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“Delicious”

Cafe Rouge - Maidstone
Ranked #96 of 309 Restaurants in Maidstone
Cuisines: French, European
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Situated a short walk away from the River Medway, Café Rouge Maidstone serves a delicious menu of French food all day long. Drop by for a coffee and croissant, baguette, salad, steak and much more. The uniquely designed Maidstone Museum - Maidstone's most popular tourist attraction - is located nearby.
Isle of Sheppey, United Kingdom
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175 reviews
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“Delicious”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

Went here on Sunday evening was about half 9 so was very quite. The food here tonight was simply stunning, I have said it before about cafe rouge but I shall say it again, I know it is a chain resturant but the food is fantastic and much better than some served in more exclusive resturants that I have eaten in, as is the servic. I had trout salad with warm potato salad with lemon creme fraiche my girlfriend had the warmed goat cheese salad both were delicious with this we had a bread box. For mains we both opted for the duck confit with cherry liquor sauce, snow peas and douphinoise potatoes which was stunning we had a bottle of house wine and that too was lovely.

Well done to all :)

  • Visited August 2013
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English first
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Average”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

Was looking forward to this when I heard CR was opening. Unfortunately, even in this day and age, chain restaurants serving ready made food still can't lift the standard above average. Sauces are either so sticky and artificial tasting (plum sauce on confit duck) or so bland and under seasoned (beef bourgignon) that I ended up adding quite a lot of DIY seasoning and a third of my glass of red to make it taste anything close to authentic. The service is actually very pleasant, and the decor is fairly convincing, all of which just makes it a little more frustrating that the food misses the mark on almost every level. Can't blame the chefs, they're just serving fairly overpriced ready meals. You have to try it once to know, but just take it from someone who has...

  • Visited June 2013
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East Malling, kent, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“fab”
Reviewed June 20, 2013

the lunch menu was beautiful and tasty full of flavour , nice atmosphere , very friendly staff , good place for foodies , will deffo be going back again to try the puddings as was to full up last time x

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Sittingbourne
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12 reviews
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“Always good”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

We have eaten at This Cafe Rouge many times at lunch. We've always had good service with polite staff. Food is always good and I like the cozy feel of this particular branch! One warning though, although they can provide you with gluten free options, you are given a menu with every food allergy on and you have to decipher it for yourself! Oh, and the Malbec is good!

  • Visited May 2013
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Isle of Sheppey, United Kingdom
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175 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Great night.”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

I have said this before but you must forget that Cafe Rouge is a chain restaurant and enjoy it for what it is. We visited in May for a meal we had starters, mains, (we had the duck its delicious) side dishes, deserts, all washed down with 2 bottles of wine.. We also received a bottle of Champagne because we were spending over £40 plus was able to use a voucher code so was able to get one main meal for only £2.50!!! Great food, great staff and Service made for a top night :)

  • Visited May 2013
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