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“Poor quality at a high price”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Rocket City

Rocket City
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Ranked #7,596 of 22,373 Restaurants in London
Price range: $13 - $77
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: City of London
Transit: Bond Street is the closest underground station. Green Park is a 5-10 minute walk away. Many buses travel along Oxford Street which is close by.
Description: Just a short walk from Bank station situated in Adams Court; a pedestrianised courtyard just off Old Broad Street & Threadneedle Street. Open all day from 9am, our ground floor bar is perfect for lunchtime or evening drinks with a selection of bar food & pizza boards. On the 1st floor, ‘The Black Bar’ is a venue in its own right, perfect for chilled out drinks in the evening or the most amazing private hire venue for up to 75 guests. On the 2nd floor, our beautiful restaurant is open from midday for lunch or dinner & we also have a private dining area ‘The Pink Room’ on the 2nd floor. We have two fabulous external areas for you to enjoy & have lots of flexible options for corporate events, group bookings & private hire. With a passion for wine you can choose from an extensive list of wines & Grand Marques Champagnes, we also have a range of signature and classic cocktails for you to sip on. Perfect for a business lunch to impress your clients, Rocket is in a prime location in the city & won’t disappoint!
London, United Kingdom
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“Poor quality at a high price”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012

I went to the rocket with a team from work for a Christmas Lunch and was very disappointed with the quality and service. We arrived a little bit early so were left in the bar with a feeling that we were causing them a great inconvenience (based on that experience I would never dream of going to that bar just for a drink).
When we got to the restaurant the serving staff were pleasant enough but the food was pretty terrible and the vegetables were under cooked. We were even charged full price for somebody who couldn't make it because of illness. That would be understandable if the food was bought in especially but that was clearly not the case.
We complained about the food and got a free bottle of wine thrown in but were still charged £60/head including drinks, excluding the price of drinks bought in the bar. That was simply outrageous for the experienced offered.

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North Miami Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great Service, Great Value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2012

Loved Rocket, found it in a tiny street while looking for Victoria Secret - had a wonderful spinach calzone. Very, very busy, yet the service was great.

Visited December 2012
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Copenhagen
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Varm an cozy atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2012 via mobile

Nice and varm surroundings. Friendly and quick service. Was there for lunch with friends and we had a great time with good food and service. Definetly a place to visit again

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great spot for lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012 via mobile

Upstairs restaurant serves a good range of fresh and interesting lunch dishes. Great salads and pizza with sensibly priced wines. The room is not the most attractive and some tables are tucked away in slightly dark corners.

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Thank DY A
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Cornwall U.K.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Nice but not outstanding”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

I had a nice meal here recently with family members. The food was good, without being exceptional, and the ambiance and service was fine. The wine list was reasonable and prices were acceptable given where we were.
There is a large heated smoking area outside, which forms the entrance to the bars and restaurant. Fine if you're a smoker but probably offputting if you're not.

  • Visited November 2012
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