Rabot 1745

4.6
2097 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 2097 people are saying
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GeorgeG
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, service and experience at Rabot 1745. We were so impressed with everything beginning to end. We felt welcomed, looked after and the food and drink was absolutely wonderful. I can't wait to come again!

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ChristianD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly service and staff, one of the best roast dinners we've had, will definitely visit again when we're in that London again ...

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MarkR
London
93 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My goodness, Sunday Lunch at Rabot is absolutely divine! We all had the chicken which was cooked to perfection with such a delicious coating and delightful gravy to match with the fresh garden vegetables. You can't go wrong with the nice selection of chocolate-based desserts - Pear tarlet, deconstructed Black Forest Gateau, Selection of chocolate mousses - all my friends enjoyed each one. Topped off with a really attentive and friendly service.

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vipThecritic
London
84 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Interesting menu, great service and nice atmosphere. The food is well executed and all the cacoa elements are quite subtle.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked to be in the terrace but because the weather was atrocious we were seated inside which was lovely. All members of staff who we encountered while we were having our meal were lovely. We had waited a long time to celebrate when our original booking was 23/3/20 but we incorporated my husbands birthday which was 28/121 and the chef made a special Happy Birthday desert. We would highly recommend

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suzic
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a fantastic evening catching up with old friends accompanied by great food from the festive set menu, accompanied with excellent service

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catwoman1
Liverpool
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Third visit to Rabot in the last 6 years (don't live in London) and the food continues to be great. The lava chocolate dessert was delicious! I do feel the restaurant is starting to look a bit tired and the toilets were not very clean at all. That was a bit disappointing, but the food is definitely worth it. Service was very good too.

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CandiceF
London
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Great setting and service. Will definitely be back.

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CharlotteB
London
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was really good, although the white chocolate mash was slightly disappointing. Also portion sizes could be larger on some dishes. But thoroughly enjoyed it and would go again.

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Caro
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Setting is great as it’s in borough market, wrap up as it’s outdoor dining. Server was rather rude, we wanted a Sunday lunch at 12.30 and she kept telling us it wasn’t midday so it had to be brunch. Eventually got rectified and we ordered 2 Sunday lunches, one medium and one medium rare. The Yorkshire puddings were also brick hard. Both steaks came very pink, due to lack of servers walking about we didn’t ask for it to be cooked more.
I was excited about the cocktails with them being hotel chocolat, I ordered the white chocolate mojito thinking there would be a slight sweetness, it was very sour.
Just under £70 for 2 main course, 1 cocktail and 1 coke. I don’t mind paying for nice meals but this fell very short. I’ve never not tipped in a restaurant but felt I didn’t want to pay the 12.5% which is automatically added onto the bill, however in the end I paid it. Wouldn’t recommend and wouldn’t go again.

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Smile
London
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambience, food & the location is perfect. The food was not heavy or rich & just right. The hot chocs were lovely, easy to drink & lovely combo with dark choc and flavours. Over all great for breakfast or brunch.

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BarbaraD
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service. Marin made it extra special with his friendly suggestions regarding the menu. Good heating made the terrace comfortable too.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was tasty and well presented, location was good and staff were lovely.

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Drvssvs56
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was excellent and also the ambience but a special mention must go to Marin the waiter who really did look after us. Very impressive. Drvssvs56

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Sbansal
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere, is pricey but worth it for a special occasion. If you love chocolate then you need to come here at least once !

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Loulou
London
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Excellent food, and the terrace is very comfortable although the trains going in and out of the station can make it a little loud.

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MariaS
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely night and server was very friendly and recommended the best wine.

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Lolita
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found Rabot 1745 on a previous visit to London and I couldn't wait to go back. It was as good as the first time some 4 years ago.

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Ramplkev
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thoroughly enjoyed the menu and in particular my lamb was cooked to perfection - 'pink'. The service was great. We eat on the outside veranda which had good air flow in these covid times and was heated. The only downside was the noise of the trains going through London Bridge, which would intermittently make conversation difficult.

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HeenaC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Amazing tasty food and drinks With good service and ambience

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Foodie123
London
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and attentive service, would highly recommend

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MahnazD
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Train sounds was loud and it wasn't good for my tinnitus , service charge is high otherwise it was a good experience,

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PhilipP
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Great location and ambience. Nice food, but rather pricey.

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Asha
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with a subtle chocolatey twist. The food was well presented and reasonably priced. Portion sizes were perfectly manageable sized. We went on a Sunday for a birthday so had the Sunday Menu - the beet wellington and roast chicken were delicious, and we got a nice treat with our dessert :)
The service was great and servers very friendly, and the overhead heaters ensured we didn't get cold sitting on the terrace.

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mattw
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

The staff and head waiter were friendly, and particular the Principal Front of House was very welcoming. Lovely food, in a slightly sterile atmosphere (no doubt not helped by covid), although the brunch menu in my opinion did not seem to be improved by the chocolate 'notes', and i suspect are more influential on the Mains menu. The biggest let down was the service I'm afraid. We were entirely left alone after the initial order was fulfilled and any opportunities to order further drinks or food had to be chased. Given the price, reputation and timing of the day (late brunch into lunch), I was left very disappointed. What food we did have though was nice but the inattention would make me unlikely to return.

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RebeccaF
London
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely birthday dinner for my friend. Menu was excellent & food delicious. Had some very nice cocktails & wine too. A little noisy from the cleaning machines in Borough Market around 6ish which was loud but didn’t last for long & not much the restaurant can do as we chose the terrace. Overall a great time had!!

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Littlemick2
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was very average. Would not bother to go again nothing special

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience all round.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience4

Ordered a roast. Food was luke warm and was cold by the time we finished.
Yorkshire pudding nearly busted a molar! Couldn't eat it.
The waitress was lovely so can't complain about the service.
Just a shame about the food. Maybe a bad day in the kitchen

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vipOlav
Dorset
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beet wellington very good, ditto molten lava chocolate cake. Cherry part of black forest cake good, chocolate component disappointing. Where was the chocolate? Thought this was a chocolate restaurant. Too much tasteless creamy goo.

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vipAnon
London
39 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Cocktails, food and wine were all excellent. Nice window table and no pressure to finish or hurry.

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kevinb
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

lovely brunch with great ambiance and excellent service.

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Jeni
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and drink. We will certainly be back!

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MaheshG
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food, great experience

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bobo
Essex
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We felt that the starter and main courses were bland .We were expecting a little spice in them
As this was a Caribbean meal
We think you are try to use Hotel Chocolate as the draw
and for a lunch the meal was a bit pricey.

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Debidonut
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed Sunday lunch here, I had the roast beef, it was amazing, I cannot wait to get back and have it again, the tastiest beef cooked perfectly with vegetables and a light Yorkshire pudding, followed by sticky toffee pudding, mmmmmm. Marin served us again, with the highest level of courtesy and professionalism. Everyone enjoyed the prosecco, the beer and the food - we got the train home with satisfaction and full bellies.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Olivia is one of the most charming and kind members of a restaurant team, so that was very pleasant. Mac and cheese was quite nice and different, the Sunday roast however was disappointing, the meat was tough and pale, the vegetables barely there, the tiny parsnip tip was hard, the roast potatoes (or one potato cut into three?) bland and quite underdone and a sprig of tender stem broccoli cut into three slivers. Overall rather a mean so called portion of veg! The dessert, Black Forest was quite strange, a splodge of cream sprinkled with a bit of cake, a few cherries and that was it. All for just shy of £100. Disappointing? Very.

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KateM
London
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, fantastic service!! They made a real effort for my partners birthday. Would go again!

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1971tina69
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely to sit on the rooftop overlooking Borough Market. Great value afternoon tea, fantastic service & amazing cocktails

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JamesB
London
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I went with my two daughters and although the menu was limited it was certainly sufficient for us. It's well positioned and the service was attentive.

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Rabot 1745 is rated 4.6 stars by 2097 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.