Hard Rock Cafe - Edinburgh

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529 reviews
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American
Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh New Year's Eve reservations are now OPEN with an amazing 3-course set menu, including drinks package! See website for details & booking link. Guarantee your seat and celebrate Hogmanay with us!

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.
We invite you to drink, dine and enjoy yourself in a contemporary, laid back atmosphere. Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh is a vibrant and fun place to hang out among great pieces of Memorabillia to check out on your visit including Ringo Starr's Leather Jacket  and The Red Hot Chilli Peppers Guitar.

Special Offers

Dine out on Christmas Day for a stress-free Christmas

No restrictive set menus or per head pricing - just Hard Rock classics everyone knows and loves, from our regular menu. Bookings go fast, so hurry!

Tuesday, 24 December, 2019

Celebrate New Year's Eve with a fantastic meal!

New Year's Eve reservations are now OPEN with an amazing 3-course set menu, including drinks package! Guarantee your seat and celebrate Hogmanay with us. See website for details & booking link.

Tuesday, 31 December, 2019

Celebrate Christmas Eve with family and friends!

No restrictive set menus or per head pricing - just Hard Rock classics everyone knows and loves, from our regular menu. Bookings go fast, so hurry! We'll be rocking around the Christmas tree until 11pm, and the Rock Shop will be open late for last minute present shopping.

Tuesday, 24 December, 2019

What 529 People Are Saying
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AJ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was excelent and the service was super good. Nice staff. But a little to loud music.

LA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

All round awful experience, nasty cold food, slow service, too loud. Over crowed. Don’t waste an evening here. Had a better burger at five guys.

L
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Love the Hard Rock Cafe however the Glasgow one is my favourite!!!

VW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great to take kids lady who served us made our visit extra special thank you x

CP
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service5ambience2

We have been to many Hard Rock Cafe but the one in Edinburgh really disappointed me. Menu was limited we were put on a table and everyone kept knocking/kicking my chair! Atmosphere was not as it usually is! 😔

S
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience1

The venue had packed in alot of bookings and unfortunately the dining area was very cramped and we struggled to hold a conversation with each other due to the dining area being so noisey

BM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food1service1ambience2

The waitress did understand me. Even though am English. My steak was still bleeding. When I asked for well done. I didn't want the Monterey blue cheese. Which my steak salad came with. As a result I didn't eat my food. She couldn't get our drinks right we ended up pointing at the menu for her. Plus we were was over charged. My partner read the bill. Which had to be refunded. With the excuse it was head office fault.

SN
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience4

So we got into Edinburgh on time but struggled to find parking. We were 10 minutes late for out booked table. When we got in and said we had booked a table the woman called Tracy said in a very condescending tone, Oh I've cancelled you.
So that set a tone for the rest of the visit.
There was only one other table with people at it. So why cancel it? Why take such joy at cancelling it?
Used to be my favourite place to go, but I wont be returning g and I wont recommend it to anyone.

PJ
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of the smallest we have visited, but a great atmosphere. Not a lot of choice on the menu, but what we chose was nice. 2 courses with 3 drinks came to £56.00.

CT
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Was annoyed at the fact I had booked a table for 6.30 but it was near 7pm before we were seated. It then took at least 45mins before the food arrived. We had to eat and run as we were going to a show which started at 8.30. I appreciate that it was a Saturday night and the restaurant was busy. But on booking a table for a specific time I thought 2hours was more than enough time to enjoy our meal. Not sure I would return.

J
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

While the meal was great the portion sizes were huge maybe a little reduction in size could in turn reduce prices a little

LH
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's just the best and very friendly food all to notch would recommend the share platter and the burgers are to die for

DC
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Molly was fantastic and so on top of all the tables she was waiting on

KS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for not only food but also surroundings.
Visited Halloween and great credit to staff for going that extra mile...All togged in suitable attire.

JS
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Was a little disappointed that we had to wait even though we had booked in advance and on entering the restaurant there was lots of empty tables do not sure if the wait.
Good selection in the shop
The member of staff who served us was very polite, friendly and knowledgeable.
The food was very tasty and enjoyed the cocktails.

OT
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Bello il posto ma per il prezzo che ha il cibo non è all’altezza

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DM
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Service was abysmal and had to ask several times for anything we needed. To the extent we had to go and get things ourselves. Food and atmosphere where great as usual. We were all very disappointed.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

One waiter looked like John Lennon *-*

JS
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Last minute decision to dine here, only booked table 1 hour before... we were pleasantly impressed with quality of food and service!

TB
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Felt very chaotic waited ages for drinks. Food was just okay but was very expensive

RR
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food with really nice staff at a venue that is full of atmosphere.

AT
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our meal and the atomsphere was great. Food was fast and delicious

RE
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good fantastic, lovely vibe overall. Waitress was very friendly and helpful.

IO
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. The food, the service and the atmosphere. I would hghly recommend!!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food busy restaurant in Edinburgh could have done with more staff had to wait a while

f
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The waitress Frank an Italian guy very friendly...
The food was the same in Waterspoon restaurant but expensive... nothing new.

OT
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

So so disappointed. The last Hard Rock cafe we had been to was Berlin a few years ago. We were having a trip to Edinburgh and excitedly decided to take our children for their first Hard Rock experience. There was no atmosphere, the menu was very limited, food was mediocre and they had no alternatives for my son who is lactose intolerant. For the price it was not worth it at all.

MM
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Ordered 2 meals and both were warm not hot. Had to send them both back.
Manager came to see us and apologised and offered us a complimentary drink.

BG
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A lovely meal to celebrate my Grandson’s 11th birthday. He’s coeliac and there’s a very good gluten free menu there.
I did comment when I booked that it was his birthday and asked for a gluten free cake. There was nothing for him nor was his birthday mentioned to him.
Otherwise service was very good.

JH
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and a good selection of drinks. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Cocktails are very pricey though.

OT
County Durham
6 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good meal and staff were very friendly and accommodating

M
Dusseldorf Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

As usual nice meals and drinks. Good music But the nachos aren‘t so Good as they used to be ! New Cheese ?

TE
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. The only slight downside was that it was very hot in the rear of the restaurant.

CW
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and great food, the music could have been louder though :-)

JC
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Glad we booked a table at 5.15pm as the music was at a nice level. I've been after 7pm and it far to loud. Food is good but not many appetising options for vegetarians. The waiter was fantastic and service was excellent. Overall very enjoyable xx

LB
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Thought the music taste was Extremely poor, I understand it’s the “ hard rock” but it’s not the best feeling having someone screaming in your ear while trying to eat

z
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, noise level was big, but it is understandable because it was Friday evening.

J
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Chicken was raw and slimy when I spoke with the staff they were rude and blamed it on the lighting in the room.

NN
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always love the must and food
Staff are so helpful and friendly 👍

OT
Cheshire
4 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service was brilliant, good atmosphere great value. Will be back again soon 👍