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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%
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Opens in 5 min
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French, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Market Buildings, Maidstone ME14 1HP, England
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1,101 - 1,110 of 1,116 reviews

Reviewed 14 January 2013 via mobile

If you're looking for quality food with a friendly atmosphere this is the place. We went for lunch and were made to feel very welcome. Having eaten at his previous establishment it was, as expected up to the usual standard. It's wonderful to see his...More

Thank MitsieMitton
Reviewed 2 January 2013

My partner and I have visited this little gem twice now. He is a chef and very picky about where we eat and for him to say that the food was perfect is a complete surprise. We took out 18 month old son one lunchtime...More

Thank Ayrwensplace
Reviewed 19 December 2012

We have been to Frederics for a couple of great evening meals and today I gave it a go for a business lunch with a client - and yes they did it again, great service and lovely selection of soups, imaginative ploughmans and deserts mmmm..homemade...More

2  Thank Muse1984
Reviewed 12 December 2012

This French café restaurant opened in November 2012 and offers a certain rustic charm, simply furnished and decorated, although the rather cramped kitchen / counter area has a distinctly unfinished look that does somewhat detract from the overall ambience. Having enjoyed a couple of brief...More

2  Thank RHMStirling
Reviewed 12 December 2012

Good strong coffee. Amazing choice of fresh baked cakes and pastries. Leisurely but personal service, the so of place where the chef comes out and chats to customers. Will be going back to try the food next !

Thank FamilyFred
Reviewed 8 December 2012

I've been to this lovely cafe twice since it opened, the first time with my daughter. We are both vegetarians and didn't really expect there would be an extensive choice. However, we had some gorgeous soup and the chef made a point of coming to...More

1  Thank Jane P
Reviewed 5 December 2012

My husband and I have visited Frederic's since it first opened. We have had superb coffee and really nice breakfasts. Everything is cooked from scratch, delicious and served up on very hot plates. I am fussy about my coffee and it is always made just...More

1  Thank linden048
Reviewed 5 December 2012

Pleased to have coffee and a tarte today, a fantastic place to meet with fellow francophone colleagues to chat. Chef & waitress were actually French. Quality and depth of menu was as expected, looking forward to a return.

1  Thank dv24dv
Reviewed 2 December 2012

We wanted a light lunch somewhere different to the chains in Maidstone and went in here for the first time. We had a couple of items off the Sunday lunch menu All washed down with some good coffee. They happily obliged with a sandwich for...More

1  Thank WendyinKent
Reviewed 29 November 2012

We went here with friends on a Friday evening. The food and service were both excellent. Choice of wine was good. A most enjoyable meal at a very good price.

1  Thank JacquiMaidstone T
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Questions & Answers
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 !
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$27
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
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
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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