Restaurant Review: Rocket Bishopsgate

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A crowd pleasing menu at a convenient location with funky décor, Rocket Bishopsgate is a safe bet decision if you’re looking for a quick bite or a night out near Liverpool Street Station.

Based on a recent Friday night dinner at Rocket, I reckon it’s the sort of place one should be glad to have at hand if working nearby or regularly commuting through Liverpool Street Station (or Shoreditch High Street Overground for that matter). Dining room side, I had a satisfying and reasonably priced meal in a comfy setting while folks in the adjacent bar were dancing to a DJ and starting to get a gleeful groove on with the weekend properly commenced.

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The highlight of my meal was a starter course of fried spicy baby squid with rocket, garnished with peppers and spring onions served with a sweet chilli and lemon dressing (£6.25). For my main I had an intriguing smoked black pudding, butterfly king prawn and pancetta with green chillies pizza (£13.50). Hardly blown away by it, I liked it. And if that sort of combo of toppings sounds like something you’d enjoy, I would recommend it. I had the pleasure of dining with Kemey (our first Friday night out together in weeks) and I thought she scored with her choice of starters, the artichoke with truffle oil soup of the day (£5.85). I was also impressed by Rocket’s extensive wine selection. It was nice to start our dinner with a chin chin of Ferarri Pearle Blanc Brut 2006 (£36 for a bottle or £8.25 for a flute).

Service was super friendly and diligent. The look and feel of the venue was quirky 80s retro with a touch of swank.

Located at 201 Bishopsgate, EC2M 3AB, keep Rocket Bishopsgate in mind for no fuss dinners, mixed company lunches and afterwork drinks. Rocket has two other London locations at Adams Court and Canary Wharf as well as an outlet in Nottingham. Find out more at rocketrestaurants.co.uk.

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