Drinking and Dining at The Lost and Found

Wow! Such an impressive venue! Leeds’ second The Lost and Found Restaurant has recently opened up on Albion Place and it’s stunning! I’ve never been to this venue before so I can’t say how it used to look but it doesn’t matter, only how it’s presented now. The Lost and Found have done an amazing job decorating. It’s an eclectic interior style where tropical meets apothecary. You can imagine my fascination over it being obsessed with skulls and flamingos, although the tropical theme is only portrayed through massive plants furniture with a forest feel.

The Lost and Found tree decoration The Lost and Found paintings The Lost and Found Bar area

The Lost and Found Cocktails

Benedict Pike’s The Lost and Found is set across two floors. Starting on the first floor, at the huge bar area with relaxing living room seating, we enjoyed a couple of pre-drinks before heading upstairs for dinner. The drinks menu is extensive but includes a taste chart to help deciding. The bartenders are at hand as well to serve your favourites. I tried ‘Highland Bloom’ and ‘Picture Perfect’ and found that the latter is my favourite. I’ve never tried a cocktail like it before. If pear bake well tarts exists, this is the liquid equivalent. It starts with a clear pear drops taste and leaves with an almonds after taste. Sipping on a cocktail under the massive tree that takes centre stage here at this The Lost and Found branch adds something extra to Leeds’ bar scene.

The Lost and Found bar The Lost and Found cocktail menuHighland Bloom cocktail Picture Perfect cocktail

Continuing the night, we walked up an impressive set of stairs with more apothecary interior details to reach the second floor, past the board room that’s available for private hire, to our dining table. Again, entering this room with oohs and aahs and I love the massive tropical plants so much. Greenery always brings life to any room.

The Lost and Found stairs The Lost and Found board roomThe Lost and Found interiorThe Lost and found tableThe Lost and Found restaurant

The Lost and Found Food

The food menu has less options compared to the cocktail menu but it covers everything you need and has something for everyone. I think I’ve mentioned this before, I prefer a smaller menu as you know the chefs will perfect these dishes rather than spreading themselves thin with lots of options. Together we shared a ‘Warm Bread’ and ‘Antipasti’ plate. The breads are freshly baked and very moorish together with cheese and meat. I wouldn’t order the bread plate on its own, perhaps if there was more of the oil and vinegar and the beetroot hummus – so tasty!

The Lost and Found sharers

For main, I had the lamb on saffron risotto (‘Lamb Osso Buco’). It might not look as much but it’s very tasty. The lamb melts when touched by the knife and the risotto has a nice gentle taste of saffron. Personally I think the rice could have stayed on the stove longer, I like my risotto soft like porridge. The green beans compliments this dish really well. Tina had the pork which looks incredible and Ryan the steak which I’d love to try another time.

The Lost and Found foodLamb on saffron risotto

I’m normally not a dessert eater, I prefer a starter, but when offered, it’s rude to say no. I love The Lost and Found’s idea behind the top three desserts. You can order a full portion of it, or a mini portion which accompanied with a matching cocktail. With the cocktail the desserts are £10 and on their own £7-8. Perfect for me who rather has a cocktail for dessert, this way you get the best of both. I chose the ‘Earl Grey Pannacotta’.

The Lost and Found dessert

This was such a lovely evening. The best staff to make sure our glasses were never empty and that we got the best out of or food experience.

Have you been to The Lost and Found yet? If not, are you planning to go?

Jennie xx

I was invited to try the Lost and Found drink and dining experience in return for this honest post. All views are my own.

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2 Comments

  1. 19th March 2018 / 4:16 pm

    Such an interesting looking place!
    I love the idea of the mini dessert and cocktail option! Unlike you, I always like to finish with something sweet but it doesn’t always need to be a full-sized pudding, especially after a big meal, so the minis look perfect!

    • Jennie
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      20th March 2018 / 9:57 pm

      We went back this weekend and settled for only cocktails for dessert. We were too full to even fit a mini one 🙂 Fab place second time around as well! x

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