Welcome to Kendells Bistro

Kendells Bistro is opposite the Leeds College of Music, part of the thriving arts district in Leeds City Centre next to the West Yorkshire Playhouse, BBC Leeds and the new Northern Ballet Dance Theatre.

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, 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 open plan kitchen, intimate cosy candles flickering friendly without pretence. In fact we are so French we don't have a service charge and we don't charge for bread either! 

"The best restaurant in Leeds"

The Globe Troffers

"It’s not flashy or showy, just simple well executed french bistro food crafted with great ingredients" 

The Globe Troffers

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Yorkshie Evening Post Oliver Awards Best European 2018  Best Chef 2017  Best Leeds Center  2016 Best Overall 2015 Best Chef 2015 Best Overall 2012 Best center 2012 Outstanding ...

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"You’ll have to go a very long way (over the Channel probably) to find somewhere better." - Leeds Guide "From the moment I walked in, I was smitten" - Leeds Confidential "Fabulously ...

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Recent Comment Cards

A selection of recent comments from our diners. "The salmon in puff pastry was so delicous I want to name my first child after the chef" "We ate at Kendells Bistro in Leeds on Saturday night. ...

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  • Top Table 2011
  • Trip Adviser 2013
  • Oliver 2014
  • Trip Adviser Hall of fame
  • Eat Out leeds
  • Oliver Best Overall
  • Open table 2014
  • Oliver Best City Centre
  • Oliver BEst Chef
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