The Lost and Found Leeds Restaurant Review – A few days ago I had a jolly into the centre of Leeds to try out The Lost and Found restaurant in the Leeds Club on Albion Place. It’s housed in a truly beautiful building, with a comfortable and quirky interior vibe. Set over two floors with a airy and light bar and comfortable seating downstairs and the main restaurant upstairs (you can eat in the bar too). Oh, and outside tables for a nice street bistro feel.
It was a very hot day and we had the large doors that opened onto a Juliet balcony.
We went for a three course meal (all the better for the food photos) but they do other offers too, like the bottomless brunch which includes any brunch dish with bottomless Bloody Mary’s, Mimosas, Bellinis or Prosecco by the glass for £25.00 (and you get to sit there for two hours in case you are wondering, which I totally was).
The Lost and Found Leeds Restaurant
The Lost and Found has a marvellous cocktail menu as we found out, with treasures such as this St Clementine’s Garden.
And this Waterhouse Fizz (verdict – this one was a bit sweet – we recommend the St Clementine instead!) I loved the cornflower though!
They also have a selection of ‘temperance’ (ie non-alcoholic) cocktails for us drivers and I sampled the Summer Orchard, apple juice, elderflower syrup, muddled limes and mint. Was just like drinking a mojito!
And the Hedgerow Cooler, blackberries, apple juice, soda, lemon juice and lavender syrup.
Moving into the food, we both chose the grilled chicken skewers in satay sauce with cucumber, carrot, spring onion and coriander. This was delicious, very Asian inspired. It was also large for a starter.
Then, I chose the BBQ pork belly with new potato, spring onion & sour cream salad and a chipotle & lime coleslaw.
I enjoyed this very much. The pork was really tender like pulled pork, but more succulent, with a fab flavoured sauce, given a smoky flavour from the josper. For those who have never heard of a josper before (ie like me), it is a large charcoal oven. You could see it from the restaurant:
My guest chose the Wagyu beef burger, which would have been my second choice. A good sized burger (that was excellent apparently) in a fresh bun with salad. The fries, I can attest from having stolen a couple were very tasty indeed.
By this point I was very full indeed, but for the benefit of you, dear reader, I managed to order the dessert course. Besides, dessert photos are usually the prettiest! So here we have Millionaire’s shortbread with dark chocolate, sticky whisky caramel, honeycomb and a rich chocolate ice cream.
I chose one of my all time favourites White chocolate and Raspberry Eton Mess with vanilla cream, fresh raspberries, meringue and raspberry sorbet.
The presentation was beautiful, though I think I would have liked more meringue, mainly because I love meringue!
Overall we had a fabulous meal. All the staff we came into contact with were welcoming and friendly too which always gives a place a nice atmosphere. The Lost and Found Leeds makes a great lunch or dinner place or even a comfortable place for afternoon coffee (definitely check it out rather than scrabbling for a table in Costa). The bottomless brunch sounds an amazing idea too!
The Lost and Found Leeds Restaurant invited me to review, but as always, all opinions are my own.
If you are interested in Yorkshire restaurants, have a look at my round up of some of the best restaurants in York.