Café Rouge - Maidstone

(38 Reviews)
42-44 Earl Street, Maidstone, South East England, ME14 1PS


Main course: £12
Food spend: £30

Restaurant description

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.

Customer reviews for Café Rouge - Maidstone
(based on 38 reviews)

of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (5)
  • al fresco (1)
  • breakfast (4)
  • business (5)
  • child friendly (8)
  • dinner (28)
  • entertainment (4)
  • large parties (4)
  • lunch (23)
  • luxury (2)
  • private dining (8)
  • romantic (11)
  • trendy (5)
  • value (8)
  • By Jemma W from Maidstone
    30 October 2019

    First time my partner and I dined here, and wow was it a treat! Beautiful food, great cocktails and wonderful staff! Our waitress was lovely. So helpful, she helped us to decide what to eat! And her recommendations were spot on! Definitely recommend this place, 100% Thank you, Matt and Jem xxx

  • By Lisa P from Maidstone
    20 September 2019

    I thought the meal was just okay. The bap was burnt and burger overdone.

  • By Andrea M from Maidstone Kent
    20 February 2019

    Food was lovely but small portions

  • By Christine W from Maidstone
    20 February 2019

    Good service, excellent meal. would recommend.

  • By Alan T from Maidstone
    28 March 2018

    Had better meals

  • By Celia B from kent
    27 January 2018

    The restaurant is very pretty, classy looking & very clean. It was easy to book, the staff were very friendly & accommodating & the food was absolutely delicious!

  • By Sue B from Maidstone
    22 March 2017

    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 .

  • By Shoba L from Maidstone
    1 March 2017

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

  • By Monica H from Sittingbourne
    8 February 2017

    As ever the staff was lovely and I enjoyed the food

  • By Rosie G from Maidstone
    30 January 2017

    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.

Restaurant Location Map
Café Rouge - Maidstone
42-44 Earl Street, Maidstone, South East England, ME14 1PS

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