Unlike many restaurants, Rocket’s gluten-free mains selection contains so many fantastic options it’s a problem deciding what to have.
I plump for lamb kofta to start, which arrives sat atop chilli touched orange segments and accompanied by a creamy minted Greek yoghurt. After a while the fruit-lamb combination proves a little sickly and I’m glad to move on.
Round two is a juicy corn fed chicken, swathed in a silky smooth truffle sauce, accompanied by firm new potatoes, over-cooked green beans and some slightly out-of-place cherry tomatoes.
The gluten-free options are sadly lacking when it comes to the final course. Not much more than sorbet.
My Affogato comes with the delicious combined kick of espresso and Amaretto to wake up the senses in the face of its dominant vanilla.
My colleague Beth Allcock also gave her opinion on Rocket's vegetarian menu.
When my veggie halloumi and tofu skewer with salad combo arrives, it’s accompanied by the mouth-watering aroma of Morrocan spices.
The smell is a vibrant invitation to tuck straight in – and I’m rewarded with a delicious flavour of the main’s perfectly paired creamy cheese and sharp lemon oil.
Veggies and those fond of fish-free meals will find a handful of dishes to suit on Rocket’s menu.
Vegans are less well catered for – this restaurant is ultra-fond of cheese – although staff are willing to tweak its dishes.
My main follows a starter comprising four varieties of lightly toasted bread, dips and oils, suitable for everyone
It’s plentiful and tasty with everything from an extra tangy balsamic to superb chimichurri – a fresh, zingy dip I could eat all evening.
Both dishes were strikingly pretty and a good size, leaving room for dessert.
For me, a creamy mix of fruity sorbet and indulgent salted caramel and chocolate ice cream rounds off my flavour-filled meat- free feast with a flourish.
Rocket, 2 Churchill Place, London, E14 5RB, 020 3200 2022, rocketrestaurants.co.uk .