Dine in the heart of Paris without leaving Leeds at Kendells, a bistro that serves quality French cooking from its art district location (it has BBC Leeds and Northern Ballet as neighbours). The dining room is filled with wooden tables and chairs, and is intimately lit by candles held in wax-covered bottle bases.
Guests are greeted warmly on arrival, before being left to peruse the statement menu that’s scrawled on a blackboard and mounted on the main wall. There are some standard French classics, but many of the dishes are changed regularly. Booking is a must – the reasonably priced set menu (prix fixe, from £17.95) quality à la carte options (mains from £9.50) and consistently great cooking always ensure a crowd. The wine list is of course impressive – and entirely French.