A taste of Tianjin heads to Liverpool

A ‘NEW era’ of Chinese cuisine is set to open in Liverpool next month (November).

The  restaurant, Lu Ban, which is due to open in the former Cains Brewery site, is set to introduce regional Chinese dining to the UK.

Lu Ban, which has its roots firmly planted in the Chinese city of Tianjin, will be launching a fresh, seasonally driven menu which is packed full of authentic dining options, including small plates, tasting menus and Tianjin inspired banquets.

The team behind the innovative concept, including Executive Head Chef, Dave Critchley (pictured), have spent months in the bustling Chinese city of Tianjin, researching, learning, and soaking up the culture and traditions.

Lu Ban Director, Mike Mounfield said: ‘Liverpool was chosen as the first ever Lu Ban location because, like Tianjin, it has an immense sense of community, is founded on great traditions and also has a really vibrant, burgeoning food scene.”

Following a multi-million-pound investment in the Baltic Triangle site, the new restaurant will offer a contemporary approach to Chinese cuisine, and guests can choose from an array of unique dining experiences. The space will contain private dining, a creative food lab, wine room with an extensive wine cellar, and contemporary main dining room, as well as a bar area.

“We want to give them a true experience of Tianjin; celebrating its culture, tastes and traditions, right here in the heart of Liverpool” added Mike.