This Winter I’ve developed somewhat of a perchant for exploring Cheshire. Perhaps it’s the cold weather (or perhaps I am reaching full adulthood level!) as a lovely countryside stroll with my pug, a hearty lunch and a couple of drinks or two in a warm pub with Jonathan have been my idea of a Saturday well spent. One of my favourite countryside village discoveries has been the beautiful town of Knutsford, steeped in history and luxury, and on my recent visit I popped in to try one of their newest haunts; Lost and Found, Knutsford Bar and Restaurant.
Lost and Found, Knutsford Bar and Restaurant is set within an archetically stunning building, with it’s mid-century inspired furniture and inside making it just as gorgeous as the out. It’s décor is totally Instagram-worthy and another plus for me is that the ground floor accept well behaved dogs, which meant my little pug deer Sonny could join me in a cocktail lunch. Minus the cocktail for him, of course. I, on the other hand, enjoyed a winter berry cocktail from Lost and Found’s own menu and found it deliciously festive.
Jonathan and I decided to go in on a rosemary and garlic baked Camembert for starters. Served with sticky onion jam and toasted sourdough, it was the perfect way to warm our bellies after an outside walk and was a fun dish to share. At £10.95 it’s a reasonable price for a starter and was one of the best Camembert I’ve ever had.
Lost and Found’s menu is a modern take on traditional country dishes and so for mains, we both decided to honour that and went for something traditional. I opted for one of my favourite meals – fish and chips! But this was no ordinary fish and chips; it was ale battered fish, triple cooked chips, sweet mushy garden peas served with a side of rapeseed mayonnaise and tartar sauce. At £11.95 I was surprised with how affordable this was, only to learn that Jonathan’s main of Honey-glazed ham, hen eggs, tripple cooked chips, smokey tomato ketchup was only £10.50 – he tells me this was great too!
Our time at Lost and Found was absolutely wonderful; the staff were so friendly and we felt very welcome bringing the pug baby in. The drinks were great, the food was more that delicious with great portions and at a very reasonable price. Finally, the décor and location was stand out and I absolutely can’t wait to pop by again. Now, just to decide, next time shall I try an evening meal and a Knutsford night out, or their bottomless brunch? Decisions decisions!