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. 

 

MAIN MENU - SMALL PLATES

In true Tianjin style, our small plates are created to be shared. Your cold dish will be served first and followed by the hot dishes. Each diner will usually select four or five dishes from the small plates menu, including one Chinese dumpling option. 

 

COLD

冷盘

 

CAFÉ YUN OYSTER 

天津香格韵牡蛎

Oyster served on ice, pickled ginger, Chinese onion, Chinkiang vinegar, soy, chilli oil

3.5

THE FISHERMAN

茉莉红茶腌三文鱼

Jasmine and black tea cured wild salmon, fennel, pomelo, lime

7

THE RESTAURANT IN THE PARK

中式沙拉

Ice lettuce salad, Chinese radish, mandarin ‘caviar’, sesame dressing, toasted seeds

7

 

THE MASTER CHEF’S POACHED CELERY AND SHRIMP

开洋炝芹菜

Celery and fennel, wolfberry, shrimp, Lap chaung sausage, chilli

6

 

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

 

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

 

 

HOT

热菜

 

FROM THE MARKET

蒸鲽鱼

Steamed turbot, ginger, Chinese onion, pak choi, rice congee, shrimp

14

 

BEITING DISTRICT SCALLOP

北庭扇贝

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

8

 

GULAO PORK

菠萝咕咾肉

Pork with pineapple, sweet peppers, tomato, rice vinegar

7.5

 

MASTER WHOO’S KUNG PAO CHICKEN

吴氏宫保鸡丁

Chicken, peanuts, Szechuan, Chinese onion, bean paste, chilli

7

 

ONE DAY ONE NIGHT

一天一夜

Twenty four hour pork belly, fennel seed, anise, sticky soy, pickled ginger

8

 

THE TEACHER’S BEEF AND OYSTER

蚝油牛肉

Seared salt aged rump, oyster sauce, king oyster mushroom

14

 

RED DRAGON

鸡肉串

Marinated chicken skewers, chilli, garlic, soy bean

6

 

OLD BEIJING

老北京羊肉串

Cumin chilli scented mutton skewers, dried mint, charcoal yoghurt

10

 

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 JUN’S TOFU

郑氏脆皮熏豆腐

Crisp fried Smoked tofu, coriander sauce, spiced tomato, Szechuan seasoning

7

 

WELCOME TO TIANJIN

天津迎客面

Tianjin noodles, aromatic broth, green vegetables, black fungus, crisp tofu skin, truffle

9

 

 

SIDES

配菜

 

MARKET STALL GREENS 

食肆青菜

Wok tossed greens, crispy shallot, oyster sauce, Chinese bacon, garlic

6

STREET VENDORS STRAW FRIES 

街边土豆条

Straw cut potato, Lu Ban spice, Chinese mayonnaise

4.5

FRAGRANT RICE 

荷叶香米饭

Jasmine rice in lotus leaf, jasmine flowers, crispy shallot

4

MASTER WANG’S NOODLES 

王氏素菜面

Soft noodles, bean sprouts and bamboo shoots, sesame, chilli oil, soy, green onion

5

 

 

SOUP AND BROTH

汤类

 

MASTER WHOO’S SEAFOOD SOUP 

吴氏海鲜汤

Fish broth, prawn, lucky fish, chives

8

 

THE CHICKEN AND THE EGG 

津式鸡汤面

Tianjin style chicken noodle soup, vegetables, quail egg

7

 

ZEN

禅素汤

Chinese mushroom broth, bok choi heart, smoked tofu, black truffle

7

 

CHINESE DUMPLING

饺子、烧麦、包子

Two dumplings served with Tianjin’s classic black vinegar dipping sauce

 

LIU’S YARD SANXIAN SHAO MAI

刘家小院三鲜烧麦

Three delicacies, steamed parcel of lobster, scallop and turbot, chives, caviar

6

 

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

 

MASTER YAKUAN’S HUAJUAN STEAMED BUN

张氏花卷、豆沙包

Traditional twisted bun, red bean, Szechuan chilli oil

5

 

THE DOWNING STREET VEGETABLE DUMPLING

天津素包子

Smoked bean curd, day lily, shitake and sesame dumpling, black truffle

3.5

 

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

SMALL PLATE BANQUET - RESTAURANT SET MENU

Let us help you choose your dishes.

For a minimum of two guests

 

THE FISHERMAN 

茉莉红茶腌三文鱼

Jasmine and black tea cured wild salmon, fennel, pomelo, lime

WOK SMOKED CHICKEN

锅熏鸡

Poached chicken breast, sugar smoke, sweetcorn, chilli oil

MASTER YU’S FIVE FLAVOUR CUCUMBER

于氏五味瓜条

Pickled cucumber, chilli, shitake, sea salt

THE COLLECTION

脆皮虾

Crisp battered stretched prawns, Szechuan seasoning, sweet chilli bean sauce

 GULAO PORK

菠萝咕咾肉

Pork with pineapple, sweet peppers, tomato, rice vinegar

 MASTER ZHANG’S BEIJING DUCK

张氏果木烤鸭

Cherry wood roasted duck leg plum sauce, cucumber, pancake, green onion, sugar

 

 

STREET VENDORS STRAW FRIES

街边土豆条

Straw cut potato, Lu Ban spice, Chinese mayonnaise

MASTER WANG’S NOODLES

王氏素菜面

Soft noodles, bean sprouts and bamboo shoots, sesame, chilli oil, soy, green onion

ZEN

禅素汤

Chinese mushroom broth, bok choi heart, smoked tofu, black truffle

EGG

鸡蛋奶露

Spiced custard, sesame, cracker and red bean

CHEF NIU’S GAUBOULI BAOZI

牛姐包子

Tianjin’s famous dumpling, pork, Chinese spices

39.5 PER GUEST

MINIMUM 2 GUESTS

 

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

KINGDOM MENU

All items on the Kingdom menu are suitable for vegetarian and vegan diets 

 

COLD

冷盘

 

KINGDOM EGG

素鸡蛋奶露

Spiced ‘egg’ style custard, sesame, cracker, mung bean

2

 

TIANJIN POACHED PEAR

津式煮鸭梨

Pear poached with star anise, vanilla and cinnamon, pickled radish, ginger, chive oil

5

 

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

 

 

HOT

热菜

 

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

 

WELCOME TO TIANJIN

天津迎客面

Tianjin noodles, aromatic broth, green vegetables, black fungus, crisp tofu skin, truffle

9

 

MASTER JUN’S TOFU 

郑氏脆皮熏豆腐

Crisp fried Smoked tofu, coriander sauce, spiced tomato, Szechuan seasoning

7

 

 

SIDES

配菜

 

KINGDOM STREET VENDORS STRAW FRIES 

街边土豆条

Straw cut potato, Lu Ban spice

4.5

 

FRAGRANT RICE 

荷叶香米饭

Jasmine rice in lotus leaf, jasmine flowers, crispy shallot

4

 

MASTER WANG’S NOODLES 

王氏素菜面

Soft noodles, bean sprouts and bamboo shoots, sesame, chilli oil, soy, green onion

5

 

KINGDOM MARKET STALL GREENS

食肆青菜

Wok tossed greens, crispy shallot, garlic

6

 

 

SOUP AND BROTH

汤类

 

ZEN

禅素汤

Chinese mushroom broth, bok choi heart, smoked tofu, black truffle

7

 

 

CHINESE DUMPLING

包子、饺子、烧麦

Served with black vinegar dumpling sauce, chili oil

 

MASTER YAKUAN’S HUAJUAN STEAMED BUN

张氏花卷、豆沙包

Traditional twisted bun, red bean, Szechuan chilli oil

5

 

THE DOWNING STREET VEGETABLE DUMPLING

天津素包子

 Smoked bean curd, day lily, shitake and sesame dumpling, black truffle

3.5

 

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

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 and Lu Ban straw fries

 

 

DRAGON FLY ICE CREAM

蜻蜓冰淇淋

Vanilla ice cream, edible dragon fly, candy floss

8 PER CHILD (UNDER 12)

 

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

SWEETS

 

THE LU BAN LOCK

鲁班锁

The ancient wooden puzzle: chocolate of 3 varieties, sesame ice cream, black sesame brittle

9

PANDORA’S BOX

潘多拉魔盒

For two people
A Chinese odyssey, a sharing dessert of traditional sweet snacks

12

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

 

 

PEACH OF IMMORTALITY

寿桃

Ancient and sacred symbol of immortality, peach compote, coconut delice, peach gel, coconut soil

8

BEFORE THE RAIN

雨前

The calm before the storm, pear and ginger, spiced creme brulee, dragonfly

7.5

THE TEACHER’S BREAKFAST

老师的早餐

Warm Chinese doughnut, sweet red bean compote, whisky caramel, red bean and chestnut ice cream

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

FESTIVE BANQUET - LUNCH

The Lu Ban festive lunch menu is available on Thursday and Fridays only, until 3:00pm, from 5th December until 30th December.

 

THE FISHERMAN

茉莉红茶腌三文鱼

Jasmine and black tea cured wild salmon, fennel, pomelo, lime

WOK SMOKED CHICKEN

锅熏鸡

Poached chicken breast, sugar smoke, sweetcorn, chilli oil

MASTER YU’S FIVE FLAVOUR CUCUMBER

于氏五味瓜条

Pickled cucumber, chilli, shitake, sea salt

GULAO PORK

菠萝咕咾肉

Pork with pineapple, sweet peppers, tomato, rice vinegar

MASTER ZHANG’S BEIJING DUCK

张氏果木烤鸭

Cherry wood roasted duck leg plum sauce, cucumber, pancake, green onion, sugar

STREET VENDORS STRAW FRIES

街边土豆条

Straw cut potato, Lu Ban spice, Chinese mayonnaise

MASTER WANG’S NOODLES

王氏素菜面

Soft noodles, bean sprouts and bamboo shoots, sesame, chilli oil, soy, green onion

BEFORE THE RAIN

雨前

The calm before the storm, pear and ginger, spiced creme brulee, dragonfly

 

25 PER GUEST

MINIMUM 2 GUESTS

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

FESTIVE BANQUET - DINNER

The Lu Ban festive banquet menu is available all day Thursday, Friday and Saturdays from the 5th December until 30th December.

 

THE FISHERMAN

茉莉红茶腌三文鱼

Jasmine and black tea cured wild salmon, fennel, pomelo, lime

WOK SMOKED CHICKEN

锅熏鸡

Poached chicken breast, sugar smoke, sweetcorn, chilli oil

MASTER YU’S FIVE FLAVOUR CUCUMBER

于氏五味瓜条

Pickled cucumber, chilli, shitake, sea salt

THE COLLECTION

脆皮虾 

Crisp battered stretched prawns, Szechuan seasoning, sweet chilli bean sauce

GULAO PORK

菠萝咕咾肉

Pork with pineapple, sweet peppers, tomato, rice vinegar

MASTER ZHANG’S BEIJING DUCK

张氏果木烤鸭

Cherry wood roasted duck leg plum sauce, cucumber, pancake, green onion, sugar

STREET VENDORS STRAW FRIES

街边土豆条

Straw cut potato, Lu Ban spice, Chinese mayonnaise

MASTER WANG’S NOODLES

王氏素菜面

Soft noodles, bean sprouts and bamboo shoots, sesame, chilli oil, soy, green onion

RE HE SUAN

津式鸡汤面

Tianjin style chicken noodle soup with vegetables

SHAO MAI

烧卖

The People’s favourite, prawn and pork dumpling, black vinegar.

BEFORE THE RAIN

雨前

The calm before the storm, pear and ginger, spiced creme brulee, dragonfly

45 PER GUEST

MINIMUM 2 GUESTS 


 

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

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

 

YING

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