Kendell's Bistro

4.8
3009 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 3009 People Are Saying
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AnneC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our wedding anniversary celebration, It’s a lovely French restaurant, the food was amazing and the service was fantastic…. would definitely recommend this restaurant and we will definitely be back

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LauraS
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I didn’t often leave reviews but I had such a fabulous time at Kendells bistro I just had to on this occasion. It was my first visit to the restaurant and after such a wonderful experience it certainly won’t be my last. Both the food and service were outstanding. It’s also so gorgeous and cosy inside with lots of candles. I really can’t wait for my next visit!!

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JohnR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

if you want to eat some of the most freshest deliciosly cooked food in Yorkshire this is the place to go.

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Luis
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kendell's Bistro was the perfect place for my partner's birthday. She loves French food, but we struggle to find french restaurants that also have vegan options. Kendell's Bistro had brilliant options for us both. The staff were very friendly and helpful but not at all overbearing which made such a great atmosphere. Will definitely be having more meals there.

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RichardM
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Seriously though - bring a torch. Its great that its "intimate" because it encourages people to keep the noise down BUT not all tables benefit from sufficient lighting to read the menu properly!

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pinkluce
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You always have a lovely meal at Kendells, this was out first trip since COVID and everything felt very safe but without spoiling the ambiance. Food excellent as ever.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food! We will differently be back

DH
vipDeniseH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favourite places to eat

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SueN
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always fabulous food and service here, took my parents who loved it :)

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, great food, friendly service & nice ambience especially for couples looking for a romantic meal, oo la la!

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Suesy
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing place and food. Staff really friendly and helpful. Love the ambience of candles and fairy lights. Would definitely go again

DB
DebbieB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Brilliant French Bistro. Lovely romantic atmosphere.

KD
KarenD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son was visiting from America so took him for an early birthday dinner was amazing we all loved the food and the place

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MaxL
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly I can't recommend the place enough. Visiting Leeds for the day as a late anniversary trip, I booked this place as it was on a few lists of where to visit when in Leeds. Upon arrival being given prosecco and congratulated on our anniversary, it was so lovely and attentive! We're both vegan and we're blown away by the food made for us, even the salad was amazing!
After feeling as though I had embarrassed myself with a wine debaucle, the waiter was lovely and attentive and couldn't do enough for us, even gave us a sorbet dessert with "Joyeux anniversaire" written on the slate, it was just so so lovely.
Please go, please try the Celeriac Wellington and please tell them how lovely they are. 10/10

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staxwoman
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

My friends and I enjoyed the meal at Kendells but we ordered sides of fries x 3 and they weren't nice. Think we were still charged for them, even though most of them remained uneaten.

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OpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Very tasty veal chop, but was a little overcooked for my taste (no option was offered) and complaining was pointless since it would ruin my co-diner’s experience. Ordered “French fries” but these were actually huge chips. Excellent wine (Mendoza Malbec) and good service.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good service nice and friendly. Generous portions

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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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
4 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

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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

OT
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.

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KarlW
Yorkshire
2 reviews
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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An elegant restaurant with a wonderful intimate atmosphere. Great food, wine and service. A must if you want a special night out.

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.

FAQs

Kendell's Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 3009 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.