A Dinner To Remember At The Lost & Found

Abi White | 14th June 2017

Originating in Birmingham, The Lost and Found in Knutsford, Cheshire, is situated in Knutsford’s old town hall. A grade two-listed building created by Alfred Waterhouse, (who also designed Manchester’s Town Hall and London’s Natural History Museum) the almost gothic-like classy restaurant and bar invited VIVA over to try out their latest menu…

Downstairs Bar

The cocktail menu offers a huge variety divided into ‘Lost’ cocktails- based on classic recipes, and ‘Found’, which they’ve created. Arriving an hour before our table was booked for dinner, we were taken by the host to a table at the bar and chose our first two cocktails. Admittedly spoilt for choice, we finally opted for one of the bars’ own ‘Found’ cocktails- choosing ‘Patience Is a Virtue’, and a ‘Sparkling Cocktail’, named after Alfred Waterhouse: ‘The Waterhouse Fizz.’ ‘The Waterhouse Fizz’ was a light and refreshing drink, whilst the flavours of apple, orange and strawberry complimented the sipsmiths vodka in ‘Patience Is a Virtue’.


A handy ‘cocktail map’ could be found at the back of the drinks menu, which assisted us in decided if we wanted a sweet, dry, strong or light cocktail.

The First Two Cocktails

We were shortly led upstairs via the grand staircase to the restaurant, where we chose to indulge in a three-course meal. It was a surprise to see a refreshing take on classic starters. Crispy prosciutto ham and Bearnaise accompanied the sautéed garlic mushrooms on a toasted muffin and the duck skewers were succulent and on a bed of Asian noodles.

The Starters

The service was fast and efficient, and it wasn’t long before the mains arrived. The menu offers a selection for every one and mains are reasonably priced. The bacon and cheeseburger arrived with a generous portion of skinny fries and a delicious homemade mayonnaise with a hint of mustard, but it was the roast lamb that was the highlight of the two dishes… Served with giant cous cous and mint crème fraiche, every mouthful was a delight.

Lamb With Giant Cous Cous

The service from our waitress, Lauren, was absolutely incredible too. She was extremely friendly and helpful, telling us what food she recommended and helped us to pick our sharing desert platter- we even offered her to come and sit with us to enjoy some of her favourite desert that was on the platter- the rich chocolate brownie.

The Sharing Platter

The berry Pavlova was the renowned favourite on the sharing platter- with a meringue oozing with fresh berries and fresh cream. It was safe to say that The Lost and Found had suitably stuffed us. It was a truly delightful evening and the food, drinks and service were all faultless. It’s safe to say that we can’t wait to return.