Lu Ban Restaurant

4.7
140 reviews
£26 to £40
Chinese (Sichuan)
Lu Ban Restaurant is located in the iconic Cains Brewery Village, in the heart of Liverpool's Baltic Triangle.

With elegant decor that is a fusion of traditional Chinese design together with original features of the brewery, the restaurant and four private dining rooms offer a stunning setting to experience authentic Chinese cuisine.

Look forward to an array of regional food served as a selection of small plates (xiao panzi) and experience a cultural journey of food inspired by the Tianjin region of China.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 140 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
Value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Heff
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Chinese fine dining, surely worthy of AA recognition. Every course was sublime, we went for the banquet which turned out to be like a 7 or 8 course tasting menu. Service was amazing , staff knowledgeable and ambience amazing. Can't wait to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing, service was great, ambience fantastic considering in a pandemic all procedures are adhered to and made you feel safe and able to relax and enjoy your evening. Would definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From start to finish the experience was amazing. The staff are attentive, knowledgeable and efficient in the service.
The food was out of this world. Imaginative, well cooked, brilliantly presented and unique!
Great to see a restaurant like this in Liverpool!

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RachelA
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Wasn’t what we expected but food was good and even my picky partner enjoyed his meal. Portions are small but I left feeling sufficiently full.

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AlexisH
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and experience excellent service , but music a bit too loud especially in covid times , despite the staff not wearing masks we couldn’t hear the waitresses explanation of the menu didn’t ask as would have to shout / stand nearer the table.

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RichardG
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Lu Ban is a little gem slightly tucked away but on arrival revealing a great restaurant atmosphere. The food is excellent, service attentive and social distancing of tables reassuring.

Lu Ban Restaurant
Responded on 1 September 2020

Thank you, Richard, for leaving us this review and rating. We're so glad you enjoyed our food and service, and that you make special mention of our social distancing which is one of several safety measures we have at Lu Ban. We hope to see you again soon!

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AlanC
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service and amazing food definitely recommend

Lu Ban Restaurant
Responded on 28 August 2020

Thank you, Alan, we really appreciate your comments and rating!

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StephenC
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first visit on recommendation, we were not disappointed, we were seated straight away and very well looked after, food was fantastic, And service was great, we will definitely be returning.

Lu Ban Restaurant
Responded on 28 August 2020

That's fantastic Stephen, thank you for your comments and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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DawnM
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first visit here was during the eat out to help out scheme therefore, a set menu which was absolutely delicious!
We enjoyed it so much that we have now booked for brunch in a few weeks time!
Highly recommend 🌟

Lu Ban Restaurant
Responded on 28 August 2020

That's fantastic Dawn, we're so pleased you loved it and will be coming back!

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MrPotter05
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience5

Painfully slow service. Food was ok with the dessert being very good

Lu Ban Restaurant
Responded on 28 August 2020

Thank you for sharing your comments, and for bearing with us during the Eat Out to Help Out period which at some points became very busy and slowed our service down. We take on board your feedback and hope that we will get another chance to welcome you again.

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CavParry
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and service from from the team at Lu Ban and great value for money. Will definitely be returning soon!

Lu Ban Restaurant
Responded on 28 August 2020

That's great to hear, thank you!

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FrancescaW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience2

Beautiful presentation however lacked taste to many of the dishes. Very small portions but that was expected. Great wine and service, my sea bass was overcooked and they took it off the bill which was nice.

Lu Ban Restaurant
Responded on 28 August 2020

Hi Francesca, thank you for leaving your comments - I'm sorry we didn't hit the mark for you on this occasion. Hopefully you will visit again and be able to try other dishes.

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FrancescaM
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely fantastic. Beautifully presented, delicious food, amazing quality of service

Lu Ban Restaurant
Responded on 28 August 2020

Thank you for your comments and rating, Francesca, we're delighted you enjoyed your Lu Ban experience.

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VeronicaM
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very good food, service and offers available which made meal very affordable.

Lu Ban Restaurant
Responded on 28 August 2020

Thank you Veronica for your comments! We hope you will visit us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience through and through! The staff are so bright and friendly and make us want to come back again and again! The food is out of this world and just melts in your mouth with every bite. I could finish the plate and still want more. Absolute cudos to the chef for always knocking it out of the park! Can’t wait to go back!

Lu Ban Restaurant
Responded on 28 August 2020

What a great review - thank you!

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LynnD
Bahrain
2 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved our first experience here. Will def be back. Loved meeting Chef Manager and really appreciated the show around Gorgeous venue

Lu Ban Restaurant
Responded on 28 August 2020

That's great to hear, thank you Lynn. We look forward to seeing you again.

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SophieJohnson
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Can’t fault the food, drinks, service and amazing decor! It really is the new place to be in Liverpool! :)

Lu Ban Restaurant
Responded on 28 August 2020

Thank you, Sophie for your comments, we are thrilled!

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WendyB
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous value for money
We chose £20 Eat out to help out menu
8 courses all amazing
Staff lovely
Great experience

Lu Ban Restaurant
Responded on 28 August 2020

Thank you Wendy for your comments and rating, we're delighted that you enjoyed our Eat Out to Help Out menu. We hope to see you again soon.

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SusanW
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and Service. Would highly recommend. The restaurant is lovely with lots of different dining options.

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OpenTable Diner
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely meal in Lu ban food was delicious would highly recommend

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KatRock
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gorgeous food, helpful staff, covid safety-conscious. Excellent experience, definitely recommend.

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RocioC
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lu Ban have the best food, great options for vegan dishes, clean and very nice toilets and amazing service. Strongly recommended!

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PeppaLou
London
6 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely faultless! Will be returning soon and recommending to others. Thank you so much for an amazing experience

Lu Ban Restaurant
Responded on 11 August 2020

Brilliant, thank you for your comments and recommendation. We certainly hope to see you again soon!

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JANICED
London
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had been recommended to go here for a meal.
And it did not disappoint.
Not a typical Chinese Restaurant .
The food is spectacular. Desperate to go back again.
The Chef-Patron came over to take to us and tell us a little bit about Lu Ban.
The Staff are really lovely.
We finished off with a cocktail, seated near the bar and this was also delightful.
I would highly recommend visiting as soon as possible x

Lu Ban Restaurant
Responded on 11 August 2020

Janice it's so good to hear your comments. It makes us so happy to know that you loved your visit! And reviews like this go a long way to help others make up their minds when choosing a restaurant to visit. Thank you, and we hope to see you again soon!

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JaxB
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely restaurant, friendly polite staff excellent food and drinks would definitely recommend.

Lu Ban Restaurant
Responded on 11 August 2020

Fantastic - thank you so much Jax!

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JoanneR
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

3 of us visited Lu Ban for the first “Eat out to help out” menu. From the moment we walked in the staff were friendly,helpful and informative. The food was absolutely delicious we had 8 different dishes, it was like Chinese tapas. The chocolate spheres we had for pudding were to die for. We weren’t rushed nor were we left waiting round. There was a lovely chilled atmosphere and the restaurant was lovely and clean.

Lu Ban Restaurant
Responded on 11 August 2020

Joanne it's fantastic to see your comments about our Eat Out to Help Out menu. We really love the fact that people who may not have visited Lu Ban before may use the offer to try us out. And your feedback will certainly encourage them to do so! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. Thank you.

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Lesleyd
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

We tried the eat out help out menu which was delicious, the service and ambience was fab. Only downside we don’t receive one of the course ...... it just happens it was one of our faves.
We didn’t question it because we were told the food arrives when it’s ready so didn’t think anything of it until the waitress asked how was our meal.

Lu Ban Restaurant
Responded on 11 August 2020

Thank you for your feedback Lesley - we're so sorry that you didn't get one of your dishes. Let us know when you're coming in next and we'll fix that! (We've messaged you directly with our contact details.)

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SharonD
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We visited Lu Ban on the first day of Eat Out to Help Out and had the set tasting menu which was only £10 as part of the scheme.
Social distancing was adhered to, there were plenty of sanitising stations, not too busy.
Anyway...the food! It was fantastic, 9 courses including the prawn crackers to start. Every course was tasty and beautifully presented, really special.
Thanks to Lu Ban for making such an effort to support the scheme.

Lu Ban Restaurant
Responded on 11 August 2020

Thank you Sharon for taking the time to share your experience! We're delighted that you chose to come to Lu Ban, and thrilled that you enjoyed your food with us. We certainly hope that you will come back again soon!

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HelenB
Liverpool
3 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, excellent service! Fourth visit and will definitely be back for more. Wednesday in August on the Eat Out To Help Out scheme with a £20 menu (£10 after discount). Usual menu is great value for the quality and complexity of delicious dishes. Definitely recommend!

Lu Ban Restaurant
Responded on 11 August 2020

It's really great to see your comments and recommendation - thank you Helen. The Eat Out to Help Out offer has been brilliantly received and we're looking forward to opening on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for the rest of August with this offer!

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CarolS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Felt very safe with good distance between tables and lots of other covid safe measures. Food was delicious, hot and served beautifully. Fantastic value with the eat out to help out scheme.

Lu Ban Restaurant
Responded on 11 August 2020

Thank you Carol, that's great to hear. We're working really hard to ensure that guests have the same great service, together with with many social distancing and safety measures in place.

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EmmaG
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolute fantastic restaurant. The food is interesting and so delicious. Been a few times and every time food has been perfect. Service is brilliant,the staff are really friendly and knowledgable. Great to be able to see in the kitchen too. Lots of space in a beautiful and subtle restaurant. Thoroughly recommend over Andover again for a special meal

Lu Ban Restaurant
Responded on 11 August 2020

Thank you Emma, it's wonderful to have you as a regular guest! We really appreciate you shring your comments and recommendation of Lu Ban. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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SimonD
Wales
7 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second time at Luban. A great dining experience again. Food was superb.

Lu Ban Restaurant
Responded on 11 August 2020

Thank you Simon for coming to Lu Ban and for sharing your comments. We're delighted that you've given us five stars!

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MollyMcmanamon
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Can’t say I have ever booked a table for the month after in the middle of my meal. Fantastic place! Great service and beautiful food.

Looking forward to returning.

Lu Ban Restaurant
Responded on 11 August 2020

That's great to hear, thank you for your comments, Molly. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit!

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JulieS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

The main course in the banquet was slightly bland and hubby’s pork was mostly fat. Otherwise food was exceptional, service good and ambience was lovely.

Lu Ban Restaurant
Responded on 11 August 2020

Hi Julie, thank you for leaving feedback, if you'd like to get in touch with us directly about your visit, we'd love to hear from you. We've sent you a private message with our details.

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JordanM
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Restaurant vibe and food were very good. But the entrance to the restaurant is so mismatched to the place.

You have to walk through a packed Irish pub forecourt and up on to the stage where the singer is. If you can get through the scrum of drunk dancing.

To then entire a peaceful, sophisticated fine dining place.

Staff and food great. New entrance needed!

Lu Ban Restaurant
Responded on 11 August 2020

Thank you for your comments, Jordan. We are working on a solution with our neighbours about the courtyard entrance which can get busy at peak times.

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LornaW
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing loved every second here food amazing, and lovely place definitely go back 😊

Lu Ban Restaurant
Responded on 11 August 2020

That's really great to hear, thank you Lorna.

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PaulS
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing, would highly recommend to all family and friends.

Lu Ban Restaurant
Responded on 11 August 2020

Thank you Paul for your review. We hope to see you again soon!

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Col1970
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sunday brunch. 10 out of 10. Food and service were top notch. Love Lane Beer too. Glorious.

Lu Ban Restaurant
Responded on 11 August 2020

Fantastic - thank you for your comments and five stars!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service and great food with the bottomless brunch !!

Love lane beer 👍 , special mention to Lauren who was a great host .

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D3NIL
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely meal, fab food, staff we’re polite and helpful! Definitely be back soon!!

FAQs

Lu Ban Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 140 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.