Rabot 1745

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£26 to £40
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Contemporary British
A unique restaurant with terrace, bar and café overlooking the bustling Borough Market; Rabot 1745 has the polished elegance of a Saint Lucian plantation house stylishly transported to the heart of London with authentic touches like hurricane-felled Ironwood, brought home from their own 250-year-old cocoa estate.

The Rabot Terrace brings the Saint Lucian party spirit to London this summer! The open-air dining space is a free spirit just like a Saint Lucian ‘jump-up’. A relaxing island get-together for drinks, food and music outdoors after sunset. Please specify a terrace booking in the special request box.

At heart of London’s most exciting food market, Rabot 1745 offers a ‘cacao cuisine’ menu featuring contemporary dishes influenced by the West Indies and Britain, with the savoury richness of cacao used as a subtle garnish, infusion and spice throughout.

Specials

January: 2/3 courses £22.95/£26.95

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: January 13, 2020

Ends: January 31, 2020

Availability: Tue-Sat 12:00PM-10:00PM

What 1763 People Are Saying
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SA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday breakfast at Hotel Chocolat ,absolutely delicious food, good service lovely start to the day .

MT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and friendly attentive staff. I enjoyed it so much, I'm taking a friend for brunch next week. Just hoping for the same fabulous experience.

KP
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good service and attention from staff. Love the chocolate shops and now love the restaurant. Will be back!

A
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our meal and the service was excellent, hopefully we will come back in the future.

CW
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well worth the journey down from Lincolnshire for an evening out with friends from the U.S

Wonderful food and great service. We will be back!

c
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food & drinks. Lovely decor. Side dishes are not part of the set menu so had to pay more for these.

NB
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This was a birthday treat for my chocolate-loving (adult) daughter. She chose the venue which was very enjoyable. An occasion when the food was even better than it looks on the website and the service was very friendly and efficient. An excellent finale to a day out in London!

OT
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday treat for a friend

ED
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, better even than at hotel chocolate in St Lucia. Menu very good lots of choice. Probably would be even better in summer outside on balcony. I will come back

D
London
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great place, friendly staff ... food was amazing

JD
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I'm not a dark chocolate fan so this was always going to be a risk for me. My partner (who does love dark) loved it. I had the salmon starter and vegetarian trilogy and found the curry flavour hard to taste and expected more umami from the mushrooms. The wellington was nice. Service and presentation were excellent and the chocolate "birthday cake platter" was a nice touch (it was his birthday). Portion sizes were about right for us to have all three courses without feeling blown out and the Merlot was tasty. It's expensive but the dishes are intricate so that is understandable. I'd recommend to a dark chocolate lover.

DL
London
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere, great service and delicious food. It is must try! Really easy to book via open and table and the staff are really accommodating. Do it. Treat yourself!

AB
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Didn’t think much of the hot choc./coffee bar downstairs, in fact, having booked a celebratory Meal upstairs I was afraid the restaurant would be like the cafe, but it really wasn’t. We had a really lovely meal with great service. Liked the way they all the veg./bread/ meat etc came from the market too.

DP
London
19 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Dined at Rabot 1745 a few years ago. Therefore, most interested in a return visit.
Positives? Intriguing menu. Good location. Friendly, attentive staff. Negatives? Sorry, but the food was something of a "Curate's Egg": good in parts. My starter just didn't work. The beef was ok, up to a point - but the mash and Yorkshire pudding really didn't hang together. Mash tasted very strange, and overall the dish needed more gravy/sauce. The seafood bouillabaisse was extremely tasty. I would probably have done it justice, had I not gone for the "roast beef" starter. My wife's two courses were distinctly non-descript. Her seafood beignet seemed seriously deficient in the fish element; the main course burger was uninspiring. Difficult to tell whether my fellow-diners enjoyed things: an element of politeness was evident. However, there was a starter item, which purported to be a "soup" which was candidly a disgrace from every standpoint: there was little more than a thimble-full of soup - appalling!
I will not be revisting again - probably, ever.

H
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Really bad food. Did not care about how I felt. I said that the desert was off and they said I was lying. I then made them try it to which they couldn’t stand the taste either.

DB
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff are always helpful and polite and will give recommendations for food and drinks. We had the 2 course set menu which was outstanding. The Herefordshire Beef was beautiful and it melted in the mouth. The cocktails are excellent and taste very good. Only downside is it can get little more expensive with a couple of drinks and any side orders you want for your main as the they come only as described on the menu however the saying goes 'You get what you pay for' and I think for London/Borough Market the price is to be expected.
Overall though we love this restaurant and would highly recommend it to anyone.

EB
London
186 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was delicious - with innovative hints in cocoa in the recipes... a lovely experience! Even cocoa chai which was spicy but nice. Pop in and check it out! The lamb was yummy.

LT
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food is amazing, service was great. There was building work going on whilst we were there but didn't bother us too much.

B
London
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have wanted to come to this restaurant for a long time, so we had great expectations before we arrived. Our experience did not disappoint, everything was wonderful.

ED
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Some excellent dishes let down by some rather large variations in portion size that left me a decent sized main course whilst my dining partner stretched out a lamb main course that whilst well prepared, would have been slightly on the small size for a starter - two 50p sized medallions of lamb placed 'just so' on a large plate. We also struggled to make the connection between the flavours in our meal, and the cocoa plantation theme we thought was integral. Service was fine with friendly enough staff. All in all, no major problems and a perfectly pleasant evening had, but nothing special for the price.

A
London
25 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Unusual food but excellent. Service good, cocktails fun. Recommended.

J
London
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food but the lamb portions were tiny especially when compared to the beef dish I had! Looked like you were running out of lamb and were trying to eek it out!

JB
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere, food good although starters was luke warm.

P
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Everything was good other than my pancakes were cold...

OT
London
12 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great combination of flavors! not overpowering chocolate, but a touch of cocoa to each dish worked amazingly. really nice atmosphere and great selection of drinks

R
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, quick and attentive. Quiet time of year for dining so atmosphere was quieter than usual. Superb lamb main course, so good it would have been a sin to use the sauce with the meat! Cocktails as good as ever and the Montepulciano d’Abruzzo wine was very good, even at the restaurant mark up. Great for a special occasion.

AG
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was excellent. Service - with one exception - was poor. The restaurant was not busy - maybe 3 other tables in use, and enough staff, but we were left too long before our order was taken, drinks arrived after we had finished our starters & a side order was missed from the order, so arrived (after we had asked where it was twice) after the mains were almost finished. Tea was hot water in a cup with a saucer over it & a tea bag - rather than in a pot. A nice treat, but allow extra time if you have another engagement, or need to be finished by a certain time.

JK
London
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great experience for us all, food was very good with an intersting twist with connection Hotel Chocolate. we had all been to Hotel Chocolate as St. Lucia and it was like comming back. We enjoyed the experience very much.
The resturant was very nice and the noise level was also very good making it easy to have a good conversation among friend. Waiter was very friendly and had very good knowledge of the food and wines.

JN
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want a quiet spot away from the London hustle and bustle, come here and eat when Borough market is closed. Great food, attentive server, and naturally very exciting dishes with chocolate in all forms!

i
London
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent although limited choice of dishes for each course, but we were a party of 6 and tried almost everything between us, and found everything delicious. One slight reservation was that the so-called 'chocolate mousse' dessert was in fact extremely solid, and although delicious was actually a very heavy dessert which some of us would have avoided had this been clearer.
All in all however an excellent evening with unusual and delicious food, and friendly service

JW
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, great level of service - mentioned was my dad's bday so they brought out b'day plate with chocolates etc, lovely touch :-)

MM
London
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rabot's never disappoints. Food and service was 5 star but you have to be a chocolate lover :)

MW
London
8 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was amazing, staff were great but service was a little slow... unfortunately we were seated next to a loud office “do” which was annoying but not the fault of the staff or restaurant... definitely come for the food, try and avoid party time 🥳

S
Kent
6 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent service & amazing food - will definitely be going back!

PH
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A unique place in borough market with a really interesting use of chocolate. You have to try it

OT
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unusual menu, tasty food and really friendly service! I’ll be going back!

I
London
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Unfortunately I could not see how the chocolate did anything to enhance the meal. Before tasting the dish I was happy to pay the prices in anticipation of discovering a great new pairing of savoury food with chocolate.. but it didn't come to pass. The dishes themselves are good in their own right but I would pay less for them if the novelty of incorporating chocolate doesn't make a difference.

AR
London
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite restaurant in town! Been many times and we normally celebrate big occasions here with my husband. The food is amazing; fresh ingredients and very well prepared, the staff is incredibly attentive and the ambiance is great, too. Special thanks to Justyna for making our Christmas celebration great on Saturday! We will be back soon again. Top tip: the white chocolate mash is to die for! (I know what it sounds like, but just try it. )

T
London
12 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing night at Rabot

C
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Very good, however disappointed that veg was not includedu in set menu