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.

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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.

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EW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an amazing evening for a birthday celebration. Will definitely be back when next in london

ES
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

CS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

MB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and brilliant service. Would also recommend the cocktails

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable the food was delicious highly recommended

JM
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

RZ
London
15 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Bread servings are generous.

Beef Chateaubriand is great.

Seafood Cacao Bouillabaisse not so much.

AL
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

BM
London
13 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

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.

H
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, drinks and ambience. Really enjoyed our visit and can’t wait to go back again!

SH
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, unusual menus & very friendly, helpful staff. Highly recommended.

S
London
16 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It is always a pleasure to dine at Rabot 1745 - the food is always yummy as are the cocktails and beer

JB
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and cocktails. Service wasn't rushed and we had a great 3hour dining experience

CR
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience1

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.

RR
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really inquire and a great experience. Would recommend for a drinks or a meal.

AH
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and would definitely recommend Rabot1745. We’ll be back.

ZW
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

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.

N
London
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I took my boyfriend on his birthday. Great Service and delicious authentic cuisine.

I
London
8 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

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.

BE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was great start to finish! Food was absolutely delicious especially the mac and cheese and service was outstanding

EW
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice, great view of Borough Market, nice afternoon tea with a difference.

VS
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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!

AS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

D
London
7 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, outdoor seating and cocktails

OT
London
13 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Quirky menu however overpriced and portions are tiny. Okay to try once but wouldn’t go back again unfortunately!

CP
Kent
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

MN
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply excellent! Would definitely recommend and revisit!

HS
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

DD
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was great & food wonderful!
This was a present from daughter & son in law for anniversary & will definitely go back again. Thank you

FR
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

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.

A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place overall with delicious food and great ambience. I will definitely be back.

KS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really tasty food, excellent service, worth the money! Great vegan options.

k
London
35 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

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.

OT
London
46 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Very small servings and average flavours. Service was also very slow.

CL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Kitchen shuts at 10pm making a 9.30pm booking pointless. We were rushed throughout our meal and the experience was not enjoyable.

NB
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

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

CG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food even if you don’t like chocolate !

FP
London
31 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience4

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!

V
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

S
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!