Last week I was kindly invited by one of my favourite eateries – The Lost and Found in Birmingham to go and taste out their new menu. The Lost and Found is one of my favourite places in the city located in a gorgeous Victorian building minutes away from New Street train station on Bennetts Hill. I’ve been a couple of times before, you can see my previous review here. I popped along last Tuesday and it really didn’t disappoint.
To start off we ordered some fabulous cocktails, I went for the Cranberry and Apple Swizzle as I love a good fruity concoction. Alex went for the Window-box Collins which was a mix of gin, mint and tarragon and elderflower soda. I had a little try and although it’s not something I would’ve picked, it was pretty good and all presented lovely. Also on our table was a lovely teapot with our reservation on it which I thought was such a little sweet personal touch.
Cranberry and Apple Swizzle
As we were saving room for our main and dessert we decided to get a side of mixed bread instead of a starter. The bread looked freshly baked as came out warm, it was absolutely delicious. We should have probably waited to have this alongside our main dish but once we started nibbling we couldn’t stop.
Mixed Bread served with Balsamic Vinegar and Olive Oil
Coming from the seaside, I do love eating Fish and Chips – So I decided to order that – served with a garden pea puree, fat chips and tartare sauce. The fish was pretty huge but tasted really good! I wasn’t as keen on the pea puree as it was slightly too minty for me and not my cup of tea.
Beer-Battered Fish and Chips served with garden pea puree and Tartare Sauce
Alex ordered the H.G.W’S Steak Burger which was served in a brioche bun with chilli jam and hand-cut fries. Alex was a big fan of the fries and wouldn’t stop going on about them, overall he said it tasted really good and from my point of view it looked yummy!
H.G.W’S Steak Burger served with hand-cut fries
The Lost and Found have a great range of cocktails and I know a lot of people head there after work and on weekends for a beverage or two. We decided to try some different cocktails with Alex opting for the Ms.H.G. Watson which came in a big tall glass. I obviously had a little taste and it was quite fruity and something I would defiantly get myself in the future. I ended up getting a classic Appletini which was very yummy.
Dessert Time! I never say no to desserts, I have such a huge sweet tooth it’s unbelievable. The new menu sees new additions to the dessert menu and it was really hard to decide what to get! Alex ended up getting the Spotted Dick with Vanilla Custard which looked amazing with beautiful presentation.
I chose the Chocolate Melting Pot Pudding which came with a little jar of salted caramel and a scoop of tonka bean ice cream. One bite into the Chocolate melting pot and I was in heaven, the chocolate just oozed out and it tasted amazing. I’d never heard of tonka bean ice cream, it was something different and it actually tasted lovely. I couldn’t recommend this dessert enough!
Spotted Dick with Vanilla custard, dried fruit jam and candied orange.
Melting Chocolate pot pudding with salted caramel and tonka bean ice cream
The thing that stood out about the new menu was the desserts, they all sounded amazing and I think they now just have a better variety. I’ll definitely be going back to The Lost and Found as I think it’s a great place, not too expensive and just great quality and presentation. If you are looking for some other delicious restaurant reviews, check out my Food Directory.
*This meal was complimentary for reviewing purposes – All opinions are honest and my own *