Kendell's Bistro

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£26 to £40
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French
Kendells Bistro is a casual Informal place to dine with the main focus on quality of food, wine and service within a French bistro atmosphere. It’s relaxed and informal - no waiters topping up wine glasses after every sip or sneaking up behind you with a six foot pepper mill. Cloth napkins but not starched, blackboard menus and open plan kitchen, intimate cosy candles flickering, friendly without pretence. In fact we are so french we don't charge for bread and we don't have a service charge!

Bookings of 5 or more will need to contact the restaurant directly, either by emailing info@kendellsbistro.co.uk or calling us on 0113 2436553.

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NN
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely loved everything about the place the food was spot on worth every penny not that it was overly priced as the tea time menu was perfect. The atmosphere inside is beautiful it truly feels like you are in France in a bistro. Was more than impressed I will definitely be back!

JS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Lovely decor and 'french ' feel. Pricing in line with most other bistro type restaurants. Was not overly busy considering it was a Friday night so atmosphere was a little lacking and our only real reservation was the usual one these days, of no apparent up front maitre' de type management 'directing the traffic' so that staff tended to lose attention and huddle among themselves in conversation avoiding the customers' eyes making it a little frustrating to get service. I old fashioned parlance they 'needed a 'kick up the pants' at times!!
Overall though, we had an enjoyable evening but with a little more staff effort this Bistro has all the ingredients to provide a better dining experience.

CA
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent three-course pre-theatre meal. Very attentive service, and they were kind enough to deal with a very specific dietary requirement. The ambiance is lovely, and I would recommend either for single dining, or for a romantic meal for two.

OT
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and great service. This is her second time we’ve been and it’s consistently good. The set price menu offers excellent value for money too.

k
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent all round bar the table. This was a special occasion booked in advance so requested a quiet corner table but was given probably the worst table in the room. Right by the toilets and blocks so every person that walked by my partners knocked his chair every time. It was like sitting in the middle of KINGS CROSS STATION!!! I specifically asked for a corner table so should have got one. The seating was bad and a major thoroughfare not condusive to a relaxing celebratory meal

SP
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Splendid independent restaurant in Leeds, great food, great atmosphere, friendly efficient service. The steak was excellent, fish (scallops and cod) cooked to perfection, very good choice of decent wines by the glass. We will definitely visit again.

S
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic place with a lovely ambience. Well worth a visit. The pre show menu is really good value for money.

S
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed a beautiful meal to celebrate our wedding anniversary . Everything was perfect , we was made to feel special with complimentary bubbles and a lovely surprise dessert . The staff are friendly , service is perfect . Perfect place to celebrate , we will be back . Thank you

IJ
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a lovely meal here for my birthday, the staff were so attentive got free champagne and mini desserts as it was an occasion. Food was lovely and a great deal for the set menu!

AG
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Booked for the tea menu- 3 course plus half bottle of wine for £30.
Our table was in front of the bar and as the restaurant filled up the heat became unbearable. No air conditioning! Food was lovely and we both really enjoyed starter and main but due to the heat we decided not to bother with dessert. However not ordering desserts meant the bill as a lot more than £60 which had we had known we would have just ordered the sorbae. This along with the heat spoilt what was otherwise a lovely evening

GB
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We were a party of 4 celebrating a couples forthcoming nuptials and we went early. Glad we did cos it got noisy later on. The food and service were exceptional we all ate from the prix fixe but it was wonderful. Will try a ala carte next time. Ambience was beautiful and a good place for a romantic dinner. Just make sure no big parties going. Will be returning.

HP
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I would definitely recommend Kendell’s Bistro. When I booked I asked for a quiet table, out of the way, which we got. The staff were friendly, yet professional and helped us celebrate my birthday with two nice gestures. The food was outstanding. The service was excellent; we had a nice pause between courses, but didn’t have to wait too long. Neither were we hurried.

MM
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely restaurant, great food and price we had the evening saver menu. Only downside was no air con so it was very warm and a little too dark. Struggled to read the menu by candlelight!!

L
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As usual we had a fabulous experience at Kendells Bistro. From walking into the restaurant to leaving it everything is perfect. The food and wine reflects great French cuisine. The customer service is excellent and the ambience is always amazing.

JS
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant went out of there way to make our anniversary special perfect restaurant 100% recommend this place! Great staff.

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice surroundings and good food. Pleasant staff who do not hover but are prompt in service.

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

The food was fantastic. I had the snails in puff pastry to start and the duck breast for main.
We waited for over half an hour between the starters leaving and the mains arriving and we had to chase the main courses up.
That was the only down fall to the evening

AH
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time at this restaurant and I have to say I was blown away from the moment I stepped foot through the door. The service was amazing with the waiters and waitresses being very polite and welcoming. The food was out of this world. It really was a perfect night for me and my partner. We felt like we were in France! Being candle lit made it feel romantic and special. Value for money was excellent going for the 3 course meal and half a bottle of wine. We will 100% be revisiting.

FG
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

It was a first time for me here at Kendall’s but not for my parents who recommended it to us for a celebratory meal. Loved it from the moment we stepped in, intimate atmosphere and music level just right. Would’ve liked a little more light at the centre tables to see what we were eating. I had steak which was good, but I wish I had chosen the beef bourginon which my fiancée chose! This looked and tasted amazing. French onion soup was just what I remembered from France. For dessert I had profiteroles again not a let down. Price was pretty good: three courses and half bottle of house wine with steak supplement around £34 - our total bill was £165 for 4 adults with starters, dessert or coffee liqueurs and alcoholic drinks throughout the meal. Thank you Kendall’s we will be back!

OT
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Cant fault anything, fantastic as always starting from the warm welcome as you enter.
Celebrating a anniversary we were presented with a glass of bubbly each.
Food is constantly amazing.
Cant wait for our next visit 😊

p
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely meal at Kendell's. We have been a few times and the food is consistently excellent. The service is always good, with staff happy to chat about dishes and wine recommendations. Kendell's always has a good atmosphere and I'm sure I'll be back again.

RB
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great night at Kendall’s as always ! Food and service was fantastic. Looking forward to coming again xx

SS
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I just keep going back.. 😂 very nice atmosphere and even better when the weather is bad outside.. cosy

ML
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

a great lively atmosphere
nice surroundings feels authentic,food is delicioud and service great,got a free glass of bubbly as it was my husbands birthday,not cheap worth it for a treat ,besr beef borguinion ive ever tasted -delicioud

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday meal! Amazing as ever - thanks Kendell’s

JP
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely place a little dark. Food excellent perfect for our 25 anniversary. Really good would recommend it to all my friends. Top marks. Gold star.

LR
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A fantastic restaurant with delicious food. We couldn’t have asked for a warmer welcome. The service was impeccable and the atmosphere is everything you would expect in a French restaurant. Will definitely be going back!

SW
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service, went the extra mile for us. 3 course early bird menu is fantastic price. Food was excellent

BM
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have been on several occasions and this time i was accompanied by friends from Australia. they were extremely impressed and i wasn't disappointed. Food and service first class.

AD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

One of my firm favourites in Leeds, the early evening theatre supper menu is unbeatable value, with or without the wine option. Love, love, love it.

CL
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I was very warm when I arrived after a long walk on a humid day. The lady that welcomed us to the restaurant was so lovely and friendly and even got me a hand held fan to cool me down!

The food and service was fantastic and we had a wonderful time and would highly recommend to all our family and friends. The surroundings and atmosphere were beautiful and we both felt a million miles away from Leeds!

We will certainly be back very soon :))

CR
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Simply fantastic food. The three course set menu was great value and also offered great variety. It made for a great evening. Well done.

LW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff at Kendall’s made us feel so welcome and were so accommodating to dietary our requirements. They made us feel very special on our anniversary

SA
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent and very friendly service. First class food and wine. The perfect place for a wonderful night out!

JK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Steve looks after every diner as though they were his most important customer- especially for celebrations (and he checks when you book!) We were treated to a bottle of fizz and petit fours on the house for a birthday party. Dinner was a delight - authentic, gorgeously cooked food and too much of it!! The price point is also highly, highly competitive. This is a go-to place again and again - we've found nothing in the region to match it.

RM
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

No complaints at all, lovely staff, great atmosphere and amazing food, didnt feel rushed at all which was nice. Thank you.

BM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The tea time menu is very good value for money with plenty of choice.

OT
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really enjoyed the evening. Good food and excellent service.

SS
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A wonderful dining experience at Kendell's. Very attentive staff, great food and lovely setting. Thank you.

EB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and excellent service - highly recommended

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