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Frederic Cafe Bistro

Market Buildings, Maidstone ME14 1HP, England
+44 1622 297414
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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French, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Market Buildings, Maidstone ME14 1HP, England
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Reviewed yesterday

I was keen to try this place, as it is a "real" rather than chain restaurant, attended Christmas lunch with colleagues. Beautiful hake main course and cannot fault the French cheese platter, but.... rude staff can ruin an event and the waitress was of the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank lucytano
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a superb restaurant with a wonderful French chic atmosphere. The staff are very welcoming and the food is excellent. The lunch menu is very ambitious but having been here several times the meals are well presented and excellent value for money. It is...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank rogbell
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Popped in with my daughter to try the cheese and wine. Great selection of French cheeses and vast selection of wines. I left the wine selection to the owner and his choice perfectly complimented the cheeses. Very relaxed and enjoyable lunchtime experience. Great service as...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Nigel D
Reviewed 3 days ago

Second time at Frederic and can vouch that the food is good! The first time was for breakfast and this time for Christmas lunch. Even with so many people in the restaurant the food was great! Good food, good portions and good service and just...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank fatscarv
Reviewed 4 days ago

Eat here regularly, great food rustic french. Fantastic selection of wine. Wine tasting nights are great fun.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Al_Cannon
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I’ve visited Frederics a few times now with family and friends and I have to say the food is excellent. The steak is a must for any meat lover , the Duck, the lamb , my mouth is watering at the thought ! The staff...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Daneonholiday
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went here for family birthday dinner. Extremely busy throughout the night which is testament to the quality of food on offer. However this did impact somewhat on the level of service which was slow due to the ratio of staff to customers. Tables are somewhat...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Razorafc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been here twice,once alone and once with my dad. Nice food and big portions too. I'm a wheelchair user,so when it's busy,it's a bit tricky to get around the tables.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank J6512BTmarkp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This establishment has built its reputation on the quality of their food and service. I have on numerous occasions eaten there, sometimes in large groups, other times just my wife and myself and without exception the food has always exceeded my expectations. They also have...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BlessedCapeTown
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When Frederic's first opened it was a wonderful authentic small french bistro with a fantastic ambience, wine and food which we frequented many times. Unfortunately, over time the restaurant has expanded incorporating the adjoining 2 units meaning the restaurant is now quite large. Whilst the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Questions & Answers
7 January 2018|
Response from Esti B | Reviewed this property |
£25 p/p and you have to book by telephone as the spaces get filled up pretty quick. There is one happening on the 24th of January.
8 December 2017|
Response from leldebs09 |
What menu is on new years eve
4 October 2017|
Response from Ulric-Frederic | Property representative |
Yes we sell vouchers - the easiest way is to pick them up directly from us in the café - Many thanks !
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
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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