Kendell's Bistro

4.7
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2962 reviews
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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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PP
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited many times - never disappoints
The complimentary Prosecco and birthday dessert plate was most appreciated
It’s the little things

OT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yet again a wonderful night celebrating my birthday at Kendall’s. Food was excellent, service perfect and the 3 course with wine is exceptional value for money. 10/10

k
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food outstanding ,fabulous staff very attentive have already recommended to my work mates ,very good value for money and the atmosphere was outstanding

d
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were in love with the restaurant, best ambience I have ever experienced.

AB
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great anniversary, very romantic and food was amazing. The staff was very nice and the complementary drinks with great food made the night

s
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were attentive , polite and well presented.
The service was prompt.
The food was tasty, hot and ample.
The restaurant itself has a cosy and warm feeling . Overall a great dining experience. Good value too.
Really enjoyed it.

DK
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect french bistro... just what you expect, chalk boards , candles, and french food at its traditional best!!

K
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening again, thank you.

DK
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food and service. One of the best restaurants in Leeds.

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Xmas Eve. Atmosphere was perfect.

L
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous experience. Christmas began perfectly with dinner on Christmas Eve at Kendells. As always we were warmly welcomed and from bring seated to leaving the restaurant we received excellent service from every member of staff who dealt with my party. The food was absolutely delicious and of course so was the wine. The ambience was perfect. Merry Christmas and a Happy new year.

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place and amazing food and hosts - Sharon

OT
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing as always!!

JJ
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We always love Kendell's. Their food is wonderful and the service, no matter who is looking after you, is consistently warm, welcoming, friendly and patient. Thank you again to the team!

EC
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food service and value again. Just Keli being in a bistro in France

L
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit to Kendells was excellent. We have dined here on a number of occasions and always have had a great meal. the service is always of a high standard and the food quality is always great. our waiters were welcoming and very attentive. We have booked again for my birthday. on the 12th February. Looking forward to it.

AG
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Been here several times love it. Unfortunately service was not good on this occassion food served only warm sent back then had cold sides left on table 3 attemps before main and sides came togethdr !! No bubbles for our celebration either!! No Sharon we need you there to sort the staff out.

JR
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal as always. Good quality food and excellent service. Had the three course meal with wine and enjoyed every mouthful

JO
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 3rd visit and as always fabulous on every level!!
We will return for more of the same pls 😋

SJ
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

First time we have been to Kendall’s. The food was good and we felt it was value for money. We felt a little claustrophobic due to the closeness of the tables and had little privacy, but after persevering we were eventually moved. Another slight annoyance was feeling rushed and being moved on so briskly at the end of our meal, though we knew our time slot was up, but there wasn’t anyone waiting for our table. That said, we enjoyed it, would return and would recommend to friends.

JB
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable,
Very busy but excellent service and food

AC
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent - I could honestly not fault anything. Would go again in a heartbeat and look forward to my next visit.

RC
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was beautiful and we had two courses for£23 which was great value. The service was excellent and I would thoroughly recommend this place to anyone.

JH
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant. Food and wine were amazing. Would come back to Leeds just to dine here.

VR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fined on a very busy Friday evening so inevitably it was very full and noisy. However the service was good, the food excellent and would definitely go again at a quieter period to fully enjoy the whole experience as the setting was beautiful

SC
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always service and atmosphere was cheerful and festive. The food was superb, Christmas menu, salmon and prawn starter very tasty; traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings and vegetables were lovely; cheesecake finished it off perfectly. Thanks to Sharon and the team again.

HE
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful find! Friendly staff, amazing food, warm ambiance and made us feel relaxed and spoiled. Really will be coming back to this hidden gem

JO
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A family member recommended eating there and we thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance, food and service. We will definitely be back and have recommended it to other family and friends.

HR
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great atmosphere. Our first time at kendells to celebrate mum's birthday.
Food and service was outstanding.
Just a little but difficult to hear everyone round the table.
I would definitely go back, I'd eat there everyday 😊
So much choice. The drinks were great too.
Price was really good.

SL
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four friends out for dinner. FAB-U-LUS. When in Leeds again will be back.

LC
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We visited as a party of 4. The food was gorgeous and each of us really enjoyed our food. The only thing that lets this restaurant down is the price of the drinks. We each had a 3 course meal but the drinks were more expensive than the food. We had a bottle of white wine, bottle of prosecco and some small bottles of beer. The other thing that we didn’t understand is that there were no menus to read from as it was all written on the wall. It was very hard to read and we had to take pictures of the wall on our phones to see what was on the menu. A very strange set up!

EL
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was made to feel very welcome on arrival & once seated were given a complimentary glass if fizz as we were celebrating my birthday. All the staff were fantastic & the food was superb. We will definitely come again.

P
Yorkshire
29 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

As always excellent food in an excellent venue with excellent service and ambiance

Highly recommend. Menu choice exceptional.

AE
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The ambience was perfect and the staff were so attentive. As it was my birthday I was greeted with a glass of bubbly which was a lovely touch. The food was amazing too, I would definitely recommend a visit.

J
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only my second time at Kendell’s Bistro. Four of us went to belatedly celebrate my birthday and even though it wasn’t actually my birthday I got a glass of fizz and Bon Anniversaire plate to finish the meal.
The service was just right, efficient but unintrusive. The food and wine were delicious.
All in all, a more than pleasant experience.

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best! From start to finish we couldn’t have asked for more. We’ve been meaning to visit for a long time but never got round to it. The personal touch on arrival asking if we were celebrating a special occasion was unexpected and wonderful! The food was lovely and we’ll be back again soon!

L
Yorkshire
7 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always our experience at Kendells was excellent. From being greeted by Sharon who always makes you feel so welcome. To the superb food and wine served by the friendly and professional waiting team. I love the ambience and can't wait to return.

IT
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely as always, great food, great service and lovely atmosphere. Made the mistake of sitting near the door which meant I got an icy blast everytime the door was opened, won't do that again.

KL
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere, very good food ,very welcoming and friendly staff. A little on the expensive side but very good quality so no real complaint

OT
3 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely gorgeous restaurant! Really lovely atmosphere and we had the teatime deal which meant it was very good value. We will definitely be back!