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Kendell's Bistro, Leeds, West Yorkshire
Kendell's Bistro, Leeds, West Yorkshire
Kendell's Bistro, Leeds, West Yorkshire
Kendell's Bistro, Leeds, West Yorkshire
Kendell's Bistro, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Kendell's Bistro

4.7
4.7
3226 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.


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2 people

19:00


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    French
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 17:30–22:00
  • Phone number
    0113 243 6553
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Patron Steven Kendell

What 3,226 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Yorkshire

    Great for fine wines

  • Yorkshire

    Romantic

  • Yorkshire

    Good for special occasions

  • West Yorkshire

    Best Overall

  • West Yorkshire

    Best Food

  • West Yorkshire

    Best Ambience

  • West Yorkshire

    Best Value

  • West Yorkshire

    Great for fine wines

  • West Yorkshire

    Romantic

  • West Yorkshire

    Good for special occasions

3,226 Reviews
  1. DanC

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    While I can see why people rate Kendell's so highly, it just missed the mark for us slightly. My better half described it as sitting at a desk at school due to the chair she had. The food was very good, but not amazing (to us). The staff were friendly and attentive, their service was professional and quick. The espresso martini was out of this world. We did have a div sat next to us, so maybe this has clouded the experience, but overall, despite being good, it was not quite what we had hoped it would be.

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  2. RuthP

    Edinburgh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely birthday evening. Excellent and atmosphere. The staff were ver6 helpful.

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  3. SamB

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Both my partner and I were really impressed with Kendall’s Bistro! It was our first time there and were struck by how much much we enjoyed it. It was my partners birthday and the staff really went above and beyond to make as special an occasion as possible. Will definitely be returning!

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  4. PhilS

    Yorkshire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The chef is a genius, what he does with simple ingredients is amazing. He manages to bring the taste of every ingredient he uses. The staff are always attentive, without being intrusive. They are a credit to the owners and a reason why we return. The only down side is 5NR acidic smell in the men’s toilet.

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  5. AlanD

    Newcastle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic restaurant serving great French dishes. Service and atmosphere exceptional

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  6. MarkC

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very enjoyable experience. The quality, presentation and cooking of the meal was excellent. The set menu, in particular, is fantastic value.

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  7. georgeh

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing atmosphere and unbelievable food, perfect spot for a date night

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  8. CorinF

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We hadn’t been for a few years; and were not disappointed. Excellent food; lovely service; and very good value (the early bird menu). We certainly won’t leave it as long before we come back!

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  9. HappyMum72

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Have visited this restaurant many times over the years. Had a lovely meal but felt that the service was not up to their usual standard. Long wait for our mains after our starters. I’m not keen on one course immediately after the other, but we started to wonder if we had been forgotten. Pleased to see the frisée salad back on the menu, but disappointed that there was a lot of potato which I don’t recall used to be there and a tiny egg and fewer lardons. Perhaps just trying to manage increasing costs….. Still a great restaurant though and one we always look forward to dining at.

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  10. AndyM

    Yorkshire

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Great food and service. Very noisey though and was difficult to hold a conversation. Also quite dark.

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  11. ShaunS

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service and staff went the extra mile when they knew it was my wife's birthday

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  12. Kevin29

    Yorkshire

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful evening once again, great food lovely friendly staff and a very unique atmosphere. Thank you to everyone at Kendall’s.

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  13. Sara

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I really like Kendall’s Bistro but took three friends who had never been before and they found the candle light very hard to make out the menu with and were a bit spooked by eating without being able to see what they were eating. If dark, candlelit restaurants and French food are your thing, don’t hesitate!

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  14. ElisaS

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food as always was absolutely amazing! Quality, flavours and presentation were all wonderful. Highly recommend eating here, never disappoints.

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  15. LouiseA

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Authentic French ambience to this exquisite bistro. Delicious food and great service.

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  16. MorganM

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always immaculate. By far one of the best restaurants in Leeds for any occasion. The food is impeccable and the service is relaxed. Staff are always lovely, fabulous gem.

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  17. JennyT

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A little jewel of a restaurant in a less know part of Leeds, attentive staff and wonderful food. Good choice of fish on the specials board

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  18. NigelM

    Newcastle

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about this gem is outstanding. The food,service and ambience you cannot fault. Please book as it can get busy. Highly recommended

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  19. MarkC

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely French restaurant and romantic setting to celebrate.

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  20. JoanneB

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food. Such a great meal. We will definitely be back in 2024

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been going to this restaurant for over 10 years and it never disappoints!

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  22. Amelia

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely brilliant! One of my favourite places to eat. The food is fantastic, the service is great and the atmosphere is just spot on. Can’t wait for our next visit.

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  23. CaroleS

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food served with a smile. Really friendly staff.

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  24. RichardW

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely family run French classic restaurant in Leeds. Fantastic food, very friendly staff, and excellent value for money. Hadn’t been for c6 years but will go back a bit sooner now we’ve found it again.

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  25. JoanneB

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always amazing food Been coming for years Beautiful

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  26. Kevin29

    Yorkshire

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on 20 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again, a very enjoyable experience. The food was first class as was the service. The atmosphere there is very intimate and unique and you are sure of a warm welcome. Will be returning soon. 

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  27. Sandrak1

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food, service and ambience were spot on. Unfortunately for me the noise level was too loud but to be expected at Christmas time with a large office party happening.

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  28. KTS50

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service is always excellent, the set menu is always good value for money .

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  29. GordonR

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff attentive and helpful, food and wine excellent. My wife was delayed and arrived late, we had a theatre booking at the Playhouse so were a bit rushed. Staff were very accommodating. It got a bit noisy with a Christmas party before we left, but nothing outrageous. And hey, it was Christmas!

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  30. BrendaL

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely love this place, cosy, inviting and a nook to catch up with friends and eat amazing food

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  31. BarbaraH19

    Yorkshire

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I cannot recommend highly enough. We had a theatre booking so had to eat quite quickly but one of our party was late. The staff could not have been more attentive or helpful. The food was fantastic. Lovely decor and festive atmosphere. Thank you!

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  32. SusanC

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great atmosphere, excellent food and very good service.

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  33. KateG

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were delayed getting to the restaurant for our reservation due to travel chaos, and consequently short on time before our theatre booking and very flustered when we arrived, but the entire staff stepped up to ensure we could still enjoy the two-course meal we had intended. The wait staff checked with the kitchen whether there was enough time to cook and serve our preferred dishes, kept a close eye on the time for us and brought out our dessert to keep us on track, then processed our bill as quickly as they could while also serving two large Christmas parties, to get us out of the door with time to get to the theatre (we did make it!) And they did all this efficiently and with smiles and friendliness the whole time. Although it was speedier than intended, the staff's attitude meant we still enjoyed a special evening - thank you all so much!

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  34. Kevin29

    Yorkshire

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on 5 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful evening, we were going to the theatre and there was no drama around eating earlier everyone is so friendly and accommodating, the food was beautiful as always, we love this place and the people who work there, it’s a very warm atmosphere.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb place. Brilliant staff, excellent food. Its the first time we'd been but we'll absolutely be back.

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  36. CarolW

    London

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 28 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a well established French restaurant with a very pretty interior, perfect for dates. We went as a family group and had a lovely relaxed meal. Aside from the a la carte menu there is a fixed price set menu which is good value and daily specials. We have eaten at Kendall’squiet a few times and keep returning as it is consistently good.

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  37. RebeccaW

    Yorkshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great meal. We love coming as it is always great food and wine and a lovely cosy atmosphere. Will definitely be back again!

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  38. Poppy4411

    Manchester

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Early bird menu was an excellent choice. Good portions size. Great friendly service. Highly recommend

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  39. ThomasC

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply the best service in a restaurant I ever had. The team was friendly, polite, professional and the perfect balance between looking after us and giving us our private time. The food was outstanding and everything looked amazing on the menu it was difficult to make a decision. My request was honoured for my girlfriend's birthday. We will definitely come back.

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  40. Rose

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very generous portions of very tasty food! Did we need the bread and butter to start and chocolate mousse to finish? No, but we enjoyed it!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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

FAQs

Kendell's Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 3226 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Kendell's Bistro

3 St Peters Square, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS9 8AH

Additional information

  • Area
    Leeds
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 17:30–22:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    French
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Patron Steven Kendell
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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