Lost & Found
The award-winning Revere brand has opened up two new ‘Lost & Found’ sites this year in Leeds and Knutsford.
Revere comprises of a collection of cocktail bars, restaurants, pubs and boutique hotels. This includes the Foundry 39 in Edinburgh, The Lost & Found in Leeds and Knutsford, the iconic bar The Fire Station in Waterloo London, the award winning The Lost & Found in Birmingham and The Huntsman of Brockenhurst in the New Forest.
The Lost & Found in Leeds and Knutsford are the second and third sites within the Lost & Found chain, with the first opened up in Birmingham in 2012. The Leeds site opened in August this year, whilst the Knutsford site will be opened in October.
The Leeds all-day bar and restaurant is located in the heart of the city on Greek Street. Described as a Victorian botanical hideaway, the restaurant serves seasonal British fare as well as experimental drinks at its bar. Working with the designers, Concorde BGW Group, the interior décor became an avant-garde design inspired by Professor Virginia K. Stevenson’s study of birds.
Immediately upon entering the site through the large glass doors there is an old-world hide-out feel with its soft lighting, dark wooden floors and an array of leather seating. It features unique bar stools and embroidered table chairs with globes scattered across the dining area inspired by the Professor’s worldly travels. The interior also features privacy-providing verdant trees, taxidermy decorations and hints of gold throughout.
On two floors, the site has a spiral staircase that leads to another area that with marble topped tables, velvet-backed chairs and hanging lights with ornithological books lining the walls.
The menu for the Lost & Found in Leeds ranges from the classic to the intriguing. With great a selection of charcoal oven steaks, from a choice of a rump, sirloin or rib eye cut, the restaurant is a great place for those that love meat. They also serve wood-fire oven cooked sourdough pizzas adorned with an array of toppings including blackened jerk chicken, chorizo, smoked salmon and marinated buffalo mozzarella. Burgers with bacon, cheese and smoky ketchup as well as pasta dishes such as wild mushroom linguine are also available.
The cocktail menu for the bar includes a collection of signature ‘Lost’ cocktails which includes Ms. Stevenson’s Cup laced with the Kraken black spiced rum, Evergreen Tea of Ketel One vodka and Fentiman’s dandelion & burdock, and an old fashioned Cherry Cola with Gentleman Jack, cola syrup and cherry bitters. Also on the menu is a list of craft beers from Meantime to Anchor, ciders from Old Mout to Rekorderlig as well as a selection of white, red and rosé European and New World wines.
The Knutsford Lost & Found will open on Princess Street in October this year. The two-tiered, 215 cover bar and restaurant, including an 88 cover outdoor dining area, sits in a Grade II listed former town hall created by the Natural History Museum designer Alfred Warehouse. Covering a total of 4,133ft2, the site will also offer a terrace that can seat up to 88 covers for outdoor drinking and dining. Much like the Leeds site, the interior design is reminiscent of a Victorian botanical hideaway with Lepidopteran wallpaper, vintage pendant lights and hanging floral arrangements.
Due to the Grade II listing, many of the building’s original features have been preserved including large gothic doors, arches and darks wooden flooring, which adds to the Victorian hideaway aesthetic. Like the previous Lost & Found sites, elements such as the lock and key motif are integral to the design. It also features a ‘secret bar’ with low drinking tables and a 14-cover private dining room.
The menu at the Lost & Found in Knutsford is similar to that in Leeds as it comprises of seasonal British fare, sourdough pizzas with a large selection of toppings, Sunday Roasts and a range of oven-cooked steaks. Like the second one, this site features an all-day restaurant which will take ever day bookings for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The drinks list incorporates their signature ‘Lost’ cocktails as well as a range of ‘Found’ cocktails which are revivals and reinterpretations of forgotten classics. Craft beers, ciders and a range of wines will also be available at the bar.