Following the success and huge popularity of the flagship Rivonia restaurant, Rocket has launched itself into the trendy Parkhurst restaurant scene now too. The Parkhurst branch is based on a similar premise; good food, good service and a good ambience.
At Rocket, Parkhurst, the African-inspired décor is chic and simple. Some might even call it minimalist as it is not overly busy with neutral colours bedecking the walls and just a few token pictures to break up the flow. This store, as with the Rivonia branch, offers both an indoor area and a large terrace from which to watch the passing parade, drink in hand on a warm Highveld day.
Speaking of drinks, there is a comprehensive, thoughtful choice of wines available to go with any meal you happen to choose and suitable for all palates. There is also the option of cocktails (perfect drinks for the outside deck) – a small variety which covers the classics.
The food offerings cater mainly to carnivores with a sprinkling of salads and seafood dishes for the non-meat-lovers. For starters you can choose between options like the vegetable spring roll basket or focaccia. Light meals on offer include sandwiches, sweet potato rostis and pasta dishes while for the hungry there are a variety of exciting dishes such as Thai curries, Argentinian steaks and good old steak, egg ‘n chips. You could also go for a burger or one of the gourmet pizzas.
The dessert list is short and sweet (literally) with a heavy emphasis on chocolate – chocolate Bar One cake, triple chocolate and nut brownies and ice-cream and home-made chocolate sauce to name a few.
Rocket, Parkhurst is the perfect place to pull in for after-work drinks or a lazy weekend cocktail session to follow up a tasty lunch or dinner. You’re welcome either way.
Travel from Johannesburg towards Parktown on St Andrew Road (M31). Turn right onto St Andrew Main Road and continue onto Houghton Drive. After 1,1 km, take the ramp onto De Villiers Graaff Motorway. After 2,3 kms, take exit 19 for Glenhove Road/Glenhoveweg toward M20. Merge onto Glenhove Road (M20). Continue to follow the M20. After 2,3 kms, turn right onto Jan Smuts Avenue.
Take the 1st left onto 7th Ave and after 1,3 kms, turn right onto 1st Avenue West. At the circle, take the 1st exit onto 10th Street. Go through 2 circles and then turn right onto 4th Avenue. The destination will be on the right.
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24, 4th Avenue
Monday - Saturday:
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 21:00