Hailed as ‘authentic regional Tianjin cuisine’, Lu Ban is now open at the former Cains Brewery site in the city’s fast-growing Baltic Triangle district
Liverpool’s new newest restaurant has opened its doors to diners, offering a taste of Tianjin.
Hailed as ‘authentic regional Tianjin cuisine’, Lu Ban is now open at the former Cains Brewery site in the city’s fast-growing Baltic Triangle district and serving contemporary Tianjin dishes.
The venue has fused contemporary interior design with touches of Tianjin. As well as the antique Oriental furniture and wall displays, a glance up to the ceiling reveals giant copper pan lids containing the warm lighting.
The main restaurant is positioned around an open kitchen, which delivers a front row seat for views of the chefs creating their dishes. Away from main the dining arena, there is an six-metre-long bespoke bar with seating for up to 30 guests.
Lu Ban also offers private dining options and these include a food lab, dedicated wine room, an intimate chef’s table plus the discreet and exclusive Tianjin Dining Room. The food lab is bright and modern and designed for a party of up to 12 guests.
The Chef’s Table is at the heart of the action. With just six places, this is an opportunity to be in the ‘inner sanctum’ of a working kitchen. Diners get to experience the noise, smells and buzz of the kitchen.
And a must for all wine lovers, the Wine Room has floor-to-ceiling glass and cellars, and is home to wines from some of the world’s best winemakers. It is designed for those who want a banquet menu or selection of small plates which can be paired with a superb selection of wines.