Kendell's Bistro

4.6
2631 reviews
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£26 to £40
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French
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.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
0113 243 6553
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Patron Steven Kendell
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Neighborhood
Additional
Cocktails, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OT
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another lovely evening with great food, great service and attention to detail. Staff are very good, nothing is too much trouble. This is our favourite restaurant and we would very much recommend it.

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CG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always so good. The staff are fabulous abd on the rare nights we get out together it’s always our first choice .

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RH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Brilliant restaurant, food was exceptional, service great. I'd go again when in Leeds.

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OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kendall’s never fails to delivery. Delicious and perfectly presented food coupled with excellent wine
The staff are extremely professional and knowledgeable, nothing is too much trouble

The Christmas decorations looked fabulous too

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AN
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service, very welcoming for my birthday, honoured an gift voucher that had lapsed and were generally very welcoming. Food was delicious with a just the right amount of chioce.

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CR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

We have eaten here numerous times and really enjoyed. This time the starters were poor and very small and no where near as tasty as previous visits. Our main courses were also poor. We were constantly bathed and pushed throughout the meal and it was not enjoyable. The staff did ask and reduced our bill accordingly but I have to say I will think again before booking ☹️

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T
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In my star review i have marked the restaurant down for price. This is because it isn't a budget place. I had to save up for my wife's birthday BUT IT WAS WORTH EVERY PENNY! A WONDERFUL PLACE WONDERFUL FOOD. SAVE UP AND GO. WORTHY OF EVERY POUND.

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MH
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing atmosphere and service. Our servers were very helpful and accommodating. Jess was amazing, and really went the extra mile for us. Please send her our commendations!

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LT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time I visited this place. Booked table for Friday 5.30 pm. Place was very welcoming with nice warm atmosphere and plenty of seats. Probably becomes more busy a few hours later. Service was excellent and really quick. Food was also excellent, really tasty and the set menu was more than enough for a starved person. House wine was excellent too. No funny French accent and no French attitude. I would highly recommend this place for any occasion! I am quite keen to go back some day.

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MM
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made a special birthday celebration for my husband extra special. Definitely recommend a visit.

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OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super evening all round, excellent food even if the blackboard did have three spellings of ‘boeuf’ available...... sure they will all taste great!

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SG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have not been for a few years and was as good I remembered it being . Lovely food and atmosphere

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PR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere, service and food. Very attentive staff the only minor niggle is the menu is chalked on to a wall. No handheld menus. However, it didn’t detract from a lovely evening.

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CA
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely food and the service was great. Friendly welcome and great choice of food.
Wine list was very good.
Good ambience but it was a bit noisy.

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EM
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

no faults as such, but food was pretty mediocre, steak was nice, chips under-cooked, starter was pretty bland. Staff were good and it was a bit noisy

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GS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect as always. Our go-to restaurant to celebrate, commiserate or just to eat great food.

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BH
Yorkshire
7 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good attentive service and the staff were flexible when one member of our party did not turn up and we had to cut the visit short. Good wine, food lovely.

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Q
London
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious french cuisine. Excellent service. Pleasant ambience.
These people do not present you with a plate the size of a dustbin lid with tiny pile of pretentious nonsense in the middle. Cannot recommend the place enough. I can honestly say I prefer Kendells to all of the Michelen Starred restaurants I have dined in.

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CM
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

always a great ambiance and friendly service. delicious, comforting food. Good value

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d
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant night! Went for an anniversary meal. The staff recognised this an gave us complimentary prosecco and dessert. Made us feel very special.

Amazing food and even better ambience. Definitely coming back

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JE
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Second visit didn’t live up to expectations. Poor aperitifs, warm rosé wine, and the dauphinois was inedible because it was sweet! Real shame as the first visit there was fantastic.

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DM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic atmosphere, unbelievable food and great staff.

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SB
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous authentic French gem of a bistro. Fabulous food, atmosphere and friendly staff.
Can't recommend this highly enough.

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OT
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food as always!

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s
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marvellous restaurant. Celebrated our wedding anniversary here and it’s perfect for such an occasion. Delicious food, romantic atmosphere, and a free glass of fizz!

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SS
Wales
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Fantastic place. Great staff, great food and great atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle.
Will be making this a regular with husband and friends and family alike.
Keep up the good work!

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JS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal for four, Saturday night pre-theatre Prix Fix menu. Very busy but good service, great food and atmosphere if a bit noisy!

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R
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal and the staff were so polite and accommodating. Can’t wait to go back!

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R
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic authentic french food. Beautifully served and at great value.
Fantastic bar and waiting staff made it a great night.

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YD
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was my husband's birthday and they brought us a wee glass of fizz. Prompt service. Helpful. Very smiley and making sure all was well. Have been before, always for a special occasion. Will continue doing so.

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VB
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food for family visit, I had highly recommend this establishment and they agreed it lived up to and beyond my review.

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CN
London
58 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant - lived up to my expectations and evening was evening better than the last. The minute you walk in, you feel taken care of. And the décor with its low lighting and fairy lights are so inviting and cosy!
The menu is inventive and - being on a blackboard only - a little fun. The food and presentation are stunning and the service perfect. Attentive without being overly officious. The staff were relaxed and added to the lovely laid back, family feel of the place.
Recommend the scallops and the snail starters, and the trio of duck or rack of lamb main courses. Definitely my favourite Leeds restaurant.

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EC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kendell's came highly recommended and it didn't disappoint! The service was fantastic, the amount of food choice was just right, the quality, price and taste were amazing. Overall we were made to feel like special guests - I would imagine Kendell's has a way of making everyone feel that way. There were groups of people and couples like us, and everyone seemed to be having a good time. Thank you for the experience - we can't wait to come again.

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AA
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We love the atmosphere of relaxed elegance, intelligent service and a fine French menu. The food is of a consistently high standard - we have never been disappointed.

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SP
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lived up to all expectations, and some. We took guests from out of town so won lots of brownie points !
Got a glass of very nice champagne and some petit fours just because it was my birthday.
Will go again.

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OT
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff can’t do enough to help, food was beautiful as ever, this place never disappoints

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LB
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked a table for 2 online after reading the reviews and wasn't disappointed. We arrived at 5.30pm and were given a very warm welcome. It was pretty busy even at that time so the atmosphere was good. The waiting staff we extremely friendly and attentive and we couldn't have wished for more. The food was just fabulous, as was the whole experience. We will certainly go back to Kendell's Bistro again when we are next in Leeds. Can't recommend it enough. Thank you for a thoroughly lovely evening.

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OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food & ambience! What was supposed to be a date night however turned into a wonderful catch up with the famalam! Top night! Recommend 😁👍🏻

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LP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic. Love this restaurant. Took two friends and they enjoyed it too and helped us celebrate 25 years of friendship. Great that they asked about allergies so I’ll be back with my family as son has allergies and I will feel confident to eat there.
Great food and fab service!

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TC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always! Excellent service, great food and wine. Will definitely return.

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