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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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“croque monsieur” (36 reviews)
“cassoulet” (20 reviews)
“foie gras” (21 reviews)
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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 27 November 2017

We had a very nice lunch in a buzzing atmosphere with attentive staff. The Steak Salad was cooked exactly how requested, and for the first time I can remember I was asked how I liked my omelette cooked! A bit of an oasis in the...More

1  Thank Dave E
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Came here Saturday, 25th November for an early Christmas meal with colleagues. Absolutely great atmosphere, really buzzing. We had pre-ordered the set Christmas menu which was excellent. Nice and hot and full of flavour and textures. My only criticism, were that the brussel sprouts had...More

1  Thank mikef_adi
Reviewed 22 November 2017

In the wine bar we enjoyed a tailored cheese board (6 cheeses with delicious bread) and glasses of wine recommended by the owner which suited beautifully. A different and good experience. Will go again.

Thank Mike804
Reviewed 18 November 2017

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

1  Thank Anne-Marie S
Reviewed 12 November 2017 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 12 November 2017 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.

1  Thank sanchosser
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank Virginie M
Reviewed 11 November 2017 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

1  Thank Angela B
Reviewed 9 November 2017 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 😉

1  Thank chels1970
Reviewed 9 November 2017

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

2  Thank johnrjewsbury
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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$28
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
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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