Sunday 22 September 2019

Rabot 1745 - Borough market, London

Saturday 21st September (my daughters birthday)

My daughter went out with her friends today for brunch to celebrate her birthday so I decided to invite my husband along to this afternoon tea.
This was a Buyagift voucher which I got a discount on so only cost me £46.20 for sparkling afternoon tea for 2 . Normal price £35 got a good bargain as I always do !!
Rabot 1745 is part of Hotel Chocolate and being a chocolate lover,  I am a member of their tasting club for over 8 years now. So you can guess how excited I was about going to this chocolate themed afternoon tea. Wow it did not disappoint....

Upon arrival (30 minutes early) we was shown to our table on the terrace overlooking Borough Market.

The waitress handed us the menu along with a glass of Prosecco. She explained that we could choose any hot drink from the menu apart from the one with rum, also we could have as many hot drinks as we wanted. I thought this was brilliant as there was a lot of choice including flavoured hot chocolate and coffees.

When the afternoon tea stand arrived it looked amazing, I could not wait to get started on it. The waitress explained what was on it, I must say the sandwiches were very unusual.  Beef with white chocolate horseradish, creole chicken with pumpkin mayo, pea and tarragon mouse on rye bread and egg mayo on brioche roll with cocoa nibs. I thought they all tasted delicious.. We had two scones each one raisin and other cinnamon (I could not taste the cinnamon) with pots of jam, cream and thick chocolate ganache. They tasted lovely and did not disappoint. I especially liked the ganache which was very rich and chocolaty !! After a 10 minute break and another hot drink we started on the cakes. The chocolate cherry gateau was  my favourite however my hubby preferred the strawberry cheesecake which was very creamy. To finish we had 3 chocolates each all very nice. I must say I enjoyed this afternoon tea very much and the service and venue was very good.

Nearest tube : London Bridge , approx. 4 min walk
Best bits : Unusual sandwiches, chocolates, choice of drinks and excellent service/venue . 
Worst bits :  None really.
Value for money : Yes I think so considering  you can have more than one hot drink from a large choice on menu.
Would I go back?  : Yes I would 

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