Every so often, an opportunity comes along that is impossible to resist. When I got the chance to review Lost Property in Yarm, I seized it. Hidden away, hence the name, Lost Property is a petit, cosy restaurant on Yarm High Street. Arriving on a wet Saturday afternoon, the place was quiet so we had the choice of the tables. Although it is dark inside, the restaurant is lit up by each candle on every table.
With many options available as starters, the sharing boards are definitely the pick of the bunch. We went for king prawns, halloumi fries, crispy chicken strips, ham hock balls, peas and avocado verde. I don’t think there are many sights better than a big board of food being presented to you and this particular board enhanced that thought because even though it was massive, it was presented eloquently. It was a good job we were starving! Without any hesitation, well apart from a quick Instagram photo, we began to tuck in. I can safely say the board tasted as good as it looked. Huge thumbs up on the prawns – they were meaty and rich. The crispy, salty halloumi fries bounced around seducing my taste buds. However, the chicken was my favourite on the plate, especially with the avocado sauce; I could have eaten a board of it alone. The tasty ham hock balls were chunky and helped tantalise my taste buds even further. This sharing board didn’t disappoint – it was a sharing board fit for a king.
Next up, after an extended rest than usual (as the starter was gigantic), we ordered our mains. Everything from the grill comes with an option of two sides and a sauce so I went for 16oz T Bone Steak (cooked medium) with summer vegetables with chillies and almonds, sweet potato wedges and a thick, creamy avocado sauce. My T bone steak was everything you’d want a steak to be. As big as the plate, juicy, tender and brimming with flavour, I was in my glory. The summer vegetables were al dente, just how I like them, and had a real kick to them from the chillies. My colleague went for the Monkfish wrapped in Parma ham, resting on a bed of summer vegetables with chillies and almonds, and bacon and onion mac and cheese. The fish just fell apart and tasted wonderful. Again the summer vegetables were a great combination and added bite to the dish. The mac and cheese side could have been a dish on its own it was tasty. She was in her element. We both were. Lost Property had been found and we wanted to become residents.
As Lost Property was going for gold, we had to attempt and tackle dessert from their enticing dessert menu. Therefore to end, I went for the Brownie, Baked White Chocolate, Toasted Almond, Caramel Ice Cream Sundae. It was like Lost Property had saved the last dance for me… What an absolute treat! Just the sight of its sweet decadence in the glass had me shaking all over. My colleague was also in awe of her White Coconut and Bueno Ice Cream with Brownie and Raspberry, so much so, I didn’t hear a peep from her as she devoured as much as her stomach could tolerate. Lost Property had finished us off.
It’s not every day I go to Yarm, but I know from now on when I do go, I will definitely be heading to Lost Property. A cosy setting, fantastic, alert service and most importantly amazing food… We’re delighted we found you Lost Property.