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Frederic Cafe Bistro

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Market Buildings, Maidstone ME14 1HP, England
+44 1622 297414
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Today
09:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
Wed - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Snodland, Kent
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This little bistro is always full; a sure sign of it's success. Food is freshly prepared and absolutely delicious. We all wished we could have shared each other's choices!! Tucked away under the colonnaded pathway of Market Buildings, it is centrally in town. Success proves as they're extending into the adjacent premises. I hope it doesn't lose it's individuality. The... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely lunch with my friend. Gluten free bread meant all on the lunch menu was achievable. Not quite the same ambience as usual as in the middle of a big extension but it will come I'm sure. Can never fault this place. Love it.

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Thank madjane34
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good varied menu. Pleasant staff. Good ambience. Not cheap but Value for money have booked for a party of 14 in February.

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Thank Richard W
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited as a party of six for a birthday celebration. The expanded premises offers an excellent yet cosy experience. Food was top class and wines were great too. We shall return.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a very pleasant place to have lunch with good friends . Service was excellent, food was excellent, staff friendly and attentive but not over the top allowing us to enjoy our meal and chat without being interrupted . We actually sat here for nearly 3 hours and not once did we feel they wanted us to move on .... More 

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London
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238 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant now is bigger lost a bit the unique decoration last time I was there for a Xmas party I wasn't please they gave us a place with full of boxes and mess... the chair were really uncomfortable, my food had some hair...I know the girl serving the tables were busy but she wasn't very apologetic. Always I enjoy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There were ten of us for our evening meal .Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals . The food is always a cut above normal high street chains. The service is always good and the ambiance great . Frederics gets a ten out of ten.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Four of us had a meal to celebrate a birthday. We all agreed the food was delicious and of a very high quality. It's only a little place so book in advance but when you're in the atmosphere is bustling and very enjoyable. Will visit again.

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Food as good as ever . The new extension in the restaurant is great. Lots of room between the tables .

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Took some friends for a 84 birthday lunch. Visited this restaurant many times, indeed had our 60th wedding anniversary here, so I was surprised to receive my Lamb Chop cassoulet with a steak knife. I realised when I tackled the meat....tough! The chop had been grilled and then laid on the cassoulet and not cooked WITH the cassoulet. I mentioned... More 

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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$ 24
Cuisine
French, Cafe, European
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, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Cheap Eats
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?