RESERVATIONS are now being taken for the new £2.2m Chinese restaurant heading to Merseyside.

Lu Ban, set to open at the former Cains Brewery site in November, will introduce regional Chinese dining to the UK.

With roots firmly planted in the Chinese city of Tianjin, Lu Ban will launch with a fresh, seasonally driven menu packed full of authentic dining options and includes small plates, tasting menus and Tianjin inspired banquets.

The team behind the innovative concept have spent months in Tianjin, taking in local culture and traditions while learning all the tricks.

Lu Ban director Mike Mounfield told the Globe: "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.

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Executive head chef Dave Critchley

"The different dining spaces will allow our guests to immerse themselves in a unique dining experience each time they visit.

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

"Executive chef Dave Critchley, general manager Peter Ebbutt, and business development manager Jenni Quach cannot wait to welcome diners from November 1 onwards."

The hottest new Baltic Triangle restaurant will offer a contemporary approach to Chinese cuisine as well as giving guests the chance to choose from different and unique dining experiences.

Specially designed, the space will boast and elegant private dining room, creative food lab, impressive wine room with wine cellar, a contemporary main dining area and relaxed bar area.

For more information about Lu Ban or to make a booking visit www.lubanrestaurant.co.uk or call 0151 315 8888