Rabot 1745

4.6
2134 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
Mirroring the spirit of our Saint Lucian sister-restaurant, guests enter a hushed space, with reclaimed wooden furniture, low-wattage ambience and a rustic iron bar, all of which open onto a terrace overlooking one of the capital’s most eclectic marketplaces.

On the menu: a unique blend of Anglo-Saint-Lucian cuisine; contemporary dishes influenced by the West Indies and Britain, with roasted cacao beans used as a subtle savoury spice and garnish – just as they had been in the centuries before chocolate was invented – as well as the rich, deep heart of desserts.

As part of our ongoing efforts to create a serene and safe dining experience for our guests, we’ve embraced another echelon of safety standards for our restaurant:

For more information please visit https://www.hotelchocolat.com/uk/restaurants/rabot-1745.html

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2134 people are saying
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Hector
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Actually very good. Not cheap but worth it. Good service. Brunch is excellent.

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SuzyQ
London
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Seated at table promptly. Waitress a little abrupt but polite. Starter was good. Waited 20 minutes for main course which arrives luke warm. sauce had skin on, no vegetables on plate as advertised on menu. Table next to us received their fodd well before ours. Due to high price and renowed name it was a very expensive and disappointing meal.

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Yummymummy
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn't have asked for more, attentive staff, delicious food and comfortable atmosphere!!

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous - again!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall2food3service4ambience1

We were sat outside for Sunday lunch and the noise of a cleaning of Borough Market made its very difficult to hear

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PhilB
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food at a reasonable price, as a treat for the family. When booked, we had to go for the outside area, but the place was only 1/3 full when we went.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our water upstairs on the outside balcony was excellent

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RobertF
London
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Service was great from Olivia and food had slight chocolate or cocoa taste nothing too powerful.

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CharlotteC
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall2food1service3ambience4

We ordered the beef and the burger - both were overcooked and dry. One of our servers was abrupt and unfriendly. The atmosphere was lovely however, and the décor is fabulous. We did have an extremely wobbly table, which was a surprise considering the price of the menu. We had a fairly enjoyable experience, but the food was a let down.

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vipAnon
London
40 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and cocktails are wonderful. Prices about what you'd expect for the centre of London. Quiet and uncrowded.

Rabot 1745
Responded on January 7, 2022

Hello Thank you so much for the kind words. We’re very happy to hear that you enjoy your cocktails and that you had a great experience with us! Chante @ Rabot London

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RaffyJ
Essex
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as always! And the lady who served us yesterday was so lovely. I hope she has a beautiful Christmas this year :)

Rabot 1745
Responded on January 7, 2022

Hello Raffy J Thank you for your lovely review. We’re very happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit at Rabot 1745. We hope to see you again !

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Tee4Curly
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Lovely afternoon lunch, shame they close at 5pm on a Sunday. Staff very attentive and polite, food was lovely as usual.

Rabot 1745
Responded on January 7, 2022

Hello Tee4Curly Thank you for your lovely review. We’re very happy to hear that you enjoyed your afternoon lunch at Rabot 1745. We hope to see you again soon !

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vipAdriana
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience2

Was looking forward to this for my bday as I do love chocolate and I guess I was expecting something totally different. It started with a dirty wobbly table. Ended up only ordering only a starter because the food really didn't look too appetising and the desserts sounded like not much special / more interesting - which you would have expected, in a cocoa focused place. Tried the scallops which came with a weird pink looking sauce (not sure if natural or not.. even if it was natural, it just made the plate look like everything was plastic). Not sure how fresh the scallops were as they had a but of a fishy smell and although the dish said seared scallops, they had no sear, were a bit chewy, so ended up eating one of the 3 scallops in the plate. Overpriced, overhyped, disappointing.

Rabot 1745
Responded on January 7, 2022

Hello Adriana, Thank you for your review. We continuously work to create good experiences for our guests and we’re sorry to hear that we missed the mark here. Your feedback is important to us , and we have been trying to contact you but we haven't been successful. Please kindly email back when will be the suitable time to contact you. Chante @ Rabot London

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NBoo
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We has a lovely calm experience. The women working there was very friendly. Our food was delicious and very reasonably priced. Particularly enjoyed the espresso martini after walking around the market with a grumpy teenager.

Rabot 1745
Responded on January 7, 2022

Hello NBoo Thank you for your lovely review. We’re very happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit at Rabot 1745 especially our expresso martini . We hope to see you again soon !

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AmyT
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Not a chocolate lover, but the use of cacao was subtle and well done across all of the dishes.

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IanS
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Food was excellent, service was poor, restaurant was incredibly quiet for this time of year and staff still couldn’t be bothered to make any effort, made to feel unwelcome, luckily the food made up for it

Rabot 1745
Responded on January 7, 2022

Hello Ian, Thank you for your review. We continuously work to create good experiences for our guests and we’re sorry to hear that we missed the mark here. Your feedback is important to us , please kindly email in when will be the suitable time to contact you.

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1998
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food and drink was lovely with great service. Restraint had quite relaxed atmosphere which we liked.
One improvement would be the quality of the venue itself.

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HannahK
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

I had booked an afternoon tea for my sisters birthday (mentioned it was a special occasion). I was told over the phone it was booked for 1pm so we planned our day around that. I received an email the day before advising it was booked for 12.30. Fine. Change plans. When we got there, we were seated in an empty restaurant in a dusty dirty corner and were served our prosecco. 10 minutes later we were told afternoon tea wasn’t served until 1 so we’d have to wait but they’d told the chef we were there so he might be able to do it earlier. Why move my booking? The waitress brought out our tea, put it on the table and left. No explanation of what was what, just couldn’t care less. Zero mention of the special occasion I’d booked for. We didn’t finish our tea because it wasn’t that appealing, the melted chocolate for the scones was split and half butter and the clotted cream was over churned to the point it was butter. I was really let down by it and we weren’t checked back on when we had our food. The staff were all too interested in having a chat with each other and when I wanted the waitresses attention, she was playing with her nails. The cocktail I ordered was severely lacking in chocolate. All in all a very disappointing and lack lustre experience. Sad to think that this is what Hotel Chocolat has to showcase

Rabot 1745
Responded on January 7, 2022

Hello Hannah, Thank you for your review. We continuously work to create good experiences for our guests and we’re sorry to hear that we missed the mark here. Your feedback is important to us , and we have been trying to contact you but we haven't been successful. Please kindly email back when will be the suitable time to contact you. Chante @ Rabot London

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SallyG
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though covid cancellations were high, we kept our booking and had a wonderful time. Food as always was lovely, service was impeccable. Love this restaurant

Rabot 1745
Responded on January 7, 2022

Hello SallyG Thank you for your lovely review. We’re very happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit at Rabot 1745 especially with the current circumstances . We strive to ensure all our guests feel welcomed. We hope to see you again soon !

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GillianH
London
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual we had a lovely lunch,the food was excellent and the service was friendly but not overbearing. We chose from the Christmas menu which included a glass of Prosecco.

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GregE
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, beautiful food, lovely attentive service - all and all one of the best hidden gems of borough market.

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Arge
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious, Christmas Menu is definitely something to look at during the visit at this time. Friendly staffs and great ambiance. They even have miniature Christmas tree on the table as well as other Christmas decorations that is perfect for the season.

Rabot 1745
Responded on January 7, 2022

Hello Arge Thank you for your lovely review. We strive for an excellent service and a fabulous dining experience especially at Christmas for all our guests. We’re very happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit at Rabot 1745. We hope to see you again soon !

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vipJennyM
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great to have outdoor space for dinner. Delicious food.

Rabot 1745
Responded on January 7, 2022

Hello JennyM Thank you for your lovely review. We strive for an excellent service and a fabulous dining experience for all our guests. We’re very happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit on our lovely heated terrace at Rabot 1745. We hope to see you again soon !

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Curly
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Visited with a friend for a pre Christmas get together. It was lovely. Food, drink excellent. Staff attentive without being intrusive. Definitely recommend.

Rabot 1745
Responded on January 7, 2022

Hello Curly Thank you for your lovely review. We strive for an excellent service and a fabulous dining experience especially at Christmas for all our guests. We’re very happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit at Rabot 1745. We hope to see you again soon !

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really Great meal and fab staff. Nice Sunday lunch.

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Girlies
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Not the place for Sunday lunch have had a lot better food on other days.

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DominicC
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was exceptional, unlike anything I've ever had before. I will definitely be visiting again in the future.

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Laura
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful. Staff were lovely & food was amazing.

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Waylo
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Both my daughter and I had the Mac and Cheese…….quite bland and needs to be more cheesy. Over priced for what it is. Ambience - I was searching for it all night. Deserts where very good but again slightly overpriced

Rabot 1745
Responded on January 7, 2022

“Hello Waylo, Thank you for your lovely review. We appreciate every feedback that we receive. At Rabot we source the highest quality of ingredients for our menu . We hope you can give us another try ! We hope to see you again soon.

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Hannah
London
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Christmas Menu was excellent and very good value.

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Marty
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and serving staff were attentive plus smartly dressed

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Adam
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the visit was fantastic. We started by chosing to sit outside, and after getting cold they happily moved us inside. The cocktails were excellently made, the wine (Hotel Chocolat red of course!) was fantastic, all the food was very well cooked and the waiting staff were second to none - polite, attentive and knowledgable.

Rabot 1745
Responded on January 7, 2022

Hello Adam, Thank you for your lovely review. We strive for an excellent service and a fabulous dining experience for all our guests. We’re very happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit at Rabot 1745. We hope to see you again soon !

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AlanW
London
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent - cannot fault food and service. Look forward to next visit.

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Gazza
Liverpool
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back at Rabot 1745 in two years and it did not disappoint. Excellent service and great quality food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Nice setting, warm and lovely views, friendly staff although a bit too pestering. Ordered the aubergine curry which I dislike, however excellent burger and chips

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Juvi
London
26 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

While I love the food and drinks here, as they have a very varied menu, I do wish they had been more forthcoming with the Christmas menu. I would have loved to try it, and didn't realize it existed until I had already placed my order.

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Hannah
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved the menu, who'd have thought chocolate would work in so many dishes. I'd recommend the hake. As for the puddings....... the sticky toffee was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my friend are massive chocoholics and love hotel chocolat fans so naturally when we heard about the restaurant we had try it and we were definitely not disappointed the food was exquisite and we can’t wait to go back

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AmyB
London
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Just beautiful food with such flavour combinations. We’ve never had anything so tasty. Lovely and quiet even on a Saturday. Very quick delivery of meals to the table.

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AnneC
London
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great restaurant with a great menu and the staff were really friendly and helpful. The food was amazing and we really enjoyed it.

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Rabot 1745 is rated 4.6 stars by 2134 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.