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Frederic Cafe Bistro

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Market Buildings, Maidstone ME14 1HP, England
+44 1622 297414
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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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Prompt service, delicious food, attractive surroundings and a great atmosphere. My first visit to this restaurant and hope to re-visit when next in the area.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved Frederics before, but the new wine and cheese bar is genius. No reservation, just walked in early on a Friday evening. Extensive pre-priced wine list plus racks and racks to choose from. Corkage payable on bottles under £30 from the racks. Other drinks and cocktails available plus an extensive Gin selection. For food, they offer strong cheese board, mild... More 

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Thank fussyrobson
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Couldn't get a table for 2 anywhere in Maidstone Friday night, walked past this place and thought we'd give it try. Typical French decor (ie... none) but food was lovely, I just had a few starters baked camenbert, pate and mussels and partner had the beef bourguignon. Everything was lovely and what you would expect from a French restaurant. They... More 

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Thank Lily W
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

what a great restaurant/ bistro.great atmosphere, the staff where great & friendly but most of all the food was the best. all combined me & my wife would say the best place to eat & enjoy the occasion 10/10 great value for money . would 100% be going back & recommending our friends & family. best night in a long... More 

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Thank agilham2017
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a below par visit on Valentines night we were both keen to re-visit our favourite bistro. We ate in the evening twice in March and everything was 1st Class an more. The new Cheese and Wine area is stunning. Great to see Ulrich back in the kitchen and the staff were most attentive. See you next week !!

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Thank peter l
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The bistro has recently expanded into the property next door so what was a cosy and atmospheric place for food is a bit sparse and quiet now as they grow into the new space. Hopefully it's just growing pains. The food is always lovely and for a reasonable price. The breakfasts are quite heavy and there isn't much variety in... More 

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Thank VictoriaJEP
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this place, the food is great, the staff are friendly and the atmosphere fantastic. Can't wait to come back again

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Thank 7PaulaW
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Frederics has expanded and is now twice as big as it was at my last visit. The cuisine is French, the meal is reasonably priced the wine is excellent and now that it has more room it is a much pleasanter place to eat. I started with an excellent Gravadlax Salmon, Crab & Crevette Salad with Lemon & Dill which... More 

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Thank John N
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tried to book here on a Saturday night recently but booked out for weeks. Took a chance on Wednesday and managed to get a table although it was surprisingly busy. There is a really nice ambience and the menu offered plenty of choice. I always like to see a specials list which there wasn't but maybe there is at the... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took my partner for a late lunch at Fredrick cafe one Saturday in February. Great setting , just recently extended and refurbished , relaxed atmosphere with friendly efficient service and good quality food and drinks . A refreshing change from your run of the mill high street chain restaurant, with the added bonus of a new wine and cheese bar... 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
USD 6 - USD 25
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
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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?