Kennedy's Bar & Restaurant

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94 reviews
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£25 and under
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Contemporary British

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Local is an important part of Kennedy's ethos and where possible the meats, vegetables and fish are sourced from local suppliers. Kennedy's chef's, bring a touch of class to the table with carefully prepared and beautifully cooked homemade dishes. Our menu is well balanced with something to suit every palate.
What 94 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.0
Food
4.1
Service
3.9
Ambience
4.0
Value
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AndrewS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience2

Lovely meal, great service, only thing we would say is that the table we were sat at was very dark.
Apart from that a great meal.

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Sophie
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Sunday Lunch, really tasty and awesome Yorkshire Puds. There were plenty of safety measures in place like a one way system and table service. Staff were really attentive. Always loved this place.

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CharlotteG
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was made to feel very welcome and the service was excellent. Staff were speedy even though it was busy and helped when we needed it. Would recommend to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gorgeous food, attentive staff, we’ll be back. 😁

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IanL
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The burgers were superb, great service and friendly staff.

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richw
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Easy to book the table, great service from the staff and a nice atmosphere in the bar

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CathyM
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall1Food1Service5Ambience1

Dim area with no ambience. Had to send my meal back due to poor quality. I was refunded. Staff were great but would not go back nor recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Meal was lovely staff very

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VickiA
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food good service. Sat near the open door so that wasn’t the best but overall very nice and would recommend.

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MikeB
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, good atmosphere and excellent service!

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Yorkshirelass
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Good value with the Eat out to help out discount. Rather dark inside so difficult to read the menu, remember your readers!

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KevM
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Website wrong cos no happy hour & no set menu anymore

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hlrob
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

‘Steak and Frites’ were absolutely beautiful, dessert was a little sickly for my taste but lovely nonetheless. Cocktails were fantastic, and the service was definitely the best part! All the staff were friendly and so attentive, always asked if you would like more to drink so never went with out! Bit loud but that’s to be expected on bank holiday weekend so that’s no bother. Overall a fab place! Would highly recommend!

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alan
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Nice waitress and food.Small portions for what we paid. Noisy party on the next table .Staff only attempted to quieten once. Other couple nearby moved. Was asked if our booking was for a special occasion,which it was, but didn't make any difference to our visit so not sure why it was asked.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great atmosphere and decor. Very helpful staff

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Dion
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience3

We were seated with our menu - no drinks were on the menu, asked for a drinks menu and got an unclear response so just got lemonade. The food took 50 minutes to come, it was busy but not that busy. The food was ridiculously expensive for what it was, mine came and it was practically the size of a child’s portion. My boyfriends burger was greasy and tasteless whilst the fries were ridiculously salty. Had to book a separate restaurant to have dessert in as the dessert choices were so poor. Not impressed and will not be returning

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AmandaC
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Nice place. Waitress that greeted us was frosty and was almost rude when telling me what time the table needed to be returned before I had even sat down. My food was delivered after the rest of the tables and the chips were so greasy the paper they were on went soggy. The other waitress attending to us didn’t return After delivering the meals and hadn’t asked us if we wanted any sauces etc. So we had to get up and request it at the bar. The guy behind the bar had to chase the waitress a couple of times to bring it over so had eaten most of the meal before we were able to season it and have ketchup with the fries. Didn’t have time to eat desert as they needed the table back.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time there but will definitely go back when we are in York.

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AdrianD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience2

Poor service, very slow but that could be forgiven if the food was good but it really was very average, no better than decent take away quality, wouldn’t personally return, much better places to eat in York

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Food took a while to arrive and was cold so had to send back. The food was quickly replaced and was very nice

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IzzyH
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Eat out to help out made great value... otherwise burgers are a touch overpriced.
Lovely evening, tasty food. Thank you

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FatLouie
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great lively atmosphere and cosy feel. The food is simple and tasty. The staff were all extremely friendly. Would definitely go again.

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MaxM
Yorkshire
8 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Eat Out to Help Out made the value outstanding - otherwise it would have been fine. The mains were very nice but the desserts were overly sweet and nothing to write home about. The atmosphere is good for groups of friends but not so much for anything quieter or romantic.

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Jack
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Really nice vibe and meal. Great value for money and really friendly service by all staff.

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MarieH
Leicestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We chose Kennedy's simply because online the description matched what we were looking for, and it did not disappoint.
We are sceptical about all of our bookings in the current climate but Kennedy's did it really well.
The roast beef was exquisite, one of the best we have ever had. Value for money and nice ambience.
Overall a great choice.

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DonnaE
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

We were looking forward to Sunday lunch 2 course, very disappointed that only one starter on whole menu, as I'm not a fan of pate I didn't have another choice. Website is misleading as it has not been updated where it says dine in there is a red x
On the menu on website it states numerous starters, soup prawn etc...
Lunch was very nice but had to ask for sauces etc,
Overall ok but definitely need to sort out the website and certainly offer more than one starter

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HwHwHwHwHwHwHwHwHwHwHwHw
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent value & service, great food and good atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect and steak was cooked to perfection

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NerissaN
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

We were a bit disappointed with our visit to be honest. We felt the menu wasnt great - there were no actual starters which we thought odd. The food was OK but nothing special. I had a chicken burger with fries & southern gravy but the gravy was really thin & greasy. We also found the ambience & decor a bit depressing. It was very dark. Service was OK but don't think we would go again.

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MickH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

After asking for no sauce steak came with sauce so we ate separately while a new steak was prepared. In fairness we did get free drinks but would have preferred to eat at same time. Also sat a table of 6 very close to our table where people going to toilet had to squeeze by so don't think they are doing the best with social distancing. We moved our table across to improve distance.

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LauraB
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Saw it on the top 10 places to eat in York. Its is tucked away off Stonegate and looked very sweet. We had booked a table for 2pm and arrived bang on time. It was pouring down but we had to wait in the rain while they looked to see if our table was ready. We were then told they could only put us on a high bar, aas that OK. We agreed to get out of the rain. Unfortunately our youngest couldn't reach the table. Luckily another member of staff realised this would not be comfortable so we were offered a different table. After that service was fine, food was average but well priced. The ambience and cleanliness were good. All in all fine if out for an average lunch then great but if looking for something to wow look elsewhere.

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AvrilA
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service. Accommodated us at short notice for Sunday lunch when we had been let down by another pub, which ended up being a blessing in disguise.

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ChrisP
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Totally recommend Kennedys
Great food & Drink selection
Service by the staff is what you would expect in a 5* Hotel
Nice relaxed atmosphere enjoyable place to be
Good value for money

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Sheila
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience1

Kennedy’s was once such a great bar, I honestly feel like there is no love given to it anymore.

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Hannah
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Food was great and service was pretty good too. It was fairly quiet due to being a Thursday lunch time but was still pleasant

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Terry
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The full English breakfast is the best we have ever had, this is the second time we have had it and it is superb

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MrsK
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We booked this restaurant to eat for my husband’s birthday, we received a booking confirmation and a second email asking if we were still coming, to which I confirmed yes. On arrival we were greeted and asked to wait, the restaurant was empty which is never a good sign. About 10 mins later the gentleman came back to say they’ve closed for the day due to an issue with the gas and that he cannot see our booking due to an issue with the booking system, so we were not able to eat at this restaurant. Due to the current pandemic restaurants require advanced booking and despite ringing around we were unable to get in anywhere else, not a good birthday for my other half. I understand that unpredictable closures can happen but given that I had confirmed my attendance twice a phone call really should have been made ahead of us arriving on the doorstep at the time we expected to be eating!

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Anon
London
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and lovely cocktails. Lovely atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful food, service was quick and just the right amount. Gem of a place will definitely go again!!

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LouiseM
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff were fantastic. I was nervous about going out for a meal but the staff told you exactly what was what and kept a good distance on speaking to you.
Delicious food- I had the chicken fajitas.

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Kennedy's Bar & Restaurant offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01904 620222.

Kennedy's Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.1 stars by 94 OpenTable diners.

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