“The chic spot for clever cocoa-based cuisine”
As I’ve mentioned 101 times on my blog over the years, my sweet tooth is diminishing. I never thought the day would arrive but I no longer crave sweets the way that I used to. At Rabot 1745 they make exceptional gin and vodka based martini’s with a chocolate twist. Depending on which side of the fence you sit on with sweets, it may or may not sound disgusting but I must admit, they do deliver quality cocktails here. The cocktail in the picture above had a salted caramel tinge to it but I much preferred the praline soother in the background which was a mixture of hazelnut liqueur, coconut cream, vodka, praline and white chocolate. I had 3 (Insert eye roll here).
For starters we had the rare seared cacao gin cured salmon, prosecco jelly, fennel and lime tonic salad and portabello mushroom, roast tomato, cacao buttered spinach and feta toasted nib bread.
For main dishes we had spiced market fish with creole-cacao spices, butternut squash puree, green banana and spiced coconut-peanut sauce and the 9 Hour braised lamb shoulder with cacao beer pickled onions, garlic mash, cacao pesto and cacao balsamic glaze.
It was my second time at Rabot 1745, first time to eat upstairs at the terrace. I enjoyed my experience there. The staff are attentive and personable, the food is impressive and the overall dining experience is one to remember. I highly recommend Rabot 1745 for dinner or even just a naughty mid-week cocktail.
Address: 2-, 4 Bedale St, London SE1 9AL
Phone: 020 7378 8226