Greek Street is awash with some of the city’s best bars and casual dining spots, yet The Lost & Found had somehow passed me by until recently. Having enjoyed some memorable meals and an exceptional private birthday bash at their swanky Leeds Club venue, I was keen to see how their Greek Street venue compared.
Boasting a great outdoor terrace that spills out onto the lively street and another at the back of the venue, it was great to see Lost & Found Greek Street has its own unique flavour. The interiors are awash with dark wood and warm colour tones, making it both a cosy space to unwind and a great place to let your hair down. There’s even a library hidden downstairs.
Arriving early on a busy Friday night, we took a table on the terrace before our meal to enjoy an Old Fashioned, which was mixed to perfection with Woodford Reserve Bourbon. A classic cocktail done really well.
The food menu is a tempting mix of modern takes on British staples as well as some globally inspired plates. We began with the Fried Buttermilk Chicken, which was made using tender thigh meat and accompanied with jalapenos and red pepper. As something of a fried chicken connoisseur, this dish got my seal of approval.
The Pork and Black Pudding Sausage Roll with apple and plum ketchup was another tasty starter, although my brother did comment it needed a little more black pudding. Hats off to the team’s sommelier for picking out the Adega De Pegoes Touriga Nacional red wine to accompany the meal.
Aged 12 months in French and American oak barrels, this berry and spice-heavy red is one of the best wines I’ve enjoyed with a meal in a long time. It paired perfectly with my succulent Fillet Steak, which arrived with roasted onion, confit tomato, triple-cooked chips and a king oyster mushroom.
I often find steak to be hit or miss when dining out in the UK, but this was an excellent cut. The Maple Glazed Pork Chop also received the seal of approval and comes with a chorizo and Cheddar croquette, broccoli, potato terrine and mustard sauce.
Portions here are pretty sizeable, so we skipped dessert in favour of Jerry’s Biscoff Shake, which is laced with Sailor Jerry’s Rum, a Lotus biscuit and cream. In fairness, this was a meal in itself and is worth every single calorie.
Lost & Found Greek Street is a gem of a bar and should be on your go-to list for a casual meal in the city centre. The laidback vibe, knowledgeable team and excellent food and drink options make it stand out from the crowd.
Lost & Found, 12 Greek Street, LS1 5RN.
Reviewed by Fletch.