Hidden behind a taxi rank frontage, Lost Property Seafood & Steakhouse is one of Yarm’s ‘must-try’ restaurants’.
Here’s what we thought…
Upon arrival, the restaurant looks like a retro taxi rank; you have to look out for the Lost Property logo to find it. You then have to press an intercom to be allowed in. We were greeted by the restaurant manager and shown to our tables. He explained that the sharing boards they offer are good for 2 people so we were instantly drawn to them.
Inside, the restaurant is small but has a nice atmosphere with dimmed, atmospheric candle light.
For starters, I opted for one of the specials; Crispy Beef Salad with Sesame Oil and Chilli. It was delicious with just the right amount of sesame oil and spice coming through from the chilli. Something different than I expected to see here with a real Asian feel to the dish.
Mum opted for the Basil and Sea Salt Halloumi served with Wild Garlic Aioli and loved them, too.
It’s at the main course that any meat lovers will be very envious of. We went for the Big Bad Butcher sharing board – 10oz Dry Aged Rump Steak, Grilled Chicken Breast, 3 Cheese & Bacon Burger, Black Pudding, Cumberland Sausage Ring, Hand Cut Skin On Chips, Onion Rings, Mac & Cheese and Peppercorn Sauce – priced at £37.
As you can see from the photo, it really is a big portion and ample for two people; we even took some of it home for the rest of the family to try.
The steak was melt in your mouth and excellently paired when dipped into the peppercorn sauce. The chips were to die for, the grilled chicken was super succulent. Everything was amazing! The photo doesn’t do it justice.
On to dessert!
We opted to share one as we were so full from the previous courses – such gluttons! We chose the Chocolate Molten Cake with Almond Magnum and Fudge Chunks. It was incredibly rich but, again, gorgeous! Be warned though as the soaked dried fruits were particularly boozy. They didn’t state about the rum and raisin twist to the dessert on the menu but we suggested they should mention.
As well as the classics, they have recently launched a new signature cocktail menu using a selection of home-infused spirits. I wanted to try something new so had the Drumstick made from vodka, cassis, cranberry, vanilla syrup, milk, cream and fresh raspberries. The menu is inspired by childhood sweets and treats and also includes a Calippo, a Frozen Twister and a Blue Cola Bottle amongst others. My choice could have done with a little bit of improvement but I see what they’re going for and look forward to returning and trying some others.
Lost Property run a schedule of events running throughout the week. Highlights include Tuesday’s ‘Bottomless Prosecco’ night and Thursday’s Jazz night. You’ll find more information on their social media pages. This coming bank holiday, Sunday 6th May, they’re also launching a brand new ‘Tiki Club Night’ offering free rum punch on arrival for those on the guest list. They’re staying open till 1am, too!
Overall, we really enjoyed our visit to Lost Property and would definitely recommend it. You won’t leave hungry as the portions are great value for money. We’ll be back to try some of the seafood options soon.
Have you tried Lost Property yet? Let us know what you thought in the comments below!
For more information about Lost Property check out their Facebook page here.
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Disclosure: We were gifted our meal by the folks at Lost Property,Yarm. This does not affect the honesty and integrity of our review. Opinions are always our own.