Elsie: Tasting Britain was recently at Rocket Bishopsgate to try the dish they are famous for; stone baked pizza!
In a word
What is it?
A lounge bar and pizza restaurant
Rocket Bishopsgate turned out to be a fashionable lounge bar and pizza restaurant with designer decor including a wall of wine.
It is a relaxing after work eatery catering to the financial district of Bishopsgate with a delicious menu and a healthy selection of wine – from Italian Ripasso to Spanish Rioja. They have champagne and cocktails too but we reckon their wines compliment the menu perfectly.
The menu at is well thought out and put together – generally on the healthy side with most foods grilled, and the vegetables steamed or sliced fresh and crunchy.
Our starters were Beef Carpaccio Served On A Bed Of Rocket Spiced With Balsamic Vinegar for a sweet and crunchy taste, and Thai Flavoured King Prawns on slices of sweet crunchy peppers and cucumbers. The presentation was beautiful and it tasted delicious.
We selected two stoned baked pizzas, one topped with Cheese, Peppers and Prawns, a first for us (prawn topped pizza) and the second, with a Pulled Pork And Cheese Topping. Both pizzas were different but equally yummy.
We then tried a Rocket favourite, steak chips – a mountain of chips and deliciously seasoned beef heaped on a bed of rocket salad with a side of cheese and garlic seasoning. They don’t call it a favourite for nothing, it was well worth the try.
One thing about good food is that, if it looks good and tastes good, you will eat it no matter how much you have already packed away. So of course we had to try Rocket’s Grilled Tuna With Steamed Broccoli on a bed of seasoned crunchy vegetables, and as we suspected, it was delicious in every way…
We finished off the meal with Irish Jameson coffee liqueur and a lemon sorbet for dessert. All in all, a fantastic meal perfectly complimented by our choice of wine, an Argentinian Malbec from Humberto Canale which got better with time and more aeration.
Rocket wasn’t crowded nor was the bar overflowing with loud, drunk City workers as you may have come to expect from similar eateries. It was buzzing with activity but the music was at a reasonable level so we could converse with one another without shouting. This combined with the delicious food made it a very enjoyable dining experience. We recommend it!
Rocket Restaurant, 201 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3AB
020 7377 8863