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Why you’ll love the bottomless brunch at Lu Ban Restaurant

3 years ago


By The Guide Liverpool

Bottomless brunch is definitely one of Liverpool’s favourite ways to celebrate the weekend.

But not all bottomless brunches are equal and Lu Ban restaurant has one which is like no other in the city, because Lu Ban far from your average restaurant.

Since it launched at the end of last year, Lu Ban has become a real go-to for Chinese food lovers who want to experience something different.

Executive head chef Dave Critchley has created a fine dining restaurant inside Cains Brewery Village that’s a bit special – for its authentic specialities and cooking techniques from the Tianjin region, its atmosphere and the kind of attention to detail that sets exceptional places apart.

Five-star reviews speak for themselves, and now alongside its main menus and banquet menus, there’s a Xing Fu Weekend Bottomless Brunch Menu. It’s available every Saturday from 12-3pm and Sundays 12-4.30pm for £29.50 for 90 minutes, or you can upgrade to 120 minutes for an extra £7.50 per person.

So, if you’ve never tried Lu Ban before, or you’re a fan but haven’t given the bottomless brunch a go yet, here’s 5 reasons why you’ll love it …


The food

Obviously, if you’re going to pick somewhere for a bottomless brunch then food is a big factor. Dave trained under a master chef in China and has passed on his skills to his team to create distinctive Tianjin cuisine. You’ll find regional specialities and combinations of flavours you’ve probably never tried before, all carefully crafted and beautifully presented from the theatrical open kitchen.

You’re not just limited to one dish

It can be tough having to decide on one item from a brunch menu, but with Lu Ban’s bottomless brunch you don’t have to limit your options. Servers bring a selection of dishes from the Xing Fu menu to your table during the 90 minutes so there’s always something amazing arriving – how about Chinese mushroom and pak choi, steamed dumpling with black truffle and spring onion oil or maybe siu mai with crispy pork?

It has lots of vegetarian and vegan options

Some brunch dishes are already meat-free, but if you’d prefer vegan, vegetarian or pescatarian alternatives then you only have to let your servers know and they’ll be happy to sort it for you. Lu Ban took part in Veganuary this year and it always has a dedicated Vegan Banquet menu with a fabulous Ma Po roasted cauliflower and roasted jackfruit with orange, plum and hoisin sauce pancakes.

Don’t forget the drinks…

No bottomless brunch would be complete without free-flowing drinks and Lu Ban’s includes Lu Ban cocktail of the week, locally-sourced Lu Ban beer, specially-selected jasmine tea, house fruit juices, red and white wine.

There’s plenty of space and new safety measures

Lu Ban is spacious so there’s no need to worry about being seated too close to other tables and it’s got some friendly ‘house rules’ now too to help keep everyone safe. There are hand sanitizer stations dotted around the restaurant, tables are spaced out and all orders for food and drinks (now on single-use recyclable paper menus) are taken at your table so you just have to sit back and enjoy.


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