The Lost and Found, Leeds

If you’re familiar with the Leeds food & drink scene, you’d probably know Greek Street is back to its former self. With an impressive selection of bars and restaurants including The Lost & Found, a quirky Victorian Cocktail bar.

The Lost and Found, Leeds

Each Lost & Found bar (2 of the 5 in Leeds) is based on a mythical professor. At the Greek Street bar, its Virginia K Stevenson, an Ornithologist born on the moorlands of Yorkshire.

The Lost and Found, Leeds

I’d visited Lost & Found before but I wasn’t aware they had a secret library esque dining room tucked away in the basement!

The Lost and Found, Leeds

Cocktails

Lost & Found being a cocktail bar, it was only right we tried a few of their specialist cocktails!

Fine & Dandy £8.75 – Absolut Vodka, Sipsmith Sloe Gin, Disaronno Amaretto, Fentimans Dandelion & Burdock, Mixed fruits jam, Lemon juice & vanilla syrup

The Lost and Found, Leeds cocktail

Bay of the beast £8.95 – The Kraken Black Spiced Rum, Wray & Nephew Rum, Cherry Heering Liqueur, Disaronno Amaretto, Blackberries & raspberries, Eager cranberry juice

The Fine & Dandy cocktail was my favourite, very much like an alcoholic version of dandelion & burdock! The Bay of the Beast packed a bit of a punch, having no less than 4 shots in it!

The Lost and Found, Leeds cocktail

Starter

For starter course we decided on Antipasti £18 – Cured meats, Italian olives, pickled gherkins, marinated mozzarella and toasted sourdough

The Lost and Found, Leeds anti pasti starter

The cold meat selection was good, plentiful and really tasty. The only thing I would have added is some olive oil and balsamic vinegar to dip the bread in.

The Lost and Found, Leeds anti pasti starter

The Lost and Found, Leeds anti pasti starter

Main course

The menu featured some very nice sounding cuts of steak, so naturally this had to be the choice for main course. We opted for the 8oz Fillet steak £24 served with confit tomato and Béarnaise sauce and a side of Triple cooked chips £3.50

The Lost and Found, Leeds fillet steak

The Lost and Found, Leeds fillet steak

For me, steak is always best served medium rare. It was a bit more on the medium side which I thought made it a bit tough. But it was a really nice cut of steak, it just didn’t have that melt in the mouth effect! The Bearnaise sauce complemented the steak well and the seasonal vegetables were well cooked. Although, I did think the triple cooked chips were maybe a little overcooked.

The Lost and Found, Leeds fillet steak

The Lost and Found, triple cooked chips

Dessert

How could we resist trying some of the interesting sounding desserts?! We opted for Millionaire’s shortbread £8 with dark chocolate, sticky whisky caramel, honeycomb and a rich chocolate ice cream and White chocolate & raspberry eton mess £7.50 with vanilla cream, fresh raspberries, meringue and raspberry sorbet

The Lost and Found, Leeds desserts

I must admit, its probably the strangest looking millionire’s shortbread I’ve seen. But this is Lost & Found and they do things a bit differently!

The Lost and Found, millionaire's short bread

It was a bit more of a chocolate pudding than a millionaire’s shortbread. But I’m not complaining as I’m a big fan of chocolate, especially in desserts! The cocktail I had to go with it Mountain meadow £8.50 Żubrówka Vodka, Briottet, Crème de Bergamote, Elderflower syrup, Eager apple juice Lemon juice & mint  was really refreshing, perfect for a summer’s evening. The presentation of the eton mess was good but sadly it was a bit bland and was let down by the freeze dried raspberries.

The Lost and Found, Leeds eton mess dessert

Whether you’re out for casual evening drinks or a weekend meal out, Lost & Found is certainly worth a shout! Have you been to the Lost & Found before?

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