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Cafe Rouge

42-44 Earl Street, Maidstone ME14 1PS, England
01622 769928
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Ranked #65 of 215 Restaurants in Maidstone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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English first
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Visited last night, and had a great meal. As usual steaks are superb. We booked for 7.30pm and table was waiting for us. Staff were good and we were not rushed . Will be coming back again.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Café Rouge is a chain so you know what to expect when you book it. The staff in Maidstone are very good at accommodating large groups and dealing with children. The chilli prawns starter and fillet steak main course are particularly good.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I was treating my wife to an , evening meal in this restaurant as a thank you for looking after me before during and after my resent ill health. We had never been there before and was told the food was lovely. We pre booked our table on line and arrived for 7pm we were greeted at the frond desk... More

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3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

It's been a few years since I ate in a Cafe Rouge. They used to be competent, if uninspiring places that didn't hide their corporate soul but delivered edible food at palatable prices. They now seem to have no idea what they are. A hopelessly non-descript set menu that was geographically pan-European enough for me to end up surprised there... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Café Rouge is a good dining experience and we have been to this restaurant several times as well as others in the chain. The menu whilst not varying too much is nevertheless very good with a good choice of starters, mains and desserts. The food was cooked to perfection and well presented. Service excellent by friendly and courteous waitresses who... More

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Maidstone, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

The positives - The Strawberry beer & the fact we didn't pay due to being given gift vouchers. We booked on a Sunday, when we arrived a majority of the staff were sitting around the bar chatting. My partner chose from the set menu - food was basic at best & the dessert was a GU dessert (the foil around... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

My partner and I decided to go to Cafe Rouge for our long awaited dinner date,to which we have left feeling full and more satisfied than expected, the food we ate was fillet steak and frites and it was just divine and too cause of the service made it extra special thanks to (Mollie) our waitress, she was very nice,pleasant... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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172 reviews 172 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Not quite as interesting a building as many Cafe Rouge. However the standard of service and food was as good as ever. They are very consistant. I fancied a filet steak after creamy mushrooms. It was cooked just as I requested and melted in the mouth. My wife was equally happy with her croquettes choice and our merlot and anjou... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The special strawberry beer that they had on offer was really enjoyable, other than that, things were quite average! Bread to start was fine but nothing special. I had the goats cheese tart which I was fairly disappointed with. The case of the tart was incredibly hard and difficult to cut into. The filling was also a bit sickly. My... More

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Kent
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155 reviews 155 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Really good food, especially impressed with the desserts which can be a bit of an afterthought in some restaurants, but are delicious and well-presented here. Service is always friendly too.

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

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