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Rabot 1745

4.6
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1880 reviews
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£26 to £40
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1880 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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ZaliheS
Kent
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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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Apero
New York Area
4 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.

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CerysM
1 review
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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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.

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Martha
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very cosy environment, we expected the food to have a slightly stronger taste in chocolate however was still yummy. The desserts definitely hit the chocolate spot.

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lizv
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

lovely afternoon tea in a great location. not sure about chocolate spread with scones and clotted cream though!

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Josh
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were unbelievable!!! Massive thanks to Alina for her help

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CherylW
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect. Best afternoon tea ever - service was impeccable. Thank you so much.

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SoniaA
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great location and atmosphere but limited menu in my view

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The Mac and cheese was to die for, as we’re the scallops. The beef was good just not as amazing as the rest of the food. The white chocolate mash was incredible too! Excellent, quick and friendly service. The outside area is quite nice! I’ll definitely visit again.

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SachaB
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for our anniversary and the food was wonderful. They even gave us shots for free on the pudding board with “happy anniversary” written on it. Staff were all very friendly and a good vibe all round.
Would definitely come back again.

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vipRas123
London
7 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely setting and food. The service was excellent.

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CMad
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect night out. Staff were courteous, quick and friendly, the food and drink were excellent and the atmosphere was perfect.

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Juvi
London
22 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique concept of using cacao in almost everything that they make, with exceptional attention to detail in not only their food, but in the cocktails that they serve, as well. The ambiance is intimate, yet casual and relaxed, and the service is great.

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StephD
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely meal with my family for my birthday, the staff were great and added a candle and birthday message to my dessert which was lovely. Food and service was amazing as always!

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LauraF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Always have an amazing time whenever I visit. Staff are always so helpful and friendly.

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MaiteC
London
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice - our server Marco was fantastic and the food was really good.

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Rich
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food ideas, absolutely delicious, excellent friendly service, quirky cool dining experience, cant wait to dine there again.

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Fiona
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The starters weren’t good but the deserts were of a high standard

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Gemmab
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been a few times now and love the simple yet sophisticated menu! To die for!!!!

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Caydee
Essex
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent experience overall. The unusual ingredients made the food different and delicious. There was a good break between courses and the food was nice and hot and well presented.
The service was extremely good, very friendly and helpful waiter.
We thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

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SarahL
London
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, delicious cocktails and excellent service. A very enjoyable experience all round!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Lovely location and friendly pleasant staff. But unfortunately not the best experience. One meal was brought out incorrect, two meals had hard boiled poached eggs, we sent one back and it came back borderline raw. The smoothie bowl was underwhelming, it would be perfectly fine as a smoothie but as a meal I would expect more than 4 raspberries and some coconut shavings on top.

Lovely place for a coffee but perhaps not full breakfast.

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SamB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked a table here without knowing too much about the place - it was my girlfriends birthday and she’s a little obsessed with chocolate so took a chance... SO GLAD I DID! Everything was incredible, the extremely descriptive fun menu, the amazing cocktails, the exceptional waiter Marco and of course the food was just something else, everything had such a distinctive chocolate flavour without anything being too overpowering or tasting weird. They’ve nailed the whole experience and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is looking for a special night out in London!

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MaliniG
London
7 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We came here for our first dinner out in a while. The staff were very friendly attentive, the menus looked great and we were very happy with the choices. The white potatoe mash was to die for. Despite it being a slow time for restaraunts and it being quiet there was a nice atmosphere with the restaraunt being set in borough market and they seemed to take all precautions for health and hygeine purposes.
Overall would highly recommend for a nice date night or dinner out with a unique menu.

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SheilaS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Felt very confident about safety. Tables were well spaced out and waiters wearing masks. The food was delicious, especially the molten chocolate lava cake! and very filling. Good value for money. Would certainly recommend

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vipFaziaO
London
10 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Rabot 1745 never fails to impress. It was so nice to be back there after so many months in lockdown and great to see all the staff.
Social distancing was in place and all the staff had the correct PPE. Well done.

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SarahJ
London
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I have ever had. The food was cooked to perfection and full of flavour. I could not recommend this establishment highly enough. I returned for afternoon tea the following day and was met with the same quality food I had experienced the evening before. The service and attentiveness was as good as the food. Thank you Rabot, you made the whole experience very special.

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vipllunch
London
69 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect venue at the moment. Under the Borough Market roof if it rains, but you can sit on the terrace and get fresh air. Food and service great.

FAQs

Rabot 1745 is rated 4.6 stars by 1880 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.