Kendell's Bistro

4.7
2842 reviews
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£26 to £40
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French
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  • Romance
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  • Good for a Date
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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JS
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant went out of there way to make our anniversary special perfect restaurant 100% recommend this place! Great staff.

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was fantastic. I had the snails in puff pastry to start and the duck breast for main.
We waited for over half an hour between the starters leaving and the mains arriving and we had to chase the main courses up.
That was the only down fall to the evening

AH
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at this restaurant and I have to say I was blown away from the moment I stepped foot through the door. The service was amazing with the waiters and waitresses being very polite and welcoming. The food was out of this world. It really was a perfect night for me and my partner. We felt like we were in France! Being candle lit made it feel romantic and special. Value for money was excellent going for the 3 course meal and half a bottle of wine. We will 100% be revisiting.

FG
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

It was a first time for me here at Kendall’s but not for my parents who recommended it to us for a celebratory meal. Loved it from the moment we stepped in, intimate atmosphere and music level just right. Would’ve liked a little more light at the centre tables to see what we were eating. I had steak which was good, but I wish I had chosen the beef bourginon which my fiancée chose! This looked and tasted amazing. French onion soup was just what I remembered from France. For dessert I had profiteroles again not a let down. Price was pretty good: three courses and half bottle of house wine with steak supplement around £34 - our total bill was £165 for 4 adults with starters, dessert or coffee liqueurs and alcoholic drinks throughout the meal. Thank you Kendall’s we will be back!

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cant fault anything, fantastic as always starting from the warm welcome as you enter.
Celebrating a anniversary we were presented with a glass of bubbly each.
Food is constantly amazing.
Cant wait for our next visit 😊

p
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely meal at Kendell's. We have been a few times and the food is consistently excellent. The service is always good, with staff happy to chat about dishes and wine recommendations. Kendell's always has a good atmosphere and I'm sure I'll be back again.

RB
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great night at Kendall’s as always ! Food and service was fantastic. Looking forward to coming again xx

SS
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I just keep going back.. 😂 very nice atmosphere and even better when the weather is bad outside.. cosy

ML
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

a great lively atmosphere
nice surroundings feels authentic,food is delicioud and service great,got a free glass of bubbly as it was my husbands birthday,not cheap worth it for a treat ,besr beef borguinion ive ever tasted -delicioud

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday meal! Amazing as ever - thanks Kendell’s

JP
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely place a little dark. Food excellent perfect for our 25 anniversary. Really good would recommend it to all my friends. Top marks. Gold star.

LR
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic restaurant with delicious food. We couldn’t have asked for a warmer welcome. The service was impeccable and the atmosphere is everything you would expect in a French restaurant. Will definitely be going back!

SW
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, went the extra mile for us. 3 course early bird menu is fantastic price. Food was excellent

BM
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been on several occasions and this time i was accompanied by friends from Australia. they were extremely impressed and i wasn't disappointed. Food and service first class.

AD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One of my firm favourites in Leeds, the early evening theatre supper menu is unbeatable value, with or without the wine option. Love, love, love it.

CL
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was very warm when I arrived after a long walk on a humid day. The lady that welcomed us to the restaurant was so lovely and friendly and even got me a hand held fan to cool me down!

The food and service was fantastic and we had a wonderful time and would highly recommend to all our family and friends. The surroundings and atmosphere were beautiful and we both felt a million miles away from Leeds!

We will certainly be back very soon :))

CR
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Simply fantastic food. The three course set menu was great value and also offered great variety. It made for a great evening. Well done.

LW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff at Kendall’s made us feel so welcome and were so accommodating to dietary our requirements. They made us feel very special on our anniversary

SA
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent and very friendly service. First class food and wine. The perfect place for a wonderful night out!

JK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steve looks after every diner as though they were his most important customer- especially for celebrations (and he checks when you book!) We were treated to a bottle of fizz and petit fours on the house for a birthday party. Dinner was a delight - authentic, gorgeously cooked food and too much of it!! The price point is also highly, highly competitive. This is a go-to place again and again - we've found nothing in the region to match it.

RM
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No complaints at all, lovely staff, great atmosphere and amazing food, didnt feel rushed at all which was nice. Thank you.

BM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The tea time menu is very good value for money with plenty of choice.

OT
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the evening. Good food and excellent service.

SS
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful dining experience at Kendell's. Very attentive staff, great food and lovely setting. Thank you.

EB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and excellent service - highly recommended

PB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb quality restaurant. Our only reservation was the portions which we found too large. However, that’s probably just us and I’m sure other guests can cope with lots of lovely food!😋

CT
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food once again. The ox cheek croquette starter is amazing, the venison with red wine and chocolate sauce was a massive hit with my wife. I then had the tarte tatin which was fabulous.

AB
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Spent a lovely evening here at the weekend. It was a special occasion and the staff rose to the occasion to celebrate my friends birthday. Service was good and food was excellent. A small issue of the heat of our potatoes was quickly and efficient rectified.
It was our first visit and we’ll definitely be back. The only negative is that the background music made it quite hard to hear each other talk in a busy restaurant.

LF
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere here is fantastic - warm and inviting, buzzing without being noisy and invasive. The early bird menu is tremendous value for money and we both enjoyed every bit of the food that was served. Staff were also great. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Kendall’s to anyone

t
London
12 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect evening, as always. Food, service and atmosphere all 5 star. Everyone always makes us feel like a VIP. A big thank you to everyone who works so hard to make our visits special

JA
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Kendell's Bistro and we will certainly be visiting again. From the beautiful ambience to the outstanding food, we were hugely impressed with our dining experience and look forward to our next visit already!

OT
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and super value on the early bird menu

K
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality experience as always..

A
Hampshire
6 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly service and good food at a pretty competitive price. The only improvement I can suggest is to turn down the music a notch.

AH
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Lovely restaurant and food but my husband only went for the foie gras and wasn’t on the menu so he was very disappointed ☹️

LS
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I have been meaning to go to this restaurant for a couple of years. I so wish I had made it earlier. I will definitely return soon. It's food was amazing. The staff were first class and the atmosphere relaxing.
Well done Kendals.

NM
London
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The atmosphere in Kendall’s is always great. A good buzz of conversation and we like the low lighting. One of our group was in a wheelchair and access was hampered by chairs stored on the ramp into the room. However the staff were quick to help with that and service was friendly and timely. We all loved the French onion soup. It had real depth of flavour with croutons that kept their texture and lots of gruyere. The black pudding starter was good but not a show stopper. Salmon en croute for main went down really well. Thank you. We’ll be back.

n
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would definitely recommend Kendells Bistro. The food is traditional French cuisine, absolutely delicious. The staff are friendly, efficient, attentive but not intrusive. The candlelit ambiance is lovely and romantic but also a great place for family and friends. Teatime menu for pre-theatre is great value and still very filling. Easy to find, just follow your nose and the garlic aromas will lead you there. Our favourite restaurant in Leeds.

EA
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous restaurant, the lamb shoulder melted in your mouth and was just beautiful.
Great atmosphere and ambience with pleasant staff.
I will always recommend this restaurant and will always keep coming back.

RT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a lovely place. Everything from the food to the wine to the staff to the atmosphere was perfect. We went for a special celebration with friends and couldn't have wished for a better place

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