Indulge in a Delicious Hotel Chocolat Afternoon Tea at Rabot 1745
If you’re considering indulging in a chocolate afternoon tea in London, I can assure you that Hotel Chocolat’s afternoon tea is a delicious chocolate-themed extravaganza. Book in for one at their stylish restaurant Rabot 1745. It’s located in Borough Market, London’s renowned food market.
At £30 a head (based on 2 people sharing), it’s also excellent value. Reserve a table on the terrace on Saturday afternoon and you can taste chocolate sensations while watching the activity in the food market below.
Downstairs, you’ll find their chocolate café and shop where you can browse their entire range of mouth-watering chocolates and gifts. On a chilly winter’s day I like to have a rich hot chocolate here when the café has the feel of an après-ski bar. Follow it with a brisk walk along the Southbank – there’s always so much to see.
Rabot 1745 is named after the cocoa plantation in St Lucia owned by Hotel Chocolat. The chocolatier now has a chain of chocolate cafés and shops across Britain offering chocolate-lovers an innovative range of chocolates and tasting adventures.
Its two restaurants, with their contemporary furnishings and glass lighting, provide a sophisticated dining experience with a Scandi feel.
Treat Yourself to a Hotel Chocolat Afternoon Tea
Hotel Chocolat’s Afternoon Tea is a luxurious spread of cocoa delights, both savoury and sweet, served with hot drinks or glasses of chilled Prosecco.
Savouries include sandwiches with fillings such as creole chicken and pumpkin mayonnaise, pea and tarragon mousse on rye sourdough and rare beef with white chocolate horseradish.
Chocolate Tea Delights
As you’d expect, there’s a baked scone (sultana and cinnamon served warm and fresh from the oven), but you’re invited to layer it with either traditional strawberry jam or 70% chocolate ganache.
With a chocolate and cherry opera gateau, a strawberry and vanilla cheesecake and tasting chocolates to follow, it’s generous, too. So generous in fact, we were unable to finish it. Don’t worry, as if by magic, doggy bags appear at the table so everyone can take home a chocolate treat.
- Hotel Chocolat Afternoon Tea is available Tuesday to Saturday, 1pm-5pm
- At Rabot 1745 in London, book a table on their lovely balcony overlooking bustling Borough Market in Southwark so you can watch the hustle and bustle below
- Fancy a drink afterwards? Head to Bedales Wine Bar next door
- Love chocolate? Why not try Hotel Chocolat’s Bean-to-Bar Tasting Experience?
- Looking for a chocolate gift? How about a subscription to the Hotel Chocolat Tasting Club?
- Get more inspiration from 60 of the Best Gifts for Chocolate Lovers
How to Find Rabot 1745 at Borough Market
Rabot 1745 Restaurant, 2-4 Bedale St, Southwark, London SE1 9AL
The Foodie Travel Guide
Sally is the founder and editor of The Foodie Travel Guide. She travels around the UK and beyond in search of the best foodie days out, tasting experiences and delicious places to stay. She loves a glass of English sparkling wine, afternoon tea with friends and escaping London for gastronomic adventures.
Hotel Chocolat Afternoon Tea
- Chocolate-themed Afternoon Tea
- Wonderful view of Borough Market
- Shop for chocolate gifts in the café
- Chocolate tasting experiences
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