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Kendell's Bistro
Kendell's Bistro

Kendell's Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.Kendellsbistro.co.uk
  • Phone: 0113 243 6553
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm

  • Payment Options: MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Chef Patron Steven Kendell
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access

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A word from Kendell's Bistro
Kendell's 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!

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambience
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Great atmosphere, delicious food and wonderful service."
    dined on 26/07/2014
  • "The first time I have dined here with my partner and I was not disapoited, the ambience was excellent and the food good also. Would certainly go again for a special occasion or when visiting Leeds, aoverall a very nice place."
    dined on 26/07/2014
  • "Great Meal! Went to celebrate our anniversary, we were asked on arrival if we were celebrating anything, and as soon as we sat down we were greeted with a complimentary glass of prosecco - lovely personal touch. Service was friendly and professional from the off, food was brilliant - I will need to go about 8/9 times to try everything I fancied on the menu. The restaurant was busy - as always and the atmosphere is perfect, I would describe the decor and ambience as quirky - so if you're a boring diner you'll probably be out of your comfort zone. Price is very reasonable for the quality of food and service. I would recommend to anyone. Would rate it as one of the best restaurants in Leeds"
    dined on 26/07/2014
  • "The venue was chosen for our anniversary meal and we were not disapointed. We didn't have a table booked until 21:15 so a couple of the options on the menu had sold out but that is to be expected. The restaurant was full and the place had a real buzz about it. It felt like we were abroad and not in Leeds City Centre. My wife is hard to please and is a bit of a "food snob" these days. She said "it was the nicest meal she had ever had". I would definately receommned to anyone and will hopefully be back very soon for another visit."
    dined on 25/07/2014
  • "We were greeted and shown to are table by friendly staff. the menu was great with lots of choice. when the food arrived it looked fantastic and tasted wonderful. The ambience was great. An overall great experience."
    dined on 24/07/2014
  • "Wonderful warm greeting on arrival and handed a complimentary glass of fizz as I was celebrating my graduation which was an unexpected and lovely touch! Service was fantastic and the menu temptingly tasty-food was delicious and very reasonably priced-all in all a fantastic dining experience :)"
    dined on 24/07/2014
  • "We dined as a pre-theatre meal and was delighted. Good French cooking at value for money prices. The service was far better than most experiences in leeds or elsewhere for that matter. We did not have a dedicated waiter but our excellent service by several was seamless and never left hovering to try and catch one for attention. We both had the excellent smooth pate as starters: my lamb was very tender and the salmon in the light puff pastry excellent. Portions are generous"
    dined on 23/07/2014
  • "A real find. A busy, buzzing, friendly atmosphere, great food and friendly staff."
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "From start to finish Kendalls is an outstanding dining experience, which ticks all the boxes."
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "Excellent food quality, taste, and ambience. Great value for money"
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "Fabulous food, great and friendly service, busy and lively ambience - loved it! Where has this bistro been all my life? A little expensive but worth it. :-)"
    dined on 16/07/2014
  • "Everyone in our party very much enjoyed their food but would have liked more vegetarian options. We were made to feel very welcome and appreciated the nice touches such as some free fizz to help celebrate our daughter's graduation."
    dined on 15/07/2014
  • "Hadn't been out for a while so decided to leave the sticks for the big city - Leeds. Booked Kendell's Bistro online, excellent choice! Everything was 5 star - the food, the ambience, the staff and the service. Do yourself a favour - go and have a great evening around town and finish with a wonderful meal at Kendell's, we did and loved it."
    dined on 12/07/2014
  • "Kendells was a revelation, at last a restaurant that has good food, lovely ambience and thoughtful staff. Wide variety of options on the menu, beautifully cooked and presented."
    dined on 12/07/2014
  • "I booked this with a friend as we were visiting from London and I had read it was the best place to eat in Leeds, we were not disappointed. When I first walked in I thought "was it Christmas" as the restaurant was full of twinkly lights, its not your typical bistro ambience, it was very busy, but relaxed and informal which i loved. The quality of food and wine was excellent and the very staff friendly. I ordered a seafood selection for my main, which was delicious, there is no menu as such as its on a massive chalk board on the wall as they change it so regularly, which can only be a good thing...... they offer to take a photo on your phone of the parts of the menu you cannot see which was a nice touch. Overall would highly recommend."
    dined on 12/07/2014
  • "We recently went to Kendalls for a meal, we were very impressed with the service which was extremely efficient but did not make you feel rushed. The staff were friendly, helpful and courteous. We were treated to some champagne and petit fours as it was our anniversary meal which was a very thoughtful touch. The choice of food was good and our dishes were delicious. It is perhaps a little more pricy than other restaurants in Leeds but nevertheless we felt we had had a lovely special meal in a restaurant which was buzzing with a great atmosphere. I would certainly recommend Kendalls, particularly for a special occasion. Thank you for a great dining experience!"
    dined on 12/07/2014
  • "Booked for our 2 year anniversary. Very accommodating, arranged for flowers on the table for my wife and we were given complimentary glasses of champagne and a couple of mini desserts. Staff were extremely busy but this didn't affect serving. Food was fantastic. Kendells Bistro is a Parisian gem tucked away and hiding in plain sight."
    dined on 12/07/2014
  • "Having dined at Kendell's several times before we knew we would have an enjoyable meal & we weren't disappointed. We took friends who were staying with us from across the Pennines and they loved the experience. Being a Saturday evening we knew it would be very busy & slightly noisy but it all added to the ambience. The food is the best we have eaten outside of France - the scallops were divine, foie gras delicious, the lamb perfectly cooked and the blackcurrant sauce on the duck breast is the best sauce I've ever had with duck. We were too full to attempt a dessert so we will have to return soon (especially for my favourite parfait with prunes soaked in Armagnac)."
    dined on 12/07/2014
  • "I'd never been to Leeds before last week. We travelled from the station through the city by taxi. When we arrived outside it appeared to be small, with no real view of inside. But once inside the atmosphere was imense. The staff were friendly asking if we were celebrating, I had taken my dad for his birthday, and at the end of the night they brought him their own version of a birthday cake. Very thoughtful. The food was exquisite and the service amazing, the menus were all in chalk boards as the product is seasonal, so the waiters asked if we would like them to photograph it for us. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. Amazing food. Amazing atmosphere. Amazing service."
    dined on 11/07/2014
  • "What a great restaurant! The staff were welcoming & knowledgeable, the aubience was romantic & the food delicious! I would definitely recommend Kendell's!"
    dined on 05/07/2014
  • "One of the best restaurants I've been to in Leeds xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx"
    dined on 05/07/2014
  • "It was an excellent meal, great service. The food was also very good. There was a very nice atmosphere and overall we had an excellent meal."
    dined on 03/07/2014
  • "The staff, the food the atmosphere, everything made my 54th birthday really special. The complementary fizz and petit fours were a lovely touch and the staff seemed genuinely warm and friendly in their birthday wishes and excellent service. This is the third time I've eaten at Kendalls and it hasn't disappointed yet. I'll be back!"
    dined on 02/07/2014
  • "Really wonderful mid week birthday meal, no kids menu but went all out to make my 4 yr old daughter feel special, thank you Xx"
    dined on 02/07/2014
  • "Great food and attentive friendly service. The fixed 3 course menu is great value. Food is always excellent and caters for gluten free diets."
    dined on 01/07/2014
  • "The restaurant is ideally situated for visits to the Leeds Playhouse, and the early evening service is geared up for that. The food is very good, service quick and helpful, I am looking forward to my next visit!"
    dined on 28/06/2014
  • "I had Kendell's recommended by a friend when enquiring about places to go in Leeds to celebrate my boyfriends birthday. He's a bit of a foodie and after looking at the reviews on different sites I decided Kendell's was a safe bet! I booked on Open Table and in the notes mentioned that it was my boyfriends birthday. When we arrived he was wished Happy Birthday instantly and two glasses of sparkling were sent over to our table courtesy of the Maître D - lovely touch. The food melted in our mouths, the portions were generous and the service was brilliant. I'd certainly recommend Kendell's to anyone and everyone!"
    dined on 27/06/2014
  • "Had the perfect romantic evening with my boyfriend for our 3 year anniversary. Staff treated us really well, giving us a glass of champagne to make our anniversary special. The food was amazing and the atmosphere was really special too."
    dined on 27/06/2014
  • "Prioir to visiting, we had heard many a good review and the food, service and atmosphere did not fail to meet our high expectations. It is easy to see why so many people have good things to say about Kendell's Bistro. The staff were highly attentive throughout and made our anniversary an evening to remember."
    dined on 26/06/2014
  • "I went to Kendell's to treat my brother and sister's birthday. The food was amazing! The service was great too, they made my brother and sister feel special without over doing it. The staff were so friendly and really took the time to explain the menus and answered any questions we had. The only downside was when the restaurant got busier. We ended up waiting a while to order desserts and receiving the bill. However, overall, i'd definitely come back again :)"
    dined on 26/06/2014
  • "V welcoming hostess & waiting staff. Quaint restaurant with an eclectic crowd & great atmosphere, bar the annoying French music & chit chat from other tables that are way way to close together for comfortable dining. The value (three course and half bottle wine) for £25 is great value! And was very high quality. How ever the weak spot was the dessert, a macaroon it was NOT! Dry. Crunchy and basically stale! It was such a disappointment to an overall great experience. However I would come again. But perhaps try the al a carte menu instead."
    dined on 25/06/2014
  • "The French food served at Kendells is exquisite. The menu was filled with amazing choices of divine sounding food which made it hard to choose. Everything we ordered was gorgeous, and the complimentary proseco and gaspatio were a delightful bonus."
    dined on 21/06/2014
  • "Had a lovely meal for my wife's birthday. Excellent food great service and lovely touch of complementary drink for my wife's birthday"
    dined on 21/06/2014
  • "My husband and I knew of several people who had dined at Kendells, all of whom highly recommended it. We booked for our wedding anniversary and had high expectations! We were not disappointed! We had three courses, all of which were delicious. We found the staff friendly and attentive and were pleasantly surprised when the bill came as felt it was excellent value for the standard of food. Will definitely be visiting again."
    dined on 21/06/2014
  • "This is the second time we have dined at Kendellsbistro and it did not disappoint. Our friends who had not been before were very impressed with the decor and atmosphere. The service was good but not intrusive. The food excellent and the waitresses very friendly and helpful. Although we ate at tea time we were not in a hurry as our concert started later and the staff never tried to hurry us. We had a really enjoyable experience and will certainly eat here again. I would recommend Kendellsbistro very highly to anyone."
    dined on 20/06/2014
  • "Kendells keeps getting better and better........ Ab-Fab"
    dined on 19/06/2014
  • "Really good and memorable evening. Faultless from the time we went in to the time we left."
    dined on 18/06/2014
  • "A wonderful restaurant with great food and service and very good value"
    dined on 17/06/2014
  • "Loved the service the food the wine EVERYTHING! About this place, the atmosphere was also very romantic : ) Will definitely be back!"
    dined on 14/06/2014
  • "We often frequent Kendell's Bistro and we have never been disappointed, this restaurant is truly wonderful. You will not find a more authentic French restaurant not only in Leeds but Yorkshire. If you haven't visited Kendell's then what are you waiting for?"
    dined on 13/06/2014