We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Really Great Value and Service”

Frederic Cafe Bistro
Ranked #2 of 311 Restaurants in Maidstone
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$26
Cuisines: French, Cafe, European
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Small independent cafe-bistro serving provincial French "peasant food" - This is not fine dining! Its loud, noisy and rustic.
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Really Great Value and Service”
Reviewed 19 December 2012 via mobile

We have been to Frederics for a couple of great evening meals and today I gave it a go for a business lunch with a client - and yes they did it again, great service and lovely selection of soups, imaginative ploughmans and deserts mmmm..homemade tartes and cakes to die for!

One of the really special features here is the attention to detail from the owner and his lovely wife who really make you feel welcome and add that personal touch to a family run cafe/resto that definitely sets itself apart. Oh and the excellent coffee and huge selection of speciality teas are a must!

Helpful?
2 Thank Muse1984
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

960 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    754
    159
    31
    11
    5
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Beverley, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Rustic charm”
Reviewed 12 December 2012

This French café restaurant opened in November 2012 and offers a certain rustic charm, simply furnished and decorated, although the rather cramped kitchen / counter area has a distinctly unfinished look that does somewhat detract from the overall ambience. Having enjoyed a couple of brief lunchtime visits for coffee and pastries we decided to try their evening menu. Service was friendly, attentive and informative. The wine list is well chosen, with a range from just £12.95. The menu is updated daily and the portions are generous (with hindsight we would have shared a starter!). The quality of the food is excellent, prepared in a simple French style, avoiding the over-elaborate sauce drenched fare sometimes associated with French cooking.
Overall a very pleasant evening and an experience we look forward to repeating in the near future.

  • Visited December 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
2 Thank RHMStirling
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Maidstone, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Finally, somewhere a bit different!”
Reviewed 12 December 2012

Good strong coffee. Amazing choice of fresh baked cakes and pastries. Leisurely but personal service, the so of place where the chef comes out and chats to customers. Will be going back to try the food next !

  • Visited December 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank FamilyFred
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Maidstone, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely welcoming atmosphere and great food”
Reviewed 8 December 2012

I've been to this lovely cafe twice since it opened, the first time with my daughter. We are both vegetarians and didn't really expect there would be an extensive choice. However, we had some gorgeous soup and the chef made a point of coming to our table and saying that if we gave him notice, he would happily cook something vegetarian for us. Can't fault the service and will definitely be regular visitors

  • Visited December 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Jane P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Maidstone, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Lovely food and coffee”
Reviewed 5 December 2012

My husband and I have visited Frederic's since it first opened. We have had superb coffee and really nice breakfasts. Everything is cooked from scratch, delicious and served up on very hot plates. I am fussy about my coffee and it is always made just the way I like it unlike some chains in town who do not want to do what the customer wants! I think that everything is very good value for money. The breakfast is great and we will visit in the New Year to have dinner. It is lovely to have a nice place to go where the service is excellent.

  • Visited November 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank linden048
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Frederic Cafe Bistro also viewed

 
 

Been to Frederic Cafe Bistro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing