The Lab at Lu Ban Restaurant

Stanhope Street, Liverpool, L8 5XJ
Liverpool City Centre

Mark H.

About this space

This is where the magic happens.

It’s the perfect party room. Fancy a cocktail dining experience? Beers and whisky? Or Champagne and wine with your banquet?

With exclusive use for you and your guests, the long white marble table and comfortable bar style low back chairs ooze style, elegance and give you plenty of space to move around in the luxury of your own space. Perfect for 12 guests.


Event offers and packages

Package per person

For private dining rooms, the banquet menu pricing is £69 per guest and includes:

5 FLAVOUR CUCUMBER - Cucumber salad with chilli, shitake mushroom, ginger and rice vinegar
LOTUS CRISPS - Deep fried lotus root, red dragon sauce and Lu Ban spice
YIN AND YANG HOT AND SOUR SOUP - Traditional hot and sour baby vegetable soup
ROAST DUCK AND PANCAKES - Cherry wood roasted Gressingham duck leg, orange, plum and hoi sin sauce, cucumber, pancakes, green onion, Lu Ban spice
DUN STYLE SOUTHPORT ‘DRUNKEN’ CHICKEN - Half a chicken cooked Dun style, poached in Shaoxing wine, crispy chilli and spring onion sauce
BOK CHOI TOBAN JIANG - Steamed bok choi with chilli bean and lemongrass dressing
STEAMED JASMINE RICE - Lotus steamed rice parcel with jasmine tea
CHOCOLATE SPHERE - White chocolate dome with peanut butter and sesame ice cream, smoked sea salt caramel

There is also a vegan banquet available at £65 per guest.

Prices

Monday
9:00 – 18:00
from £1500 min. spend
Per day
9:00 – 18:00
from £1500 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 0:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
For sit down dining guests there is usually no venue hire fee, unless this is negotiated as part of a booking agreement. Instead a minimum spend on food applies.
Examples of dish costs from the main menu:
STEAMED EDAMAME BEANS, Soy beans in the pod with Lu Ban salt and pepper seasoning - 5
PUFFED PORK CRUNCH, Lu Ban crispy pork cracker, Liverpool honey, truffle and mustard - 5

JASMINE SMOKED ULVERSTON PORK RIBS, Smoked Middle White pork ribs with a sweet, garlic, ginger and sesame glaze - 10.5
YIN AND YANG HOT AND SOUR SOUP, Traditional hot and sour baby vegetable soup - 7

ROAST DUCK AND PANCAKES, Cherry wood roasted Gressingham duck leg, orange, plum and hoi sin sauce, cucumber, pancakes, green onion, Lu Ban spice - 16
FAUX DUCK AND PANCAKES, Cherry wood roasted jack fruit, orange, plum and hoi sin sauce, cucumber, pancakes, green onion, Lu Ban spice - 14
SIU MAI, Four siu mai with crispy pork and lobster foam served with black vinegar and chilli oil - 10

LINE CAUGHT LIVERPOOL BAY SEA BASS, Pan roasted fillet, steamed greens and soy dressing - 20
CUMBRIAN SALT MARSH JIANG LAMB ‘HENGLI’, Twelve hour master stock braised lamb shoulder with cumin, chilli and white pepper - 24
LUCKY NUMBER 8 BEEF FILLET, Black garlic rubbed 6oz (170g) fillet of Longhorn beef, baby bok choi, Chinese black pepper sauce and marrow bone crumb, as served on BBC Two’s Great British Menu - 34
Tuesday
9:00 – 18:00
from £1500 min. spend
Per day
9:00 – 18:00
from £1500 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 0:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
For sit down dining guests there is usually no venue hire fee, unless this is negotiated as part of a booking agreement. Instead a minimum spend on food applies.
Examples of dish costs from the main menu:
STEAMED EDAMAME BEANS, Soy beans in the pod with Lu Ban salt and pepper seasoning - 5
PUFFED PORK CRUNCH, Lu Ban crispy pork cracker, Liverpool honey, truffle and mustard - 5

JASMINE SMOKED ULVERSTON PORK RIBS, Smoked Middle White pork ribs with a sweet, garlic, ginger and sesame glaze - 10.5
YIN AND YANG HOT AND SOUR SOUP, Traditional hot and sour baby vegetable soup - 7

ROAST DUCK AND PANCAKES, Cherry wood roasted Gressingham duck leg, orange, plum and hoi sin sauce, cucumber, pancakes, green onion, Lu Ban spice - 16
FAUX DUCK AND PANCAKES, Cherry wood roasted jack fruit, orange, plum and hoi sin sauce, cucumber, pancakes, green onion, Lu Ban spice - 14
SIU MAI, Four siu mai with crispy pork and lobster foam served with black vinegar and chilli oil - 10

LINE CAUGHT LIVERPOOL BAY SEA BASS, Pan roasted fillet, steamed greens and soy dressing - 20
CUMBRIAN SALT MARSH JIANG LAMB ‘HENGLI’, Twelve hour master stock braised lamb shoulder with cumin, chilli and white pepper - 24
LUCKY NUMBER 8 BEEF FILLET, Black garlic rubbed 6oz (170g) fillet of Longhorn beef, baby bok choi, Chinese black pepper sauce and marrow bone crumb, as served on BBC Two’s Great British Menu - 34
Wednesday
9:00 – 18:00
from £1500 min. spend
Per day
9:00 – 18:00
from £1500 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 0:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
For sit down dining guests there is usually no venue hire fee, unless this is negotiated as part of a booking agreement. Instead a minimum spend on food applies.
Examples of dish costs from the main menu:
STEAMED EDAMAME BEANS, Soy beans in the pod with Lu Ban salt and pepper seasoning - 5
PUFFED PORK CRUNCH, Lu Ban crispy pork cracker, Liverpool honey, truffle and mustard - 5

JASMINE SMOKED ULVERSTON PORK RIBS, Smoked Middle White pork ribs with a sweet, garlic, ginger and sesame glaze - 10.5
YIN AND YANG HOT AND SOUR SOUP, Traditional hot and sour baby vegetable soup - 7

ROAST DUCK AND PANCAKES, Cherry wood roasted Gressingham duck leg, orange, plum and hoi sin sauce, cucumber, pancakes, green onion, Lu Ban spice - 16
FAUX DUCK AND PANCAKES, Cherry wood roasted jack fruit, orange, plum and hoi sin sauce, cucumber, pancakes, green onion, Lu Ban spice - 14
SIU MAI, Four siu mai with crispy pork and lobster foam served with black vinegar and chilli oil - 10

LINE CAUGHT LIVERPOOL BAY SEA BASS, Pan roasted fillet, steamed greens and soy dressing - 20
CUMBRIAN SALT MARSH JIANG LAMB ‘HENGLI’, Twelve hour master stock braised lamb shoulder with cumin, chilli and white pepper - 24
LUCKY NUMBER 8 BEEF FILLET, Black garlic rubbed 6oz (170g) fillet of Longhorn beef, baby bok choi, Chinese black pepper sauce and marrow bone crumb, as served on BBC Two’s Great British Menu - 34
Thursday
9:00 – 22:30
from £750 min. spend
Per evening
17:30 – 22:30
from £750 min. spend
Per day
9:00 – 17:00
from £750 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 0:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
For sit down dining guests there is usually no venue hire fee, unless this is negotiated as part of a booking agreement. Instead a minimum spend on food applies.
Examples of dish costs from the main menu:
STEAMED EDAMAME BEANS, Soy beans in the pod with Lu Ban salt and pepper seasoning - 5
PUFFED PORK CRUNCH, Lu Ban crispy pork cracker, Liverpool honey, truffle and mustard - 5

JASMINE SMOKED ULVERSTON PORK RIBS, Smoked Middle White pork ribs with a sweet, garlic, ginger and sesame glaze - 10.5
YIN AND YANG HOT AND SOUR SOUP, Traditional hot and sour baby vegetable soup - 7

ROAST DUCK AND PANCAKES, Cherry wood roasted Gressingham duck leg, orange, plum and hoi sin sauce, cucumber, pancakes, green onion, Lu Ban spice - 16
FAUX DUCK AND PANCAKES, Cherry wood roasted jack fruit, orange, plum and hoi sin sauce, cucumber, pancakes, green onion, Lu Ban spice - 14
SIU MAI, Four siu mai with crispy pork and lobster foam served with black vinegar and chilli oil - 10

LINE CAUGHT LIVERPOOL BAY SEA BASS, Pan roasted fillet, steamed greens and soy dressing - 20
CUMBRIAN SALT MARSH JIANG LAMB ‘HENGLI’, Twelve hour master stock braised lamb shoulder with cumin, chilli and white pepper - 24
LUCKY NUMBER 8 BEEF FILLET, Black garlic rubbed 6oz (170g) fillet of Longhorn beef, baby bok choi, Chinese black pepper sauce and marrow bone crumb, as served on BBC Two’s Great British Menu - 34
Friday
9:00 – 22:30
from £750 min. spend
Per evening
17:30 – 22:30
from £750 min. spend
Per day
9:00 – 17:00
from £750 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 0:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
For sit down dining guests there is usually no venue hire fee, unless this is negotiated as part of a booking agreement. Instead a minimum spend on food applies.
Examples of dish costs from the main menu:
STEAMED EDAMAME BEANS, Soy beans in the pod with Lu Ban salt and pepper seasoning - 5
PUFFED PORK CRUNCH, Lu Ban crispy pork cracker, Liverpool honey, truffle and mustard - 5

JASMINE SMOKED ULVERSTON PORK RIBS, Smoked Middle White pork ribs with a sweet, garlic, ginger and sesame glaze - 10.5
YIN AND YANG HOT AND SOUR SOUP, Traditional hot and sour baby vegetable soup - 7

ROAST DUCK AND PANCAKES, Cherry wood roasted Gressingham duck leg, orange, plum and hoi sin sauce, cucumber, pancakes, green onion, Lu Ban spice - 16
FAUX DUCK AND PANCAKES, Cherry wood roasted jack fruit, orange, plum and hoi sin sauce, cucumber, pancakes, green onion, Lu Ban spice - 14
SIU MAI, Four siu mai with crispy pork and lobster foam served with black vinegar and chilli oil - 10

LINE CAUGHT LIVERPOOL BAY SEA BASS, Pan roasted fillet, steamed greens and soy dressing - 20
CUMBRIAN SALT MARSH JIANG LAMB ‘HENGLI’, Twelve hour master stock braised lamb shoulder with cumin, chilli and white pepper - 24
LUCKY NUMBER 8 BEEF FILLET, Black garlic rubbed 6oz (170g) fillet of Longhorn beef, baby bok choi, Chinese black pepper sauce and marrow bone crumb, as served on BBC Two’s Great British Menu - 34
Saturday
9:00 – 22:30
from £750 min. spend
Per evening
17:30 – 22:30
from £750 min. spend
Per day
9:00 – 17:00
from £750 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 0:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
For sit down dining guests there is usually no venue hire fee, unless this is negotiated as part of a booking agreement. Instead a minimum spend on food applies.
Examples of dish costs from the main menu:
STEAMED EDAMAME BEANS, Soy beans in the pod with Lu Ban salt and pepper seasoning - 5
PUFFED PORK CRUNCH, Lu Ban crispy pork cracker, Liverpool honey, truffle and mustard - 5

JASMINE SMOKED ULVERSTON PORK RIBS, Smoked Middle White pork ribs with a sweet, garlic, ginger and sesame glaze - 10.5
YIN AND YANG HOT AND SOUR SOUP, Traditional hot and sour baby vegetable soup - 7

ROAST DUCK AND PANCAKES, Cherry wood roasted Gressingham duck leg, orange, plum and hoi sin sauce, cucumber, pancakes, green onion, Lu Ban spice - 16
FAUX DUCK AND PANCAKES, Cherry wood roasted jack fruit, orange, plum and hoi sin sauce, cucumber, pancakes, green onion, Lu Ban spice - 14
SIU MAI, Four siu mai with crispy pork and lobster foam served with black vinegar and chilli oil - 10

LINE CAUGHT LIVERPOOL BAY SEA BASS, Pan roasted fillet, steamed greens and soy dressing - 20
CUMBRIAN SALT MARSH JIANG LAMB ‘HENGLI’, Twelve hour master stock braised lamb shoulder with cumin, chilli and white pepper - 24
LUCKY NUMBER 8 BEEF FILLET, Black garlic rubbed 6oz (170g) fillet of Longhorn beef, baby bok choi, Chinese black pepper sauce and marrow bone crumb, as served on BBC Two’s Great British Menu - 34
Sunday
12:00 – 18:00
from £500 min. spend
Per afternoon
12:00 – 18:00
from £500 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 0:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
For sit down dining guests there is usually no venue hire fee, unless this is negotiated as part of a booking agreement. Instead a minimum spend on food applies.
Examples of dish costs from the main menu:
STEAMED EDAMAME BEANS, Soy beans in the pod with Lu Ban salt and pepper seasoning - 5
PUFFED PORK CRUNCH, Lu Ban crispy pork cracker, Liverpool honey, truffle and mustard - 5

JASMINE SMOKED ULVERSTON PORK RIBS, Smoked Middle White pork ribs with a sweet, garlic, ginger and sesame glaze - 10.5
YIN AND YANG HOT AND SOUR SOUP, Traditional hot and sour baby vegetable soup - 7

ROAST DUCK AND PANCAKES, Cherry wood roasted Gressingham duck leg, orange, plum and hoi sin sauce, cucumber, pancakes, green onion, Lu Ban spice - 16
FAUX DUCK AND PANCAKES, Cherry wood roasted jack fruit, orange, plum and hoi sin sauce, cucumber, pancakes, green onion, Lu Ban spice - 14
SIU MAI, Four siu mai with crispy pork and lobster foam served with black vinegar and chilli oil - 10

LINE CAUGHT LIVERPOOL BAY SEA BASS, Pan roasted fillet, steamed greens and soy dressing - 20
CUMBRIAN SALT MARSH JIANG LAMB ‘HENGLI’, Twelve hour master stock braised lamb shoulder with cumin, chilli and white pepper - 24
LUCKY NUMBER 8 BEEF FILLET, Black garlic rubbed 6oz (170g) fillet of Longhorn beef, baby bok choi, Chinese black pepper sauce and marrow bone crumb, as served on BBC Two’s Great British Menu - 34

Capacity

Dining
up to 12
Boardroom
up to 12

Cancellation policy

Standard 30 day

Cancellations 30 days in advance will receive a full refund.

Cancellations 30 days to 7 days in advance will receive a 50% refund.

Cancellations for events starting within 7 days are non-refundable.


Catering and drinks

In-house catering
External catering not allowed
Venue provides alcohol
BYO alcohol not allowed

Facilities

Wi-Fi
Flatscreen TV
Air conditioning
Paid parking facilities available nearby
Projector
Whiteboard
Flipchart
Conference call facilities
Natural light
Storage space
Accommodation available

Music & sound equipment

Own music allowed
Bring your own DJ
PA system / music speakers available

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible

Allowed events

Promoted / ticketed events
Loud music / events
Temporary event notices (TENs) available
Wedding licence

Rules of the space

No smoking in the building. The venue does not currently have disabled access.


Lu Ban was voted the Restaurant of the Year at the Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards in March 2022.
The stunning restaurant serves dishes with the flavours of Tianjin, China. Headed by Executive Chef Dave Critchley, the menus are a delicious selection of his favourite dishes inspired by and developed from his research and experiences of the northern Chinese region.

Our main restaurant space can be used for events where food and drink is served.
Our smaller private dining room spaces are ideal for meetings, dinners and special occasion events.


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