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Kendell's Bistro

4.7
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3076 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.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 3076 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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SARAHH
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu cooked with panache. A lovely evening with staff who really enjoy what they do and make the experience special.

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Anon
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As ever, the food and service were excellent. It was a Tuesday evening, so quite quiet.
It isn't cheap, but the quality still makes it excellent value.

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Putney01
London
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and lovely service. Rabbit was tasty as were the mussels
Recommended especially if you are hungry

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Ceejay
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent but was very noisy and was hard to hold a conversation. We booked for 8pm but previously we went at 7pm and it was lovely to hear the music. French onion soup was the star dish.

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niallc
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had early evening set menu. Plenty of choice. Food was great. Service excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great and staff were very polite just there was a bit of a wait for food and drinks. It was busy so perhaps it was down to this but can't give it 5 for that reason. Will definitely return though and the birthday pudding was a nice gesture

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Hilary
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely as always. Great good and excellent service.

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ValW
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again Kendell's did not disappoint and felt comfortable/relaxing despite all the restrictions due to covid. Our meal was really nice along with good service from the friendly staff. Hopefully we will booking again soon.

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JohnR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class dining experience, the quality of food is at another level with a lovely relaxed atmosphere.

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TraceyW
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Our meal was to celebrate my friend’s birthday. The food was average compared to previous visits though I put this down to a limited menu due to the current situation. I was looking forward to my regular dish - Calves Liver which wasn’t on the menu. The duck breast was ok, I think for me, I made a bad choice, the goats cheese parcel wasn’t the best accompaniment. My crab starter was bland and lacked flavour. My friend had the set meal but steak was not on the menu this time for an extra payment, but she enjoyed the chicken and her Brie starter. I’ll visit again soon. Kendall’s is a special, unique restaurant, this time unfortunately didn’t compare well to previous visits, sorry to say.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful meal with fabulous service.
Lovely menu, lots to choose from.
Venison was perfect - could not get enough of the chocolate gravy!!
The duck leg was amazing - very well portioned!!
Poached meringue was a nice change from the standard dessert.

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HappyMum72
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a perfect evening to celebrate our anniversary. Sooooooo good to be back in Leeds’ best restaurant in our opinion. Always a struggle to choose from the menu as there are so many dishes we would like to try. A couple of our favourites weren’t on offer - fish soup and salad frisée, but that was no bad thing as what we had was delicious.
If you like good food and wine and want to eat out in a Covid safe environment but without the safety measures being too in your face and spoiling the ambience, then this is the place to go. We highly recommend it!

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Leedsfoodie
Little Rock
8 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Kendall’s is always a pleasure to visit, polite and attentive staff in a relaxed atmosphere.
We tried the 3 course early bird menu this time and enjoyed every course. The food was exemplary and surroundings comfortable, they have been very thorough in making you feel safe in the present time.

Looking forward to our next visit soon

MC
MaryC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent evening.
Standard of food always very high

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Katyblue
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved being able to go back to my favourite restaurant. It had been laid out really well and still retained the lovely atmosphere. It was great to see regular waiters back too. The food was amazing and we can't wait to go back!

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SARAHH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food served with aplomb by interested engaged staff. An absolutely lovely evening - memorable

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vipSarahW
Yorkshire
15 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time visiting, won’t be last. French onion soup was the best I’ve ever had, and I’ve had a lot of French onion soup!!!

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nick
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Very disappointed with confit duck. Piled up in a bowl with potatoes and veg underneath. Very poor presentation and the roast? potatoes were gross overcooked almost inedible without teeth made of steel.
Bisque and crab entrees both fine and wine was excellent .
Service was also excellent

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PatC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kendells was our second choice! We should have been in France on holiday but due to Covid we weren't and needed a French "fix". As ever Kendells lived up to expectation and for a couple of hours we thought ourselves across the channel. Just a shame about the weather!

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RogerD
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was perfectly cooked. Portions in the main courses are on the large side, but desserts could be bigger. Lighting is so low that several diners held their menus up to the candles in order to read them, and it was difficult to see the food. Service was excellent, friendly without being excessive.

CG
ChrisG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top quality service and food literally some of the best lamb I have ever tasted it was fantastic the ambience and was absolutely outstanding.

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Stuart
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic as usual.

3 course (me and partner) and a bottle of wine £100.

Brilliant.

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LeeL
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service , beautiful food as always. Very responsive and efficient service , can appreciate it's difficult to abide by the length of time each person has , waitress slightly over zealous and rushed slightly, but was very pleasant .The maitre d' did recognise this and apologised as we left , certainly didnt impact the evening but was lovely she recognised this and under the circumstances totally understandable .We will definitely return as it is our favourite restaurant , thank you

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Philip
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Food is great but this place is hotter than the sun. So uncomfortable we had to rush our food and leave before we melted.

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CherylCrossley
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first post-lockdown dinner out and we're so glad we picked Kendell's. Food, drink and service were excellent. The Covid-19 precautions were reassuring but in no way impacted our experience. Would highly recommend Kendell's, as always.

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JordanW
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening at Kendall’s, thoroughly enjoyed the food and the atmosphere

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debandnige
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal. This was our first night our since lockdown, and it was a real treat!
Service was excellent.

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DanielE
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant and great food. Great friendly service.

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xena29
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shame about the reduced menu due to Covid, my wife does like the Salmon en croute, which was not on, But otherwise the food was very good as usual. Good to be getting out into familiar places after lockdown. Thank you. The atmosphere was good as it was quite busy although some tables had been taken out to help with social distancing.

JM
JillyM
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

The chips & onion rings just tasted of dirty fat I left most of them, both my partner & I were Ill all night, we think it was the boards the food was served on, the steak was good, I booked for my birthday on 15th March over the phone only to get there and the place was closed don’t know why they took my booking! Will defiantly not be going back, very disappointing

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always fantastic food here!

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Fuff45
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

This was a planned date night, and we couldn't have booked a more special restaurant to enjoy together. The food was delicious.
Look forward to coming again soon.

JK
JK447
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In a difficult time, Kendalls was the only restaurant in the area that was full (as far as possible, with social distancing.) It says a lot about the quality of the experience and the love we feel for this place!!

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Abigailk
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a lovely time at this cosy twinkly restaurant with interesting decor. The menu is typically French with some interesting culinary combinations i would have liked to try. Waiters very friendly and pleasant. The atmosphere is young to midlifers and dare I say it for romantic couples maybe .... well it is a French restaurant. Authentic dishes galore in a lovely atmosphere

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A1A1
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Apropriate and friendly service.
Great atmosphere.

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NatalieS
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing meal at Kendall's to celebrate our anniversary. The food was incredible and service was excellent. We felt well looked after and very safe throughout.

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KarlT
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and presentation. Good atmosphere, would recommend and will come again in the future

RF
RyanF
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really well prepared for the Covid 19 rules. Temperatures taken as we arrived and hand sanitiser provided.

Service was excellent as always and food was amazing.

GW
GarethW
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go to place for special celebrations. Food is excellent and there is always something a bit innovative and different - this time I had lapin and it was delicious. Service is always attentive and with a smile. It's just a lovely place to go and at a reasonable cost.

JO
JOHNP
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience from atmosphere to quality of the food.

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Kendell's Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 3076 OpenTable diners.

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