Bottomless brunch @ Lost and Found

Bars & Pubs, Review / Thursday, March 1st, 2018

I’ve always had a soft spot for Lost and Found and this new-look version is top banana.

Lost and Found on Bennetts Hill officially reopens Friday March 2nd, but last week some friends and I checked out the newly renovated bar to try the updated bottomless brunch. It’s a hard life.. no really it is, I went on a 12 hour bender the night before this.

The venue

The aesthetic makeover is quite extensive and the new look Lost and Found looks stylish and classy, yet retains some of the charming quirkiness that made it so popular.

Most notably, the bar has grown and moved; a new upstairs seating area fills the space left behind. The private room has also been spruced and has a new entrance.

The food

It doesn’t take much to get me to agree to a bottomless brunch, as you may have gathered from my recent post. It’s the usual set up: order a dish from the brunch menu and enjoy two hours of unlimited booze.

For £22pp it’s reasonably priced and there’s plenty of dishes available to choose from, although the new menu has been reduced significantly from the previous one. There’s plenty of veggie options available, with a focus on breakfast style dishes rather than lunch dishes, and most choices can be made vegan if needed.

Turkish Eggs was my choice; two poached eggs on sourdough toast, topped with whipped yogurt and a spicy chorizo butter. Perfectly cooked eggs dribbled hot golden yolk over the cool creamy yoghurt, which made a fine combination of flavours to coat the bread.

Simple but tasty, I just wish the portion had been more generous. Most of the plates I saw would be best described as light brunch, so maybe keep that in mind if you’re after a big feed. Vicky and Emma enjoyed Smashed Avocado with Bacon, whilst veggie Fay had the Butternut Squash Hash. Loved the sunny colours and brightness of that dish; I think I’ll try that next time.

The drinks

As part of the brunch there’s a choice of refillable drink options, including Bloody Marys, Mimosas, Bellinis or Prosecco. You can’t mix and match the drinks, which is a benefit available at other rival bottomless brunches nearby, but the choice is decent.

Obviously you can order drinks from the bar and hot drinks too at an extra cost, but when in Rome just drink the breakfast booze. Right?

The service

The team make you feel at home and keep your glass topped up; I didn’t have to ask for a drink at any point. They’re keen to make sure you enjoy yourself and are happy to accommodate requests. We asked for spicier bloody Mary’s and were really pleased with results.

The L&F brunch is available every Saturday and Sunday from 11-3, and booking is mandatory. If you want more inspiration you can find out my favourite Brum bottomless brunch options across the city here.

Are you a fan of Lost and Found? Will you be checking it out now it’s had a makeover? Let me know in the comments.

Lost and Found, 8 Bennetts Hill, Birmingham, B2 5RS

Disclosure: We paid and left drunk on life.. and fizz. All words and photos are mine, along with the two day hangover I had afterwards. Toast anyone?

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