Right now I'm sat in bed sorting out my blog and every few minutes peering out of the window, looking at all the snow. It's funny what a difference a day or in this instance a week can make. This time last week I was sat having lunch at a beautiful restaurant called The Lost and Found in Birmingham, a new city that I hadn't been to before and enjoying every second of it. I love the thrill of discovering new places to visit.
The Lost and Found is a restaurant in Birmingham situated in a beautiful Victorian building which serves traditional British grub and has cocktails and drinks perfect for quenching your thirst night or day. I booked this restaurant after reading some really positive Trip advisor reviews and having read their Sunday lunch menu prior to visiting, I knew it would be somewhere my husband would like to go.
As someone who has never visited Birmingham before last week, I was surprised at how easy this restaurant was to find and was blown away by the quirky, retro decor. Behind the bookcase listed as 'Library' is a hidden bar and conference room and the first image is of the indoor 'Botanical' garden where most of the food is served. The bar area is spacious and the building overall is cleverly laid out. It's a lovely, relaxing space to spend a Sunday afternoon.
After perusing the drinks menu, I was delighted to see that The Lost and Found offer my favourite botanical beverages, Fentimans. My husband opted for his favourite Dandelion and Burdock Fentimans and I chose the Victorian Lemonade. It's often difficult to find places that sell these bottles in our hometown, so it was lovely to have a bottle or two with our meal.
When it came to choosing our meals, we were both spoilt for choice. Lost and Found had several wonderful vegetarian options including a vegetarian Sunday lunch which can be a rarity in most pubs and they also had extensive meat options. As we both have very large meals the night before, I decided to go with a lighter lunch option of the Honey roasted butternut squash, sage and ricotta tart with warm black olive & potato salad (£9.95), while my husband went for the 12 hour brine roasted chicken Sunday lunch (£13.95). I really enjoyed my main course, the salad was really fresh, the presentation was simple yet elegant and tart had plenty of flavour, but I was a little bit disappointed with the size of the salad. That being said, I would happily order it again.
My husband's Sunday roast was probably one of the biggest Sunday lunches we had both seen. The Yorkshire pudding was almost the size of his plate, the chicken was also large and it also came with a big portion of cauliflower cheese, which admittedly I ate half of because I was still a bit hungry from my lunch.
After our meals, my husband and I left the restaurant feeling very satisfied with our meals and we really enjoyed the atmosphere and the friendly service over at Lost and Found. We will definitely be heading there next time we're in town.
Have you been to Lost and Found?