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“fantastic” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Frederic Cafe Bistro

Frederic Cafe Bistro
Ranked #2 of 307 Restaurants in Maidstone
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$25
Cuisines: French, Cafe, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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
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136 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
“fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

My partner and I went to Cafe Frederic last night for their monthly music evening. This is the second time that we have attended this evening and on both times the evening has been excellent. The cafe itself is simple but delightful, always busy and the food is top notch French cuisine that is reasonably priced and on the monthly music evening, which is held on a wednesday, the ambience is great.
A great night out, highly recommended

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Alan M
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English first
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent lunches”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

Been in several times with my mum Monday lunchtimes! Lovely attentive staff! Good quality food, very well presented and no skimping on portions! A little piece of France! Looking forward to visiting for an evening meal!! Such a refreshing change to the norm! Please continue with the high standard!

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1 Thank Debbie P
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Limerick, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A great evening!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

Top class! Probably the best breast of duck that I ever enjoyed, my 3 dining companions all enjoyed their food as well, coupled with great service made for an excellent evening.

Visited July 2014
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Thank Brendan B
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Romantic atmosphere, great food, great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

I've not eaten in all of the restaurants in Maidstone, but out of those I have, this is by far the best. I went for the first time last night to celebrate my birthday with my wife and it surpassed expectations. The atmosphere in this small but definitely not cramped bistro was really special - romantic, intimate, relaxed. The food was really great (the photos on this site don't do justice) and the service was friendly and attentive - just right!
I love these independent places and Maidstone has been crying out for another one. This is a great addition. I will definitely be going again.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Nick M
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“What a Find !!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

Tucked away just behind the 'Hazlet theatre ' in the town centre of Maidstones Corn Exchange ,you'll find this traditional French Restaurant serving some of the most delectable menus .Our visit on a midweek lunchtime just before twelve, to sample the specials menu was good timing as the place filled up very quickly .A very comprehensive selection was wittled down to the Rabbit dish for me & an Omelet for my Wife.My dish was deboned Rabbit in a mustard,garlic & wine sauce ,served with fresh veg' & sauted new potatoes.A plate of fresh baguette for sauce mopping is a must !! What a supurb meal ..My Wifes innocent looking omelette was a total success .Made with three eggs & stuffed full of green beans ,onions blue cheese & tomato.Served with real French fries ,has the accolade of being the BEST EVER omelette .A very comprehensive selection of wines & beers are available ,along with a real coffee machine .You really could be in a traditional French village Bistro ,such is the atmosphere .Can't wait to go back !!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank peter w
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