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Frederic Cafe Bistro

Market Buildings, Maidstone ME14 1HP, England
+44 1622 297414
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Overview
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“croque monsieur” (38 reviews)
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CUISINES
French, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
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LOCATION
Market Buildings, Maidstone ME14 1HP, England
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1,101 - 1,110 of 1,294 reviews

Reviewed 8 February 2014

Just a quick review to say you must visit this lovely restaurant. First time for us today and we had read the reviews before and was not disappointed. The steak my partner ordered was the best we had ever tasted. In fact he had to...More

Thank JOOLESKENTUK
Reviewed 7 February 2014

This was the fourth time I've been to this fabulous restaurant. It was a sunday in December and unusually the restaurant was open, as it normally shuts on sundays. It was superb as all the other times. My fiancee and I had the sea bass...More

Thank FSR1977
Reviewed 6 February 2014

What more can I say. Fantastic food, service and décor. The place was packed which speaks for itself. Averagely priced with a good wine selection, although I couldn't taste any as I was on a quick work lunch. Had the duck breast, cooked perfectly! Will...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 2 February 2014

Out in Maidstone last with nowhere booked for food. Only place we could find was the usual chain type. Came across this restaurant which was fully booked. Managed to get in for dinner at 9:30. SO worth the wait! This was probably one of my...More

Thank Terry H
Reviewed 29 January 2014

Popped in for lunch today and had Croque Madam with fries and salad and all can say is superb ! Very friendly staff, great atmosphere and feel, a corner of France in Maidstone. Not to be missed.

1  Thank Ibanez_Artist
Reviewed 22 January 2014

Have had a superb meal this evening, the duck was just how I liked it, rare without being raw,perfect dauphinoise, my friends risotto was delicious.Great atmosphere, excellent staff, everyone knew what they were doing, they are all passionate about the food plus ambiance, that is...More

2  Thank sini d
Reviewed 18 January 2014

Had a meal here with my wife. The inside was lovely and snug and very intimate. The décor was perfectly French. Like walking into a bistro café just off the Champs E'Lysses !! The food was perfect, all the desserts were home made. The atmosphere...More

1  Thank JonKent
Reviewed 18 January 2014

Superb food, great atmosphere and excellent hosts in this great little hidden gem of a restaurant. Will be going back for sure.

1  Thank Martin R
Reviewed 11 January 2014

Would recommend this little gem in Maidstone , an authentic French bistro with a lovely atmosphere would love to try one evening

1  Thank beautykent
Reviewed 6 January 2014

Lovely atmosphere with wonderfully fresh, beautifully cooked food. Nice to actually talk to the chef, who came out to speak to us! Had the crab salad which was some of the best fish that I have eate. Overall, a fantastic meal, would definitely come back...More

Thank Leila776
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Sharon V
7 January 2018|
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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.
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leldebs09
8 December 2017|
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Response from leldebs09 |
What menu is on new years eve
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PaulineandRobert
4 October 2017|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
Meals
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:00
Thursday
09:00 - 23:00
Friday
09:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
Small independent cafe-bistro serving provincial French "peasant food" - This is not fine dining! Its loud, noisy and rustic.
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