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Rocket Restaurant & Cocktail Bar

cnr. Rivonia Boulevard & 11th Avenue
Rivonia, Johannesburg
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The Rocket concept is seeming simplicity, with African-minimalist decor, having the occasional flirt with ostentation.  The cool, laid-back haute, will virtually beg for long leisurely lunches on the deck, in the zen garden, or in the high ceilinged but warm restaurant, that will encourage the Jozi patrons to stay for dinner.
Rocket offers a carefully selected yet delectable list of your favourite cocktails, made to perfection for lunch or pre-dinner drinks before settling into some sumptuous bar skewers and light, tasty starters to whet the appetite.
The food on offer will be a polished simplicity of well priced healthy, fresh meals.
The menu will incorporate cosmopolitan styles of whie and red meats, as well as incredibly inventive salads, bruschettas, prego rolls, and daily Rocket specials all with the goodness and infusion of flavours that one would find in the very best of home cooked meals.
Mouth watering desserts top off the evening as you settle in to some after dinner socialising, all within the ambiance of chilled to funky beats.

Facebook:  Rockets

Twitter:   @RocketRivonia

Monday - Sunday:
12:00 - 22:00


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Price Range: Upper
Seating: 100+
  • Licensed
  • WheelChair Access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Take-Aways
  • Booking Required
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Rocket Restaurant & Cocktail Bar

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The Setting
Rocket is simplistic, chic and trendy. Not a doily in site.

Also, always a good sign is when the ratio of waiters to tables is not 10:1. A friendly bunch running around with happy smiley faces on. Even though I congratulated one of the waitresses on her non-existent pregnancy, she still happily took me to my table without using one of their knives to slit my throat.

First Impression
I want to have fun here. I’m going to enjoy my meal with a lot of alcohol and I’m going to look really good doing it under perfectly dim lighting.

The Food
Their menu is diverse and disgustingly delicious. Their starters are my kind of starters. Lots of little nibbly bits that make you think you’re not eating a lot, but in fact, you’re completely overdoing it and are able sit there in delicious denial. Camembert phyllo pastry twigs with berry sauce. Get out of town. Once you’ve demolished those bad boys, stick your fork in your partner’s haloumi fingers and finish them off while he’s in the bathroom.

For mains I suggest the ostrich fillet served with a cream, green peppercorn and blackcurrant sauce.  I clearly am not on any sort of diet as I also ate most of my partner’s chilli steak. All washed down with a bottle of Haute Cabriere Chardonnay Pinot Noir. And yes, while I’m well aware that this particular wine is best paired with fish and chicken, I like to drink it with everything I eat. Muesli even.

Price Range
If you don’t do what I did and decide it was of the utmost importance to drink several shooters and then work your way through their cocktail menu, you could actually get away with a fairly decent bill. Starters ranging between R35 and R48 and mains between R70 and R110. 

Perfect For

A night guaranteed of good service and good food. Also great for taking your ten loudest friends out. Noise, they don’t mind. Me telling the manager I thought he was cute, was also not frowned upon.

Rocket was reviewed by Baglett. Read her tea-snortingly funny blog here.

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