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Kendell's Bistro

4.7
3105 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. 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 3105 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
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food
4.7
service
4.7
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4.5
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MichaelE
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Alan
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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PeterM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

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davidr
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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CraigD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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

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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

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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.

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JoanneT
Yorkshire
3 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
5 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Dated in concept but well executed.

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SueC
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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.

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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!

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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.

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vipKirstyG
Yorkshire
16 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.

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GarethE
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal. Lovely setting, perfect Sunday afternoon.

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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.

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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.

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newty
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb dinning experience,we will be back every time we visit Leeds

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AndriaS
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely as usual. Extra stress for the staff under the new restrictions but all were helpful and professional.

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and atmosphere.

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LouiseB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing definitely recommend and will be re visiting

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KaiS
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic food and staff were exceptional. Will be back for more

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PeterL
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal with good quality food, professional and attentive service.

The only slight negative is the level of lighting. It is difficult to read the menu with the low level of lighting. You need a mobile phone to use as a torch.

We have been before and we knew what to expect and despite this little quirk we will be returning.

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SARAHH
London
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
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 on 22 September 2020
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 on 19 September 2020
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 on 19 September 2020
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 on 19 September 2020
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 on 19 September 2020
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
Yorkshire
2 reviews
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
6 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.

FAQs

Kendell's Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 3105 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.