I had a voucher for Kendell’s bought for my birthday and with the rush of Christmas and the Cornwall trip, I’ve just not had the chance to redeem it until this weekend.
We would have gone sooner, but Kendell’s have been closed for the first two weeks of January (eminently sensible) and we returned yesterday for an early doors dinner whilst Georgia skated at Millennium Square. As usual, it was reasonably busy with the pre theatre crowd and they’ve got the quick service down to a fine art.
There’s not much more to be said about Kendell’s that hasn’t been said already except that the usual high standards apply. Since it was my birthday meal (albeit a late one) I had half a dozen oysters to start (a dozen would have been better, but that’s me being greedy) and a fillet steak for main course (a wallet busting £23, but worth every penny) . Julie opting for the moules to begin with (described as ‘plump and tasty’) and calves liver for main course (‘lovely calves liver but too much bacon and potato’). We shared a creme brulee which finished things off nicely.
All in all, a thoroughly enjoyable dining experience – we really like the unpretentious nature of the food, the staff and the surroundings. Although it wasn’t cheap by the time we’d finished – £85 for two including wine – we did have the a la carte menu. But if you go for the set pre theatre menu, it’s pretty hard to beat in terms of quality of food and value in Leeds.