Posted April 29, 2007 by Jennifer Lam (Jenius) in Occasion


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Rocket Restaurant is one of those places you always talk about revisiting. They’ve got a sophisticated menu and a relaxing yet stylish interior. However, there’s nothing really much beyond that. The service seems to suit chatty regulars… and to my surprise, the amazing dukkah and olive oil has now been replaced with room temperature bread and butter.

Rocket Restaurant, Chatswood - interior

High back chairs, timber floorboards and dim lighting

Rocket Restaurant, Chatswood - starter: cauliflower soup with creme fraiche

Complimentary starter… cauliflower soup with creme fraiche
Zen and I decide to share the antipasto plate. There were fresh figs, goats cheese, prosciutto, grissini, a rich roast capsicum with sun-dried tomato, bocconcini and pesto tart, and more. It was a cold rainy day, and the entree was clearly not enough to share between two. Yet we were asked if we wanted a break before our mains were served?

Rocket Restaurant, Chatswood - antipasto

antipasto plate
Shortly after hinting that we were ready for our mains, Zen’s seafood risotto, which was an impressive combination of prawns, swordfish, trout, mussels and vongole, arrived.

Rocket Restaurant, Chatswood - risotto di mere

Risotto Di Mere
And I had the Wagyu. The gnocchi was in large chopped chunks but it so fluffy and warm. The wagyu was flakey, tender and hearty…

Rocket Restaurant, Chatswood - potato gnocchi with wagyu

Because we failed to decide on one single dessert, we opted for the selection of desserts for two. Out came a colourful array tiny delicacies.

Rocket Restaurant, Chatswood - selection of desserts for two

Rocket Restaurant, Chatswood - petit fours

Petit fours
I really want to like Rocket. But it somehow doesn’t seem as good as the first time. It would have also been nice if the petit fours weren’t only rushed out after we had asked for the bill…
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Rocket Restaurant
Cnr Help & Railway Streets Chatswood
Phone: (02) 9411 8233
Web: www.rocketrestaurant.com.au

Jennifer Lam (Jenius)

Jennifer is the founding blogger of I Ate My Way Through (originally, Jenius.com.au). Having grown up in a family where food was always at the centre of all celebrations, family events and milestones, Jen is obsessed with capturing irresistible flavours and stories from myriad cultures. A lover of the finer things in life, as well as cheap eats, her blogging ethos is all about empowering people to have good food and invigorating adventures - because life is too short for mediocre meals or dull travel. Her hobbies are breakfast, lunch and dinner. She's globally curious, passionate about female entrepreneurship, is a soy chai latte fanatic, and loves vintage, dressmaking and photography.