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42-44 Earl Street, Maidstone ME14 1PS, England
01622 769928
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Ranked #70 of 225 Restaurants in Maidstone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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
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English first
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Eaten here with the wife twice & always enjoyed the food, pretty large restaurant once you get inside, food of a good standard & will definitely come here again

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London, United Kingdom
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146 reviews 146 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Although they are a chain Café Rouge have some interesting venues. I speak as I find, and I went to the Maidstone version on Thursday night. It was busy, but the staff were attentive and the foo was too the standard one would expect .I enjoyed my meal as did my friends, however this is not a cheap place to... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Food was disappointingly poor. Service was okay. For a real bistro experience head to Frederics across the road

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

After a little early Christmas shopping we took an early lunch at Cafe Rouge. The surroundings and ambience were just right with our first "festive" experience and after being shown to our table by the window we ordered a well earned beer accompanied by a delicious chicken baguette with hot skinny fries. All in all a perfect lunchtime treat.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

we had the steak and salt. Very tasty and cooked nicely. we shared a crape, with banana, chocolate sauce. It was a pity I could not order pint of orange Juice and Leonard.

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West Malling, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

First time in the Maidstone Cafe Rouge, will certainly go back to this Restaurant. The food, service and atmosphere was very good, well done Cafe Rouge Maidstone.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We had breakfast here twice in September. The first time was great. The second time was awful. The quality was awful. I wrote a letter of complaint, but didn't get a very positive response.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Make no mistake, with Café Rouge you eat in a restaurant chain masquerading as a typical French bistro -they can be found in almost every town in the UK . We had some French visitors over to see us recently and on the last night of their visit they kindly offered to take us out to dinner. Not wishing to... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Decided to eat here before watching Mark Steele in the Hazlitt Theatre. Had downloaded 25% off voucher. Just as well because quality of food does not match full price. My confit duck was ok but my dining companion's boeuf bourgignan had very little beef and was just a lump of mediocre mash swimming in a bowl of gravy, a few... More 

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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214 reviews 214 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Went to this Restaurant earlier this year, and was not that impressed overall, but returned again today, and was much more impressed, with the food, which should be of a consistent quality, but also, with the excellent service, we got being served by Kasia, who should be complimented, on her people service skills. The food this time was spot on,... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Rouge

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

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