It was not overly surprising to venture into town last Thursday afternoon and discover ample crowds at many a popular watering hole. I was meeting up with my best friend, Mrs M, and we initially had the crazy idea of trying to get a seat at Jamie’s Italian on its opening day. On hearing rumours of two hour wait times for lunch we scrapped that idea and rendezvoused at Lalla Rookh. It was full to the brim when we arrived so we decided to wander down to Brookfield Place. There was a line out the door at Print Hall so we ambled further down the road with Bar One our proposed new destination. On the way there we walked past Lost Society Bar. It was one of those places that I had wanted to visit for a while, as I hadn’t minded it in its previous life as Box Deli. The deciding factor for us was the spare table and chair that we spied and secured. Makes all the difference if you can just sit comfortably and enjoy a drink, rather than having to prop yourself up at a bar with folks all around you like you are jammed on a full train.
Anyway though I digress. Lost Society Bar is a smaller venue, fairly narrow, but a nice range of seating options are available and there’s also an upstairs area for functions. We were seated outside, which was really pleasant given the weather that evening. There was an interesting range of cocktails on offer but we opted for wine on this visit. Not an overly extensive list but enough to keep us happy. We had wanted a glass of Riesling each, so long as it was dry. I queried the barman and while he wasn’t familiar with the sweetness of that particular vintage, he did offer me a taste, which was very helpful as it was definitely sweeter than Mrs M or I fancied. So Pinot Grigio it was. A nice drop and a great way to cheers the Easter long weekend.
On the food front we had arrived on the night where they had pizza and burger specials available. Slider burgers were on offer for the bargain price of $3 and you had your choice of beef, chicken schnitzel, veal schnitzel or vegetarian. I ordered us two of the chicken as the combination of chicken schnitzel, coleslaw and cheese sounded tasty. And not wanting to neglect the $10 pizzas we kept things simple with the Bocconcini, tomato slices and fresh torn basil.
Our pizza arrived first and it looked good, albeit that it was a very cheesy affair. It hit the spot though and had a pleasantly crispy base and the tomato sauce they used had plenty of flavour.
The burgers followed soon after and it was quite a novel affair when a brown paper bag was presented and our two sliders were individually wrapped inside. Cute! And they tasted fab! And at that size and price you could really have worked your way through all the options available to figure out your favourite. Given we had the pizza as well though, I was content to just enjoy the one slider on this visit.
I enjoyed my first visit to Lost Society Bar. They offered table service when we wanted more drinks too which was nice so that you didn’t have to battle the bar queue. The staff looking after us had been friendly and attentive and I quite liked the chilled vibe of the place. A good spot for a catch up chat over a bevvy and some tasty food.