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Frederic Cafe Bistro

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Market Buildings, Maidstone ME14 1HP, England
+44 1622 297414
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
Wed - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Walked in. Waited to be seen to. Ignored. Overhear staff being unprofessional about customers. I left.

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good food, Good service & good menu, but the Bar drinks are a bit expensive. Food is served hot & quickly

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Thank alan w
Ashford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Tried this out on recommendation of a friend. The atmosphere was good, lots of buzz but not intrusive to conversation. The food and wine were absolutely spot on and all for a good price. Will be coming back.

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Thank filfolop
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A first class lunch - great food and well looked after! I'd thoroughly recommend Frederics' for any dining event.

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1 Thank Julian B
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this place. Always consistent with food and service. A pleasure to eat there, never harassed and always allowed to enjoy the dining experience.

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1 Thank Socraties5
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This gem in Maidstone has become the benchmark by which we measure any meal we have in a restaurant. We are unashamed fans. In recent months it has undergone a brave and very successful expansion which has kept all the key elements of quality and service that are central to its offering. The staff are all very welcoming and do... More 

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1 Thank SiMan
Kent, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was really lovley duck salad was absolutely beautiful sole potatoes and veg was lovley to friendly staff great service .

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1 Thank marthales65
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is not the first time I have been and it won't be the last. Since my first visit the bistro has doubled in size. It was more cozy in the early days but you could never get a table. I don't feel the expansion has spoilt the experience. The staff are lovely and the food is 1st class. For... More 

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1 Thank Stephen P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great meal, great service and great wine. Very busy at lunchtime, would recommend booking. Desserts are definitely worth finding room for.

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1 Thank Margaret C
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a big fan of this place for lunch and was a little concerned that when it expanded it'd lose its atmosphere. My worries were unfounded and it is still a great place for lunch and fantastic value. Try the Croque madame or the French ploughmans.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
Cuisine
French, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
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
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
09:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
09:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
09:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Market Buildings, Maidstone ME14 1HP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Maidstone
  • Phone Number: +44 1622 297414
Description
Small independent cafe-bistro serving provincial French "peasant food" - This is not fine dining! Its loud, noisy and rustic.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?