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Hard Rock Cafe London
35 reviews of Hard Rock Cafe London in English
Despite being a little pricey for what the food is (think TGI Friday's) its always well cooked and delivered by some of the most cheerful and helpful waiting staff in the business (this is a tip for waiting staff elsewhere, I ALWAYS tip well in H.R.C because the staff always appear to actually care that we are enjoying ourselves!).
Every-time we've been there we've always had a fab time as the atmosphere has been top notch and despite some of the music being of the American Hillbilly Rock variety its normally songs that you know so you find yourself tapping your feet and admiring the beautiful memorabilia collection that they've got stashed around and between the tables.
Since that first visit we've been to 7 different H.R.C's across the globe but we always come back to the London one as in my opinion, it's the first and still the best. :)
P.S. If you have time, try to get across the road to the Hard Rock Vault (in the basement of the Hard Rock Store), the tours take about 10mins and if you are a Rock N Roll fan its well worth seeing some of the bits they've got stashed away in there.
It was the first Hard Rock Cafe I have ever visited, and it definitely was a great experience. The nostalgic ambiance and the delicious burgers are more than just recommendable! Everybody should enjoy the special atmosphere once, in the probably most unique restraunt of this chain. All those facts in combination with the brilliant service speak for itself. And just to have mentioned it: if you have birthday you can be sure that the whole restaurant will sing for you – unexceptionally everybody! It definitely was an outstanding experience.. wow! If you visit London, you have also to visit the Hard Rock Cafe!
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Fantastic restaurant. Genuinely think these are some of the best burgers you will find in the UK and it’s even better when you are surrounded by such famous musical items. Staff are also very friendly.
If you’re looking for a sophisticated restaurant then stay away, but Hard Rock is great if you just want to have fun.
make sure you book a table, this place is very popular and i never saw the queue grow shorter.
great nachos and a huge smokehouse platter that has a great sauce.
I will definetly come here again but hopefully find a deal as its rather pricey for tex mex
Ok so I’m giving this four stars as I had a free meal here and I must say that the burgers are delicious – however the prices are way over what I’d pay for them. I’ve never been to a Hard Rock before (and they certainly seem to have loyal devotees who visit a branch in every city they visit) and to be honest I don’t think I’d go back off my own back. Definitely worth a visit once to check it out but over priced at the end of the day. I think if I’d paid myself I’d probably knock off another star
I admit it. I went there full of preconceptions and prejudice. I knew the burger would be good, but I was expecting to scoff it sat amongst throngs of lycra-clad, poodle permed Europe fans. (They're a poor man's Bon Jovi if you're unfamiliar with their work, which is obviously abject poverty in musical terms). And whilst this demographic was more than adequately represented, what cannot be denied is the sheer buzz of the place on a weekday afternoon.
Lively doesn't do it justice. Waitresses in their white burger nurse outfits were sweeping throughout the room, waiting tables with grace and ease. Our excellent male server was everything you'd expect from such a USA style joint: he sat at the table to take our order, nothing was too much trouble and he was flashing teeth like Janet Street-Porter at a smile-a-thon. Pure slickness. And if you love gawping at vintage MTV videos and rock legends' outfits and drum kits, you'll be right at home.
And the food was also all that you'd demand from such brazenly confident staff: cooked as requested, their Legendary Burger is a quality slab of meat, fine fries and more than enough to satisfy a hefty appetite like mine. The shake, my friends, was also flawless.
HRC may not ever be the hippest option, but it's a brave man that would deny the quality doesn't match the more sought-out burger venues in London.
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twolandslady2000, 12 February 2011:
You can find the standard American fare for burgers and sandwiches at the Hard Rock, but very tasty. Drinks are also good. We had a good time and I espeically like the music videos there playing.
Maybe it is just me but I really don't rate the Hard Rock Cafe! I've been 3 times firstly for a family event, second and third time to give someone ' the experience'. Whist others in the party have had a great time I've never really got it. True the portions are ample - North American standard really - but the quality of the food and service is nothing great.
So far, nothing too bad but then came my last visit a week ago and I really didn't expect the two veggies in the party to end up with stomach upsets! They described the veggie burger as undercooked and indigestible and they suffered for not sending it back to be cooked properly. The meat eaters amongst us found the food cooked well but the service a bit erratic.
The rock music was OK, the memorabilia impressive I suppose but it would be depressing if 'rock' was the greatest contribution of the 20th century to human culture. I suppose the cafe seemed just a little fake to me, almost a parody of itself - but perhaps I'm being a little harsh.
It would have been 3 stars without the dodgy veggie food - will I go again? No, not worth it and certainly not worth queueing for!
This is the first Hard Rock cafe I have ever visited. Five years ago. I had an apple pie. It was quite tasty, but too sweet. I liked the glasses they served cranberry juice in. After eating, we got something like a pass and we could go to the basement where they had a lot of guitars. There was a man working there and cleaning the guitars. Before we entered the room, the waitress told us not to touch anything, but later that guitar supervisor let me hold Kurt Cobain's guitar and even put his glasses on :o
So, I had a wonderful experience!
Me and my daughter had an bsolutely wonderful experience! Initially we wanted to celebrate my daughter's birthday there, but as luck would have it, and battling an already crammed schedule, arriving at the Hard Rock Cafe in the evening (on a Saturday) and seeing the ample queue - pretty much an implicit statement of the promise of a great time to be expected inside -, meant not a snowball's chance in a warm climate to get a place in. We returned the next day, and had our lunch there. The venue is absolutely fantastic, and every corner and square inch of the walls are filled with rock history! Amazing staff, with genuine smiles and gracious ability to make you feel most welcome, the traditional burger and fries in portions more than plentiful, plus the totally refreshing lemonade have made the hour we spent there one of the most memorable ones in our lives, and absolutely certain to want to experience again, as soon as possible.
Went Sunday prior to Bon Jovi gig. 6 of us in total and didn't have to wait too long for a table,just enough to have a beer at the bar.
Staff were excellent and really looked after us. They knew everything on the menu and all was served in good time.
Cost of the meal wasn't cheap but for the size of the portions well worth it.
Would highly recommend if in London and great for a group of you
I love the Hard Rock Cafe, I can’t help it. When I’m abroad I always try to visit them whenever there’s one nearby. The London Hard Rock has a really good vibe and serves some great good. I’ve been a few times just for a drink rather than a meal and that’s great too. This is one place I would definitely return to again and again.
Good Hard Rock…
the staff was very nice an cared about everything. It is always very full and a great spot to meet people.
The food is good but gets more expensive every year.
If u like Hard Rock Cafe don’t miss this one.
I went to the hard rock café with colleagues and straight away I have to say that the portions here are challenging.
i.e. we ate there last night (starters + mains) and I’m writing this at 12:17pm the following day and I’ve still not touched food.
The nachos can feed 4 and if you’re trying to decide between the ribs and the steak I’d say go with the ribs.
Also they do certain cocktails and shooters in branded glasses which you get to take home
An amaretto coffee at the end will help with digestion, so they say
Expect American waiters / bar tenders, priceless memorabilia on the walls and 80s rock anthems
I always go to Hard Rock Cafe no matter where I am in the world and I always enjoy the food and the London branch was no exception in fact it was the best burger that I have ever had in a Hard Rock. It was a weekend night that I visited and place was buzzing. Had to wait around 40 mintues for a table but not a problem as just had a few drinks at bar. As always with Hard Rock cocktails are good but expensive. Prices for food are also quite pricy exspecially the starter but the portion sizes are huge. Staff are great and really friendly and I will definatly go back next time I am in London.
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