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42-44 Earl Street, Maidstone ME14 1PS, England
01622 769928
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8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: With a combination of delicious food, great wines and a real ambience...
With a combination of delicious food, great wines and a real ambience, Café Rouge has embodied the style and je ne sais quoi of French dining since it opened way back in 1989. Café Rouge Maidstone is just the place to mull over the morning papers with a cafe au lait and a croissant, pop in for a spot of lunch, share a post-work drink or relax over an evening meal. The menu covers a range of French classics from croques and baguettes, ideal for a quick and easy snack, to more substantial fare such as steak frites and boeuf bourguignon. Likewise, the wines are predominately French; many made by lesser known producers, and provide the perfect accompaniment to the food on offer. If it's been a while since you've paid a visit, the team think you'll be surprised by how much you've missed them. No hassle, no rush, no skinny-decaf-double-shot-to-go, just a vibrant atmosphere that moves with your moods throughout the day.
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Visitor rating
  • 56
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pleasant Evening

We visited here last Saturday evening for a family birthday celebration. The restaurant is comfortable and well decorated in the classic Café rouge theme. The staff were friendly, helpful and extremely pleasant, and the food was good. A bit of a wait for the main courses, but having said that it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
LeeStJohn
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

As restaurant was more or less empty ordered drinks and food fairly quick , would have to say we didn't find the staff as welcoming and friendly as many other cafe rouge's we have been to . Drinks and starters came out fine but then for some reason we then waited nearly an hour for mains and throughout the wait... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I do love the restaurant and the staff are always great., however the last couple of times we have sent food back for not being hot. They do sort it out but it would be nice not to have to do this.

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Maidstone, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

One of my favourite places to eat, love the bresse bleu service is very good only ever had cold food once, i have been there alot!

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We visited here last Saturday evening for a family birthday celebration. The restaurant is comfortable and well decorated in the classic Café rouge theme. The staff were friendly, helpful and extremely pleasant, and the food was good. A bit of a wait for the main courses, but having said that it was peak time Saturday evening, we weren't in a... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I came here with my husband, mum and 16 month old daughter. We had a voucher for a free kid's dinner so thought we'd give it a try. We received a friendly welcome and were seated quickly. Our drinks and food were all delivered in good time and the food was delicious. I'd particularly recommend the Goat's cheese and beetroot... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Having booked, when arriving it appeared to be a problem to seat us although the restaurant was almost empty (6pm !!!!!). After being sat down, without even being allowed to take our coats off the waiter was asking do we want drinks, we politely said not yet, then within seconds he was back again asking, asking about drinks and our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Really great atmosphere and good food , great service. Called in with my son who recommended Cafe Rouge. Will go back.

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Rochester, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Having never eaten in Cafe Rouge before for anything other than a quick lunch we thought we would try them for an evening meal. Last weekend we met up with friends for an dinner and was pleasantly surprised. The service is fantastic the waiters are very knowledgable and prompt - but the food was excellent!! Fine dining at it's best.... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Went here for the first time yesterday (Saturday)for lunch with my daughter and will not be visiting again in a hurry. The decor is really nice so was expecting good service and good food. We waited over 20mins before anyone came with a menu and to ask us what we wanted to drink. After ordering the food we waited over... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The good points: Very friendly professional server. Restaurant well decorated and clean. The bad points: The food portions quality and value for money left a lot to be desired. Popped into this place for a quick bite to eat. Was not given the menu rapide option and only noticed this once we had waited for our poulet Bretton and crevettes.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 42-44 Earl Street, Maidstone ME14 1PS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Maidstone
  • Phone Number: 01622 769928

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Description

With a combination of delicious food, great wines and a real ambience, Café Rouge has embodied the style and je ne sais quoi of French dining since it opened way back in 1989. Café Rouge Maidstone is just the place to mull over the morning papers with a cafe au lait and a croissant, pop in for a spot of lunch, share a post-work drink or relax over an evening meal. The menu covers a range of French classics from croques and baguettes, ideal for a quick and easy snack, to more substantial fare such as steak frites and boeuf bourguignon. Likewise, the wines are predominately French; many made by lesser known producers, and provide the perfect accompaniment to the food on offer. If it's been a while since you've paid a visit, the team think you'll be surprised by how much you've missed them. No hassle, no rush, no skinny-decaf-double-shot-to-go, just a vibrant atmosphere that moves with your moods throughout the day.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?