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About Kendell's Bistro

Kendell's 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.

3 St Peters Square
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS9 8AH
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
0113 243 6553

Website:
http://www.kendellsbistro.co.uk/

Executive Chef:
Chef Patron Steven Kendell

Additional:
Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access

Kendell's Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasions (194)
Good for a Date (170)
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Good for Anniversaries (150)
Good for Birthdays (138)
Pre/post Theatre (136)
Authentic (133)
Fit for Foodies (123)
Cosy (115)
Creative Cuisine (92)
Notable Wine List (72)
Worth the Drive (63)
Casual (58)
Quiet Conversation (57)
Comfort Food (40)
Neighbourhood Gem (37)
Local Ingredients (36)
Seasonal (36)
Fun (34)
Group Bookings (32)
Business Meals (27)
People Watching (23)
Good Vegetarian Options (22)
Lunch (20)
Gluten Free Options (15)
Late-night Find (15)
Healthy (13)
Outstanding Value (12)
Hot Spot (11)
Happy Hour (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Disabled Access (7)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Tasting Menu (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Child Friendly (3)
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·Dined on 13 January 2018

Staff aware and attentive, but not hovering. Food very tasty

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Yorkshire)·Dined on 13 January 2018

Excellent as ever. Never let's us down. Staff pleasant and thoughtful. Pretheatre menu great value and staff take account of the time so not late for the show. Thank you.

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 (London)·Dined on 12 January 2018

Outstanding! I have been wanting to try Kendell's for some time - and now I know why I had such trouble getting a booking. To me, the meal starts with the ambience. Kendell's is a fairly large size but managed to achieve a cosy, intimacy - that I love.
What first attracted me to Kendell's - "No waiters topping up your wine. No service charge added." And the service lived up to this - friendly, funny, attentive at the start, but in no way overly solicitous.
And finally - the food. Inventive and delicious. E.g. the duck breast - not just sliced breast but also a shredded duck portioned in a sort of crispy won ton parcel. Delicious! Recommend.
A little pricey, but worth it. 5 STARS!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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food5
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·Dined on 6 January 2018

Wonderful food and staff just a little noisy as there was a large group in but they seemed to be having a good time would recommend a visit

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Yorkshire)·Dined on 6 January 2018

I’ve been wanting to try Kendell’s for a while, having seen strong reviews online.
I booked for my girlfriend and I for date night and an early celebration; we weren’t disappointed. The staff are first class, the food fantastic and the ambience was wonderful.

Tags: Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on 6 January 2018

Fabulous meal in surroundings which provide the perfect ambience. Upon arrival my wife was wished a Happy Birthday and we received 2 complimentary glasses of pink champagne which I thought was a nice touch and very kind.

The food was excellent as ever and the service impeccable.

In a city with a plethora of choice in terms of top restaurants, I would very much recommend a visit to this first class establishment.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Cozy
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food5
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value3

 
·Dined on 6 January 2018

We had a really lovely meal here on Saturday night. Food was good, atmosphere was buzing. Service was excellent.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for a Date
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service4
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·Dined on 5 January 2018

Kendell’s was recommended to me and I can only echo the glowing praise I heard. The fixed price menu is a deal and a half but i’ll be back to sample the huge a la carte offerings. The surroundings are warm and the atmosphere is lovely. Staff are friendly and helpful though we did have to ask to order and for the bill after a bit of a wait. Little things in the grand scheme, the really important stuff they had in spades, delicious food, good wine, great atmosphere...what’s not to love!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Cozy, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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food5
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service5
value4

 
·Dined on 2 January 2018

Brilliant service, very attentative staff . Food was amazing, really tasty, (food came a bit cooler than I would have liked though it took a bit longer to come too) general temperature in the dining area was a bit cool but atmosphere and environment felt cosy with candlelight. Great place for dating romantic night out and birthday or get together. Love how relaxing it was and were welcomed warmly. Wine I chose by chance was delicious. Desserts were all exceptional. Would go again x

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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value4

 
 (Yorkshire)·Dined on 30 December 2017

Fantastic food - everything tasted amazing. Excellent food and wine choices and a great fixed menu with wine. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and I will be returning again soon.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on 29 December 2017

Always impresses. Great service and great food. Highly recommended

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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food5
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·Dined on 22 December 2017

This was our first visit. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner to celebrate our daughter’s birthday. The food was excellent and the service was friendly and efficient. The ambiance was delightful. We shall definitely go there again

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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service5
value5

 
·Dined on 20 December 2017

Our third visit. Lovely food and service as usual!

Tags: Fun, Casual
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food5
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·Dined on 19 December 2017

Best in UK

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·Dined on 16 December 2017

Excellent food at a lovely intimate table surrounded by fairy lights. Staff were all very friendly and knowledgable.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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·Dined on 16 December 2017

Had an excellent pre-theatre meal. All our courses were delicious and high quality. The staff were attentive and although we were not rushed, we had plenty of time to get to the theatre. There was a lovely atmosphere to say it was very early in the evening. We will definitely return.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined on 15 December 2017

Was recommended by a friend and was fantastic - warm welcome by the owner, lovely atmosphere, attentive and professional staff and outstanding food!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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service5
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 (Yorkshire)·Dined on 15 December 2017

Always love this restaurant but this time was even better. They changed their menu slightly which I think I was ready for a change. The early bird menu is also very good value. Would highly recommend

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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food5
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service5
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 (Yorkshire)·Dined on 15 December 2017

Went to Leeds to celebrate a birthday and asked a friend to recommend a restaurant, what a fantastic find we were made welcome from arrival to our departure, a lovely atmosphere with excellent food and wine. Well worth the drive from York. We will be back thank you.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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food5
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service5
value4

 
 (Yorkshire)·Dined on 12 December 2017

Superb food and service and they made sure we got to our concert on time thanks!

Tags: Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Casual, Special Occasion
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food5
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service5
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·Dined on 9 December 2017

We had a wonderful meal chosen from the Christmas menu for £32. The Food was cooked to perfection, the turkey and ox cheek were both very tender. We found the service to be excellent, very efficient but not rushed- perfect!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Yorkshire)·Dined on 8 December 2017

Booked through open table for my birthday treat. ( compulsory shopping first ) I had black pudding starter and my wife had prawn starter. Both were excellent , followed by roast turkey plus trimmings again excellent, the turkey was very moist . Followed by a sweet which was again excellent. The only downside being charged £1.9 for o jug of tapestry having paid £30 for a fine bottle of Pinot Nior

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Notable Wine List
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (Yorkshire)·Dined on 6 December 2017

Lively French restaurant, food is alway very good, menu ffers something a bit different to the norm, portion sizes are good, wine excellent choices,.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Yorkshire)·Dined on 5 December 2017

A great evening of food. Fish soup was outstanding. Onto the main course and the pheasant was larger than expected. The meat was nice and moist and also very tasty. Staff were attentive but not in your face every 5 mins asking if everything was fine.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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value4

 
·Dined on 2 December 2017

Been several times always a great choice of fabulous rustic food and wine with
a great atmosphere
staff and front of house cannt be faulted

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined on 2 December 2017

First visit, very welcoming. Food right up our street, especially the Game offerings.
Generally love the french vibe to the menu, just as well...lol.
We only had a glass of wine each with the main course, sought the guidance of the wine waiter who picked out two different ones from the ‘by the glass’ section of the wine list that complemented the main courses... top man, top selection!
Meal was around what we usually pay for two, and cost wise, on a par with similar City Center establishments we’ve been to.
All in all really enjoyed the meal and ambiance, and will definitely make the effort to return again.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
ambience4
service4
value3

 
·Dined on 29 November 2017

Love this restaurant, fab food, great service and lovely ambience. Been many times and one of my favourite restaurants in Leeds. Great a la carte menu and good value pre theatre. Always feel welcome. Love the fish soup and the moules, interesting veggie options and lovely fish dishes. Always a winner.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Authentic
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food5
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service5
value5

 
·Dined on 29 November 2017

Really lovely food great set menu. Staff were very friendly and lovely.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Good for a Date
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food5
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service5
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·Dined on 25 November 2017

first visit after many good reviews from friends. Exceptional from the minute you walk through the door to leaving . Super

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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food5
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service5
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·Dined on 25 November 2017

Fabulous place, superb food & service.
Really reasonable price too.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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service5
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·Dined on 25 November 2017

Lovely food ideal before the theatre. Lively busy place with great atmosphere

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Gluten Free Options
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food5
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 (Yorkshire)·Dined on 23 November 2017

Beautiful evening spent here - we had the set menu, and everything was lovely; great service and cosy romantic atmosphere.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
·Dined on 21 November 2017

I'm tempted to write a terrible review to scare everyone away so that it won't get too popular and hard to get into but that would be grossly unfair! This place is a gem, a delight, a true once in a lifetime find. I took my wife there for her birthday and we had a wonderful evening. Delicious food, excellent selection of wines and we thought they'd missed a digit off the price - three courses for two people including drinks (though I was driving, so no alcohol for me) was just over £75 pounds. We've eaten worse food at £75 each plus wine!

I'm just waiting for an excude to go back...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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food4
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service4
value5

 
·Dined on 18 November 2017

Mains were outstanding. Starters and desserts slightly lacking. Wine selection vast. Overall atmosphere very rustic for our special anniversary meal. Pleased we went and would recommend

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·Dined on 18 November 2017

Once again Kendalls delivers
Great staff, awesome food, outstanding overall experience
Will be back for sure

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Yorkshire)·Dined on 18 November 2017

2nd visit and not disappointed, excellent food and drink and great service.
Highly recommended and will visit agian when back Leeds and to be honest will not look for anywhere else.

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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food4
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·Dined on 17 November 2017

We went as a couple of ladies for a pre theatre meal. The staff asked if we were attending the theatre when we arrived. They pushed things along nicely ( but no pressure ) to make sure we we out on time. We opted for the three course menu with half a bottle of wine. The food was lovely : nicely cooked, presented & tasty . It was the first time my guest had been to Kendells & she was very impressed, would definitely come again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for a Date
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food5
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service4
value4

 
·Dined on 11 November 2017

A lovely ambience with an inviting menu, great food and a friendly service. Will definitely be returning!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on 11 November 2017

Perfect from start to finish. Great service. Amazing food. Friendly staff! Definitely come again.

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·Dined on 11 November 2017

A lovely evening, greeted with a glass of champagne as it was our ruby wedding anniversary, beautiful restaurant authentic and positively charming , the staff were attentive and fun , without being intrusive, the food was amazing and generous portions , and a very good selection, not overpriced , will be returning soon

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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