Hotel Chocolate is probably my favourite chocolate brand in the world, and whilst reading their blog I noticed they had started an afternoon tea at their restaurant in Borough Market.
I crossed my fingers that Rabot 1745 would do a gluten free afternoon tea and gave the restaurant a ring. They confirmed they could do a gluten free afternoon for me and they could make sure the sandwiches did not have onion, garlic or mushroom in.
Rabot 1745 is a few mins walk from London Bridge station and across the street from Borough Market.
Once we were seated at our table we were offered the hot drinks menu. The choices were endless, Mr FFL ordered a hot chocolate and I asked for a mocha. The waiter kindly went to check if their oat milk was gluten free, and even brought back the carton to show that there was no gluten in it. Once we had finished these drinks we were allowed an unlimited amount of chocolate infusion teas (teaolats)!
Before our food order was taken, our waiter confirmed one of our party was gluten free. The waiter explained he was allergic to shellfish and wanted to make sure he fully understood my dietary requirements. He made me feel very comfortable and safe to eat at Rabot.
I was served four gluten free sandwiches; smoked salmon, beef, chicken mayo and aubergine.
I then had perfectly made gluten free scones, with clotted cream (one of my favourite things in the world!!), strawberry jam and chocolate cream.
With cakes to follow of a gluten free brownie and a red velvet cupcake.
Once we had finished all these treats we were surprised by the waiter telling us that we could have more sandwiches and cakes!!
To note before going on the low fodmap diet I was the afternoon tea queen (self proclaimed of course), so I think I have a good idea of a good and bad afternoon tea. For me a top up of sandwiches and cakes are always a winner!!
I would also like to hold Rabot 1745 in high esteem for the quality of their gluten free cakes.
Rabot 1745 is located at Borough Market, 2-4 Bedale Street, London, SE1 9AL.