Once an industrial area, Baltic Triangle is an alternative hub with indie start-ups in former warehouses around Jamaica Street. It’s home to studios, casual canteen eating, and a garden for outdoor events at Constellations arts centre, plus a graffitied skatepark. Its cool cafes and drinking hangouts are filled with creatives, and by night there’s an edgy vibe to garage raves and dance clubs packed with hip locals.
A unique dining experience has opened in the heart of the Baltic Triangle, offering guests the chance to taste authentic Tianjin food with a modern twist.
The concept behind Lu Ban Restaurant has been shaped by the Chinese Government’s focus on vocational education in the hospitality industry. The Lu Ban offers a bespoke education scheme which aims to train 100 chefs every year. The restaurant and international training school concept is a result of a collaboration between the Tianjin Food Group, British Lu Ban Workshop and the Tianjin School of commerce who have invested over £2m into the project.
The proprietors of Lu Ban Restaurant have secured the rights to deliver vocational education in the UK through their commercial restaurants. Mike Mounfield, Managing Director of Lu Ban explained: