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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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“cassoulet” (23 reviews)
“foie gras” (18 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 23:00 Hours
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
Market Buildings, Maidstone ME14 1HP, England
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1,101 - 1,110 of 1,260 reviews

Reviewed 29 November 2013

Had lunch here on a late weekday afternoon (2:30ish). Was pretty quiet when we got there so we had no problem getting a table. I ordered a beef bourguignon whilst a friend had a chicken dish. Both of us were very happy with what we...More

Thank CornishTraveller100
Reviewed 27 November 2013

Bl**dy French cafe bistros in Maidstone. Took the boys here for breakfast on Saturday, for the second time. We were all looking forward to it, although I suspect younger, mildly autistic son, only gets excited about coming into Maidstone because his success rate at finding...More

1  Thank Ewell
Reviewed 27 November 2013

As it was my birthday on the 14th November, my very good friend decided that she would treat me to an evening dining at Frédéric's café/bistro in Maidstone. Being an avid francophile both for the country and their language,it seemed the obvious choice for my...More

Thank hifibazza
Reviewed 25 November 2013

I work in Maidstone town centre and often visited this in its previous incarnation, which was very good but obviously struggling. It changed ownership (I assume) and opened up as Frederic's & the change has been astounding, I visited for the first time last week...More

Thank Keith A
Reviewed 24 November 2013

Exceptional French cuisine overseen by the owner and chef-Ulric. A large selection of snacks or main meals in traditional French style.Friendly attentive staff and superb quality. A must when you visit Maidstone. Right by the Hazlett Theatre.

Thank Rod T
Reviewed 23 November 2013

Went to Frederic's last night for a meal with friends. As always, the food was fabulous! It was a busy evening, so there was a great atmosphere. The staff were attentive without being intrusive. Would thoroughly recommend.

Thank Alison G
Reviewed 23 November 2013

We had a late lunch there yesterday and I was amazed by the quality of the freshly prepared food and the unpretentious ambience. Gentle french music in the background, a buzz of conversation and mellow lighting as the afternoon darkened made for a warm and...More

Thank TheOilyRag
Reviewed 21 November 2013

I ate here with a friend on a cold wet evening and it was so lovely and cosy inside! Candles in wine bottles, checked table cloths, little lights in the window and live music. The only thing I would complain about if that the main...More

1  Thank Lula444
Reviewed 21 November 2013

Last night we ate at Frederic's for the second time . The food is so good , and at affordable prices . Such a lovely change from the chain restaurants . Freshly prepared quality food . My daughter is very health conscious a was pleased...More

Thank Jo W
Reviewed 16 November 2013

Have visited this restaurant several times. The food is always excellent. Well cooked and well presented. Service is very pleasant and efficient without being intrusive. There is a great atmosphere.

1  Thank eileen B
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Questions & Answers
Sharon V
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$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
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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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