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Café Rouge - Maidstone

42-44 Earl Street, Maidstone, ME14 1PS +44 1622279011

((((* French
Main course: £12
Food spend: £30

Had a lovely mid-week meal. No specials on offer but excellent good off the menu. Great service.

Shoba Lakin 02 March 2017
from Maidstone

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Cafe Rouge Maidstone brings authentic French favourites to the picturesque town centre. Much-loved for its continental cuisine, Café Rouge has been a firm family favourite since 1989.

As part of the nationwide group of Café Rouge restaurants, this branch offers classic French dishes such as confit duck, beef bourguignon, steak frites and mussels. Smaller dishes also offer for a lighter bite. Particularly good value for money are the set menus for lunch and dinner (available most days). To accompany the food there is also a good range of French wines, many from less well known producers.

In true French style, breakfast is an important meal at Café Rouge Maidstone. With croissants, pain au chocolat, omelettes and croques, as well as hot chocolate, tea and all types of coffees, it makes a great start to the day.

A cosy setting filled with brasserie-style furnishings and elaborate French artwork, Café Rouge restaurant is 8 minutes’ walk from Maidstone East Rail Station.

Café Rouge - Maidstone

42-44 Earl Street, Maidstone, ME14 1PS

Contact +44 1622769928
Reservations +44 1622279011

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Customer reviews for Café Rouge - Maidstone

4.2 ((((* (based on 32 reviews)
84% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (23)
  • lunch (19)
  • romantic (8)
  • child friendly (7)
  • value (7)
  • private dining (6)
  • afternoon tea (4)
  • breakfast (4)
  • business (4)
  • entertainment (4)
  • large parties (3)
  • trendy (3)
  • (**** 27 March 2017 by Sue Barritt from Maidstone

    Not good. To much to detail.Only three other tables present and they all complained.Waitress was lovely but our drinks never arrived even though they weren't busy .

  • ((((( 2 March 2017 by Shoba Lakin from Maidstone

    Had a lovely mid-week meal. No specials on offer but excellent good off the menu. Great service.

  • ((((( 9 February 2017 by Monica Hills from Sittingbourne

    As ever the staff was lovely and I enjoyed the food

  • ((((* 31 January 2017 by Samuel Parsons from maidstone

    great restaurant with good food, service was a little slow but they also didn't hover over you trying to rush you either so beggars cannot be choosers.

  • (((** 31 January 2017 by Rosie Glen from Maidstone

    This was not our first visit to Cafe Rouge but unfortunately the speed of service has not improved. When we arrived there were only 4 people in the restaurant but we had to wait 15 minutes for a bottle of sparkiling water and a lime+soda. We lunched in the restaurant before going to the cinema and eventually asked for coffee and the bill when we ordered dessert to ensure we got to the film on time. The fishcake was bigger than expected. It was tasty but nothing special. Skinned tomatoes in the salad made a nice change. The goats cheese and beetroot tarte was very tasty. We might eat here again but not with the intention of doing something afterwards.

  • (((** 9 September 2016 by Will from Maidstone

    Great starter and good service but dull after that. Over priced.

  • ((((* 5 September 2016 by Derek Parkhouse from Maidstone

    The sea bass and the haddock main courses were excellent, but the desserts were not great. The Eaton Mess, nothing like it should be and the crepe in a basket? again not a crepe! Suggest the chef goes back to the recipe book for these.

  • ((((( 27 August 2016 by Jeff j Sexton from Maidstone

    No comment

  • ((((* 5 June 2016 by Sue Green from Maidstone

    The food was lovely as usual, however my Sons steak was a little over done. The Waiter is polite and helpful. sometimes waited a little to long for food but was busy.

  • ((((* 10 April 2016 by TL Sales from Maidstone

    Was a lovely restaurant and we had lovely, well cooked and presented food. Even as a party of 6 it all came out together and all nice and warm still.

    I did find that the other half of the restaurant seemed to have nicer features/decor and more ambiance with the type of lighting etc but it wasn't anything to put us off our evening.

    Friendly staff too.

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