Rocket City
Rocket City

Rocket City

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rocketrestaurants.co.uk/
  • Phone: 02076280808
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00PM - 05:00PM; Saturday - Sunday: closed, Dinner: Monday - Friday: 05:00PM - 10:30 PM; Saturday - Sunday: closed.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Pizzeria, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Cristiano Caputo
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: We have live music in our ground floor bar every Friday night from 6.30 pm. Our bars and restaurant can be reserved for private parties and we can arrange a DJ or create a themed party too.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: We are 5 minutes walk form Liverpool Street Station, Bank Underground Station and Monumennt Underground Station.
  • Parking: No
A word from Rocket City
Rocket is situated in a pedestrian only courtyard just off Old Broad Street and Threadneedle Street, we have two very different bars and an exciting restaurant serving 13" stone baked pizzas and a great selection of fresh salad and grill dishes. In addition to our seasonal menus, we have regularly changing specials available in both our bar and restaurant. Our top floor restaurant can be reserved at both lunch and dinner. In the evening we have a weekly special set menu for £15. Our ground floor bar is for walk-ins only and is not reservable. It offers both bar food and a selection of dishes from our a la carte restaurant menu at lunch time. In the summer it is possible to eat and drink outside on our terrace. Our lounge bar is great for parties and serves fresh cocktails and canapes. Our Wine List is possibly the best value in the whole of London. We have over 60 well regarded wines to choose from starting at £16.25. All are below £50.00 and many below £25.00
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Rocket City reviews from OpenTable diners
130 reviews since 23 October 2013
Average Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service3.8
  • Ambience3.7
    Value3.6
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
business meals (94)group bookings (46)fit for foodies (35)good vegetarian options (20)romance (20)brunch (19)special occasions (18)outdoor eating (14)outstanding value (13)child friendly (3)sunday lunch (3)pre/post theatre (3)disabled access (2)afternoon tea (2)Show More
  • Kipling
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    . Although very noisy downstairs, upsatirs was a haven of peace. The menu was suitably varied, and the wine list was betetr than expected. Overall, service was very good
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    business meals, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good
    bmcl
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Been here 3 times and it was great as usual. Service was great and we enjoyed ourselves
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    group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good value, good cooking,
    KeenEEater
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    The food here is well-cooked and comes in generous portions for the City. My main of beef and chips turned out to be a mountain of rare beef balanced on a ball of rocket, and surrounded by a moat of chips. With a spicy black bean sauce on top, it was delicious. I am rarely outdone by a plate of chips, but I retired hurt from the field this time... in a good way. The staff are very pleasant and the space itself is nice. We were two women meeting for lunch and a chat and Rocket worked well for us, which can't be said of all City venues. We'll be back.
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    business meals
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice place
    Pippin
    Dined on 25/9/2014
    It was a nice environment however food was not worth the extra over pizza express
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    outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Does the job
    Carveup
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Spacious restaurant serving generous portions of well cooked regular food. The service can be a bit slow but the staff are friendly.
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    brunch, business meals
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  • Good food, nice veggie options
    AG475VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    But service may sharpen up a bit, as some of us don't have am hour and a half for a main course and a coffee....
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    good vegetarian options
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  • Review
    MC2014
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    Hen Party - good service and good food. Attentive Staff - would visit again.
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    good vegetarian options, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Safe option in the City
    lovegoodfood
    Dined on 21/8/2014
    I find Rocket to be a good, safe choice for lunch meetings -- friendly or business. The menu has a good variety, the setting is pleasant, and the service is reliable. We were not rushed to order -- which was nice -- and we were not hassled during our meal. My only issue with my last visit is that our meals actually came a little too quickly for comfort. We both ordered salads, which were served almost immediately, giving us a clear impression of a line of pre-prepared meals waiting to be delivered to tables. A bit disappointing, but, that said, the food was good. Rocket is a bit pricey for what you get, but it is a safe choice -- particularly if you're meeting someone you don't know that well (ie, business lunch).
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    business meals
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice food but poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 19/8/2014
    We were seated in the main restuarant for lunch. When asking the waiter if we could have the lunchtime bar menu we were told no and that we would have to sit downstairs if we wanted this, he was ver rude and unhelpful. I could not understand why we could not have the bar menu as all the food comes out of the same kitchen. We ordered of the La'carte menu and the food we had was very nice, it was served quite quickly but the service from the waiter let the exeriance down.
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  • Excellent
    Dondon
    Dined on 29/7/2014
    As per usual food and service was amazing. Can't remember how many times I have been here and have never had to return food or complain about the service. Great job guys keep it up :)
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    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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  • Great business lunch
    zendon
    Dined on 29/7/2014
    We visited for business lunch. The service was great, menu is generous with lots of mouth watering options and price range. Compact but very hood wine list. The food was delicious, on-time. My only criticism would be the acoustics of the upstairs dining area; the walls and ceiling are bare; so once it was crowded; it got noisy. Overall, great place and will visit again.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A hidden gem in the City
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 28/7/2014
    Brilliant atmosphere and service. Food very well presented and very large portions. Would definately go back!
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, good vegetarian options, outdoor eating, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MarkP
    Dined on 28/7/2014
    Good food and a friendly atmosphere. met with friends and enjoyed both the restaurant and our catch up for lunch. Pizza was good just right.
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    good vegetarian options
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  • Enjoyable Business Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001
    Dined on 25/7/2014
    We took a client to Rocket and had a really nice lunch, its very relaxed which was perfect for the individual we took. 2 great bar areas as well as a loively setting, we will definitely go back.
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    business meals
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food, but slow service
    Corneuters
    Dined on 24/7/2014
    You cannot fault Rocket for their food, portions or presentation, it's probably some of the best you will find anywhere in the city. However the food comes out a bit slow and you shouldn't come here if you are in a rush. The staff, who are otherwise great, also have a tendency to disappear when you need them most - like when you're trying to find out what happened to that dessert you ordered 20 minutes ago, or when you want to get the bill and get back to the office. If you are not in a rush, this would be one of my top recommendations, but if you want a quick meal go somewhere else.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    foxbatVIP
    Dined on 22/7/2014
    Robust portions, good food and a nice ambience are the hallmark of Rocket City.
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    brunch, group bookings
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  • Great, thank you!
    bmcl
    Dined on 18/7/2014
    Great, thank you! Food was good and so was the service
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food, good atmosphere
    jessremps
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    Came here at lunchtime for a business lunch. Was meeting a client and indicated there was a reservation for 2 of us under my name - they told me I could grab a table anywhere (didn't realise there was a restaurant bit upstairs). I did grab a table in the lounge area, without realising my client had already been sat upstairs in the restaurant part. Food was great (we both had salads) and came quickly, though I'd requested dressing without bacon and sure enough it came with bacon. Ate it anyways - was still delicious! Reasonable prices for amount and quality of food. Would come back.
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    business meals, outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always htis the spot
    KeeleyVIP
    Dined on 19/6/2014
    the food is always good here. I think the prices may have gone up as it seemed a little more expensive then ususal but worth it
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  • Good food, slow service
    AG475VIP
    Dined on 13/6/2014
    Second time at Rocket City, same experience: food is quite nice (and the menu offers a lot of choice) but the service is inexplicably slow, and really unacceptable for a City restaurant. I don't think I'll go back unless I have more than an hour for lunch.
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  • Nice lunch
    Lunchpost
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Quick and enjoyable service. The food was good (excellent desserts!!) and portions are huge. We were on the first floor and it was extremely noisy. Basically had to yell at each other to have a conversation, but it was the only negative point about the place.
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    child friendly, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 27/5/2014
    Went for a catch up with friends - restaurant was empty (Tuesday evening), pizza was soggy in the middle, tasteless and very overpriced. Wished we had gone to Pizza Express instead....which is saying something. We won't be returning.
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  • great atmosphere
    foodie2012
    Dined on 16/5/2014
    I came here for lunch with some friends. The restaurant is a bit loud however I had a really good meal. There's a few gigs veggie options too. My non veggie friends had difficulty trying to choose what to eat! The portion sizes are really big too so bear this in mind when ordering sides or starters.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dodger
    Dined on 29/4/2014
    Good value. Suitable to all age groups. Good for business lunch. Very god location.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value
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  • Lovely food :)
    Mandridge
    Dined on 28/4/2014
    I had lunch with a friend here who had not been before. She chose the chicken milanese and I had a chicken pizza - both were amazing and we couldn't finish them! The staff are really attentive and friendly which is great. It's really good value too. The only downside was that it was quite cold in there, but we were one of the first tables filled so I imagine it gets warmer as it gets more busy.
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    business meals, fit for foodies
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  • Pleasant
    PittaPan
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Great food, service good, noisy atmosphere makes it hard to hold a conversation comfortably (the echoes in the room need attenuation)
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    business meals
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and great service
    squigglenat
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    We went for a friday dinner. When I walked in, I was a little bit worried because the bar was absolutely packed with people enjoying the post-work drinks. Once I went up the stairs, the atmosphere changed completely and the restaurant was spacious with nice background music and perfect for a relaxing dinner with friends. The staffs were very friendly and attentive. All the dishes were of good portions (starters, main and side dishes) and seasoned well. Pizza dough was fresh and had plenty of toppings! We will happily go back again. Salad looked really good and would love to try it next time.
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    business meals, romance, fit for foodies
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  • Consistently Good
    NomNomVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    A great evening spent with a friend supping delicious "skinny" cocktails which in itself is great news! Followed by a lovely meal. I have been to Rocket on several occasions and am never disappointed with the quality of the food and service. My friend was thoroughly impressed too.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unusual location
    Kathy
    Dined on 21/3/2014
    In a courtyard in the City, nice bar downstairs to start the evening with a cocktail then move upstairs to the restaurant. Quirky place, tables spaced well apart. Staff were friendly and welcoming. Food was great, portions were on the large side so no need for a starter. Food nicely cooked and presented. Great place for meeting friends after work
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    special occasions, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service doesn't do it justice
    Thecritic
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    The restaurant at the top of Rocket City is lovely and has a great ambiance, but unfortunately, on a relatively empty night our service was very disappointing. It was slow, forgetful and bordered on rude. The food is well priced and good and it is fit for business lunches as well a dinner with friends.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 10/10 as per usual
    Dondon
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Another superb evening spent at Rocket. Food, service and atmosphere top notch as per usual. Couldn't fault a thing. I have been coming here for about 3 years now (possibly longer) and the service and food hasn't changed once bit. Will be booking again real soon.
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, group bookings, brunch, afternoon tea
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Informal lunch with colleagues
    OccasionalDiner
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Pleasing sense of space and light in the room. Not crowded out by other tables and plenty of space at our table for the six of us. Only criticism was that it was very noisy and hard to hear people across the table. Food was great, good variety and reasonable size portions. Service was great, just about the right level of attentiveness without becoming bothersome.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian food
    Topdine
    Dined on 28/2/2014
    This was a very nice restaurant to go to in groups. It has round tables and decor and food is great.
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    business meals, romance, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great venue
    Technophobeblonde
    Dined on 26/2/2014
    This feels like a very unique restaurant although it is part of a chain. The venue is amazing - a really interesting building in a great location. The use of the space is well thought out and could accommodate a big party or a small intimate group. The food is informal, but excellent quality (a rare combination in the City) and the wine list is extensive. I could happily spend all afternoon here and clients love it.
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    business meals, special occasions, group bookings, outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rocket delivers
    foxbatVIP
    Dined on 25/2/2014
    Had a great lunch.Food ticked the boxes - big, fresh salad-based dishes and great service.
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    business meals, group bookings, outstanding value
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  • Mediocre food - friendly service
    Guiseppe
    Dined on 20/2/2014
    Apart from making sure that you approach Adams Court from the Old Broad Street side to make sure you find it, we had a pleasant dining experience. We chose from a set menu as they had 2 courses for £15 (or 3 for £20). I had the wonton starter which was a bit more crispy than I expected and not as warm (in temperature) as I would have liked. The taste wasn't anything special really. I then had the Chicken escalope with a rocket salad - the escalope was huge (great for bigger appetites), but again temperature wise it was a bit on the tepid side but still edible. My friend had the cannelloni which was a bit stodgy. Good as a one off meal in a friendly environment but I wouldn't rush back for the food!
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  • Good dining tucked away in City
    HannahVIP
    Dined on 14/2/2014
    I have dined here 4 times now, service was unfailingly attentive and friendly each time and food was, while not outstanding, still tasy and of good value! Would recommend for anyone looking for a nice option in the City area - nice bar downstairs for post-work drinks too!
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    business meals, group bookings
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  • nice meal
    GK25
    Dined on 14/2/2014
    Nice meal and nice ambience. Very good level of service, attentive and informative.
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    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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  • Lovely place with delicious food
    Marciza
    Dined on 14/2/2014
    This is perfect place for business lunch it friend meeting. Nice bars and great restaurant.my favourite near Bank station
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  • City food in style
    Ben1111111111
    Dined on 13/2/2014
    I went to this place for a meal with my brother to catch up. And these guys certainly fit the bill for a family meal. The food was divine and the service was superb. They even had bulk buying deals on offer for the beer, my brother was most impressed. I had cider and was very impressed by the ones they had to offer. Food was quickly prepared and expertly made. Lovely attention to detail. The room is high up some very steep steps. No disabled access as far as i could see. Not good.
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, outdoor eating, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.