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Hard Rock Cafe - Edinburgh

4.4
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1164 reviews
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£25 and under
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American
Extended Eat Out To Help Out offer! Enjoy 50% off/up to £10 per person, Mondays to Wednesdays, throughout September! To redeem, mention 'Eat Out To Help Our Extension' before placing your order.
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Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh is located on George Street, just a short distance from the world-famous Edinburgh Castle. Other popular destinations nearby include The National Museum of Scotland, Holyrood Park and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

The "SAFE + SOUND" program implements the highest level of safety, sanitation, food handling, and employee training.
As part of the new protocol, all guests and team members are required to participate in a state-of-the-art, non-intrusive thermal temperature screening process before entering each Hard Rock Cafe location.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1164 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, as was the service from the lovely waitresses. The atmosphere was great too! Will be returning

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Fraser
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Found this to be the poorest Hard Rock we have visited and have been fortunate to visit many. Lacked any atmosphere, decor and memorabilia very lacking and poor, not really like any other Hard Rock. Had said before it was a celebration for 50th birthday- no recognition of this by anyone apart from girl at the door. Son who is 17 couldn’t have one bottle of beer with his meal despite being with us his parents and this being the law and allowed in Scotland and in all other restaurants visited in Edinburgh. No apology or explanation could be given or offered by waitress and no manager even acknowledged the issue. Two of us were physically sick ashen we got back to the hotel. Restaurant seemed tired and not clean. I’ve never written a negative review ever before but felt I had to as we were so disappointed with this experience after looking forward to it for weeks beforehand due to always having fantastic times at other HR restaurants. After the meal. Despite several members of staff standing as we left- not one said goodbye or thanks for visiting etc as you always get in other restaurants. Not great at all!

MK
MaryK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed my Hard Rock cafe experience. Great service,great food and felt safe.

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Jess
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was good, the portions were massive! And as I'm a coeliac I had 3 members of staff, including the female supervisor ( apologies I cannot remember her name!) reasure me on how careful the kitchen staff are at avoiding cross contanination which did comfort me. All members of staff were very friendly!

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GwenC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service highly recommended staff very friendly.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No waiting around for your table. Service was quick. Food was great as usual. Would highly recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely gorgeous food and service. It’s just a shame that due to COVID restrictions do apply like the absence of a band and joyous staff singing their hearts out but nonetheless it’s a worthwhile experience and would highly recommend it.

PB
PaulB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Cut down menu because of the crisis but still excellent service and an enjoyable visit.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The staff were lovely. The food was nice and well presented.

DR
DeniseR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Booked a table which I’m glad of, as it was busy. Walked straight in and shown to our table. Served by a great guy called Frank. Food was great , and plentiful. Would definitely recommend. Great atmosphere and they are still doing the eat our to help out.

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KerryS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly welcome
Great food
Delicious cocktails
Outstanding service

KB
KathB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Really enjoyed our meal,and time eating out x brilliant staff x

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EdwardH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very different to the old Hard Rock now with COVID but I think I like it more, it’s more peaceful. Servings are still very big though and expensive. You are paying for a meal you will only eat two thirds of.

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DonnaS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good COVID systems in place. Missed music and not as much atmosphere but this due to the current climate. Food excellent as usual as was the service.

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CarlyC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hard Rock has always been my favourite place! I took along my 2 year old and the staff could not be any more friendly if they tried.

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ShonaC
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Following the guidelines and felt very safe. Food was lovely and the service was spot on.

JK
JamesK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Experience spoilt due to Covid. No atmosphere as music was so low. Staff not allowed to wear lanyards so it became just another restaurant. Wasn't really impressed with the collections o the wall. No wow factor.

DM
DeanaM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant venue, staff were very friendly. They all thanked us for coming and wished us a good night. Got served straight away and food didn’t take long at all to come. Great cocktails as usual! We were served by Roman who was really nice, came to our table a few times to ask if everything was okay and if we needed anything! Would visit again!

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dannigizmo
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Burger good service quick and friendly would go back

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YvonneC
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Sad to see the menu seems to have shortened compared to the last time I was in a Hard Rock. Left with a poor choice of food unless you eat burgers. Ended up with macaroni and chicken which was ok. Atmosphere was noisy and small children were running around, not great in the current environment. Sat waiting for ages for the bill. Have eaten in these restaurants since they first opened but would now think twice before returning. Expensive and not delicious.

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JamesF
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good service and food was good value for money. Would recommend people to go

DS
DeanS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, shame it was a limited menu, but always next time. ✌️

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RobC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The vegan mountain burger was great, service good.

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Stikkivikki
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab atmosphere. Good food. Kept within the government guidelines for COVID. Excellent visit overall. Would definitely recommend 👍😊

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Jenny
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Hard rock a firm favourite of my daughters. Eaten here many times. The service was very good, as always, but the menu was limited. We ordered nachos which we were told wouldn’t have exactly the same cheese sauce. There was almost no cheese and a very poor substitute of a kind of bland cream ruined the nachos for us. The chicken tenders were ok but really not worth the price tag. Disappointing overpriced food sadly means we will not be returning.

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AbbyM
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very professional in the handling of the current situation. Staff exceptional friendly.

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SherylM
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service first class!! Waitress attentive and looked after us.

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BMar
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great restaurant & fantastic servers. Frank was pleasant and attentive and made our meal perfect!

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Cezzac
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was Ok! Was expecting it to be a bit more of a wow factor and an experience but just a standard american food joint which is fairly expensive! Food was good though just pricey for what it was.

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Zayna
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible food, bland and tasteless..
Terrible service
Terrible overall

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Chloe
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our servers were really lovely! They keep on top of the cleaning also which is great at a time like this!

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Notgood
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience1

Booked a table with special request but The girl to door didn't care about our request. After that the staff was rude with us. Never come back there i said to all my friends about this girl.

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ChelleBelle81
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked a table for 4 at the Edinburgh Hard Rock Cafe as a treat for my husbands birthday. I had been to a hard rock years ago and hadn’t been impressed with the atmosphere I felt that it was too hot, too crowded and too loud. I wasn’t too sure what to expect but I’m happy to say that my experience was completely different this time around.
We were greeted by a very lovely lady who took our temperature and asked us to sanitise our hands, she then explained about wearing our masks around the restaurant and then took us to our table.
My party and I felt completely safe and felt that there was no one sat too closely to us, the music was on but we could still have a conversation without having to scream to the person sitting next to us. And due to fewer people being crammed in it wasn’t too hot either, overall my party and I were extremely pleased with the overall environment.
The food was outstanding, and was brought to us very quickly, there were no complaints at all from us.
The only thing that we weren’t too happy with was our server questioning us about looking over the bill thoroughly.
Overall I would definitely recommend the Hard Rock Cafe we felt safe, the atmosphere was nice, the food was outstanding and other than the server at the end the staff where fabulous and friendly too.

KM
KatieM
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, clear hygiene protocol and good hearty food. Lovely experience in an odd time.

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Dawn
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice food, good service, music very quiet, people go for the music as well as the food...

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LauraK
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

HRC is a must!
Delicious nachos, that always hit the spot, followed by Mac and cheese and chicken strips which were also Delish.
We tried some cocktails and wine and the special blue Hawaiian cocktail which was also delicious.
Great service from start to finish and safety first throughout!

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lesleyh
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, good food. As always. Covid 19 restrictions properly adhered to. Felt safe.

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staceyS
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience it was our first time at the Hard Rock Edinburgh. Roman our server was excellent and made sure we were looked after and we will definitely be returning.

SM
SamM
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, outstanding service. Such a great place to go. Fully recommend.

KZ
KonstantinosZ
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always everything was perfect and the stuff excellent

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Hard Rock Cafe - Edinburgh is rated 4.4 stars by 1164 OpenTable diners.

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