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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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Open Now
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Hours
French, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Market Buildings, Maidstone ME14 1HP, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The menu changes regularly and I struggled to choose between six different gorgeous sounding starters, eventually settling on the sauteed wild mushrooms. My main course was lamb shank with red cabbage and dessert was a delicious salted caramel eclair. We then all shared cheese and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank SteMar247
Reviewed 2 days ago

We booked a table before Christmas for four on 19th Jan and unfortunately we were sat close to the door. It was extremely drafty. We asked to move tables but were told none were available. The food was good, I ordered muscles which were delicious....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Jacqueline G
Reviewed 5 days ago

We loved the smaller version, was more personal and service and food I feel was better. Still difficult to get a table and they are so close together not an ideal couples place now. On positive note the gin and cheese area is worth a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Maria C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been here before for breakfast and this particular visit was for an early lunch with my husband. Portions are very very generous! The sea bass was delicious and will definately have it again when I'm back. The service is not the quickest but attentive...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank ECastroC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dine here regularly. Sometimes for a full meal and sometimes for wine and the cheese board. There is always a good atmosphere and the service is generally very good. We've determined it's a good idea to make sure the owner is on site to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank marksN555ZB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited during the busy period leading up to Christmas, expected that service wpuld be slow, but nothing of the sort. Food and drinks service was second to none. Great French food at very good price. Will book again as soon as they have space.. always...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank king_Shoreham
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited this place twice now and been disappointed both times. I have heard people rave about Frederics, but the service is dour, slow and poor. The food is at best average. The staff avoid looking at anyone for fear they might have to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Kent_chap
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Believe me, we wanted to like this restaurant and, to be fair, the food was French rustic and excellent. However, our entrance was faced with three or four staff members moving away from us and one man ambling towards us who showed us to a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Alan B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly staff, efficient service, great food, value for money. Excellent choice of wines and cheeses. Would thoroughly recommend.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank knightchef50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I usually stay in NYE, this year we saw that our favourite restaurant was open, therefore we booked. There was a set menu for £45 per person, this included fizz on arrival and at midnight. Menu: AMUSE BOUCHE Crispy Pork Belly &...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank BettyKent
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Questions & Answers
January 7, 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.
December 8, 2017|
Response from leldebs09 |
What menu is on new years eve
October 4, 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$6 - 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, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, 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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