Rabot 1745

4.3
1256 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary British
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
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.

For bookings of 9 people or more, please call 0207 378 8226
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary British, Global, International, Afternoon Tea
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Hours of Operation
Tuesday -Friday:
Lunch: 12.00pm - 3.00pm
Afternoon Tea: 1.00pm - 5.00pm
Dinner: 5.00pm - 10.00pm

Saturday:
Brunch: 9.00am - 12.00am
Lunch: 12pm - 3.00pm
Afternoon Tea: 1.00pm - 5.00pm
Dinner: 5.00pm - 10.00pm

Please note that dinner will be available until 9.00pm on The Terrace.

Sunday & Monday: Closed

Café:
Monday - Friday: 7.00am - 5.30pm
Saturday - Sunday: 9.00am - 6.00pm

Bar:
Tuesday - Wednesday: 5.30pm - 11.00pm
Thursday - Saturday: 5.30pm - 12.00am

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Phone number
020 7378 8226
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Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Public Transit
The Market is located right next to London Bridge Station which is serviced by the Jubilee and Northern Lines on the Underground and by overground trains from all over London and the south of England. To find us, simply exit the station and cross Borough High Street
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Special Events & Promotions
Christmas 2017
The offer:
2 course £26 (available lunch time only, Tuesday to Friday)
·3 course £32 (available lunch and dinner Tuesday to Friday)
(2/3 course combination menus will be available to all restaurant guests as well as parties)
Terms and Conditions will apply to large groups over 8 guests
·All parties of 8 and over will require a food and drink preorder
·A deposit will be required in order to secure a reservation(please see terms and conditions)

Bean to Bar at Rabot 1745
Learn how to make chocolate straight from the cocoa bean, using freshly roasted cocoa beans grown on our cocoa estate in Saint Lucia.
Your friendly guide and mentor will be one of Hotel Chocolat’s skilled chocolatiers. After watching an expert tempering demonstration over a glass of Prosecco, you’ll make your own bar of chocolate straight from the bean by hand – a delicious souvenir that you can take home, along with a goody bag of our chocolates.
Additional
Bar Dining, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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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EB
5.0
Dined on 14 July 2018

We visited for a birthday. Our waiter was very informative and helpful, with a good touch of humour adding to the experience. Our afternoon tea was just perfect to indulge in the delicious tastes. Really lovely to sit overlooking the market on the terrace.

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M
4.0
Dined on 14 July 2018

I booked afternoon tea with prosecco to celebrate my daughter ‘s birthday. Service and attention were a perfect mix ;the staff were lovely.
One criticism was that when it came to paying, the electronic card reader had already added a ‘discretionary 12 and a half percent’ to our bill, I was embarrassed by this and was not able to discretely remove it; I would have left a tip, but probably not of that level, (having already committed to £30 per head for afternoon tea, plus another£5 each for a glass of prosecco, this ‘discretionary ‘ tip pushed the cost to almost £40 per head, which did not represent good value.
Tips are discretionary; I felt pressurised. A shame in such a lovely place

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KN
5.0
Dined on 13 July 2018

We had lunch here after a view from the Shard - waiter was Marco who was very helpful and attentive.
Excellent food - lovely lunch A+++😊

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CM
5.0
Dined on 7 July 2018

We were welcomed enthusiastically and the great service continued for the whole evening. We used a BAG voucher for 'three courses with prosecco' and this covered everything on the menu (just a small supplement for the Chateaubriand). The food was excellent and exciting with the cacoa twist. We were seated on the terrace with a good view across Borough Market and this created a good ambience. Our waiter was Marco and he was attentive and friendly. Would definitely return.

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KH
1.0
Dined on 7 July 2018

Some of the staff not as diligent with customer service. As a loyal overall customer, who has stayed and eaten in St Lucia, this was very disappointing “sorry”

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S
4.0
Dined on 30 June 2018

Came here for special occasion dinner. Food was very good, well made but not mind blowing. In hindsight, I’d come here for a dessert after dinner elsewhere in borough markets. Staff were friendly and attentive without being intrusive, made a special effort for our special occasion which was so nice.

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CH
4.0
Dined on 29 June 2018

Very nice food. Quite unique as the food has a cocoa theme. The deserts were superb, at first I thought a little small but they are very rich so no need for big portions.
The staff were friendly and very pleasant.

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AH
London
4.0
Dined on 27 June 2018

Great experience with chocolate-inspired menu. Food very good.Restaurant terrace great for summer eating. Efficient and friendly staff....

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LW
London
5.0
Dined on 26 June 2018

Great location inside Borough Market, with outside terrace overlooking the market but covered by the market roof so good for all weather.
Food was innovative with chocolate in some form in every dish, but was never overpowering just well cooked and tasty. With the exception of the burger you may need to order additional side dishes.
Service was friendly and attentive.
A great find.

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SS
5.0
Dined on 26 June 2018

Great meal we had a a good time due to the staff it did not matter who it was the service was very good.from the cafe first to the restaurant after.nothing seemed to faze them.they were very kind to the man who spilt his drink all over his partner,all sorted very quietly so not to embarrass,well done .

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CB
London
3.0
Dined on 23 June 2018

Really enjoyed the food here but was particularly unimpressed by the service. We went for brunch and the restaurant was no where near full and there was plenty of staff on shift. Despite this, we had to ask a number of times for our drinks as the waiter kept forgetting and it was a struggle to get anyone’s attention to ask for this.

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A
5.0
Dined on 22 June 2018

Excellent food. Recommend white chocolate mash. Great friendly service. Good central location. Highly recommend.

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SM
5.0
Dined on 20 June 2018

The food was fantastic , it all tasted so fresh and if you have never tried chocolate mash it really does work you must try it.

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SC
5.0
Dined on 9 June 2018

We had a lovely time, staff attentive, food top drawer, loved it all.

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SS
4.0
Dined on 9 June 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed the experience of dining here. We treated a friend who used to review restaurants & she too enjoyed the experience. Marco attended our needs very well.

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SW
5.0
Dined on 9 June 2018

Our experience was fabulous. The food was exceptional, especially the scallop starter and the deserts. Will definitely return and recommend to others. The service was excellent, the food came quickly but never felt rushed to move on?

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JR
4.0
Dined on 9 June 2018

We were a little apprehensive as we had read mixed reviews beforehand, but we need not have worried. We were booked in for lunch for three people on a Saturday and were surprised that the restaurant was not busier. The service was excellent - attentive and friendly without being intrusive and the food was also excellent. Each course was beautifully presented and full of delicious flavours, and surprisingly filling given the portion sizes. The restaurant itself was light and airy, although my fussy husband was a bit upset that the table top rocked a bit if we leaned on it. We would love to go back again, but it is a tad expensive for frequent visits from us - birthday specials maybe ;)

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D
Birmingham
5.0
Dined on 6 June 2018

It is an absolute great experience dining at Rabot 1745 on a group gathering (belated birthday party) for friends from abroad. The restaurant is located inside the famous Borough Market, a must seen location for tourists. We have enjoyed a great afternoon for a tasty lunch & coffee, still got time to walk around the market to buy soveniurs.
Food & wine are nice, I loves the Scallops starter and the lamb for main.... Halibut & Seafood plate are delicious too.... chocolate lava & Lemon Tart for dessert make our meal complete . The server from Portugal (forgot to ask his name, sorry) and the lady who serve at the front desk are so friendly and professional. Good job guys, compliment to the chefs too... we will definitely coming back again!!

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AW
5.0
Dined on 5 June 2018

Excellent quality of food and service, great flavours and a relaxed atmosphere in a very interesting location. Highly reccommended

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TM
4.0
Dined on 5 June 2018

We enjoyed our dinner at Rabot very much, the food was very good, love the location and the staff excellent. It was our anniversary but we did not mention it yet the staff picked up on this and presented us with our sweets on a board saying Happy Anniversary! A really nice touch that we both appreciated. Will go again

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RA
3.0
Dined on 2 June 2018

They had run out of a lot of things on the menu, meaning limited choice and what did arrive was no better than ‘pub grub’

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C
4.0
Dined on 2 June 2018

A lovely experience with great food and a great view over borough market

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CT
5.0
Dined on 2 June 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our experience here. Friendly staff and great food. Enjoyed the chocolate twists. Would recommend.

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L
5.0
Dined on 1 June 2018

Having been to the Rabot estate in St Lucia, we wanted to share the experience with our children.

The food was just as good as the original and the Friday evening ambience was great. My only criticism was the price. It seemed to expensive for what it was. Also I fancied the chocolate martini but it wasn’t on the menu. It was amazing in St Lucia.

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C
3.0
Dined on 1 June 2018

Not really what I expected given some of the hype surrounding this restaurant.
Food was good, although not served as warm/hot as most folk would want.
The white chocolatier mash really is as good as reviews make out but nt sure I would make a special trip for it. I was pleased that our meal was part of a groupon deal which includes the view at the Shard. This is a good way to pull in both venues as I neither are worth the regular prices on the door.

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AT
5.0
Dined on 31 May 2018

It was good, but not so good for vegetarians or vegans as there was not much choice. It was good who eats everything.

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AB
4.0
Dined on 26 May 2018

Fantastic food with terrific service!
Booked with “Buy a gift” along with a trip up the Shard.
A fantasic ending to a great day!
We will be returning and can’t recommend highly enough.

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MW
London
5.0
Dined on 26 May 2018

The waiters we're helpful with the children. We were able to have a dairy free option and we're not rushed even though it was a busy time.

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AO
London
5.0
Dined on 26 May 2018

Fantastic food, and service and the staff made are special occasion into a memorial one!

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DA
London
5.0
Dined on 26 May 2018

Food was out of this world, probably one of the best meals I have ever had. The meat was delicious, tender and full of flavour. Chocolate flavour are subtle. Relaxed atmosphere, attentive waiting staff but had the right level of contact.

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b
Edinburgh
5.0
Dined on 19 May 2018

Brilliant night from start to finish. Food service and atmosphere were excellent.

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M
London
4.0
Dined on 19 May 2018

Had a lovely experience, food was lovely, staff were super friendly and all In all was a great time.

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PC
5.0
Dined on 19 May 2018

The last time we visited here we did not have time to eat so we just had drinks and we had a lovely afternoon on the terrace at Rabot 1745. This time we had 3 courses and the food was amazing (the desert to die for as you would expect from Hotel Chocolate). Special mention to our waiter Gabriella who was also very attentive, chatty and genuinely lovely, we will both be visiting again soon.

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D
London
5.0
Dined on 18 May 2018

Excellent service and interesting and good food. The mash potato with white chocolate was incredible, as were all the desserts (and starters & mains....). Fun ambience, can eat either inside or on patio that looks out over Borough Market.

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MB
3.0
Dined on 18 May 2018

Decided to go to dinner here after having tried the bar with a friend recently. It was an underwhelming experience. Nothing majorly wrong with it but it seemed caught up in its own hype without bothering to deliver.

I’ve had better onion soup in cafe rouge. The lamb was nothing special for the price; sautéed spinach arrived as a bowl of soggy spinach. Though my friend enjoyed his mac n’cheese.

We shared some chocolates instead of having individual deserts.

I had some wine by the glass (merlot), again not great.

I really wanted to like this place. It was a bit of a treat and it just failed to deliver. The venue was nice and the staff were friendly and efficient. But I wouldn’t go back.

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D
London
2.0
Dined on 18 May 2018

I used to like the restaurant, but our recent visit was a bit of disappointment. The food was cold. I asked for gluten-free bread, the bread was cold too. It was a shame as I told few overseas visitors here to impress them but I think everyone was disappointed.

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S
5.0
Dined on 16 May 2018

A lovely restaurant in the heart of borough market. Arrived earlier than our booking but the staff were more than happy to accommodate.

We were sat down and were offered our drinks with the menu. Fabio was our host for the evening. Right from the get go he provided a warm and friendly experience. Some light humor and the right level of attentiveness left us really pleased.

The food was very unusual with the mix of chocolate bases. Surprisingly it worked. The food was beautifully put together and full of flavour. The savoury with a touch of sweetness.

A big thank you to the staff especially Fabio. You made our evening.

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HW
5.0
Dined on 12 May 2018

Absolutely amazing! Loved it! Rare occasion that my husband and I get to go out without the children. Was booked as my birthday treat. Amazing food, couldn’t fault it. Would have licked the plate if I could. Great atmosphere, friendly staff, wow food - couldn’t have asked for a better place to celebrate.

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TS
5.0
Dined on 12 May 2018

Lovely evening. The food and service were excellent. Staff very attentive, the presentation and quality of the food was outstanding. Would definitely dine here again.

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AW
5.0
Dined on 12 May 2018

excellent meal and booked as part of a buyagift experience with a view of the shard - the restaurant was outstanding and the food and service (thank you Cristian) 100%
have already recommended and friends have also booked vouchers to enjoy the experience we had - highly recomended

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