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- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waiting staff wear masks
Smooth Duck Liver Pate - Cognac - Cornichons
Mussels - White Wine - Garlic - Cream
We were happy to be able to support Kendell's on the day it re-opened after lockdown - and a refurb that preserved all the best and rennovated without unneccesary change. The welcome was a friendly as ever despite Covid precautions applied efficiently but discreetly, and if service was a bit haphazard, we put this down to everyone just being out of practice. We could easilly forgive this in the circumstances, and the kitchen certainly wasn't out of practice; dishes from established classics like moules mariniere to inventive but thoroughly classic-French-inspired ones like duck breast in blackcurrant with goat's cheese in filo, and rich, melting, lamb rump, were perfect. Welcome back, we've missed you.
We have been to kendall's many times We were the first couple in after lock down !! It was superb as usual.
Ox cheek, pate, french onion soup and bread superb. Chicken disappointing
Restaurant very quiet due to everyone worried about coronavirus, but service and fod were just as wonderful as always.
Beautiful food and interior. Friendly service and very clean
Catch up with friends
Would return good overall you will not be disappointed
Good food & excellent service. Good choice on early bird menu
Kendell's is the only place my boyfriend and I go for our birthdays and anniversaries.
Food is great and the service is outstanding - they always make us feel special.
Great food served in a lovely atmosphere. A busy Saturday evening but we never felt rushed. Will definitely come back :-)
We chose the pre-theatre menu which was excellent value with a good range of choices.
The food was excellent and extremely well presented.
The staff were friendly, cheerful and helpful.
Amazing!! First time here and we will be back. Absolutely loved it
For me, Kendall's is simply the best restaurant in Leeds. If you want great food, brilliant service and superb ambience then this is the place to come.
This isn't for the rowdy, just for people who want to appreciate a great night out.
In a word 'unique'.
The food is always of the best quality and the 'tea time' menu is very good value for money.
Introduced two people to Kendells and they were impressed. We had the early bird menu, starters and main with wine (a very decent house red) and qualified for two desserts.
Melt in the mouth pastry on the tasty well-filled Beetroot tart with goat’s cheese and two of us enjoyed generous portions of Confit de Canard with outstanding pommes dauphinoises - soft and garlicky with light breadcrumb topping.
Excellent service, not rushed but staff ensured we finished in good time for start of theatre performance.
Low level candle lighting in restaurant contrasts with dazzling bulbs in ladies’ loo!
Look forward to next visit.
Brilliant food, wonderful staff and atmosphere! I booked here for our anniversary and received free drinks on arrival to celebrate, I have recommended to friends to try here for a special evening as it did not disappoint!
Execlent service from start to finish, the food was outstanding, can't wait to get back.
Love this place. Great food, not majorly expensive and fantastic service. Highly recommend!
Excellent French food prepared to a high standard. The menu has a wide variety of dishes rather than just the same tired, old staples but when they DO do one of the classics they do it very well indeed - try the french onion soup!
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.
Amazing food! And brilliant service! We did the early bird deal which is a very good value for money!
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.
Once again, brilliant food, fabulous wine, perfect service - nothing to criticise. This is our favourite Leeds restaurant !
Superb, as it always it whenever we've been. Really enjoyed it!
Super service, super food. Enjoyed the wide variety of choice. Looking forward to my next visit. Thank you.
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.
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.
A consistently good restaurant. Not trying to be fashionable, just serving excellent food.
Excellent pre theatre menu with a reasonable choice.
Very friendly and efficient staff.
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.
Possibly my favourite restaurant in Leeds.
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
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.
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.
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.
Excellent French cuisine in a wonderful atmospheric space. Service is informed but friendly and relaxed. Ser meal with wine was great value.
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
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.
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
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.
Kendell's Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 3009 OpenTable diners.
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