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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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Kent, England, U.K.
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72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016

They don't need another review - always busy - but the whole experience demands comment. If you like French bistros, this place does it all brilliantly, but in English. After a two-hour lunch for four costing just over £20 per head, we were a little culture-shocked to find ourselves in Maidstone: remember they drive on the left over here .... More 

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1 Thank ColinCats
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2016

This is the second time for us ladies, usually only four of us. Between us we have had the Beef Bourguignon, Sea Bass, Lemon Sole, the Lamb. We love the desserts especially the Prune Almanac Tart., in fact all of the tarts are delicious. There is a good selection of wines reasonably priced followed by coffees. Cost is generally around... More 

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1 Thank MojaySnodland_Kent
Rochester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Couldn't thought this restaurant, tasty french food on the menu, good service, good prices, nice quality tfood

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1 Thank stephenp27
Isle of Sheppey, United Kingdom
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175 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Had dinner here last night and as ever had an awesome meal, pan fried foie gras and crayfish and advocardo starters, garlic chicken and lamb rump mains washed down with superb wine and finished with coffee and cognac superb! Waitress and service as ever excellent. Among all the dreary chain restaurants in town this little gem just keeps on shinning.... More 

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1 Thank humpty258
England
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

The Bistro had received various good reviews and as it is very difficult to eat out well in Maidstone we had high hopes. Lovely atmosphere and very welcoming staff. We were unsure which red wine to select and were offered a taster glass which was very considerate. Extremely disappointed by the Sancerre; otherwise the wines were good. Rabbit with mustard... More 

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2 Thank HugoEngland
Bearsted, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

A lovely small French theme restaurant in the heart of Maidstone with a nice menu and good service. Reasonably priced.

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Thank Jilly D
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Had a lovely meal here with friends. Food was first class . Service was outstanding. Best restaurant in Maidstone .

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Thank William090262
Kent, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Had lunch here and was very impressed,cooked to perfection and very tasty.Will defiantly return soon !!!!!!!

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Thank kwavs
UK
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Four of us visited Frederic's at 6pm meal on Wednesday 16 March and, let's not beat around the bush, it was absolutely outstanding. We're all foodies and travel far and wide to eat out but had no idea such a gem was on our doorstep. Frederic's was better than places we've been to with Michelin stars. Delicious food and the... More 

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1 Thank JamesReckons
kent
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166 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2016

thought we would eat out and chose Frederics as we had hard it was good. It was indeed excellent,food was as good as any top London restaurant,plates hot, food hot and was very well seasoned,cooked to perfection as we had ordered! Staff very friendly, but a tiny criticism ..... the young lady helping to serve should have had her hair... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
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?