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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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French, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Market Buildings, Maidstone ME14 1HP, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had dinner here recently on a busy Friday night. I had visited this restaurant on 2 previous occasions and both times had enjoyed a very good meal. I was interested to see how the new extension affected the service and quality of the food....More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you don’t like cheese then this might not be one for you, but I LOVE CHEESE. I had a fantastic soup starter, a risotto and a cheeseboard, all washed down with amazing wine. The building is beautiful and the food was cooked to perfection...More

1  Thank Poppy J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have moved down from London to St Marys Island 18 months ago,and have been searching desperately for a quality resturant in the area, and finally we have found it! Although the food menu is limited, the choice is good, the quality is outstanding, everything...More

1  Thank stewk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for lunch and a long waited catch up with a dear friend ... By far the best place in Maidstone and undoubtedly the best wine list .. we went for a light lunch the staff were attentive,friendly and really helpful .. The Gin...More

1  Thank shaz22_12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I know this place gets rave reviews but i thaught it was ok but not the best.I had camembert to start. It came with a huge chunk of french stick which was a bit off putting. Too much , something daintier would have been better....More

1  Thank lewisrailson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best place to eat in Maidstone, we only had a short time for a late lunch, before picking our children up, but wanted to eat in a relaxed, non chain environment. We had eaten once before at Frederic’s, so headed there hoping...More

1  Thank Fiona B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All my friends rave about this place. I have been twice and felt totally let down on both occasions. The place has very little atmosphere, the food is overpriced, and anything ordered with chips is overwhelmed by the amount of fries on the plate. Reading...More

1  Thank Chrissybubs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely restaurant good atmosphere need to book quite a while in advance. Good choice on the menu. Service started of a little slow but then was great. Food was hot, plentiful and very tasty. Really liked the fact that when we asked for things like...More

1  Thank Allisoncsuk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were bought a voucher as a Christmas present. My husband and I went last night, as usual we had excellent service. We wasn’t sat in a line like some restaurants (school dinner style) our table was offset so that you can have a conversation...More

1  Thank Julia V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was excellent, service fantastic, and wine superb - couldn't rate this place highly enough, like eating in France. Will certainly come back.

1  Thank kate_bowen
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Questions & Answers
Sharon V
8 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.
9 December 2017|
Response from leldebs09 |
What menu is on new years eve
5 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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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