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Frederic Cafe Bistro

Market Buildings, Maidstone ME14 1HP, England
+44 1622 297414
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • 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

Excellent town centre site in unique building.Tables well spaced and lovely atmosphere.Knowledgeable polite staff.Good menu.Food was hot well presented and three of us were served together.Authentic French cuisine especially dessert which we watched being prepared,all the dishes are beautifully presented .It is wonderful to find...More

Thank Rosemary R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely as always! Great value for money and good service. They seem to get busier and busier. Great desserts also!

Thank Bradley M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had our first meal there Saturday night & it was absolutely fantastic! We had Camembert & Pate for starters which was gorgeous followed by Fillet Steak which was just amazing! Perfectly cooked,piping hot & the flavours were so delicious! Probably one of the best Steaks...More

1  Thank MARTIN110859
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic authentic French restaurant. I went for my friends pre wedding hen dinner and it was brilliant had a really great night, food was lovely, would definitely recommend 👍

2  Thank lyndseybooboo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bustly cafe with a great atmosphere and good food. A lovely place to meet friends for a glass of wine and lunch in the centre of Maidtsone.

1  Thank NigelWhittaker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have just attended a gin tasting evening and it was brilliant. We sampled 10 tins accompanied by various tonics. Details of the gins was given. Several delicious cheeses were available together with biscuits and bread. A great evening and we came away with a much...More

1  Thank Richard R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and i popped in for lunch as we wanted something different, the atmosphere was nice, the decor quirky and the food lovely. When you first look at the menu you could think that it is a bit pricey but when you see the...More

1  Thank Tony C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had waited since December to finally get to Frederic’s partly because it is very busy and partly due to our own unforeseen commitments. It is necessary to book several weeks in advance or take a chance on a table becoming free. If you have...More

3  Thank smithsatweavering
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always amazing food, very friendly people. Have been coming here since they opened and won't eat / drink anywhere else. As an independent trader, they are worth supporting as they really have upped the game of eateries and restaurants in Maidstone .

1  Thank Kirsty S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went here for dinner with some friends. I had smoke salmon on toast as a starter, which was the best I’ve ever had. Just after the starter, a live acoustic musician called Fred Clark started playing. This was great as it added to the...More

1  Thank Alex_Merlin
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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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