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Rockets Lolita’s

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Cost
R70 avg main meal
Ambience
Local cuisine, Quick meals, Views
Food
Modern, Tapas
Payment
Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
Corkage
No BYO

Critic's review

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Food
The best entry point to a rather overwhelming restaurant experience, is a few cocktails complemented the tapas menu.
If you neglected to book, you’ll probably find a seat on a high chair on the balcony while you wait. Soak up a strong Malfy gin cocktail or A.M.F yoyo (dark rum, vodka, tequila, blue caracao, lemonade) with golden fries tossed in pesto and parmesan followed by the salt and pepper calamari and the slow-braised pork belly topped with honey and soya glaze for mains once you’ve been permanently seated. The succulent Jack Daniels fillet medallions topped with garlic sautéed Sumiji mushrooms and the pan-seared Kingklip linguine with parmesan cream and chilli, tomato jam and lemon-grass velouté are both worth it.
Pizzas are also on menu with names such as Johnny Bravo (sweet chilli chicken strips, mushrooms, pancetta, sundried tomatoes, guacamole) and Cheeky Thief (chicken strips, caramelized onions, rocket, olives and a balsamic reduction drizzle).
Seal the meal with The Rockets caramel chocolate bomb (salted caramel ice cream encased in a chocolate ball with hot caramel sauce), the homemade salted caramel ice cream or share the Belgian waffles otherwise you’ll never make it to the third or fourth floor where the music and the groove is best experienced.
And if you’re on the breakfast tip, classic and mod choices range from egg-white omelettes, breakfast wraps, salmon sweet potato rosti, pancake stacks, Bircher Muesli, Eggs Benedict with spinach, bacon or smoked salmon and smoothie bowls.

Service
Service is quick and on point. With so many levels and nooks and crannies, staff is strategically positioned to cover all the areas and guests are seldom left unattended.

Ambience
This four-story affair is more than just a restaurant ¬– it’s spot where you might find your lunch spilling over into dinner and then into a late dance on the rooftop.

And …
Rooftop Thursdays and Sundays are a vibe – where they have and deejays entertaining guests from 5.30pm – 9pm on Thursdays and 2pm – 7pm on Sundays. Enquire about line-ups and covert charges and make sure you book unless you’re happy to wait up to an hour or more for a table with a view.

Best for …
Eating, drinking, meeting old friends, making news ones and dancing the night away on a weekend night from Thursday to Sunday.

(2018)

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Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Alfresco
  • Beer served
  • Cocktails
  • Dinner
  • Food
  • Functions
  • Licensed
  • Live entertainment
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Serves food
  • Vegetarian

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