Posted on 5th August 2013

Rocket to Tastebud Heaven

Tucked away in the heart of Canary Wharf, amongst the sky scrapers, is the two storey bar and restaurant that is Rocket. One of four restaurants, 3 located in London, the other in Nottingham, it is the perfect place to take a date or head to for dinner at the weekend before setting out on the town with its great location less than 5 minutes’ walk from the station.

For starters the Buffalo mozzarella was an easy choice but the Scallop and prawn brochette turned out to be a secret winner, flavoured with ginger and lime leaf served with an apple and celeriac remoulade and drizzled with a chilli syrup.

For mains we opted for the seasonal calzone with a creamy pesto base, mozzarella, green olives, mushrooms, ricotta and spinach. It makes for a formidable main though, as the waiter brought it over it towered inches above the salad it was sharing the large plate with. One cut into the doughy exterior soon saw it deflate to an acceptable portion size revealing the delicious melted ingredients on the inside. The Creamy roasted sweetcorn succotash that consisted of sweetcorn, red pepper and green beans that we had as a side would have been a great accompaniment with nachos rather than our pizza.

There is also a great selection of salads that will change your mind about the typical Caesar salad, think Smoked chicken and goat's cheese salad with pears, spicy pecans, tomatoes, red onions, grapes, mixed leaves and basil drizzled with a bacon, mustard and honey dressing.

For pudding the ultimate must have is the Sticky toffee pudding with a salted caramel ice cream or the traditional summery Eton mess with strawberry puree alongside actual strawberries, meringue and cream. Rocket also offers a diverse range of cocktails from the classics like Mojito to the daring Porn star martini and the one to end the night with, a shot of Duke Nukem, a toxic mix of Absinthe and Green Chartreuse.

www.rocketrestaurants.co.uk

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