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The Lost and Found Leeds Restaurant Review – A while ago I tried 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.  They serve lunch, brunch and dinner.

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).

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The Lost and Found in Leeds has a marvellous cocktail menu as we found out, with treasures such as this St Clementine’s Garden.

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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!

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And the Hedgerow Cooler, blackberries, apple juice, soda, lemon juice and lavender syrup.

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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.

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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:

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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.

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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.

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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!

 

 

Also have a look at our post on the Best Restaurants in Leeds.

5 of the Best Indian Restaurants in Leeds 2020

Tharavadu

7-8 Mill Hill, Leeds LS1 5DQ

Tharavadu – “The First authentic Kerala Restaurant in Leeds has become one the favourite dining spot of the region in a very short span of time. Tharavadu entered in to the top 10 restaurants in Leeds with in the first week of opening in the most trusted travel website in the world Tripadvisor. Tharavadu is still the No.1 Indian Restaurant in Leeds for continuous 18 months. The following are some of the achievements by Tharavadu.”

 

Aagrah

St Peter’s Square, Quarry Hill, Leeds LS9 8AH

 

 

Best Thai Restaurant Leeds – there are lots of fabulous Thai restaurants in Leeds, where you can indulge in your desire for Pad Thai, Green Thai Curry or, my favourite, Tom Kha Gai (Thai Chicken and Coconut soup).

 

Chaophraya – Upmarket Thai Restaurant

20A, Blayds Court, Swinegate, Leeds LS1 4AG

“A short walk from Leeds train station you can escape the city at Chaophraya. Our culinary team bring together classic Thai and distinct signature dishes, including vegan and gluten free options, accompanied by a fantastic range of cocktails, wines and beers. In the summer months come and enjoy a coffee or cocktail on our first-floor terrace or join us in our contemporary feeling restaurant inspired by Thailand. Find us opposite the Q park Criterion place and just down from Trinity shopping centre car park.”

 

Sukhothai

15 S Parade, Leeds LS1 5QS

“Our flagship Sukhothai in Leeds City Centre restaurant, on South Parade, is the perfect place to enjoy authentic Thai food in the heart of Leeds; be it for business or pleasure.  Now featuring a fabulous lower dining floor and VIP room (available for hire) it’s the best place to enjoy all the usual Sukhothai quality and excellence; including our acclaimed 200+ dish à la carte menu and Khao Gang/Lunch menu.”

 

Thai Edge Leeds – Glamorous Thai Dining Room

7 Calverley St, Leeds LS1 3DB

Thai Edge is really a departure from the norm. Gone are the heavily themed, crimson shades and cluttered environments that are typical of oriental eateries. These are replaced by an approach that gives great emphasis to clean crisp lines, balance and intelligent use of space.”

 

Zaap Thai Streetfood

22 Grand Arcade, Leeds LS1 6PG

Zaap Thai sounds like a lively spot to try some Thai street-food in Leeds.  “If you are looking for a buzzing Bangkok market atmosphere, with real Thai street food then head down to the grand arcade on New Briggate in Leeds city centre.”

 

My Thai – Affordable Thai Food in Leeds

The Merrion Centre, 43 Wade Lane, Leeds LS2 8NJ

Perfect for when you are heading to a gig or to watch stand up at the First Direct Arena, My Thai is a “Thai Shack in the heart of Leeds, serving affordable Thai food. Leave the packed lunch at home and eat with us! Next door to First Direct Arena in Wade Lane in Merrion Centre.”

 

Also have a look at our ultimate list of the best restaurants in Leeds.

 

 

 

 

 

There are so many wonderful restaurants in Leeds, it is hard to say which are the very best!  Instead, have a look at some of the fabulous different types of restaurants that Leeds has to offer – then click through to each section for more details and reviews of those restaurants.

Thai Restaurants

Leeds has some amazing Thai restaurants from glamorous dining rooms to lively and affordable street-food.  Whether you are looking for Pad Thai or Satay Skewers.

Have a look at our list of Thai Restaurants in Leeds.

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