Having just finished watching the Omelette challenge on Saturday Kitchen, my choice of breakfast in The Rocks Restaurant may have been subliminal. When my ham and cheese omelette arrived in a matter of minutes from order to table, unlike those on Saturday Kitchen which take seconds and look on the whole inedible, this omelette was close to perfect. Delicious with a really light and fluffy texture. Actually it was easily the best omelette I have had in a long time.
The Rocks on Vauxhall Bridge Road is fairly new, formally Cafe Rocks – a well respected sandwich bar, it has expanded to double its orginal size and is now a full blown restaurant. It is a good spot to stop on route to Tate Britain. The monochrome decor – black marble tiles, black tables and chairs, may not be to everyones taste, but I thought it was both effective and practical. I definitely plan to return to try their all day breakfast. The rest of the menu looked interesting too, it included several Turkish dishes. I need to make a few more visits and try more of the menu, but based on the omelette (known to be one of the best ways to judge a chefs ability) I suspect The Rocks is something of a Gem! (Pun intended).
Marks out of 10
UPDATE : January 2011 – Made a return visit. One dish on the menu to avoid is maybe the Eggs Benedict, which is actually not Eggs Benedict. It tasted ok, but was missing key ingredients like muffins and ham.
UPDATE : January 2014 – Nice to see that The Rocks is still going strong. Everyone who came in got a warm welcome and the service was good. It had a nice turn over of customers on my visit, with people choosing to both to eat in and take away. I would recommend the Börek as a main course, it was tasty and nicely presented, although there was too much salad for my taste. They also had a decent selection of cakes and pastries.