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.
Rabot 1745 is a unique restaurant and bar, offering innovative cacao cuisine and the polished atmosphere of a Saint Lucian plantation house transported to the heart of London. A true cacao haven, it returns this ancient ingredient to its rightful place as an elegant infusion and subtle spice.View Private Dining Details
We had an amazing evening for a birthday celebration. Will definitely be back when next in london
This restaurant is superb. The food is unusual with their the cocoa theme but excellent - delicious and presented beautifully. Given the quality of the experience it’s very reasonably priced. Service was attentive and friendly, making recommendations and bringing more water without us having to ask. Nice not to be rushed to re use the table with dishes coming out with the right time in between. Very impressed and would highly recommend. Try the chocolate wine!
The food was imaginative and delicious, excellently presented with a great varied selection of dishes. The Prosecco was one of the best I’ve ever had too. Would definitely go back.
Great food and brilliant service. Would also recommend the cocktails
The service was impeccable the food was delicious highly recommended
With the help of a heater it was quite warm enough to dine on the terrace and enjoy the sound of the trains going by. Food was interesting and the waiter's suggestions were excellent.
Bread servings are generous.
Beef Chateaubriand is great.
Seafood Cacao Bouillabaisse not so much.
Really nice food. We went for our mother's birthday dinner. Service was great and we even got a happy birthday treat. Was well organised, happy to recommend.
Food was good and the table service was good but the acoustics were not great. We were shown to a table in the middle of the room and I asked for the empty table to the side. I was told it was request only and told we had to stay where we were. As I expected it was difficult to speak to each other as surrounding noise levels were high. Very frustrated to see the table I had asked to be moved to was not used all evening.
Amazing food, drinks and ambience. Really enjoyed our visit and can’t wait to go back again!
Delicious, unusual menus & very friendly, helpful staff. Highly recommended.
It is always a pleasure to dine at Rabot 1745 - the food is always yummy as are the cocktails and beer
Great food and cocktails. Service wasn't rushed and we had a great 3hour dining experience
The toilets were absolutely filthy and stunk really badly. Wet floors, loo roll on the floor, and smelt so bad, putting a real damper on what should have been a perfect meal. Also two male waiters (one upstairs, one downstairs) smelt of cigarette smoke, which we all noticed an was yet another smelly experience added on!! I would not go again on account of the dirty toilets.
Really inquire and a great experience. Would recommend for a drinks or a meal.
We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and would definitely recommend Rabot1745. We’ll be back.
Can't recommend for a business lunch given the slow service. We were waiting over an hour for our mains.
The desserts are why you come here and its difficult to enjoy when you are rushed for time.
I took my boyfriend on his birthday. Great Service and delicious authentic cuisine.
It started with a waitress standing by the till right at the entrance to the restaurant and totally ignoring us when I said hello upon arrival. She continued to ignore us and eventually a colleague arrived to say hello and ask us to wait for her to sit us. We waited probably 3 minutes until we were eventually sat down. We arrived 5 min past our booking time.
Then, we waited a great amount of time to order some drinks.
Finally, food arrived, and although the food was good, the portions were absolutely tiny for the price and on top of it, my small piece of pulled beef (for 21 quid) had a bit of rope in it. I got a sad explanation from the waiter and manager and no compensation whatsoever.
I didn’t end up finishing as I lost my appetite after chewing on the rope.
Was great start to finish! Food was absolutely delicious especially the mac and cheese and service was outstanding
Very nice, great view of Borough Market, nice afternoon tea with a difference.
The restaurant has such a lovely ambience, we sat outside and the heat lamps provided the perfect temperature. My only niggle would be the cake in the Black Forest Gateaux dessert was quite dry, which you think being a chocolate cake it would be spot on. The hot chocolate is the best ever and I brought my friend who is vegan, of which there were plenty of choices for and her pear tart crumble was to die for! Great staff too, quick enough service to say it was a Saturday!
The food and service were excellent. The lady that was serving us was very caring, friendly and attentive. It was rather noisy as they were cleaning the Borough Market. The food was delicious and we had a great time. Highly recommended.
Great food, outdoor seating and cocktails
Quirky menu however overpriced and portions are tiny. Okay to try once but wouldn’t go back again unfortunately!
Excellent food, all with a slight chocolate twist. This might sound a little odd, but works remarkably well. Probably the best food we have had for a very long time!
Simply excellent! Would definitely recommend and revisit!
This place is amazing! Definitely try one of the chocolatey cocktails. We also sat on the roof terrace outside overlooking the market which was really nice.
Waiter was great & food wonderful!
This was a present from daughter & son in law for anniversary & will definitely go back again. Thank you
The dishes we had were all very late - we had to wait an hour between starters and mains and another 45 minutes between main course and dessert. When the food came out it was cold and the seriously lacking in any chocolatey/cocoa flavour - especially the 'white chocolate mash' which was substandard mash with no taste of chocolate.
We had also ordered a plat of the mac and cheese for the table - which was meant to be vegetarian but when I cut into it, it looked like there was pulled pork underneath. We asked the waiter and cooks to confirm it was vegetarian - which they did, but I took one bite and was not convinced. Then with dessert - the waiters came over to apologise and said it was meat! I am pleased I did not trust them.
Won't be returning.
Great place overall with delicious food and great ambience. I will definitely be back.
Really tasty food, excellent service, worth the money! Great vegan options.
The large delay between ordering and getting the starters, and then from finishing the starters and having mains was due to shortage of staff in the kitchen. The manager apologised and we were compensated, so it was dealt with really well. Food ranged from superb (scallops) to dry (burger), and the chocolate inclusion was sometimes odd (chocolate sauce with burger and chips..?), but overall the food was good. The smell of smoke from the outside area wafted inside the restaurant which was unfortunate.
Very small servings and average flavours. Service was also very slow.
Kitchen shuts at 10pm making a 9.30pm booking pointless. We were rushed throughout our meal and the experience was not enjoyable.
Fantastic restaurant and food, portions are on the smaller side so order sides or go for extra course. Noise level low with fantastic ambience. Bar can also get busy but restaurant is well maintained
Great food even if you don’t like chocolate !
Enjoyed the food and wine. Very good service too. Overpriced in my opinion hence 3 star on value. Worth going once if you like food you won't have anywhere else though. The house wine was out of stock that day despite the fact the table was booked for 7pm!
Tasty, inventive food, beautifully presented. There was a good range for both the carnivore (my partner) and me. Portions were slightly on the small side, but that left room for dessert which as you'd expect, were chocolatey and delicious. We were delayed and had to call and change the time of our booking which wasn't an issue and service was helpful and polite.
Having booked standard seating we were placed on a table outside anyway, which was wonderful. It was a warm evening, however the terrace was within the market, therefore protected from the wind and the tables had heaters, had it been necessary. Delightful venue and the menu was incredible. Staff very friendly and we had a fabulous evening. Would also be fun to go when the market was open to hear/watch the activity!