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. 

 

SET BANQUET
MEI WEI 美味

Mei Wei, meaning ‘delicious taste’, has been created for you to experience the food of Tianjin. Each dish has been selected from either the Lu Ban cookery book, or our own experiences from visiting the region and working with the National Level Master Chefs from Tianjin’s premier cookery school.

Dishes served are designed to be shared, with all guests ordering the same menu, and with the option to order additional dishes.

COLD DISHES AND SNACKS TO SHARE 冷菜及小吃

CRACKERS AND CAVIAR
虾片鱼子酱

Scallop seasoned crackers with caviar

MASTER YU’S FIVE FLAVOURED CUCUMBER
于氏五味瓜条​

Pickled cucumber, chilli, ginger, shitake, sea salt

HOT 热菜

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

MARKET STALL GREENS
食肆青菜

Wok tossed greens, crispy shallot, garlic

DUMPLING AND SOUP 汤类

SHAO MAI
烧卖

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

NOODLE AND VEGETABLE BROTH
蔬菜汤面

Tianjin style noodle soup

DESSERT

Dessert isn’t traditionally served in Tianjin, at Lu Ban we have add something sweet to compliment the dishes.

BEFORE THE RAIN
⾬前

The calm before the storm, pear and ginger, cardamom, dragonfly

LUCKY YEAR OF THE RAT
鼠年吉祥

45 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. 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 品尝菜单

Pinchang literally means ‘tasting menu’. Each dish will be served to you individually. We will explain its history and why it is on this menu.. You will hear about Master Wu and how he and Dave Critchley work together to develop Lu Ban’s dishes.

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

GUAIWEI CHICKEN
怪味鸡

Chicken breast with a spicy sweet and sour sauce

TIANJIN PEAR
津式煮鸭梨

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

HOT 热菜

THE COLLECTION
脆⽪虾

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

JIANG BEEF
酱牛肉

Slow braised beef, with soy sauce, oyster sauce, spring onion, ginger, star anise, Szechuan

ONE DAY ONE NIGHT
一天一夜

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

MASTER ZHANG’S BEIJING DUCK
张氏果木烤鸭

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

MARKET STALL GREENS
食肆青菜

Wok tossed greens, crispy shallot, garlic

DUMPLING AND SOUP 汤类

CHEF NIU’S GAUBOULI BAOZI
牛姐包子

Tianjin’s famous dumpling, Chinese spiced pork

NOODLE AND VEGETABLE BROTH
蔬菜汤面

Tianjin style noodle soup

SWEET

CHERRY BLOSSOM
樱花盛开

A symbol of love. Cherry and ruby chocolate delice, cherry ‘tea’ cherry and apple blossom, morello cherry

LUCKY YEAR OF THE RAT
鼠年吉祥

65 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.

VEGAN
Kingdom 天国

APPETISER

LIU LI WALNUTS
琉璃核桃仁

Sweet coated walnuts

COLD 冷盘

MASTER YU’S FIVE FLAVOUR CUCUMBER
于⽒五味⽠条

Pickled cucumber, chilli, shitake, ginger, sea salt

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

MA PO TOFU
⿇婆⾖腐

Wok poached aromatic tofu, black bean,

Szechuan, greens, ginger, chilli

FRAGRANT RICE
荷叶⾹⽶饭

Jasmine rice in lotus leaf, jasmine flowers, crispy shallots

MARKET STALL GREENS
食肆青菜

Wok tossed greens, crispy shallot, garlic

DUMPLING AND SOUP 汤类

THE DOWNING STREET VEGETABLE DUMPLING
天津素包⼦

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

NOODLE AND VEGETABLE BROTH
蔬菜汤面

Tianjin style noodle soup

SWEET

BEFORE THE RAIN
⾬前

The calm before the storm, pear and ginger, cardamom, dragonfly

LUCKY YEAR OF THE RAT
鼠年吉祥

45 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.

LUNCH 午餐菜单

Available until 18:00 Thursday, and until 16:45 Friday and Saturday (not available on Sunday).

 

COLD DISHES AND SNACKS TO SHARE
冷菜及小吃

CRACKERS AND CAVIAR
虾片鱼子酱

Scallop seasoned crackers with caviar

MASTER YU’S FIVE FLAVOURED CUCUMBER
于氏五味瓜条​

Pickled cucumber, chilli, ginger, shitake, sea salt

HOT 热菜

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 饺子

SHAO MAI
烧卖

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

SWEET

LUCKY YEAR OF THE RAT
鼠年吉祥

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.

SWEET
甜点

THE LU BAN LOCK
鲁班锁
The ancient wooden puzzle: chocolate of 3 varieties, sesame ice cream,
black sesame brittle
9

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

BEFORE THE RAIN
⾬前
The calm before the storm, pear and ginger, cardamom, dragonfly
7.5

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.

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.