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A very good bistro serving classical French cuisine in a pleasant setting. The candles and fairy lights created a tranquil ambiance.
Restaurant was quite but this did not reduce the cosy intimate feel. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and the staff were so very welcoming. A complementary glass of fizz each was welcomed as well as genuine helpful attentive staff.
The food is quite rich and potions generous - I did not have room for a desert but a 'take home' portion was provided.
An unexpected surprise was a lovely chocolate decorated slate with 'joyeux anniversare' and a little mouse. Much appreciated thought.
All in all a restaurant we will continue to visit for special celebrations and would recommend .
Little tip - at present it is not possible to access the car park nearby!!
What a little gem tucked away in the centre of Leeds. Exceptional food, staff and venue would highly recommend.
Lovely romantic restaurant, it was a hot day, defo in need of air con.
My friend and I visited for her birthday. Staff,foood and service were spot on.we had the fixed price early bird menus.plenty to choose from and when the food arrived the portion size were good..
On arrive we bothered was given a glass of fizz and before our deserts came a special birthday plater was presented to the birthday girl.Both very nice touches.I definitely will be returning
Unfortunately we were quite disappointed after reading such great reviews. It took 40 minutes just for the waiter to come and take our drink and food order (it wasn’t hugely busy). We were celebrating our anniversary so fancied a cocktail, the bar man was off so we couldn’t have one!! Surely a restaurant of this caliber would have more than one bar man at their disposal??
The food was ok (certainly not exceptional, comparable with a good gastro-pub) and the staff present were friendly, perhaps we were just unlucky and they were having a bad night? The restaurant was far too warm (only 16 degrees Celsius outside) to the point we hurried to finish as we were literally melting.
I think on a cold winters night it might be a lovely cosy venue for a meal but we won’t be rushing back!
Lovely place, cosy romantic, relaxed. Waiters were great... No fuss, but helpful and friendly.
Little disappointed in one of the starters. Not as described, scallops a little over cooked. Veal over priced for what it was.. Will definitely go back and try something else.
Maybe we were just unlucky with our choices this time.
Exceptional good food, well worth a visit for the authentic thought put into their dishes.
It was my girlfriend's birthday and when we arrived the staff gave us a complimentary glass of champagne. It was a wonderful night.
Had a most wonderful meal, plenty of choice, good portion sizes. Excellent service from the staff and a very warm welcome when we arrived.
Love this restaurant. Food generally very good. Service a little slow tonight, but good when in attendance.
Lovely evening with great food served. Staff very welcoming and excellent service all round. Would highly recommend.
A very pleasant experience with the staff being very friendly, efficient and helpful. The menu catered for most tastes and the food prepared and served to a very high standard.
Excellent food and great extra touches for special occasions
Remains my favourite restaurant, I love it here. They are always polite and friendly and helpful. It’s a great atmosphere and the food is superb.
First time visit with friends who had been before and had recommended the restaurant. Cannot fault the service, food and atmosphere and have recommended Kendells Bistro to other friends and family. The only tiny thing I can comment on is the candles in the bottles, the wax makes the bottles unbalanced
(bottle fell over with weight of wax whilst we were there). Otherwise it was an excellent experience and I will be visiting again, well done, the staff were brilliant.
Great food choice. vibrant atmosphere maybe a little noisy making it difficult to hear each others conversation. Very friendly staff. Excellent service.
Our table for 4 people which was booked 2 weeks prior wasn’t ready so we were sent to a bar down the road. We were seated 45 minutes later on an extremely small table. We had to put our bottle of wine on the floor as there was no space. There are no menus here so u have to either get up and squeeze through the tables to see the menu on a blackboard or the waiter will take a photograph on your phone. There was probably about half of the main courses left available to order as many had been crossed out. The starters were overpriced for the quality received. The main courses were fine. The restaurant was so hot we couldn’t stay for dessert. There are no windows or ventilation in the restaurant. Overall, extremely disappointing first visit here considering we had received a few good comments.
I've been very lucky to have enjoyed many occasions at kendells and cannot fault any aspect from the moment we've arrived to leaving. We celebrated our thirtieth wedding anniversary and I cannot think of a place I'd rather have visited. The staff were superb as usual and the food exceptional. Thanks
Beautiful food couldn’t fault it. Wine was delicious. Only down side there was no room for pudding!
Restaurant intimate and cosy. Staff attentive and we were given champagne as celebrating a birthday. Able to accommodate gluten free and vegetarian of which we are one of each. Food superb. Loved all the candles.
Table delayed by 1/2 then starter took 40 mins to come followed by nearly 50 mins delay for main course, since our last visit there a lot more tables but it seems they now can’t handle them, quite close together also so you can hear your neighbors conversations more than your own. Horrendously dissatisfying.
Excellent food and wine mixed with friendly staff in a terrific setting with a wonderful atmosphere. Probably the best restaurant in Leeds.
Fine Dining in an Informal Setting, prefect throughout
Absolutely excellent! The staff were friendly and attentive. Special touches for a special occasion. Excellent value for money! Importantly the food is amazing, a real gem in Leeds!
My favourite place to eat in Leeds, I absolutely love this place. Superb food, attentive staff, wonderful atmosphere and great value for money - what's not to love!
Fantastic experience- great food and drink and made us very comfortable in celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary! Good to see Leeds deliver a high quality restaurant without the pretentious.
Treated like a VIP. Food and service of the highest standards. A perfect place for occasions with a lovely atmosphere .
Food is over rated and over priced. Complaint was dealt with promptly and professionally but was still very disappointed. This is my 3rd visit and each time I've been under whelmed to say the least. I will not be returning and would advise you to try somewhere else that isn't quite as pretentious
Very friendly service but slow at the end. Lovely food and choice (could be more vege options) busy and atmospheric but without feeling loud.
Music way too loud and although the service was good, the menu was confused and sadly the food was mediocre. Sorry to be negative but I have to say it as I found it.
Our 25th wedding anniversary and they really looked after us- brilliant experience and we will definitely be going back!
Just very average / verging in poor food
For Bistro -£31 for fillet steak in Bistro
£28 for over cooked ribeye .
We had a nice bottle of wine . Pouilly fume at £44 but restaurant use cheap glasses . Not acceptable in my book
Service just ok but not attentive , to wine etc
Won’t be recommending or visiting again
It was our 11th wedding anniversary, so wanted a nice dinner. The staff were so friendly and asked what we were celebrating and gave us prosecco as a special drink on them. The staff were knowledgable on the menu and helped with our choices. Food was excellent and enough break between courses.
They also gave us a little taster platter of dessert withhappy anniversary written on. They definitely made it a special night and will be going back again.
Food was good but a bit expensive. Suggest you come early for the Fixed Price Menu. That looked good value. Incredibly noisy. Difficult to hear the waiter or to have a conversation. Definitely no good for a quiet meal or date!
Great place - food fantastic and great Value. Service was very attentive without being overbearing, will definitely visit again!
Good French Food..good service. Not busy enough, but it was a Wednesday evening. Value for money.
V good food, good service. Very convenient for the Playhouse. Being a Bistro it's a little on the noisy side. I guess we should e peck that! Overall, and excellent experience!
This is advertised as a romantic French restaurant, their was no French welcome, the menus are on the wall so you have to stand over people eating just to view them and the only dish that was French was snails and there were none left at 9pm!! This was a birthday treat for my girlfriend but certainly not a memorable one. The restaurant is nothing like it looks online and our table had to be stabilised with paper under the leg! My chair was also unstable. All in all a big let down.
Kendell's, as always, excelled in delivering a wonderful evening of food and comfort. They went out of their way to make us feel welcome as part of our anniversary dinner. Very much looking forward to returning as soon as possible.