Rocket @ Saltwater

Rocket @ Saltwater

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Rocket@Saltwater is the first Rocket restaurant and bar to launch outside of London. Situated in the same location - on the second floor of the Cornerhouse complex on Forman Street - Rocket@Saltwater brings a vibrant new interior and a fabulous European food and drinks range to Nottingham’s premier rooftop restaurant and bar.

Having received countless accolades since it first opened at the original Saltwater all those years ago, the arrival of Rocket - renowned in London for its quirky interior design and individual style - is set to cement the venue as the trendiest bar and restaurant in the city. Both the interior and exterior have undergone a complete design overhaul with the previous understated décor being replaced with a bold new look that adds character to the restaurant where you least expect it (hint: take a look at the ceiling above the main bar). The layout is still the same, with one bar at the entrance, the restaurant at the rear and a second, larger bar directly opposite the terrace.

Designed to compliment Saltwater’s existing late night bar element, the launch of Rocket restaurant and bar has seen the ever popular al fresco terrace refurbished and restored to its former glory, with an area dedicated to more comfortable sofas and booth-style seating than before, allowing everyone to enjoy the unique views across the rooftops of Nottingham.

The menu has also received a Rocket relaunch with signature dishes being accompanied by an ever-changing selection of seasonal creations and weekly specials. Diners can enjoy a delicious bar lunch menu which is packed with unique snacks and bigger plates, including the sweet chilli chicken wings served with baconnaise dipping sauce and the salt and pepper breaded squid, deep fried and served with aioli and lemon. Mains from the á la carte the tasty seared lamb cutlets served with colcannon mash, spring cabbage and minted red wine jus, plus the pan-fried chicken breast wrapped in prosciutto ham and sage, fondant potato, green beans and peppercorn sauce is also a delicious main option. For vegetarians, there is a small but delicious choice: try the risotto gnocchi with spinach, roasted peppers, tomato sauce and courgette ribbons. There are always irresistible desserts on offer at Rocket, including the warm chocolate brownie with walnuts, pecans, sultanas, fudge sauce and vanilla ice cream. 

The new concept offers diners delicious food at great value prices, whilst the bar features an extensive cocktail menu, wide range of wines and carefully selected beers and spirits. If you loved Saltwater before, we can guarantee that you’ll love it just as much as Rocket@Saltwater: it’s got all of the old charm with a fantastic new look.

Review summary

8.1 based on 28 reviews
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Reviews (28)

  • kile Connell

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    I thought the venue was great the drinks where superb but the meals where a bit dear, I ordered a steak for £17 so when I ordered a expected more for the price. But overall great place great staff and great service.

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  • Elaine Pickering

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    The meal was good value and really good and staff were friendly and helpful

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  • David MacDonald

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    Excellent meal, best steak in Nottingham. Staff very helpful and attentive, will definitely be back!

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  • Colin Waddell

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    Excellent value and great atmosphere at Rocket@Saltwater!

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  • A Harvey

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    Food was good on the whole at Rocket @ Saltwater, but my burger was a bit dry...only because I like them a bit moist. Will definitely go back but choose a different dish. The sweet potato chips was really good :)

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  • Sonia Hudson

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    Fish dishes were fine but my lamb cutlets weren't exactly cutlets and rather than being served pink, they were raw. Didn't have time to send them back as we had a theatre booking and they'd taken a while to be served in the first place. The table next to ours arrived after us and were served before us, I suspect as they had pizza. More like a fast food restaurant when busy. Atmosphere was great, wine was very nice.

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  • Julie Wall

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    The resturant was great! Super decor and ambiance. The food however was poor in that the main meal was served before we had finished the starter. The meal was taken back only to be served 10 mins later COLD! Surf and turf, steak, prawns and calamari served cold. Not nice. We were told it had been done again fresh. This was not the case.

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  • Paul Carbery

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    Rocket @ Saltwater is a very nice restaurant, very quiet with us being the only ones in the restaurant for most of the night, food was lovely and service was great, I would recommend for a nice meal!

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  • Nick Yeates

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    Great food, nice restaurant, bit inaccessible ie second floor up in cinema complex. Other than that would recommend Rocket@saltwater!

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  • Sarah Paton

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    Good Service and the Rib eye ws one of the best steaks I've eated - cooked to perfection

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  • Sarah Paton

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    First visit to the Rocket@Saltwater with my sister. We both had the salt and pepper squid which was lovely followed by the "Steak Tuesday" deal. We both had Ribeye and they were cooked to perfection, accompanied by Homemade onion rings and chips and a lovely Roquefort sauce. Really nice food and excellent service. Will return again as the a la carte menu looked fab too. Fully recommended!

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  • Jennifer Dumbleton

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    Good food choices, but relatively expensive. Good atmosphere in the evening.

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  • Aaron Ronnay

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    Nice food and good service just over cooked the steak when we asked for medium. Would go to Rocket at Saltwater again.

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  • Sue Carter

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    This was a new restaurant to me. I chose it because it was wonderfully close to the Theatre Royal. Go dine were very helpful as always as I don't know Nottingham City centre that well. As it was Tuesday, we had the Steak night offer which was £10. It was very tasty although my daughter commented that she wouldn't have wanted to pay £19 off the a la carte menu for it. I felt the staff were not as attentive as they could be because it wasn't very busy and the meal was on the cool side which I think gives the impression of the kitchen being a little lacksadasical (bearing in mind it was not busy at all). But on saying all of that, I would be happy to go there again, for the convenience of the position, the meal was good, and there was quite a nice feeling about the place, especially as it was away from the hustle and bustle!

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  • Alan Ashurst

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    Went to Rocket at Saltwater for Tuesday £10 steak night - great value!

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  • Bowen Zhang

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    The food at Rocket was good, but the waiting time was so long.

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  • Maureen Davis

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    I took a friend to lunch at this restaurant as a birthday treat. The ambience wasn't great. I have eaten there in the evening and it's much better. The restaurant is too large for a cosy lunch. The menu and food is average and not particularly good value.

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  • Paul McIntosh

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    The Rocket at Saltwater always has a lovely, relaxing and chilled out atmosphere. The cocktails are awesome, and the food isn't too bad either!

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  • Charlotte Slater

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    Food tasted delicious, waitresses were knowleagable about the wine after having been on a recent wine tasting session, which was useful.

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  • Karen Sanford

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    A pleasant meal experience, although music from the bar was quite loud, which made conversation difficult.

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  • Samantha Birkin

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  • A Murray

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    The food was nothing special considering Saltwater used to be a decent establishment. The food was average and service acceptable.

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  • Rosetta Thornalley

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    All colleagues and their guests found the restaurant a very good place for their informal meet up. Thank you.

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  • Caroline Jackson

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    The menu is exciting at Rocket, but it's too dark to be able to see (a) the menu and (b) what you're eating. Food was served proficiently by a professional waiter and there was a substantial yet not overwhelming amount of food. Enjoyable to eat (and have a cocktail as well!) there but the dimness was a real issue.

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  • Sally Buxton

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    Very good clean and friendly atmosphere, food was fantastic.

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  • Bella Nash

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    We had a really wondeful evening, the waitress that served us was really friendly and helpful, the portion sizes for the food are MASSIVE, we both really enjoyed what we had - no room for dessert so going back again soon as we've heard that the chocolate brownie is to die for. All round lovely evening - we recommend this to others. Issabella Nash

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  • Jade Nurse

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    Limited choice of food, with salads or pizza available. I had a pizza which was nice but slightly undercooked in the middle. Nice for a quick bite to eat, was more like bar food than restaurant quality. Good service and a relaxed atmosphere.

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  • Stephen Dolton

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    The venue looked more of a cocktail bar than restaurant but it was still an enjoyable evening. The food was surprisingly nice, i enjoyed the slow cooked pork belly which was lovely, and my partner had chicken which she said was cooked very well. Turned- out very nicely as after that, we sat down at the bar and had a couple of cocktails!! Ended up being a very nice evening, many thanks!

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