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Frederic Cafe Bistro

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Market Buildings, Maidstone ME14 1HP, England
+44 1622 297414
09:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
Wed - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Tunbridge Wells
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited last Saturday for lunch and was amazed that it was still packed after the expansion, restaurant being pretty much double the size of last time. Lots more punters, lots more staff.To my mind, no longer a bistro, now a brasserie. Food as good as ever, still very good value, service still friendly and efficient with one minor hiccup resulting... More 

Thank Ewell
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Frederic Cafe Bristro is in a large oedestrian walkway called Market Buildings immediately round the corner to the Hazlitt Theatre and just a stobes throw from Maidstones Shops, very ideally situated Frederic has undergone some changes recently, a year ago it was small and cramped..Now it is large and plenty of tables/seating having taken over extra space...I went in for... More 

1 Thank Patricia J
Maidstone, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Good atmosphere good food friendly service busy for lunch time when we went which is always a good sign. Great selection of wine will go again

1 Thank jeannbill1
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Have been to this restaurant prior to its upgrade, and was surprised at how large the premises now are. We were a party of four, celebrating our son's birthday today and had a very enjoyable lunch. Despite the bistro being extremely busy, the service was good and the food excellent. My only, very slight, personal disappointment was that, by expanding... More 

1 Thank j w
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The one thing we were worried about with the expansion of the wonderful Bistro was quality. Having dined at least twice a month since Frederics opened we have never never had reason to complain. However, the food on Valentines evening was amongst the worst meals WE have had anywhere ! Pre prep doesn't work with main meat dishes and the... More 

2 Thank peter l
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for a family meal for my mums birthday, food was very very nice. A few of us had the lamb steak for mains which came in a generous portion and was lovely. Service very friendly, food delivered promptly, can't fault it.

1 Thank Sam H
Kent, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have lived in Maidstone for 47 years and this is literally the best restaurant the town has ever had. Delicious food, great atmosphere and we can't wait for the cheese and wine bar to open. Well done; you have worked and continue to work so hard.

1 Thank Christine H
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Seven of us enjoyed a delicious meal; friendly staff and great atmosphere. Will definitely go there again.

1 Thank Pat M
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the second time dad and I had eaten at frederics and both times have been great. The food is outstanding French bistro cuisine and perfectly cooked to order. All fresh local ingredients (as far as poss). The only issue is difficulty booking at the weekend as it's so popular!

1 Thank Lee S
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped into Frederick'swhile out shopping for a quick lunch the food was amazing good wine as well highly recommend it

1 Thank winstonlucas

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
French, Cafe, European, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Market Buildings, Maidstone ME14 1HP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Maidstone
  • Phone Number: +44 1622 297414
Small independent cafe-bistro serving provincial French "peasant food" - This is not fine dining! Its loud, noisy and rustic.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?