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Frederic Cafe Bistro

Market Buildings, Maidstone ME14 1HP, England
+44 1622 297414
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“croque monsieur” (35 reviews)
“cassoulet” (17 reviews)
“prosciutto” (13 reviews)
09:00 - 23:00All hours
French, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Market Buildings, Maidstone ME14 1HP, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Tired of all the 'normal' chain restaurants we were looking for inspiration when we came across this French style bistro. It was a Friday evening, still early and we were able to get a table for two without a problem (with a warning that we...More

Thank Anne-Marie S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The early seating on Saturday nights is a two-course for £15 deal. We had the rabbit rillettes starter followed by sea bass or steak. We supplemented with one of their fruit tarts and a glass of wine. All beautifully cooked and seasoned just right. All...More

1  Thank Felicidad F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If only been a few times before for a coffee and pastry, and not since they've expanded. Really enjoyed my first evening meal. Busy, good atmosphere on a Friday night. Friendly and helpful staff and tasty food, with yes, good-size portions! Tasty gin too.

Thank sanchosser
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely one of my favourite. Big plates. reasonable prices. And good quality food. Asa French person I would highly recommend.

Thank Virginie M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chef clearly knew his stuff as well as wine experts. Good menu presenting options for all tastes and requirements. Typical french dishes such as Duck/ cassoulet and french patisserie. But also twists on classic British fish and chips- posh style. French cafe decor. Gets very...More

Thank Angela B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic place eat there all the time, sick of chain bland food stingy portions eat here and your go nowhere else quality & value try the wines 😉

Thank chels1970
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch here with a lovely lady friend - we didn't book but were made very welcome. Food was quite good although the excellent Cassoulet was over salted for my taste. Glass of Fleurie went down a treat. Coffee here is good too. £25 a...More

1  Thank johnrjewsbury
Reviewed 1 week ago

I tend to default to this venue - it offers a modest choice but always cooked and presented perfectly. The choice of wine is excellent and the new addition of the cheese, wine and gin "shop" provides a wonderful twist to their offering. Food price...More

Thank Hunty2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Again we visited Frederic and food outstanding we will visit again soon. The portion sizes very good amazing fish dishes so hard to choose I opted for chicken again this was so tender! However I had no room for pudding but everyone else managed to....More

Thank Cathy H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Couldn’t fault anything at all. The desserts are some of the best I have ever had - truly delicious!

Thank ljfarnhamuk
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Questions & Answers
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 !
Karen W
20 September 2017|
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Response from Ulric-Frederic | Property representative |
Our chicken is usually halal- but please check when booking / ordering
8 May 2017|
Response from Ulric-Frederic | Property representative |
HI, Next Gin Tasting night is 21st June 7pm x
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$26
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, Business meetings, Child-friendly, 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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