With so much choice these days of where to eat, how do you choose which is the best option for you? Are you down for the cheapest spot in town, do you only visit the trendy places, do you return to your favourite restaurant, or are you queueing at the doors of a newly opened diner?
We’re into returning to some of our old favourites at the moment in Leeds. Our writer, Rachel McAlley was invited to sample the new spring / summer menu at The Lost & Found on Greek Street in Leeds, here’s how it panned out.
Lunch was booked for a Thursday afternoon and the sun was shining, which meant that Greek Street was buzzing with lunchtime customers. This side of Leeds is always a pleasure to visit during the week as there’s a mix of office workers, city dwellers, students, and shoppers taking tables at the restaurants.
We were sat near the window, which was great for people watching. The menu arrived and we were instantly heads down to see what it offered. This was our fifth visit to The Lost & Found Leeds on Greek Street, our first experience wasn’t great, but each subsequent visit thereafter has been excellent, and this is why we return.
The menu has everything from nibbles and small plates, to large plates, pizza, steaks, sides, and a set lunchtime menu too. If you’re into cocktails, the bespoke cocktail menu is one not to miss either as it has some fabulous spring/ summer additions like a Picante Margarita, and a Lychee Martini to name just a couple.
It was time to order. We opted for the set lunch menu and chose the Pork & Black Pudding Sausage Roll along with the Crispy Squid to start with. The sausage roll was the standout dish as it came with an apple & plum ketchup which added a sweetness that cut into the meaty flavour of the black pudding and pork.
Our main dishes included a Cheese & Bacon Burger. This was served with red Leicester cheese, smoked streaky bacon, tomato and onion chutney, salted skinny fries, red pepper ketchup and garlic mayonnaise. We also ordered a Hot Honey Halloumi Open Sandwich, which came with hot honey glazed halloumi, houmous, rocket, and pickled red onions. Plus an extra side order of Triple Cooked Chips. The burger was definitely a favourite from the mains as it was cooked perfectly and the chutney gave it a little zing.
Obviously, we shared a pudding because, well it would be rude not to! Sticky Toffee Pudding was our dessert of choice. Served with miso caramel sauce and toffee honeycomb caramel ice cream, it was simply delicious. Now, if we’re being honest, we didn’t need a dessert as we were stuffed from having starters and mains, but who can resist a sticky toffee pudding when it’s on the menu, not us.
The service was very good as the team were on hand as and when they were needed. There was a large walk-in booking of around 20 guests to contend with on top of all the other tables, and the team managed it perfectly. It was a great atmosphere in the restaurant with a bustling lunchtime trade.
Will we return to the Lost & Found Greek Street for a sixth time, of course we will. The food is delicious, the service is excellent, and the décor is beautiful.
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