Kendell's Bistro

4.7
3097 reviews
£26 to £40
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.

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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3097 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RICARDOH
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing night, the atmosphere is amazing and the food really made me remember France, the service is great and Sharon and her husband are the best hostess. I am French and they definitely made me feel at home. definitely recommended and always back.

félicitations!!, c'est le meilleur restaurant et la nourriture est incroyable, nous reviendrons très bientôt!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy the food 😍

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still as good as ever. Safe, secure and amazing food.

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rachela
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding anniversary

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A warm welcome by staff and a complimentary glass of something bubbly was a delight. Went for Sunday lunch as partner had just had an operation and wanted it quiet. It was just right for a lovely Sunday roast with a relaxed ambience. Food cooked to perfection and generous portions. Well done to all the staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughter and I went out for dinner and were very impressed by the food and staff

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. Loved every minute of it. The cote de veau was exceptional.

Well definitely be back.

KW
KarlW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Went at the wrong time - night before lockdown and a restricted menu.

KW
KathW
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favourite place to Dine. We have not been here for Sunday Lunch before but it lived up to our expectations, the meal was delicious. Would highly recommend

PB
PaulB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This restaurant never lets you down. The food is always high quality and value for money and I continue to recommend it to all my friends.

JP
JonathonP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was top class,flavoursome and a delight to the eyes !! Service was fantastic,no nagging waters or waitresses just left to enjoy a fabulous meal and atmosphere !!

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Kathrynp
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very generous portions, lovely surroundings, good wine, food was well seasoned and cooked perfectly.
I’m not-picking but would have preferred some of the veg to be separate and some more adventurous options on the main course menu. Thanks for a lovely evening!

RM
RebeccaM
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal as always!
All the staff couldn’t do enough for us.
Felt very safe and comfortable. The team have adapted so well to social distancing/covid.
We can’t wait to return (hopefully not too long)
Thank you all

CA
ColinA
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food and a lovely atmosphere. All Social Distancing rules adhered to.

RK
RachelK
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I dined here for our wedding anniversary and it didn’t disappoint. The food was delicious and the wine was exceptional. We will definitely be going again. I highly recommend this restaurant.

MF
MartinF
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food - all the bistro classics. On the expensive side, but cheaper than a trip to Paris. Large portions, but I still ordered a side of Dauphinoise potatoes as you rarely see this dish on menus and the ones at Kendells are really yummy.

ME
MichaelE
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere, service and food, looking forward to going again.

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Alan
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to Kendell's Bistro and would highly recommend it.

PM
PeterM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent night out as always here. The Champignon Wellington was something else!

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davidr
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was the star of the show - delicious!! Service excellent. Covid safety excellent.
Ambience was warm and cosy. Highly recommend.

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Poppy4411
Manchester
13 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Excellent service. Lovely ambience. Good choice of dishes on the menu. All following govt guidelines. One of our favourite restaurants. Highly recommend.

DB
DavidB
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Leeds, food is fantastic, wine is superb and the atmosphere is lovely too. Well done

CD
CraigD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Foods arnt seasoned properly french soup no seasoning cheesecake no sugar just tasted of mascarpone very sickly toilets smell, feels like an old office space, to dark room can’t even read menu

DM
DianeM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was of a very high standard and service very good. The restaurant is a little on the expensive side but the lighting and decor provided a warm welcoming feel and the staff were helpful and attentive

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Gillyb
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good atmosphere at Kendals. The food was excellent, the menu is slightly reduced to the usual but still plenty of choice

SG
SimonG
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food. Had been craving the French onion soup for a good while. Everything, the food, the service and ambience was superb.

JT
JoanneT
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food very tasty. Duck leg a little over cooked. Very to romantic setting
Felt very safe with measures in place

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Laurence
London
6 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Dated in concept but well executed.

SC
SueC
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great service you don't mind paying that bit extra for.

ST
SimonT
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The starters and mains were something else. Flavours that you wouldn’t expect and obviously all reeally well cooked.
My dessert was a tad dry but still tasted good.
Exceptional with really good service we arrived half an hour early and
although we were sat straight away the table was right up against the bar however the restaurant was busy so we were happy to be seated.
Did try to squeeze an extra bottle of wine into the bill but sorted without question.

RF
RachelF
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As ever lovely food in a beautiful and relaxing atmosphere. Set 2/3 course available at certain times with fair range of choices. The service was polite and attentive. Covid measures in place but they did not detract from the dining experience. Great place to go before/after Leeds Playhouse visit

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Verity
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time at Kendell's Bistro! The food was incredible, and the atmosphere was lovely. Would definitely recommend it!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful meal - great meal - fab service. Couldn't of asked for anything else!

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Rosemaryb
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time Kendell's had done Sunday lunch and, as with everything they do, it was really good. Looking forward to going again.

KG
vipKirstyG
Yorkshire
17 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday lunch date with hubby. First time visiting and can’t believe we’d not been before now. From the choice of food on the menu to the actual food was fantastic and we’ll definitely be visiting again and also recommending to family and friends.

GE
GarethE
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal. Lovely setting, perfect Sunday afternoon.

MH
MichaelH
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just superb. It's our favourite restaurant in Leeds, I'm saving up to go back.

DK
DarrenK
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing really really good we were blown away by the taste & amount . Great value with a good selection of dishes.
We will be back without a doubt

JB
JohnB
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have been to Kendalls several times but this was the first since the pandemic. Some changes have been made to ensure social distancing meaning the ambience was not quite the same. However, the service and food was the same high standard. An enjoyable experience.

FAQs

Kendell's Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 3097 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.