Kendell's Bistro

4.7
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£26 to £40
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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.

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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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HD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Compared to previous visits we were slightly disappointed. Pate was dry. Scallops with hard stringy cheese. The service poor - vegetables arrived too late and not eaten.

H
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! And brilliant service! We did the early bird deal which is a very good value for money!

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

SI
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

The food was of good quality. Sadly the service didn’t match the food.... had to ask for the dessert menu twice and the second time was given our bill. Had to inform the young lady we asked for a dessert menu not the bill. Was apologetic but then took forever bring over the menu and even longer taking the order. Shame really as we really enjoyed the meal. Come on front of house staff don’t let the kitchen down.

G
Yorkshire
12 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Once again, brilliant food, fabulous wine, perfect service - nothing to criticise. This is our favourite Leeds restaurant !

f
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb, as it always it whenever we've been. Really enjoyed it!

MP
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super service, super food. Enjoyed the wide variety of choice. Looking forward to my next visit. Thank you.

SB
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Food really good I always have the goats cheese & beetroot for starters mmm. Staff very good always helpful nothing too much trouble. Will keep coming back time & time again.

GE
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Did not enjoy it at all. Staff rude and unhelpful. No menus just a walk to a large board through a mass of people. When we asked about the menu waitress of no help.

Q
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A consistently good restaurant. Not trying to be fashionable, just serving excellent food.

AM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent pre theatre menu with a reasonable choice.
Very friendly and efficient staff.

a
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food,

Excellent service

Little touches mean a lot like prosecco to celebrate a special occasion.

Right amount of staff on so you're not sat around waiting and are attended to.

Lovely ambiance.

Possibly my favourite restaurant in Leeds.

CB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Fantastic meal celebrating a birthday making you feel special with a glass of bubbly and sweet treats.Food was second to none .Only thing that I would say we were a party of 8 and they squeezed us on to a table designed for 6 if you were in the middle you were between 2 tables not ideal

KR
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious and service was great! The waitress did struggle to hear our drinks order due to a very restaurant with lots of large groups but overall I really enjoyed it

Also the rest room was beautiful which I personally think tells you a lot about a place.

O
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We think that Kendells is a very special French bistro. The atmosphere is relaxing, warm and friendly, almost like walking into a Renoir painting. It was a busy Friday evening and there was a lively buzz. The staff were welcoming. and efficient ensuring we had everything we needed without being over fussy. The food was well presented and tasted wonderful. We had a very enjoyable and memorable evening.

x
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten here many times and the food and service are always excellent. There were a few extra things on the menu this time, and we had one as a starter, a Cocotte. It was very good, for mains my wife had the Salmon en croute and I had the Ham hock, both very good. Unfortunately neither of us had room for a dessert. Thank you.
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RS
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent French cuisine in a wonderful atmospheric space. Service is informed but friendly and relaxed. Ser meal with wine was great value.

JB
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

I had a fantastic night, great place, great surroundings, fantastic food! The only downside was we felt rushed to finish. I ordered an expensive bottle of wine and before it came I had another waiter prompting for our food order, which wasn't great. But away from the rushed services, this was a fantastic venue, with kind friendly people and a fantastic atmosphere. I would recommend Kendell's to any of my friends / family, only word of advise would be for the waiters / waitresses to slow down a bit and allow people to go at there own pace. 9/10

JU
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were very friendly and even gave my a partner and I a free celebration prosecco as we were celebrating our anniversary. Would highly recommend.

CP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was good but unfortunately some of the service tainted our experience.

We had a waiter in the middle of us eating reach over my mum who was spooning something into her mouth to grab an empty carafe of wine, which we found a bit rude.

Also, while I understand we were warned about this, we felt incredibly rushed through our dinner, which of course we are largely tied to the time it takes the kitchen to bring out the food. We didn’t get chance to have dessert, and weren’t allowed some time after our mains just to make some room.

The restaurant was half empty, so I didn’t understand the need to rush us through.

This was a suggestion by friends, who I’m sure had a much more pleasant experience, but unfortunately I’m not sure I’ll be coming back

C
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favourite restaurant in Leeds. We love everything about it. We don't live in the UK now, but when we planned a family visit, we booked ourselves in for a treat. Friendly staff, a really good buzz, fabulous, fabulous food.

JS
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, great wine. Can’t fault it!

M
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The starters were very good! French style they give you bread and butter that is great.
The ambience is very nice, was nigh time with lovely candle lights.
The main curses one was excellent and the other was bit bland.
The dessert was bit disappointing.

GM
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went for my wife's birthday and we were given 2 free glasses of prosecco as soon as we sat down and a chocolate plate after our meal. Really made us feel special. Thankyou

DC
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked for my girlfriends birthday and couldn’t praise them more. They treated use as special guess from start to finish. The food was outstanding. Would recommend it to anyone and will be going back ourselves.

AW
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, superbly cooked and great value for money would definitely recommend to others and will be coming back again very soon.

PH
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great venue for a family celebrating a birthday meal. Great food & enjoyable experience!

k
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was great but it was v noisy. More than in the past and maybe the room is more open? Too many tables in my view and cramped. We were overcharged considerably (£35) and noticed that the people eating on the next table nearly had thei their food removed mid mouthful!

PP
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited many times - never disappoints
The complimentary Prosecco and birthday dessert plate was most appreciated
It’s the little things

OT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yet again a wonderful night celebrating my birthday at Kendall’s. Food was excellent, service perfect and the 3 course with wine is exceptional value for money. 10/10

k
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food outstanding ,fabulous staff very attentive have already recommended to my work mates ,very good value for money and the atmosphere was outstanding

d
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were in love with the restaurant, best ambience I have ever experienced.

AB
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great anniversary, very romantic and food was amazing. The staff was very nice and the complementary drinks with great food made the night

s
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were attentive , polite and well presented.
The service was prompt.
The food was tasty, hot and ample.
The restaurant itself has a cosy and warm feeling . Overall a great dining experience. Good value too.
Really enjoyed it.

DK
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect french bistro... just what you expect, chalk boards , candles, and french food at its traditional best!!

K
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening again, thank you.

DK
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food and service. One of the best restaurants in Leeds.

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Xmas Eve. Atmosphere was perfect.

L
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous experience. Christmas began perfectly with dinner on Christmas Eve at Kendells. As always we were warmly welcomed and from bring seated to leaving the restaurant we received excellent service from every member of staff who dealt with my party. The food was absolutely delicious and of course so was the wine. The ambience was perfect. Merry Christmas and a Happy new year.

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place and amazing food and hosts - Sharon