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REVIEW: Rocket, Holborn

REVIEW: Rocket, Holborn


With branches in Bishopsgate, Canary Wharf, The City and Holborn you’re never too far away from a Rocket  – which is great news if you love good cocktails and posh grub for a reasonable price (and we’re guessing you do).

A buzzy but chilled vibe pervades the Holborn outpost, which opened at the tail end of 2014 – it’s sleek and subterranean, minus any pretension. We popped by on a warm midweek evening, local workers enjoying the spacious outdoor terrace and the cool basement vibe inside.


The 241 cocktail menu (5-7pm) beckoned, a handful of classics including Mojitos, Brambles and Daquiris. A couple we were less familiar with but thoroughly enjoyed – Lynchberg Gingerades combined Jack Daniels, sugar and fresh lime, while Lemon Drops mixed Absolut Citron, fresh lemon juice, Cointreau and sugar.IMG_4279

The menu takes influence from a variety of cuisines, with a big focus on fantastic pizza. This we were keen to try but first, starters. Filo-wrapped feta cheese came with roast piquillo peppers drizzled with honey, while lamb kofka arrived with minted Greek yoghurt, orange chilli salsa and a rich tomato and basil pesto marmalade.

The stone-baked pizza menu is extensive, and interesting. We shunned the usual Margarita in favour of the fantastic (but very filling) Chilli Con Carne – thick chunks of meat doused in guacamole, jalapenos, sour cream and tomato salsa. If you need to line your stomach before a night of drinking, this would be perfect split between two.


Alongside arrived a fantastically fresh salmon fillet marinated in soy sauce, chilli and ginger, served on a pile of roasted vegetables – which felt positively saintly in wake of a few pizza slices.


As always, we found room for dessert – which turned out to be the perfect portion of traditional sticky toffee pudding and a ball of salted caramel ice cream. This is fuss-free, fancy food, perfectly enjoyed when your family come to visit or you need a good catch up with friends. And if you’re in Nottingham, take note – there’s one there too!

Amy @ FashionBite xx


Amy Everett is FashionBite's food and travel editor, she also writes for national newspapers and magazines including the Guardian Travel, Stylist, Shortlist, Red, Cosmopolitan and more.

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