A few weeks ago I met up with a couple of blogging buddies Emily from Recipes and Reviews and Sophie from Sophie Loves Food for Afternoon Tea and a good old catch-up! We booked into The Lost & Found, a very cool looking pub off the main streets in Birmingham for some sandwiches, cake a couple of rounds of cocktails!
Cocktails are big a The Lost & Found and they’re also pretty damn beautiful too. We each tried something different and every one was strong and full of a multitude of flavours – these are not your usual pub cocktails, these are SERIOUSLY GOOD. I went for a Tequila Mockingbird which was sharp, fruity and heavy on the (good quality) tequila and I loved it. Their cocktail menu also has a taste map which tells you how dry/sweet/strong your cocktail of choice is which I found to be an excellent addition knowing I like strong, sharp and fruity flavours but also great if you’re a cocktail newbie and a bit baffled by the list.
We chose Hettie’s Afternoon Tea which came with a ‘Found’ cocktail, sandwiches, cakes, scones and tea for £20 and the spread looked great! Served on old china in an adorable old building laced with vines, flowers, bird cages and quirky furniture it was and incredibly pleasant affair. We ordered our tea and tucked into the sandwiches.
Our sandwiches were well-filled and looked lovely and plump on fresh bread! With classics such as Salmon & Cream Cheese, Ham & Mustard and Cheese with Pickle it was a good selection with an interesting vegetarian roast pepper number slipped in there too. They weren’t the daintiest sandwiches I’ve ever had on an afternoon tea but these are how I prefer my savoury layer – big and full of flavour to combat all the sugar that follows!
Pear Partridge, Tequila Mockingbird and Sloe Gin Cobbler Cocktails
The scones weren’t too big and came served with proper clotted cream and jam. They were plain and well baked and lightly sprinkled with icing sugar – a perfctly good scone indeed!
The cake layer was interesting too with a spicy ginger cake slice, Chocolate brownie block and a jam filled flapjack. It was missing something a little spongier for me as all were quite dense but they were very tasty – especially that ginger cake – and the addition of the jam in a flapjack was genius. Needless to say we didn’t go hungry, the portions are pretty epic!
We loved our afternoon at The Lost & Found and it’s certainly up there as one of the best (and coolest) afternoon tea’s in Birmingham I’ve had so far. Definietly one to visit if you fancy a relaxed but chic afternoon tea experience with a killer cocktail to boot…they even have a secret room you can hire out for events that you access from behind a bookcase. Mind = Blown.
Afternoon tea a The Lost & Found starts at £15 ahead and is available for groups of 2-22 people.Served from 12-3:30pm you need to pre-book for this one with a deposit of £5 per person. Those amazing cocktails don’t break the bank either starting at just £7.25 – check out their website here!
Have you been to The Lost & Found before? What was your favourite cocktail?
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