A beautiful and innovative restaurant and bar with a terrace (opening in early 2014) overlooking the bustling Borough Market, Rabot 1745 finally serves to Londoners the exceptional dining experience of the hugely popular Boucan restaurant in Saint Lucia. With the personality of a Caribbean plantation house stylishly transported to the heart of London’s most exciting food market, Rabot 1745 offers a ‘cacao cuisine’ menu, designed by Chef John Bentham, 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.
£41 and over
Duck and Chocolate. I repeat, DUCK and CHOCOLATE.
On my walk through Borough Market a day earlier, I spotted this store and cafe and, having already eaten, I vowed to come back. And so I did.
I had one of the savory CACAO WRAPS with confit duck from Marché du Quartier, dried cherries, Rabot 66% dark chocolate, coriander, cacao nibs and crème fraiche. My friend tried one of the sweet ones...more
Fresh Monmouth Coffee, Super Pancakes and a great selection of Chocolate from St Lucia! What more do you want? The place was a little quiet on my visit (other than some Caribbean Music). This meant I got a walk through of the store from one of the friendly members of staff; offered a sample of Chili Hot Chocolate, and then tried a Sweet Cocoa Crepe.
The Crepe was superb, the batter infused...more
Recommended if you've got money to spend. They've got a huge variety of chocolates, both their own and other high quality brands (e.g. hotel chocolat). There's also a tiny cafe with various chocolate drinks and possibly food, if I remember correctly.more
Fantastic chocolates - with a plethora of options and varieties.
They have some unique combinations - cocoa beans dipped in chocolates that they offer to try - even if you dont purchase - you should try it - because it is really different and quite good!
I had a drinking chocolate - instead of a coffee - because well come on its a chocolate place. The drinking chocolate was really good...more
In the style of one of the current Talk threads, this is my review of Rabot Estate, which grows cacao in St Lucia and sells chocolate at their store on the outskirts of Borough Market
Concept of a chocolatier growing their own beans - HOT
Knowing the provenance of your raw ingredients - HOT
Being in control of the whole production process - HOT
Samples of cocoa beans and other products at...more