Rockets Lolita’s

6 Reviews
Modern, Tapas
Phone Number 0875502866 Opening Hours

Tuesday to Thursday 4pm to 11pm; Friday 1pm to 11pm; Saturday and Sunday 12pm to 11pm; Closed on Monday


Menu - Rockets Lolita - Cocktail and Milkshake Menu - Updated April 2018 Rockets Lolita - Wine Menu - Updated April 2018 Tapas-Menu_Low-Res - Updated April 2018
PDF - Rockets Tapas Menu


R70 avg main meal
Modern, Tapas
R70 avg main meal
Local cuisine, Quick meals, Views
Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
Accepts credit cards, Alfresco, Beer served, Cocktails, Dinner, Food, Functions, Licensed, Live entertainment, Lunch, Parking, Serves food, Vegetarian

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

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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 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.

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.


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User reviews

6 Reviews
    The Vibe there is completely OUT OF THIS WORLD, I hardly go there for the food...always for a pre-jol, but whenever I do have a bite, I am never disappointed.
    Went to ROCKETS LOLITAS two weeks ago on a SUnday! Lovely Food! Vibe! Service! People! Result I went to ROCKETS (Parkhurst) again yesterday for LUNCH, on my own nogal! Loved it, badly Desiree " Dezzy" Oliphant Ms UN SOUTH AFRICA 2015/6
    Reasonable prices, hearty portion sizes and they play cool music here! I have enjoyed EVERY dish I have eaten here! My only trouble is selecting what to eat because Rockets offers a great variety of food and they all sound so delish! It also helps that it is situated on 4th street which is so vibey!
    Great location, and very accommodating management who accepted our walk-in booking for 7 people on a Thursday night with an hour's notice. Unfortunately on arrival the doorman didn't have our name on the list and responded as if we were making the booking up. Get some customer service sense dude! The manager soon corrected this though and we were seated and had a great meal with great service after that. The pizzas are excellent as are the salads and wine selection. The one drawback is a big one: this place is fatally let down by the shocking acoustics. It's nice being in a busy restaurant with atmosphere, but when this place gets busy you have to shout to be heard by the person right next to you. They desperately need to fix this as it really pulls the experience of good food and service down. Get someone in who can sort this out and knows how to dress up walls/ceilings to absorb sound!!
    I absolutely enjoyed my time at Rockets. Such friendly staff, great food and generous portions too! Sadly, Durban does not have a branch.

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