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Frederic Cafe Bistro

Market Buildings, Maidstone ME14 1HP, England
+44 1622 297414
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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French, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Market Buildings, Maidstone ME14 1HP, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lovely place! One side a restaurant which I will go back and defo try , the other side a wine bar where they have a fantastic selection of wine and gins and lovely cheese boards - not expensive very good value and great surroundings and...More

1  Thank bubbles50
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a delicious brunch with my best mate at Frederic Cafe. Really friendly staff, service was great and the food was amazing along with a glass of Prosseco what more can you ask for!! They also have cheese and wine evenings so go and...More

1  Thank Debby S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here based on recommendations from friends. I didnt really think i particularly like french food....this place was so so lovely! The decor and ambience is really so lovely and the staff were very accommodating considered we hadnt booked. I ordered a chicken salad which...More

1  Thank hok612
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Frederic last night for a gin tasting, with cheese board. What a lovely evening and a great opportunity to sample many different types of gin. The gentleman was knowledgeable and information and the variety of gins very tasty.

1  Thank Jenny C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been to Frederic for lunch 3 times now, food is good, service friendly and prompt, the setting is very pleasant (we sat outside at all visits) and the prices are reasonable. Would lime to try the dinner menu......but very booked up for weekends, so would...More

1  Thank Elaine B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been a few times before 4 the lunch menu, however my wife and I selected of the main menu. Sea bass outstanding, Hake also outstanding. Yes to add we live a lot of the time in southern Spain, how refreshing 4 me to...More

1  Thank Brian G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, great bistro atmosphere and excellent service. I was reluctant to give a good review because now it will be harder to get a table!

1  Thank Alan B
Reviewed 1 week ago

A little piece of France in Kent, a busy but not overcrowded restaurant. The food was delicious, the service was relaxed but attentive and the atmosphere was comfortable. Would definitely go back, looking forward to trying the cheese and wine bar just opened next door.

1  Thank ColletteRednall
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband I visited for lunch and had a wonderful meal. Excellent service; delicious food and reasonable prices. We'll be visiting again soon.

1  Thank mymums80
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for a Christmas lunch with my team and the food was delicious, freshly cooked and good size portions. The service was fast and the staff were friendly. The Christmas menu had plenty of choice and was reasonably priced, I would definitely go back for...More

1  Thank Emma W
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Questions & Answers
8 May 2017|
Response from Ulric-Frederic | Property representative |
HI, Next Gin Tasting night is 21st June 7pm x
19 April 2017|
Response from Ulric-Frederic | Property representative |
I'm afraid we do not offer a children's menu at present but we are happy to adapt any our dishes to suit younger appetites!
24 February 2017|
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Response from Ulric-Frederic | Property representative |
I'm afraid we are full, we are usually booked up about 3 weeks ahead on weekends - Sorry!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$26
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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Market Buildings, Maidstone ME14 1HP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Maidstone
  • Phone Number: +44 1622 297414
Small independent cafe-bistro serving provincial French "peasant food" - This is not fine dining! Its loud, noisy and rustic.
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