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“Great food and great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Kendells Bistro

Kendells Bistro
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Ranked #21 of 1,811 Restaurants in Leeds
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $60
Cuisines: French, European
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Great food and great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014

We just wanted a quick meal before a visit to the West Yorkshire Playhouse. We really got lucky, we had lovely food, served efficiently, beautifully presented. The staff were friendly. We weren't rushed by they were set up well for the pre-theatre market. We would like to visit again for a more relaxed meal.
The atmosphere is good - the restaurant is decorated with French images.
The food was really tasty and there was a good choice. I had the French onion soup and the salmon en croute.
I heartily recommend it!

  • Visited February 2014
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Mixing business with pleasure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014

We booked for a Friday night dinner celebrating some work collaboration with a good friend. The atmosphere was excellent, the servers friendly, efficient, courteous and just the right side of informality, and the food was fantastic. 3 of us had 3 courses each, cocktails, a nice bottle, and digestifs. A bit of a blow-out, but worth every penny for a special occasion. This is a place you can definitely show off to friends from afar or come for a cost tête-à-tête.

  • Visited February 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“One of the best restaurants anywhere!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014

My wife and I recently ate at Kendell's for our 10th Anniversary. The staff could not have made the evening feel any more special. It truly was outstanding in every way.

The atmosphere at Kendell's is relaxed and unpretentious, but with friendly, courteous and efficient service at all times. Sharon's hosting is second to none and even though it was only our second visit, she made us feel like we had been friends for years. This cosy and inviting setting is backed up by food that delivers in every department. From the ridiculously tasty complimentary home made breads, to the wonderfully authentic mains, to the truly divine desserts, everything is delivered with style, class and flavour! What makes the evening even more remarkable is that 3 courses with a bottle of wine, came to less £30 per person - unbelievable value for a restaurant of this quality!

I don't normally have time to write reviews, but when something is as outstanding as this, the world deserves to know! Quite simply, Kendell's is the best restaurant I've been to in the UK, if not anywhere. If you haven't been, then go - you will not regret it!

  • Visited February 2014
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Leeds
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“Great meal, great value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2014

I have been looking forward to visiting Kendalls for a while, having only been before on a Christmas do, which isn't always the best judge of a place. I wasn't disappointed when I finally got to try the non-Christmas menu. We went for the early bird deal, which is fantastic value - £26 for 3 courses and half bottle of house wine. The food was lovely, the atmosphere even better. I like that there are no menus, everything is written on the chalk boards - a good sign that everything in seasonal and dependent upon what is bought in fresh. We'll definitely return.

  • Visited February 2014
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“Excellent food and friendly staff - bye bye Sous le Nez!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2014

Occasion was a catch up with a couple of friends one of whom has recently retired. Greeted by friendly smiling staff, seated immediately. Despite it being early evening ambience was lovely. Staff attentive but not pushy, patient both explaning menu items and the bill.
They must have overheard us talking about J's retirement and brought her a glass of fizz then, at the end of the meal, some gorgeous petit fours. A touch of class.
The food was superb. I had lamb steak, which melted in the mouth and couldn't finish the veg and garlic potatoes as the portions were so generous (how I tried!). Even the coffee was excellent. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff - warm milk for my friend's coffee - no problem, bit more time to decide - absolutely fine. The cost was great value for the quality of the food and service.
All three of us agreed Kendells is the new Sous le Nez for us, i.e. the place to go for that special treat. We'll definitely be back. Thank you, Kendells' staff for making our evening out so enjoyable.

  • Visited February 2014
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