Rabot 1745

4.7
1905 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
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1905 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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ThomasC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a fantastic meal in one of the best restaurants in London, though with a shorter menu then I remember from previous visits, presumably due to COVID.

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anon
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food from starter to coffee, well worth the visit

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Juvi
London
22 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I like to call this place "posh-casual." It has a nice vibe to it, great service, delicious food and drinks, and is in a great location for your after-meal walk, as it's located smack-dab in the middle of Borough Market. It does tend to get a little pricey, but for a special occasion or business lunch, I'd say it's well-worth the splurge.

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NatalieB
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, staff were great and food was insane.
We sat in the outdoor terrace and it was so cosy!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab dinner on the terrace. Covid safe. The food is fine dining but great portions and absolutely divine and service with a smile (even behind a mask). A gem in London Bridge. If you haven't been before, what are you waiting for......book now!!!!!

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KarlK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, fantastic food, friendly staff. Some very tasty wine on the wine list.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great drinks and lovely staff.

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MichaelO
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service as always! shame we were outside as the market was closing and was noisy but other than that a great evening.

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KevinD
London
4 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great table looking out over the market and there was an excellent atmosphere in the restaurant. The food was excellent and the best part was the service which was outstanding, made us feel at home, nothing was too much trouble! Thanks for a great evening and we will be back once the lockdown is over. Stay safe everyone!

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SamiraP
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely cheese and chocolate board with our bubbly. Definitely recommend!
Wish they give discount to VIP card holders ;)

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RQ3030
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time! Celebrated an anniversary there and it was really good

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Womblingfree
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service, lovely outside terrace.

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CharlotteH
London
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Wonderful food and cocktails. The pulled pork pitons starter especially was stunning. Thank you Rabot!

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JohnG
Kent
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and the service was fantastic.

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ByronM
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Gabriella gets special mention, excellent and engaging server - thank you. The food remarkably well prepared, flavoursome, and presented. I am always looking for an experience that pushes the boundaries of excellence, Rabot 1745 did not disappoint.

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HollieH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal as per usual such amazing flavours and such a special place to be!

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FrancescaSB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our trip to Rabot 1745 was one of the most rewarding and well-worth experiences out I've had in a long time.

The staff are very friendly, and attentive, but not in a nuisance sort of way.

The food was outstanding, there was a lot of attention to detail in its presentation, and the food tasted delicious.

The drinks fit the same description as the above, they looked beautiful and were very tasty!

The ambience was also wonderful as it was outside and on a terrace that look onto Borough Market, it was peaceful and relaxing, but also had a buzzing atmosphere about it because of the market. The terrace was lovely and we weren't cold at all as there were also heaters.

The comms before my visit were also great via direct messaging Instagram as well.

I couldn't recommend Rabot 1745 anymore, please go!

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RasS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service was very efficient and we received our food orders quite quickly.

The only down side was having our evening ended early and we felt like we were being rushed out of the door.

But we're aware it's due to the latests restrictions, which are outside of the restaurants control.

Otherwise we had a lovely time and will be back.

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PaulR
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Slow service. I really wanted desert but by the time they got around to taking my order it was late and I wanted to leave. We were sitting in the terrace and on three occasions we had to go inside to find a staff member to take our order. Food was nice, though slightly over-priced for what it was and you expect good service for those prices. The decor and atmosphere was really nice.

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JessaG
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice food. Bit quiet but we went at a quiet time (Friday brunch). Good service. V v good hot chocolate

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Trish
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, lovely heated outdoor terrace. Will definitely go back!

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nilm87
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had the most delicious meal, even better were the desserts! Absolutely recommend this restaurant. Our waiter Carlos was extremely attentive and just gave a superb service. Thank you!

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NicolaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a great night. Toastie warm sitting in the roof terrace

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ZaliheS
Kent
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply stunning. The food was amazing, service was great, we had a wonderful time and can't wait to return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
41 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great setting (perfect undercover, heated, outside tables) and lovely service. The “chocolate in everything” approach to the menu is a bit wacky and not for everyone. I enjoyed everything but wouldn’t make it a regular stop.

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Sue21
London
5 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really amazing, I have been here for Breakfast before twice and never dinner. It was actually great having the booth chairs/sofa because of Covid restrictions. It meant that it was private for me and my date. The food and service was outstanding, and I already recommended to my friend and I'm a local and I will definitely be back to support my local restaurant. The waitress was lovely and attentive and welcoming. We had a wonderful time and can't wait to come back. :-)

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Apero
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This place is great - the setting is lovely on the mezzanine overlooking the market. The food is very different and done extremely well would definitely visit again

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MartinaD
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent friendly service and delicious food. Good value for money too.

CM
CerysM
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal! The best burger my partner has ever had. Chocolate heaven. Thank you so much for having us!

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AdamH
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Excellent food imbued with chocolate, with cocktails & rum tailored to enhance flavours. Courteous & helpful staff, well worth a visit for a special occasion.

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PaUlineT
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

After seeing Ansley Harriet’s Caribbean Kitchen in which he visited Rabot in St Lucia. They cooked Chocolate mash!
I was so happy when they said there is a restaurant in London!
My friend and I visited and were not disappointed.
I highly recommend Rabot 1745

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RueM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, brilliant and friendly waiting staff. The staff give really good recommendations.

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Nicki
London
8 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great, espresso martini very good

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AudreyP
London
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening. Lovely menu with very imaginative flavours. The staff was lovely and arranged an earlier booking for us so we could have plenty time before curfew. A great evening overall I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the place and come back myself

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Lillypilly
London
6 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been here before few years ago so decided it was time for a re-visit.
As before, the food was superb and served beautifully.
Good choice of wines and other drinks too.

I did feel that the interior, although fine, was looking a little tired but that should not deter you from giving it a try if you haven't been before.

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Marialena
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Overall, the food was amazing and if all elements of the booking were at this level, I would have given 5 stars.

I think what lets this place down is elements of the service.
On arrival, we had to queue on the stairs behind people who had no reservations and as a result we had to wait for about 10 minutes. When we reached the top, they took the reservation name and seated us outside on the terrace. I had specified at booking that we wanted to be seated inside. We decided to take the outside seating hoping it would be nice, but unfortunately it was freezing. We asked to be moved inside but were told that all tables were taken. We were moved to another table which was under a heater and a was a bit less exposed to wind which was an improvement.

However, I felt like we missed out on sitting inside as this was a meal for my birthday. This had been mentioned in the booking but there was no acknowledgment of it. It wasn't only colder outside but the noise from Borough market closing down took away from the ambience.

After this incident, our waiter was really attentive and tried to make the experience nice.

I think the food is what's best about this place. It was amazing. The bread with the dips, the pitons starter, the chicken, the mac n cheese, the sides of fries and mashed potatoes and the desserts were all great. Normally I can't do a 3 course meal but everything was nice and light and didn't make me feel as uncomfortable as other 3 course meals.

I really missed the white praline soother I had at the bar previously but my margarita was really nice too.

Overall, a good experience but I would definitely suggest to people that have booked inside to reinforce this when seated and not accept outside seating as it's unlikely to be allowed to change.

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Josie
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was really impressed by Rabot 1745! The food was delicious and they were very good at catering for special diets. The service was also very good, particularly considering the new rule that they had to close by 10pm. Would highly recommend!

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Jules
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a lovely experience and would love to come back again please send me any offers that come up

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Adnan
London
39 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great selection on menu, with cacao in all the items.

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AlexK
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my partner here for her birthday and it was brilliant. Service was outstanding and the food is creative and delicious.

FAQs

Rabot 1745 is rated 4.7 stars by 1905 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 bookings at the moment.