Lu Ban Restaurant

Cains Brewery Village
Stanhope Street
L8 5XJ

Tel: +44 (0)151 315 8888

A group of people sitting around a table in the kitchen being served by chef Dave Critchley.


Lu Ban is now open following the lockdown period with hand sanitiser stations placed around the restaurant, well-spaced tables, table service only, single use menus, increased cleaning regimes and contactless payment. They are currently operating a booking system. For more information and to book a table please visit thier website

Lu Ban Bar and Restaurant serves stunning food inspired by the flavours of the Tianjin region of China.

Led by Executive Head Chef Dave J Critchley, the stunning restaurant and its four private dining rooms offer a unique dining experience in the heart of the Cains Brewery Village.

Accessed through the iconic ‘Guinness’ gates fronting the courtyard at Cains Brewery Village, Lu Ban is a deceptively spacious treasure in this vibrant part of the city.

The 4 private dining rooms are The Food Lab, The Wine Room, Tianjin Private Dining Room and Chef’s Table, and all are unique and ideal for special occasions and group dining. With a range of menus to suit all occasions and budgets, there is something perfect for everyone.

Open Thursday to Sunday each week:

Thursday & Friday 2 courses for £25 / 3 for £30 (until 5.45pm) Date Night Steak and Lobster, with glass of Champagne and dessert £49 per guest (min 2 guests) Main Menu Banquet Menus

Saturday Bottomless Brunch £34.50 (12 – 2.30pm) Main Menu (4pm onwards) Banquet Menus

Sunday Bottomless Brunch £34.50 (12 – 5.30pm)

Private dining rooms are available with banquet menus for groups of 6 or more

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Tripadvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Travelers Choice 2021
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Recent Reviews:

  • P693SJmartinc
    Buckingham, United Kingdom
    Amazing Find
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 13th October 2021
    What an amazing find. Came across the restaurant purely by chance last Sunday. Whilst we weren’t eating we enjoyed the most fabulous afternoon drinking cocktails and being entertained by the... Read full review
  • glodnymat
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Chinese fine dining
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 13th October 2021
    Very long wait for a table at the bar (although booked in advance), loud diners and the restaurant itself located in some kind of party hub. Amazing crispy duck pancakes! Decent mains. Slow although... Read full review
  • A1098JUnicolah
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    Fantastic food and experience
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 17th October 2021
    This was our first time at Lu Ban, my friends and I were out for a 40th birthday celebration. We opted for bottomless brunch and what a great choice that was! The food was excellent, we were looked... Read full review

Opening Times

Season (1 January 2021 - 1 January 2022)

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