Restaurant Review | The Lost & Found Leeds Club
Updated: Mar 25, 2020
Something different and exciting today! I was lucky enough to be invited along to test the new menu at The Lost and Found's restaurant and bar.
The restaurant was easy to find and when you walk through the door you are instantly wowed by the interior design.
I felt as though I had just stepped right off Albion Street into the Victorian times and the restaurant had some serious jungle explorer vibes! Their instagram handle is @mrbenedictpike as each site is named after a different fictional professor. Mr Benedict Pike specialises in chemistry lost in the South American jungle and you totally get this from the decor. The whole place is cosy and chic and I want to style my future home exactly the same.
I had a lovely window seat which looked both into the restaurant and provided a view of the street below. It was also in great view of the bar and the kitchen which has a lovely pizza oven on display.
I just love to watch cocktails being made and the hustle and bustle of the kitchen.
I was well looked after by staff who seemed to put every customer to their top priority and always had a spring in their step and smiles on their faces. It was refreshing to be in such a calm atmosphere and just relax.
For starters, I opted for the smoked haddock and cod fishcake which came topped with hollandaise sauce and a poached egg. The egg was cooked to absolute perfection and the fishcakes were light and fluffy. The whole thing tied together beautifully and was presented to me in the cutest way ever!
The dish was topped with a little purple flower and looked almost too pretty to eat! You can really see that a lot of care went into creating this dish and I doubt it could look any more perfect!
My cocktail pictured behind was called "HOPPING THE RUBICON" and was a fruity mix of rum and pineapple. I'll be honest, one of my favourite cocktails yet.
For the main course I ordered the glazed duck breast and this came with stir fried pak choi and a "pineapple ketchup". This was amazing, the meat was tender and juicy and the sauce provided a lovely sweet flavour. It was so hard trying to eat the food slowly and save the flavours. There was so many food options I just had to book a table for a couple of weeks time. I wanted to try every dish!
Surprisingly enough, I just about managed room for another course and decided to have a peek at the dessert menu. Oh god, my weakness, they all sounded absolutely delicious.
I just had to have the dark chocolate and peanut butter parfait. It sounded incredible and absolutely looked it too. I couldn't wait to snap some pics of it when I saw it being brought out to the table. Again, this was served with little flowers carefully placed on the plate, chunks of honey comb and an artistic swirl of caramel sauce. Once the photos were done that was it, you couldn't stop me tucking into the caramelised bananas and trying to crack the chocolate dome. I have a massive sweet tooth and this was curbing my cravings. Delightfully sweet and chocolatey.
Just look at those desserts!! They are amazing. My cocktail was "RED SKY AT NIGHT" and was again fruity. Yep I love the fruity ones. This one was gin based with orange juice, lemon juice, grenadine and many more fab ingredients. What a great way to end such a lovely night!
Have you ever eaten here? You'll have visit and let me know what you think because I'm now a number one fan.
- Kaye xo