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The notion of a chocolate-filled menu might seem gimmicky, but the team behind Hotel Chocolat mostly pull it off, reimagining a Saint Lucian plantation house where roasted cacao dominates the food and cocktail lists. The look is colonial yet modern, with both floors (ground and first) decorated in warm cocoa colours. We sat on the upstairs balcony with pleasing views over Borough Market. A giant Yorkshire pudding filled with cacao-glazed pulled pork and white-chocolate mash epitomised comfort food; we also enjoyed the gloriously rich potted shrimps in spiced cacao butter. A well-balanced dish of cacao-crusted pork cutlet, with crackling, in a garden-mint cacao sauce followed, yet we were unconvinced by the dipping sauces (chocolate balsamic, cacao pesto, and nib butter) accompanying the fries. As expected, molten chocolate lava pudding, with gooey centre, was a highlight. We left choc-full, melted by “efficient and friendly” service and a Rabot Rum Sour cocktail. 

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Rabot 1745

2-4 Bedale Street, Borough Market ,London SE1 9AL

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Good food with a difference

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Aug 2015

Chose Rabot 1745 for dinner with foodie friends, as somethnin different. Not disappointed. I wouldn't rave over the white chocolate mash, and my cheesecake was mediocre, but everything else we tried was superb. Especially the sauces. Between us we had risotto, market fish of the day, chicken, cheesecake, the triad of chocolate mouse and flourless almond cake. With mash, spinach and fries. The three dipping sauces with the fries particularly good. Food was beautifully presented, staff attentive...

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  • Food & Drink: 7
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 7
  • Value: 5

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Rabot 1745

2-4 Bedale Street, Borough Market ,London SE1 9AL

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Highly recommended

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Apr 2015

My regular "go to" place for most occasions. Food is innovative, excellent and great value for money. The service is efficient and friendly and the ambiance is great - relaxed for dinner with friends, classy enough for business lunches or dinners.

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 10

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2-4 Bedale Street, Borough Market ,London SE1 9AL

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Jun 2014

An amazing dining experience with superb food – with a very unusual theme! This restaurant is quite different to anything else I've tried – which is hard to come by as I've eaten in many of London's finest establishments. The waiter was helpful and knowledgeable about the menu, the selection of wine was great and you can buy by the Carafe or bottle which gives you a range of options. We started with a selection of bread served with pesto, butter and cocoa and balsamic dip. The dip messed with my...

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 5
  • Atmosphere: 7
  • Value: 5

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    TheFoodaholic :: REVIEW: Rabot 1745, Bedale Street, Borough Market, Borough -

    When I first heard Hotel Chocolate had opened a restaurant in London, I thought two things – is this a joke and how could they possibly succeed in such a competitive industry. For that reason I’ve been ever intrigued since the day it opened, but like a lot of other restaurants, simply not got round to visiting them yet. Finally after nearly two years since it opened, I’ve made it to Rabot 1745 and I’m so glad I did, because the food here is certainly not a joke – its actually very serious indeed. While the name Hotel Chocolate has always been in my mind for its delicious praline truffles, I’ll never look at the brand...
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    London Unattached - London Restaurants, London Lifestyle, London Events :: Rabot 1745 - Cacao Culture in Borough - restaurant review

    The justification for accepting an invitation to dine at Rabot 1745 was all about intrigue rather than any expectation of gourmet dining. I love chocolate. But a restaurant where every dish has some element of cacao sounded on paper just a little too much. Even for me. And who to invite as a plus one? Well of course the obvious example was my chocolate loving God Daughter.

    On the edge of Borough Market, Rabot 1745 from the outside did look a little like a Caribbean rum shack. Inspired by the old 1745 cacao estate which the founders of Hotel Chocolat bought ten years ago, there’s a cocktail bar downstairs...
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