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“FRENCH FANCY”

Cafe Rouge - Maidstone
Ranked #96 of 309 Restaurants in Maidstone
Cuisines: French, European
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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.
Kent
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“FRENCH FANCY”
Reviewed April 10, 2014

a very nice typcal french place . will always have special offers too. if you are registered on their mailing list. had christmas meal there and it was magic.... definitely will recommend if you fancy a little bit of French food, with a twist......

  • Visited April 2014
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English first
Ashford, Kent
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25 reviews
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“Yummy lunch”
Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

Popped in for lunch while shopping in Maidstone. What a treat!!! The waiter who served us was good fun... A great start!
We have items from the Plat Rapide menu...and very nice too. My friend loves calamari so that was a perfect starter for her. She said it was delicious. I had soupe de cresson... Really tasty!!

For mains, my friend ordered the warm chicken salad... Which was not at all as we expected...not a lettuce leaf in sight!! It looked beautiful and my friend loved it. Being a veggie, I had the girasole... Beautifully cooked pasta sunflowers with asparagus, peas cheese and lemon butter sauce! Delicious!!

A lovely lunch...and we were absolutely stuffed!!! Worth a visit for sure!

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Woking, England, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Convenient city centre restaurant”
Reviewed April 6, 2014

Evening meal with friend. The budget fixed price menu is good value. Ambience was ok, restaurant seems to have had a recent makeover and with lots of nooks and crannies good for a quiet chat. Service was slow and staff could be more attentive, some we are bit to laid back. Food was good and overall good value.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank AmyS383
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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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“A beautiful place”
Reviewed March 22, 2014

For a busy Friday night, we were surprised to be served within 5 minutes although we did only decide on having starters. This Cafe Rouge offers some very nice additional seating arrangements in the form of booths kitted out with comfortable quality red leather. When you step through the entrance into the establishment you get a potent feeling of having walked into a classic Parisian Cafe crossed with a fifties American diner. It has old framed posters, mirrors and paintings decorating the walls in a warmly themed colour palette. There's a lot to look at.

We ordered "Champignons a l'ail" (sautéed chestnut mushrooms in cèpe & garlic cream sauce on toasted rye). This was presented a lot better in a different Cafe Rouge but the brilliant taste was still evident. The staff were friendly, quick and attentive. I was able to telephone book (via Maidstone's normal local rate number) at the last minute and reserve one of the best tables despite the rush of activity and custom. Very impressed.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Seth H
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Chatham, United Kingdom
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“Date night”
Reviewed January 30, 2014

My wife and I visited this restaurant on a rainy Thursday night in January. It was a rare 'Date Night' away from our 2 young teenagers and we thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. The food was superb and our server, Jason, was very pleasant, sociable and attentive throughout. The bill was cushioned by the 33% off through moneysavingexpert.com and we would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Paul J
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