SOUP AND DUMPLINGS 汤类

FROM THE EARTH

 

THE DOWNING STREET VEGETABLE DUMPLING
天津素包⼦
Smoked bean curd, day lily, shitake and sesame dumpling,
black truffle
4

SPRING FESTIVAL BROTH
春节菜汤⾯
Tianjin style spring vegetable noodle soup
4

FROM THE SEA AND LAND

SHAO MAI
烧卖
The People’s favourite, prawn and pork dumpling,
black vinegar
5

FROM THE LAND

 

CHEF NIU’S GAUBOULI BAOZI
⽜姐包⼦
Tianjin’s famous dumpling, Chinese spiced pork
5

THE CHICKEN AND THE EGG
津式鸡汤⾯
Tianjin style chicken noodle soup, vegetables, quail egg
7

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 dietary requirements. A discretionary 12.5% service charge will be added to the bill in private dining rooms, and for tables of 8 or more in the restaurant.

SET LUNCH - WUCAN 午餐菜单

SAVE 30% WITH WUCAN – PAY 25 FOR THIS SET MENU INSTEAD OF 36 FOR INDIVIDUAL DISHES

Available from 16:00 until 18:00 Thursday and 13:00 until 18:00 Friday and Saturday.

**SPECIAL OFFER – THIS MENU IS AVAILABLE FROM 16:00 UNTIL CLOSING ON THURSDAYS**

TO START
MASTER YU’S
FIVE FLAVOUR CUCUMBER
于⽒五味⽠条
Pickled cucumber, chilli, shitake, sea salt
SPRING ROLLS
春卷
Spring onion, shoots, soy, ginger and peanut

MAIN
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

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

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

25 PER GUEST

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 dietary requirements. Menu items may be subject to change. A discretionary 12.5% service charge will be added to the bill in private dining rooms, and for tables of 8 or more in the restaurant.

VALENTINE'S MENUS

AIQING GUSHI

爱情故事 (Love Story)

Celebrate love and friendship at Lu Ban this Valentine’s Day.
Available on Friday 14th and for lunch on Saturday 15th February.
 
Find out more about Valentine’s Day at Lu Ban here.

EARLY DINER MENU
(until 4.45pm)

SPARKLING WINE

TO START

CAFÉ YUN OYSTER
天津香格韵牡蛎
Oyster served on ice, pickled ginger, Chinese onion, Chinkiang vinegar, soy, chilli oil

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

MAIN

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

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

FRAGRANT RICE
荷叶香米饭
Jasmine rice in lotus leaf, jasmine flowers, crispy shallots

KINGDOM MARKET STALL GREENS
食肆青菜
Wok tossed greens, crispy shallot, garlic

DUMPLING AND SOUP

LOBSTER SHAO MAI
烧卖
The People’s favourite, prawn and pork dumpling with master stock poached lobster

ZEN

Chinese Mushroom and black truffle ‘tea’ with pak choi and ginger

DESSERT

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

HANDMADE CHOCOLATES AND FAVOURS

39.5 PER GUEST, MINIMUM OF TWO PEOPLE

 

DINNER MENU
(from 5pm)

SPARKLING WINE

TO START

CAFÉ YUN OYSTER
天津香格韵牡蛎
Oyster served on ice, pickled ginger, Chinese onion, Chinkiang vinegar, soy, chilli oil

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

MAIN

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

MASTER ZHANG’S BEIJING DUCK
张氏果木烤鸭
For sharing; Cherry wood roasted duck leg, plum sauce, cucumber, pancake, green onion, sugar

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

FRAGRANT RICE
荷叶香米饭
Jasmine rice in lotus leaf, jasmine flowers, crispy shallots

KINGDOM MARKET STALL GREENS
食肆青菜
Wok tossed greens, crispy shallot, garlic

DUMPLING AND SOUP

LOBSTER SHAO MAI
烧卖
The People’s favourite, prawn and pork dumpling with master stock poached lobster

ZEN

Chinese Mushroom and black truffle ‘tea’ with pak choi and ginger

DESSERT

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

HANDMADE CHOCOLATES AND FAVOURS

49.5 PER GUEST, MINIMUM OF TWO PEOPLE

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 dietary requirements. A discretionary 12.5% service charge will be added to the bill in private dining rooms, and for tables of 8 or more in the restaurant.

CHUN SPRING SET MENU

CHUN
春宴​

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

 

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


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

KINGDOM MARKET STALL GREENS
食肆青菜
Wok tossed greens, crispy shallot, garlic


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

39.5 PER GUEST


ADD MASTER ZHANG’S BEIJING DUCK
Cherry wood roasted duck leg, plum sauce, cucumber, pancake, green onion, sugar
10

WINE PAIRING
We have hand selected wines that match each of the dishes, so why not enjoy our delicious pairings with your set menu
30

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 dietary requirements. Menu items may be subject to change. A discretionary 12.5% service charge will be added to the bill in private dining rooms, and for tables of 8 or more in the restaurant.

TASTING MENU

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.


TO START

CAFÉ YUN OYSTER
天津⾹格韵牡蛎
Oyster served on ice, pickled ginger, Chinese onion, Chinkiang vinegar, soy, chilli oil

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

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

MASTER ZHANG’S BEIJING DUCK
张⽒果⽊烤鸭
Cherry wood roasted duck leg, plum sauce, cucumber, pancake, green onion, sugar

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

KINGDOM MARKET STALL GREENS
食肆青菜
Wok tossed greens, crispy shallot, garlic


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

70 PER GUEST

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 dietary requirements. Menu items may be subject to change. A discretionary 12.5% service charge will be added to the bill in private dining rooms, and for tables of 8 or more in the restaurant.

XING FU SUNDAY BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH

Our chefs cook delicious dishes and our servers bring round these dishes in waves which you can enjoy for 90 minutes.
To help accompany your dishes, we offer a range of drinks that you can collect from the bar.
Our Xing Fu menu is available every Sunday for table sittings between 1pm and 4pm.

Find out how our Xing Fu menu works here.

XING FU MENU
幸福

CRACKERS
Deep fried, seasoned with Lu Ban spice

SPRING ROLLS
Spring onion, winter shoots, soy, ginger and chilli sauce

DOWNING STREET VEGETABLE DUMPLING
Smoked bean curd, day lily, shitake and sesame dumpling,

MASTER WANG’S NOODLES
Soft noodles, bean sprouts and bamboo shoots, sesame, chilli oil, soy, green onion

FRAGRANT RICE
Jasmine rice, master stock, jasmine flowers, crispy shallot 

SHAO MAI
The People’s favourite, pork dumpling, black vinegar

ROASTED MEAT
With Tianjin style spices 

If you require vegan, vegetarian or pescatarian dishes please inform your server.

INCLUSIVE DRINKS

To order at the bar:

Lu Ban Sunday cocktail – Delicious blend of flavours selected by head bartender Stewart
Lu Ban beer 420ml – Our very own locally sourced beer
Jasmine Tea – Selected for Lu Ban Liverpool
House fruit juices
Red wine 125ml
White wine 125ml

29.5 for 90 minutes of food and selected drinks

Or you can upgrade to 120 minutes for an extra £7.50 per person (please indicate this when making your reservation)

 

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 dietary requirements. Menu items may be subject to change. A discretionary 12.5% service charge will be added to the bill in private dining rooms, and for tables of 8 or more in the restaurant.

LITTLE LU BAN - CHILDREN'S MENU

 

RAINBOW POPCORN

彩虹爆米花

A snack while you look at the menu

 

MASTER YAKUAN’S HUAJUAN STEAMED BUN

张氏蒜香花卷

Traditional twisted bun, garlic

 

Select one of the following

CHICKEN SKEWER

鸡肉串

A kebab of chicken thigh, hoi sin, cucumber

LION HEAD PORK

狮子头丸子

Pork meatballs, garlic, ginger spring onion, soy

LUCKY FISH

吉利鱼排

Crumbed haddock fingers, Chinese mayonnaise

JIAN DAN

中式鸡蛋饼

Street food omelette

RAINBOW NOODLES

彩虹面条

Soft noodles with tomato sauce, crispy bits

All served with steamed greens

 

 

DRAGON FLY ICE CREAM

蜻蜓冰淇淋

Vanilla ice cream, edible dragon fly, candy floss

 

12 PER CHILD (UNDER 12)
INCLUDES A SOFT DRINK

 

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 dietary requirements. Menu items may be subject to change. A discretionary 12.5% service charge will be added to the bill in private dining rooms, and for tables of 8 or more in the restaurant.

SWEETS
甜点

 

THE LU BAN LOCK
鲁班锁
The ancient wooden puzzle: chocolate of 3 varieties, sesame ice cream,
black sesame brittle
9
Nyetimber Rose 125ml 12.75 or Yang cocktail 9.5


CHERRY BLOSSOM
樱花盛开
A symbol of love. Cherry and ruby chocolate delice, cherry ‘tea’ cherry
and apple blossom, morello cherry
8.5
Giovanni Allegrini Recioto Classico 50ml 13 or Old Fashioned cocktail 14


BEFORE THE RAIN
⾬前
The calm before the storm, pear and ginger, cardamom, dragonfly
7.5
Drappier Champagne 125ml 13 or Espresso Martini orange twist cocktail 8.5


PANDORA’S BOX
潘多拉魔盒
For two people
A Chinese odyssey, a sharing dessert of traditional sweet snacks
16
Essensia Orange Muscat California 50ml 5.5 or Lychee Spritz cocktail 8.5


CHAMPAGNE AND CHOCOLATES
⾹槟酒与巧克⼒
For two people
A glass of Lu Ban Drappier Champagne and two handmade chocolates each
25

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 dietary requirements. Menu items may be subject to change. A discretionary 12.5% service charge will be added to the bill in private dining rooms, and for tables of 8 or more in the restaurant.

BAR MENU
酒吧餐单

Available from 16:00 until 18:00 Thursday and 13:00 until 18:00 Friday and Saturday

BAR SPECIAL
Any three Bar Menu snacks* or dumplings and a glass of draught beer, wine or spumante
15

SNACKS

SPRING ROLLS
春卷
Spring onion, shoots, soy, ginger and peanut
4

RED DRAGON
鸡⾁串
Marinated chicken skewers, chilli, garlic, soy bean
6

CAFÉ YUN OYSTER
天津⾹格韵牡蛎
Oyster served on ice, pickled Ginger, Chinese onion, Chinkiang vinegar, soy, chilli oil
4 EACH OR 3 FOR 10

 

DUMPLINGS


CHEF NIU’S GAUBOULI BAOZI

⽜姐包⼦
Tianjin’s famous dumpling,
Chinese spiced pork
5

SHAO MAI
烧卖
The People’s favourite, prawn and pork
dumpling, black vinegar
4

THE DOWNING STREET
VEGETABLE DUMPLING
天津素包⼦
Smoked bean curd, day lily, shitake
and sesame dumpling, black truffle
4

*Oysters at 3 for 10 are not included in the ‘Bar Special’ offer.

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 dietary requirements.
Menu items may be subject to change. A discretionary 12.5% service charge will be added to the bill in private dining rooms, and for tables of 8 or more in the restaurant.

COCKTAIL MENU

Our range of house, Lu Ban and Champagne cocktails

 

HOUSE COCKTAILS

 

VODKA MARTINI

Ketel One Vodka, Antica Formula vermouth, bitters, stirred, served with an olive

9.5

 

GIN MARTINI

Tanqueray No.10, Belsazar Dry, bitters, stirred, served with a twist of lemon

 9.5

 
 

VESPER MARTINI

Grey Goose, Tanqueray No.10 with a splash of Lillet blanc shaken, served with an olive or a twist of lemon

11.95

Martinis can be made to your preference Dry, off dry, wet, dirty, lemon twist

 

MANHATTAN DRY 

Rye whiskey, Belsazar dry vermouth with a dash of Angostura bitters, stirred and served with a twist of orange

9.5

 

MANHATTAN

Rye whiskey, Belsazar sweet vermouth, dash of orange bitters, stirred

9.5

 

NEGRONI

Beefeater 24 gin, Campari and Belsazar sweet vermouth, stirred over ice, served on the rocks with an orange peel

9.5

 

NEGRONI WITH A LU BAN TWIST

Made with Jasmine Gin

11

Made with Ron Zacapa 23yr old rum

12

 

OLD FASHIONED

Bulleit Bourbon with Maraschino liqueur mixed together with bitters and brown sugar

14

(includes a schooner of beer while you wait)

 

APEROL SPRITZ

Classic spritz drink, light and refreshing Aperol aperitif with orange, Prosecco and a splash of soda over ice

8.50

 

LYCHEE SPRITZ

Grey Goose Pear Vodka, lychee liqueur, jasmine tea and sparkling wine served over ice

 8.50

 

ESPRESSO MARTINI

Espresso, Kahlua coffee liqueur and vodka, shaken

8.50

 

LU BAN TWIST ESPRESSO MARTINI

Vanilla schnapps or Orange vodka

8.50

 

LU BAN COCKTAILS

 

YIN

Beefeater blood orange gin, Belsazar Rose Vermouth, mango ice balls, served with a splash of Franklin and sons light tonic

9.5

 

YANG

Grey Goose Pear Vodka, grape, passion fruit, lychee, shaken and served with rhubarb tonic

 9.5

 

XIĀNG LIÀO TIAN

Smoky Szechuan pepper, Johnny Walker Black Label, Benedictine, maraschino liqueur, shaken and served over crushed ice with ginger ale

10

 

THE WHITE SWAN

Midori melon liqueur, Passoa passionfruit liqueur, fresh lemon juice shaken with egg white. Sweet and sour flavours in one glass

10.50

 

YĀN WÙ HÉ HUǑ

Nikka Whisky from the barrel, Disaronno with spicy chilli for the fire, Grand Marnier to create a smoky effect

10

 

EAST MEETS WEST

Ginsmiths of Liverpool dry gin, chilli-infused jasmine tea and Cointreau

9.5

 

JĪ QÍNG

Chambord, Gordons pink gin, squeezed lime and passion fruit shaken with blackberries and raspberries served over crushed ice with a pineapple and Passoa foam

10

MURPHY’S MARTINI

Murphy’s of Liverpool Gin, squeeze of blood orange, shaken with Tanqueray No. 10
9.5
 

 

CLASSIC CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL

Hennessy cognac & Lu Ban Drappier champagne, brown sugar, bitters

 8.50

 

CLASSIC BELLINI

White peach puree, chilled Prosecco

 8.50

Bellinis also available in strawberry, peach & raspberry

 

LU BAN BELLINI

Grey Goose Pear Vodka, pear puree, Nyetimber Demi-Sec

11.50

WINE AND DRINKS LIST

Our wine and drinks list is available as a PDF download here.