Lost and Found
May 11, 2018
Balham’s Lost and Found is a relaxed neighbourhood bar at the bottom of Bedford Hill. Inside. It’s a smallish room, simply furnished with brown leather booths on one wall and a bar at the back. Downstairs there’s a similarly dinky basement space with a more quirky retro feel and an old fashioned jukebox, ideal for private hire.
Poppy music plays in the background. Drinks are grouped by complexity ranging from ‘Base Camp’ through ‘Pathfinders’ and on up. A Corpse Reviver #2 had a fresh citrusy kick while the mellow Portobello was a smooth and warming blend of bourbon, apple juice and Port that went down a treat. A Sour Cherry Old Fashioned was a pleasing mix of sour and sweet but an El Mariachi tasted mainly of cinnamon and lacked the promised chilli kick.
If you’re hungry they serve a range of bar snacks including grilled halloumi, Thai fish cakes, maple and bacon popcorn and ‘suicide’ wings if you fancy having your very own Man vs Food moment. Chunky chips with a zesty topping were our favourite bite of the night.
There’s a small range of wines and beers available too but the cocktails are what give this place the edge. They’re not the most innovative drinks around but there are some interesting creations on the menu and the generous happy hour deal makes it even more appealing.
It was fairly quiet on a mid-week night but it’s good value for this part of town so we expect that will change soon.
Main photo credits: Lost and found official website