Upmarket restaurant chain Rocket recently debuted a new Holborn branch, the company’s fourth location in London (with one other Rocket in Nottingham, England). Rocket’s three other London locations are skewed east in the city’s financial districts, making its Holborn addition the lone star in the West End.
Like its counterparts, Rocket Holborn houses a slick décor in a classy-casual space, with a lively bar scene and a spacious dining layout. Frequent guests of the other locations will recognize the same extensive menu at the same price—a robust wine and cocktail list, and all the California-inspired starters, mains, and desserts.
If you’re a first time diner at Rocket and are thinking about giving the Holborn location a go, be sure to try an item from their signature “Rocket Stone Baked Pizza” menu. Their original creations include—but are not limited to—tandoori chicken and raita pizza, chili-con-carne pizza, and smoked black pudding pizza with butterfly king prawns and pancetta, all served in monstrous portions that easily feed two. Their equally sizeable (and novel) salad entrees, such as the famous rare beef and chip salad topped with rocket, fried green beans, radishes, cherry tomatoes, fried chili, black bean dressing, and a ginger-mustard mayonnaise, are also highly recommended.