Rabot 1745

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1246 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary British
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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.
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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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3.0Dined 2 days ago

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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5.0Dined 3 days ago

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

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

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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5.0Dined on 9 June 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on 2 June 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 2 June 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on 26 May 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on 19 May 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

We dined here as part of a buyagift experience and so glad we chose this restaurant. The food and service were second to none, we loved every course and would definitely go back. Highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Lovely service and delicious chocolate afternoon tea

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4.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Interesting menu, fabulous desserts. Great service.

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3.0Dined on 8 May 2018

I have dined at Rabot 1745 many times over the past year, dining at least once / month. The ground floor coffee shop remains excellent, especially their service, but the upstairs restaurant has been variable for the past few months. The menu is creative, but recent execution leaves a lot to be desired: meat cooked to bone dryness, slathered sauces, and bland seasoning make me hope that the kitchen gets its act together soon. Also note that construction surrounding makes dining on the patio noisy, especially for a business lunch (although no one can possible overhear you).

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2.0Dined on 5 May 2018

The food and service were excellent but unfortunately the whole atmosphere was very shabby. The tables were all marked with stains, there was a ragged curtain behind us half covering a service door, and the menus were crumpled. Really not what I expected and unfortunately I wouldn't choose to go back. The downstairs bar area looks really nice, though!

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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Excellent service and great food. Although the restaurant was fully booked the service was attentive and we did not at any stage feel rushed to leave. We were celebrating a family birthday and had a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Had a lovely time and took part in the Bean to Bar Experience before our lunch. This enabled us to have a relaxing fun day at Rabot 1745. Look forward to going back with family.

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4.0Dined on 28 April 2018

A really interesting menu. Unfortunately our food was cold when it arrived but our waiter was absolutely fantastic at dealing with it and we soon had a great hot new meal and apology bacon side which i always love. the food was pretty tasty and a lovely selection of cocktails.
All in all a nice experience and cant wait to try more of the menu

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4.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Loved the smoothie bowl and the pancakes looked great too. Brilliant concept and will be returning.

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4.0Dined on 27 April 2018

Great cocktail to start in a lovely warm bar followed by a delicious meal in the restaurant. I had the superfood salad and spicy sweet potato wedges, both of which were delicious but not so much as the crispy chocolate marquise with ice cream nougatine that I ordered for dessert which was to die for. Would definitely like to come back here some time.

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