Review: Rocket @ Saltwater

Rocket @ Saltwater Review by Sophie Davis


Rocket @ Saltwater have done a great job with the new menu and the style of the place. As we arrived it was fairly quiet on a Tuesday night, we ordered some drinks at the bar which had a very sociable atmosphere, if slightly noisy but for students this atmosphere is nothing different and actually something that students tend to like. We were then were seated in the restaurant shortly after.


First impressions of the bar and restaurant appears to be out of a normal student’s price range or even a first port of call before a night out, but once inside it is actually very relaxed and laid back with a variety of customers. The bar’s drinks prices especially are out of any student’s price budget. However with the offers they do for Nottingham Trent students it makes the place instantly more affordable, whilst still being a special night out for drinks with friends.

The venue has a balcony terrace at the top of the Corner House, and it is a lovely place to sit in with a drink in the evenings and even in the winter looking out over Nottingham. As winter closes in, it can make you feel as though you are in a distant corner of Prague.

This review may be slightly biased considering it is a Tuesday in mid-November when the place seems rather empty and the staff’s attention tends to be 100% on us, minus one other couple in the corner of the room. Their attentiveness of our needs was astounding and something which I as an ex-waitress would thrive to follow suit. The waitress Abbey (hope this is spelt right) was lovely and friendly, keeping us topped up with drinks and making sure we were happy throughout the meal.


The food: in one word was ‘immaculate’ both in taste and presentation. Our full order consisted of buffalo mozzarella and tomato and battered squid for starters; chicken supreme with roasted vegetables and new potatoes and sticky rump lamb with Chinese style vegetables; banana flavoured crepe with ice-cream and also chocolate brownie with ice-cream.

At the end of the meal, I was attempting to find something wrong with the food that had been just plated in front of me, however nothing would come to mind and I was blown away by the delicateness and intense flavours throughout the meal.The bill, came to just over £50 for a three-course meal for two, and was leaning towards expensive, but was also reflective of the quality of food and with the offers they can produce for NTU stu
dents; it makes a meal out for a friend’s birthday somewhat more special. I didn’t even have room for a cup of coffee at the end of the meal, as my stomach was extremely happy all the food.Visited November 2012

Student deals:

Bring in a printed copy of the review, from the magazine or the website, to act as your voucher.
Offer valid Monday to Wednesday 12pm to 10pm!

  • 1/3 off a round of drinks (apart from on Friday and Saturday nights)
  • Pizza Offer – Pizza board and a pint of Becks, bottle of Peroni or glass of house wine for £8
  • Or a 14″ stonebaked pizza with the same choice of drink for £10.
And you can take home any left over pizza in a box.


Location: The Cornerhouse, Nottingham

Food: 10/10

Drinks: 9/10

Service: 9/10

Price range: 6/10

Overall rating: 9/10

Atmosphere: 9/10