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“Flying slightly under the radar”, this “superior City venue” is “a lovely find, right in the heart of the the Square Mile where it can be hard to encounter a good meal” (“clients are always pleased to visit it!”). “The front of house team are so charming” and deliver “precise and tasty” Gallic cuisine. The major attraction here, though, is the “comprehensive wine list” – “one of the best wine selections in London: it’s hard to find a better selection of Burgundy, but the other region lists are well represented”, with “many rewards to be found, both on pricing and rare gems”.
“A great restaurant in the heart of the City of London” is a very rare thing, and one its adherents are happy to shout about. “Owned and run by two Master Sommeliers” – Xavier Rousset and Gearoid Devaney – it boasts a “superb Burgundy-centric wine list”, supported by a “limited but very well cooked menu” from chef Edward Boarland, and “welcoming, unfussy service with a smile”. “It’s one of the best bets in the City and people are catching on”. Top Tip: “the amazing tarte tatin to share”.
“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!”
“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!”
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Have you eaten at Cabotte?
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.
|Wine per bottle||£29.00|
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.
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 email@example.com directly.
Cabotte Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Cabotte did not disappoint. The service was very friendly and efficient. We shared a plate of cured meats as a starter and my husband then had a very tasty lamb dish and I had duck. I then had an excellent chocolate ganache for pudding - I came close to licking the plate. The confit leg of duck came in a fried croquette and was slightly overpowered by the flavourings, but the remainder of the meal was great and showcased the ingredients (particularly the chocolate pudding). We'll be heading back there soon."
48 Gresham St, London, EC2V 7AY
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|Monday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm|