Rabot 1745

Star_8_Created with Sketch.Star_8_Created with Sketch.Star_8_Created with Sketch.Star_8_Created with Sketch.star-halfCreated with Sketch.
4.5
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
1569 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
£26 to £40
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Contemporary British
Top tags:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
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.

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.

View Private Dining Details
What 1569 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
A
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, very tasty and nice restaurant. Would recommend

Report
Helpful
LT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal with Rabot 1745 was wonderful. The staff were extremely accommodating and friendly- I was concerned we would be late for our reservation time because of tube disruption however when I rang to pre-warn the staff about our potential lateness, they were very understanding and reassuring. The food was beautiful and delicious. The integration of chocolate into every dish gives the menu an edge of intrigue which makes dining there an exciting experience. I would highly recommend!

Report
Helpful
CS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve eaten here before at lunch time and had a memorable experience so thought I would take my family for dinner. We sat outside as it was a sunny evening, although there are heaters if it’s a cold day. We had a wonderful meal, everything was perfect.. the ambience was lovely, the staff were friendly and helpful, the food was delicious and lived up to expectation. The presentation of the food was amazing. It was quite expensive for the four of us with wine and cocktails but well worth it for a special occasion

Report
Helpful
M
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Unfortunately I didn’t enjoy the food,, it was bland
It was lacking so much flavour, no salt, no oomph, no punch, not yummy ! Nor moorish..
And definitely didn’t get the cocoa influence
The service was great,
It was wonderful of them to offer hotel chocolate as it was a birthday celebration, and I adore Hotel Chocolate,
The drinks were yummy and and hit the spot.
The wines were reasonably priced.
But the Foo’s was a total disappointment to me.

Report
Helpful
LT
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place to relax with friends, food is wonderful

Report
Helpful
LR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is my fourth visit to Rabot 1745. Whilst we had a most enjoyable evening with lots of positives, the food which should be the star of the show was not as good as previous visits. In previous visits, my experience of the food is that I wished it was a meal that would never end, it was that good. This time round, whilst the food was very nice, it just didn't taste as good. In terms of value for money, I'd say moderate as the portions were modest and not of the quality that I remembered.
That said, its cocoa theme, Borough Market location, attentive service and attractive décor are enough to draw me back for another visit.

Report
Helpful
CC
London
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fabulous dining experience. Food was delicious and beautifully presented. Staff were helpful but also unobtrusive. Whilst you can hear the trains it adds to the atmosphere of being in the market place. We had a table “outside” which means under the glass market roof. This means you don't have to worry about the weather yet still has a continental feel. This was a special family birthday but a romantic date would be just as good here.

Report
Helpful
JM
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really enjoyed I eat with my eyes first and belly second and I was not disappointed best chocolate dessert I’ve ever had and the Waiter Alex was amazing he help select our fabulous meal and recommended the almost amazing wine and very reasonable

Report
Helpful
SH
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food which delivered great flavour whilst cleverly incorporating different forms of chocolate. I am a regular Hotel Chocolat shopper and this place definately ticked all the boxes.

Rabot 1745
Responded 7 days ago

Dear Sam Thank you for your positive review, I am glad we tick all the boxes, thank you for your continuous custom at Hotel Chocolat. Note that when you dine in the restaurant, we offer 20% on any purchases in our Rabot 1745 chocolate shop, you just need to present your bill. Bruno Zuliani general manager We are now serving breakfast in our restaurant and terrace, from Tuesday to Saturday.

Report
Helpful
AF
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Food and service, always.

Rabot 1745
Responded on 4 June 2019

Dear Andy, Thank you for your positive review, much appreciated by the whole team. Bruno Zuliani general manager We are now serving breakfast in our restaurant and terrace, from Tuesday to Saturday.

Report
Helpful
GH
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Great location, interesting food theme, but not a single dish impressed, and nouvelle cuisine portion sizes left us hungry and £45/head down. Disappointed. BTW, I rated noise levels as high due to cleaning of Borough Market which added to environment rather than detracted.

Rabot 1745
Responded on 4 June 2019

Dear Gavin, Thank you for your constructive feedback. I am sorry you felt this way following your visit to the restaurant, perhaps you would like to contact me directly so I can get an understanding of your experience .....please contact me directly at the restaurant, I do apologize about the noise caused by the cleaning of the market, we have already contacted the market to drastically reduce the disturbance. Bruno Zuliani general manager

Report
Helpful
SD
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was brilliant and the food was unreal. Will definitely be returning

Rabot 1745
Responded on 4 June 2019

Dear Steph, Thank you for your lovely feedback about both the food and service, it is so motivating to receive such feedback, and a great encouragement for the whole team....thank you Bruno Zuliani general manager We are now serving breakfast in our restaurant and terrace, from Tuesday to Saturday.

Report
Helpful
HR
London
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all really enjoyed our afternoon tea at Rabot 1745. The waiting staff we extremely helpful and attentive, meeting the diverse needs of our party. The extra touch of a birthday tableau was wonderful - thank you!

Rabot 1745
Responded on 4 June 2019

Dear Helen, Thank you very much for your positive review and comments about the serving team. We do think it is important you have a memorable experience for your birthday and when dinning with us! Glad we were able to meet your expectations. Bruno Zuliani general manager We are now serving breakfast in our restaurant and terrace, from Tuesday to Saturday.

Report
Helpful
DT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very happy with both the food and the service. Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Rabot 1745
Responded on 4 June 2019

Dear David Thank you for your very specific review ! very graphic thank you from the team. Bruno Zuliani general manager We are now serving breakfast in our restaurant and terrace, from Tuesday to Saturday.

Report
Helpful
MH
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service that was attentive and considered but not over the top; it's also a really lovely space. This was our second visit and we will be back I'm sure.

My partner is vegan though and whilst the staff were happy to speak to the chef about 'veganifying' some of the vegetarian dishes, that always feels like a little bit of a compromise and the main menu could probably do with another standalone vegan dish - it does feel like choice could get a bit limited for her going forward otherwise.

Rabot 1745
Responded on 4 June 2019

Dear Max Thank you for your lovely comments about the service, and the restaurant. Thank you also regarding your valid point regarding having a standalone vegan menu, we have been looking at this option, thank you. We look forward to welcome you back very soon, Bruno Zuliani general manager We are now serving breakfast in our restaurant and terrace, from Tuesday to Saturday.

Report
Helpful
EN
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lively bustling area with lots going on. Rustic décor. Good service and lovely food. Loved the tiny brioche bun with egg mayo.

Report
Helpful
JF
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an absolutely incredible dinner celebrating a birthday at Rabot 1745. The found was all subtly chocolate themed and very artfully done, with three courses each for around £35 which was well priced for the quality of the meal. The staff were friendly and attentive, and went above and beyond to accommodate us. Beautifully crafted dishes and a great atmosphere, perfect for celebrating a special event with a very reasonable price tag. We will be coming again.

Report
Helpful
L
London
7 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wildly expensive but truly excellent. I'd love to go back. Great for dining with good friends or a date especially!

Report
Helpful
JC
Hampshire
4 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a pleasant surprise. Knowing that all courses had a cocoa element was intriguing but the food was delicious. The staff were attentive and helpful. The meal was for a special celebration and we were not disappointed. Cant wait to return.

Report
Helpful
CA
London
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fantastic dining experience. Very authentic cuisine and lovely ambience. Service is outstanding, Marco made us feel amazing with his great personality and fantastic pairing recommendations. I will definitely suggest my friends Rabot to go for dinner.

Report
Helpful
b
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant night, as soon as we walked in we were made to feel welcome. Our server was excellent, the right mix of looking after us and leaving us to get on with it. Food was great, the Yorkshire pudding starter was a taste sensation and the burgers for our main course were cooked to perfection. Will definitely be back, just a shame it is not closer!!

Report
Helpful
HW
London
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The high tea is a must! Staff are helpful and make you feel welcome. Love it.

Report
Helpful
PW
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It is great to have such a wide selection of unique, cacao based menu choices presented in fantastic way. I wasn't aware that Hotel Chocolat had a restaurant until recently and will certainly recommend it to friends.

Report
Helpful
l
London
6 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Service was great but fell short on food. I ordered the Hake filet and it had bones...the flavour was ok, but nothing to rave about.

Report
Helpful
BW
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience. Welcoming staff. With a sense of humour.

Rabot 1745
Responded on 24 May 2019

Dear guest Thank you very much for sharing your experience with everyone, we appreciate your time to write a review thank you Bruno Zuliani general manager

Report
Helpful
L
London
31 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Pretty much everything you eat in Rabot 1745 in some way relates to chocolate, whilst keeping the savoury component savoury. I was less impressed with the white chocolate mashed potatoes than previous reviewers have been, but the molten chocolate lava for pudding was divine. Portion sizes were plentiful and although our first courses came without a carb or decent portion of veg, sharing one side of mash and one side of veg between 2 people was more than enough for 2 large appetites. Getting into the toilets is a bit of a test of ingenuity, though.

Report
Helpful
LD
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

The waiter rudely came over to our table and tried to kick us off because we said we didn’t want drinks but we had already ordered food. ?!?! Started moving out cutlery off. Only stayed because we were starving.

Rabot 1745
Responded on 13 May 2019

Dear guest I am extremely sorry to hear of your experience, I have sent you a private message for you to contact me directly to discuss in details, thank you Bruno Zuliani general manager

Report
Helpful
NS
London
18 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The gimmick is chocolate applicable to anything. Staff and the place are fine. I think food and presentation is average. So if you like their gimmick, you could go and have a try.

Report
Helpful
S
London
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice food and staff. Would definitely go here again

Report
Helpful
R
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, great cocktails which you could discern the different flavours with ease. Food was excellent with some really original combinations that worked well. Excellent waiting staff. Probably the most I have paid for a meal but well worth it as the food was excellent.

Report
Helpful
CP
Kent
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

An excellent experience. Good cocktails, good food, good wine ........ and chocolate! What is not to like?

Rabot 1745
Responded on 9 May 2019

Dear Chris What can we say! a memorable experience topped up with chocolate! We will be waiting for your return visit, Bruno Zulian general manager 20% discount in our Hotel Chocolat Rabot 1745 retail shop/ this offer is for restaurant diners only/present your bill to qualify

Report
Helpful
C
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Soft Jazz music, lovely mains and dessert (didn't have a starter). The staff are friendly, the food is lovely.
Would recommend the white chocolate mash, it doesn't sound like it works but its nice.
Decently priced considering its owner and its desire to be a more premium . Cafe downstairs doesn't encroach on the ambience of the restaurant upstairs.

Rabot 1745
Responded on 8 May 2019

Dear Charlie Thank you for your lovely review, much appreciated and glad we could deliver a memorable experience. We look forward to welcome you back soon, Bruno Zuliani general manager

Report
Helpful
S
London
19 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Inventive, thoughtful menu across all areas - simply worth visiting for this alone. The cocoa theme is maintained throughout, in ways one may never have imagined. Quite brilliant dishes and almost all worth trying. Service was relaxed but punctual - we visited in the lull between lunch and dinner which was most peaceful.

Report
Helpful
S
London
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything Perfect food delicious would highly recommend

Rabot 1745
Responded on 9 May 2019

Dear guest Thank you we are delighted you would highly recommend us, We hope to see you back very soon, Bruno Zuliani general manager 20% discount in our Hotel Chocolat Rabot 1745 retail shop/ this offer is for restaurant diners only/present your bill to qualify

Report
Helpful
OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service amazing!!
The kitchen was just a little bit slow.

Rabot 1745
Responded on 9 May 2019

Dear guest Thank you, much appreciated by the whole team. Sometimes we do get a lot of orders from several waiters and it becomes challenging for the kitchen team to keep to the times, apologies and we hope to see you again very soon, Bruno Zuliani general manager 20% discount in our Hotel Chocolat Rabot 1745 retail shop/ this offer is for restaurant diners only/present your bill to qualify

Report
Helpful
MD
London
42 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service.

Rabot 1745
Responded on 4 June 2019

Dear guest, Thank you for your positive review, much appreciated by the whole team. Bruno Zuliani general manager We are now serving breakfast in our restaurant and terrace, from Tuesday to Saturday.

Report
Helpful
MK
London
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic food - the hake dish one of the best fish dishes I have ever had.
We were initially charged full prices, rather than the price of the special 2 course menu that we had ordered from. This was put right, but not everyone checks their bill!

Report
Helpful
A
London
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

My colleague reported slow service while waiter was busy baking a cake at the bar or something.

Rabot 1745
Responded on 9 May 2019

Dear guest Thank you for your feed back, I am not quite sure about "baking a cake" perhaps you would like to contact me to explain, that would be appreciated. Bruno Zuliani general manager

Report
Helpful
IK
London
10 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

I think the menu is not suited for lunch meetings or casual lunch. It's too stiff for the area, being it in Borough Market. It's super crowded everywhere in the area, except in the restaurant, just 2 tables. I think they have to rethink their menu for lunch, because their breakfast menu is great.

Rabot 1745
Responded on 9 May 2019

Dear Ivok Thank you for your feedback, you may have come on a very quiet day as most lunches we do up to 60 guests over the terrace and restaurant, we are going to introduce a bar snack menu at lunch time for those looking for a light lunch, we think that will be well received been in Borough Market! so thank you for your kind comment. Bruno Zuliani general manager

Report
Helpful
EL
London
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My friends and I had a lovely evening here. The space was pleasant and the food was delicious. The service by Fabio was the highlight for me--he was attentive yet relaxed, well-informed, and at ease in answering our questions about the menu. Having spent a lot of years in food service myself, this is something that I always notice. He was great. Our receipt also served as a discount coupon for the shop downstairs, which was a nice perk! Thanks.

Rabot 1745
Responded on 9 May 2019

Dear Erin, Thank you for your feedback, and in particular about Fabio. He has been in this business for some time and has acquired all the important skills to communicate and serve guests. He will be rewarded following the mention of his name. thank you also for the free marketing mention of our discount in the shop! Bruno Zuliani general manager 20% discount in our Hotel Chocolat Rabot 1745 retail shop/ this offer is for restaurant diners only/present your bill to qualify

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
40
null