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Permanently Closed - Rocket - Holborn

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53 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Fusion / Eclectic
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Business Meals
  • Good for Groups

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - Situated in the vibrant Kingsway area, less than a 2 minute walk from Holborn tube station and only a stone throw from the west end, this venue is the perfect dining location for breakfast, lunch and dinner offering a menu consisting of Californian grills and stone baked pizzas with a wide variety of modern toppings. Rocket is famous for big portions, ensuring your guests never go hungry! The venue also features a bar area, large outside terrace serving food, a private dining room and the fantastic benefit of 2 day delegate meeting rooms which can be hired any day of the week.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Fusion / Eclectic, Italian, Californian
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Hours of operation

Monday - Friday: 6:45am-10:30am, 12pm - 11:30pm
Saturday - Sunday: 8am - 11am, 12pm - 11:30pm
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Phone number
020 7242 8070
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Neil Morris
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Neighborhood
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Public transit
Holborn Underground Station
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.0based on all time ratings
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food
4.1
service
3.7
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3.8
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4.0Dined on April 23, 2016

Food was great, portion sizes were big. Sevice was slow, they were very short staffed so drinks to ages to come.Would go again as food was excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2016

Work round the corner and didn't even know about it...I thought it was a very nice meal and would happily go back again. Surprisingly big and the food is unusual and very nice.

Mid range pricing but worth the value.

Highly reccommended.

Oh and the chorizo and Haloumi skewer was amazing.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2016

Good food but service was a little slow. Good location for a business lunch but lacking atmosphere as it s empty!

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2016

Followed Tripadvisor recommendations for this place. Was not disappointed. Staff very friendly and helpful. Had pre-theatre meal for 9 of us. pizzas are massive. Can recommend the all meat one. Some of our party had sea bass which they said was lovely.

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2016

Again fantastic staff friendly not over enthusiastic just spot on.
Great location well finished decor.
For me the menu itself just seems to be missing something. Especially in the main course section.
But would recommend to others.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2016

Rocket Holborn is a great place to eat, easy to book, a step away from the tube station, great pizzas, good wine and staff who care. would definitely eat there again.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2016

Holborn area is not a well known patch for us and we needed to find a good pre-theatre menu early evening. We could not have been more delighted, thanks to other Open Table review too, to have discovered the original high standard of warm service and exemplary dishes from Rocket, one branch of which has changed hands in Mayfair. It was a fantastic menu, full of our favourite combinations - chorizo salad, beetroot salad, generous Rocket fishcakes on a colourful salad, a wonderful lamb dish, excellent wine menu and authentic cocktails to start. What more could you want pre-theatre - we were well looked after and would highly recommend - thank you, Rocket!

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4.0Dined on February 20, 2016

My Feta, Spinach & Butternut Pithiviers were delicious; the servers were very friendly; and the modern decor was good.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2016

I must admit that when I discovered that there was only one other lunchtime booking I had my reservations (excuse the pun!). Rocket in Holborn has a lovely atmosphere though so it didn't matter. The service was prompt and friendly. The food was enjoyable and just the right amount for a three course meal. We had a good time and would recommend it.

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2015

Lovely restaurant,easy to find,although it was christmas it was pretty quiet.The staff were very attentive and the food was excellent.The deco is modern and the ambiance was inviting and warm,would recommend this restaurant for a cosy meal for two or group of friends.

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4.0Dined on October 21, 2015

Excellent venue with good service and great food. Reasonably good value for money too. Not overly busy of a week-day lunch time so ideal for a business meeting.

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3.0Dined on October 13, 2015

Staff were professional. Two salads on the menu, sadly the waiters recommendation had a long hair in it. I didn't make a stink but couldn't eat it either. My friend enjoyed his pizza.

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2015

Good location fast service good food. Not too busy. Pizza was good

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2015

I've eaten at rocket twice and really like it. Both times it has been almost empty which is a shame but it might be just the time or the day I've been .
I went for my birthday with two friends. They both had the chicken salad and I had the rare steak and chip salad which was delicious. The portions are huge and the menu is very varied which makes it difficult making a choice. The staff are great too and helpful making suggestions on the menu.
All in all a great place and one I'd definitely recommend.

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3.0Dined on May 30, 2015

Had booked the restaurant for a hen. But too quiet so had to move on. The pizzas and starters where good. But mixed up the pizza orders.However the dish I had was a chicken salad with coconut roasted nuts quails eggs - however couldn't taste the coconut nor was there roasted nuts, told the waitor he just walked away and brought a bowl of cold roasted nuts and justr left them on the table, and the chicken was too cheery. The garlic bread we requested for was wrong which they had to change, it was parmasan garlic bread without the parmasan, they brought us another batch when it arrived again the cheese was just dumped on top with out it being toasted.no apologies from the waitress just blamed the chef for being new. Wouldn't really go back there for the price we payed. There was no atmosphere in the restaurant.

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3.0Dined on May 26, 2015

I've been to several Rockets across London and this one is my least favourite.

We went in the middle of the week and only one other table was occupied. Despite this fact the service was extremely slow. I also think the food has become incredibly overpriced.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2015

This was my first visit to Rocket in Holborn - I have gone to their City location lots of times, and so already had high expectations of the Holborn place. Not at all disappointed. The waiter was very friendly and helpful, and the food was (as always), excellent quality. These things are never cheap, but the bill was reasonable. Great place for a business lunch, as tables are far enough apart to have a reasonably private discussion.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2015

Had a wonderful meal at Rocket Holborn last night. I had the signature rare beef and chip salad and my friend had the surf & turf salad. Both were excellent (as shown by our completely cleared plates). Unfortunately we couldn't fit in any dessert but we will go back to try soon. Also already booked to try out their weekend brunch which looks amazing. Definitely try this place out. The food is excellent, the service great and not overbearing (they were happy to let us sit and chat at the end of our meal) and they kept refilling the tap water bottle at the table without us having to ask. We will be back.

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3.0Dined on May 8, 2015

The cocktails were amazing, food was ok again nothing special.

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4.0Dined on May 2, 2015

We were made very welcome by friendly staff. The food was very good as was the wine, the prosecco was one of the best I've ever had and I do like a good prosecco!
We were going to the theatre so time was of the essence, they were prompt without rushing you.
I would certainly recommend it to friends.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2015

Great food, nicely decorated, friendly staff, however music was a bit loud.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2015

Rocket has a very large and stylish basement restaurant but its real gem is the terrace facing Lincoln's Inn Fields, giving a good choice of sunny or shaded seating on a warm day.

The food comes in American sized portions, good for big appetite but not quite so good for keeping calorie consumption under control. Service can be a bit erratic, but is pleasant.

Overall, a great place for lunch outdoors on a sunny day.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2015

Stylish interior, good service, cocktail list was fab and food was great. Would def go back!

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2015

We went for a pre-theatre meal but thought the food and layout were really good and deserved another visit in its own right.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2015

everything is fine but the smell from bathroom as we just sat outside the men toilet and during the dinner, it wasn't pleasant

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4.0Dined on March 7, 2015

It was very quiet at the time...

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2015

We required a place to meet for a pre theatre dinner for 6 close to the Strand. Whilst the restaurant was a short 15 minute walk from our hotel, the food and service justified the short walk. The pre theatre menu was well priced and offered various choices, a few people chose meals from the main menu. The food exceeded our expectations, quality and portions. The overall experience was excellent and was great value. We would definitely return to this restaurant again when next in London.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2015

Good pizzas. Bit pricey.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2015

Enjoyed a nice evening here with my girlfriend. We'd gone early so the place was pretty empty and the staff didn't quite seem ready but the service was good for the rest of the evening. The decour was dark woods with feature wall paper. Lighting was a little too flourescent for our liking but fine. We opted for the three course set menu which was lovely but fairly pricy.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2015

A great find, convenient for the theatre. Food was excellent and very good service.

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5.0Dined on January 2, 2015

My partner and i spent 2 nights in London and stumbled upon this wonderful restaurant through the Open Table app and what a find it was. We dined early due to a later commitment at 19:30 so it was very quiet, hence the 3* ambience rating. Our waiter was superb and dropped in and out of our meal seamlessly. The food was amazing and extremely plentiful. If we are ever in the area again we'll be guaranteed to return. Thanks again.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2014

For the New Year Eve, we've eat at Rocket Holborn. There was a good ambiance and the staff was very kind.
The food was very good and original. The portion was very large so we have not been able to finish...(doggy bag for the dessert).
Restaurant was very clean and we was quickly served (to go to the firework). The price for the New Year's Eve's menu was a little bit too high for me.
If we come back in London, we'll go one more time in this restaurant if we are near to the restaurant.

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3.0Dined on December 19, 2014

The food and service are pretty good and the ambiance of the place is cool. The music is WAY TOO LOUD, especially around the bar area; it is impossible to carry on a conversation. They seem to be forgetting that this is a restaurant and not a club.

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2014

Went with a group of 8 friends woo all enjoyed the meal. Excellent service from our waitress.
Music a little loud though making conversation difficult.

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4.0Dined on December 3, 2014

I've eaten at some of Rocket Holborn's sister restaurants before so I knew what I was letting myself in for when I booked a last minute table at Rocket Holborn for dinner with a friend. I was slightly surpised that the restaurant was so quiet seeing as it was a Wednesday in December, but I certainly wasn't complaining as the lack of patrons meant attentive service. The food, as always, was excellent and if you don't fancy any of the main dishes then the pizza is always a safe and incredibly tasty option. I will certainly be going back.

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5.0Dined on November 30, 2014

We had family visiting from abroad, as I'd been to Rocket before to use their Conference/meeting rooms and the bar area, I was excited to experience a sit down meal.

The staff were excellent, really friendly and well presented. Gave us the perfect amount of time for deciding, some places are to eager to get your order or you think they've forgotten about you, but not here!

The menus both A La Carte, specials and drinks menu are extensive. A very impressive and imaginative cocktail list as well!

The portions were very generous and prices what you would expect for food of this quality in central London. Rib Eye steak only £10 sun-wed as well!

Beautifully decorated venue, large cover restaurant but sectioned off well so you don't feel lost in the large space.

Would definitely recommend. My guests were all very impressed - I look forward to visiting some of the other sites.

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5.0Dined on November 29, 2014

Great food, decor and service. Would definately return. Great value for money.

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5.0Dined on November 15, 2014

My first visit to Rocket and I was very impressed. I wanted a very quick pre-theatre meal. Service was prompt, the food was great (and in quantity too). Will definitely come back.

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5.0Dined on November 13, 2014

First time visiting a Rocket restaurant and I will definitely be returning. Staff were very friendly and the food was amazing. Have already recommended this to my friends as somewhere to visit!

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4.0Dined on November 1, 2014

Really enjoyed Rocket, Convenient location for theatre, great range of food (although set menu was quite limited so we opted for a la carte). Lovely service and decent portions. A hit!

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