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Summary

£71
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4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A stunning treasure trove of Burgundy wine” is just one of the attractions of this “buzzy and down-to-earth” three-year-old, near the Guildhall. The serving crew are “super friendly” and “knowledgeable”, while the regional French cuisine from head chef Edward Boarland is “luscious, beautiful, and nourishing (almost comfort food, but the quality is super-high)”. Often tipped as a top choice for business entertaining, it’s nevertheless “one of the very few such City restaurants in which you would want to actually spend your own money!”

Summary

£71
  £££
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A stunning treasure trove of Burgundy wine” is just one of the attractions of this “buzzy and down-to-earth” two-year-old, near the Guildhall. The serving crew are “super friendly” and “knowledgeable”, while the regional French cuisine from head chef Edward Boarland is “luscious, beautiful, and nourishing (almost comfort food, but the quality is super-high)”. Often tipped as a top choice for business entertaining, it’s nevertheless “one of the very few such City restaurants in which you would want to actually spend your own money!”

Summary

£68
  £££
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“If you like Burgundy and are based in the City, it’s your Holy Grail!” This year-old, “still relatively undiscovered gem” near the Guildhall (“not traditionally an area which has been over-served with good, regional French food!!”) provides “an oasis in the Square Mile”, with its combination of “excellent food with a modern twist on classic Burgundian dishes, and a wine list that’s heaven for the connoisseur (with plenty on offer for every wallet, City bonus or none)”. It’s “extremely professionally run, very friendly and authentic”.

Summary

£67
  £££
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Working equally well for a quick bite and business chat, or a long, slow afternoon of indulgence with one of London’s most astonishing wine lists” – this “refined” newcomer near the Guildhall is one of the best restaurants to have hit the Square Mile in recent years, certainly of a more traditional nature. “There’s a distinct Burgundian feel” to the “elegant and full flavoured” cuisine which is the counterpoint to “an exemplary wine list from the region, with very fair markups headed up by not one but two Master Sommeliers.” The “delightful” atmosphere is uncharacteristic for the ECs too – “buzzy but not macho”.

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Owner's description

An independent French restaurant in the City, the Master Sommeliers behind Cabotte wanted to showcase the wines of Burgundy complimented by a menu created by Michelin-trained chef Edward Boarland.

The restaurant is named after the huts found in the vineyards of Burgundy, where the wine makers will stop for lunch or shelter from the rain. Cabotte offers a spot in the city to escape and relax - to enjoy traditional French dishes and a great glass of wine (or a bottle!) The 700-strong wine list offers a range of wines with the classics offered alongside interesting rarities, so you can truly explore the world of wine. 

The restaurant offers lunch and dinner Monday to Friday, with a Wine Bar open from 12noon to 11pm.

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch   £49.95
Dinner   £49.95

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£12.50 £22.50 £4.00 £6.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £29.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%

Restaurant details

No dress code

The chef

The Cabotte Head Chef, Edward Boarland, is a young talented chef who trained at The Waterside Inn and Royal Hospital Road with Clare Smyth. Edward has a passion for simple food done to the highest level, having learnt his trade in classic kitchens where quality ingredients take centre stage.

Having spent four years working in France, Edward brings his experience to Cabotte and creates a menu with French classics and also modern twists. A menu that evolves through the seasons, featuring a classic Beef Bourguignon to warm the London winter or a Sea bream & crab tartare for a light lunch mid-Summer.

Private dining

Cabotte offers two Private Dining Rooms on the First Floor.

Our Magnum Room seats up to 11 guests and boasts a window into the kitchen where you can see the Chef's Pass. It also features a stunning backdrop of our Eurocave filled with some of our rare and high-value wines - a wine lovers haven!

The Jeroboam Room can seat up to 18 guests or a standing event of up to 40. The room also features Eurocave wine storage and a Smart TV, which can be used for corporate or business events.

We offer a Private Dining Menu of 3 courses and also a canape menu for standing events.

For event enquiries, please email sarah@cabotte.co.uk directly.

48 Gresham St, London, EC2V 7AY
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Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
SaturdayCLOSED
SundayCLOSED

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