Hard Rock Cafe - Edinburgh

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493 reviews
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£25 and under
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American
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.

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 493 People Are Saying
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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

J
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

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 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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

OT
Cheshire
4 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Both were very happy with the food and service, good prices for the quality of food too

LY
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely brilliant time I celebrated my 40th birthday would definitely visit again

L
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Dinner was fine, not amazing but fine. Burgers were again ok, nothing amazing given the £14.95 price tag and the chips were a bit on the sparse side. I think we all still felt a bit hungry afterwards - for the price paid the adult and child portions were a bit scrimp. I don't think it was particularly good value for money. The music was very loud and didn't make for easy conversation. I personally wouldn't rush back.

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

Service was slow, our server was spending a lot of time chatting to other customers. Free refills only offered to my wife and no one else. Left waiting for bill for a long time. Had to pay at busy bar because card machine didn’t work were we sat

KP
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice family meal, food good, service great. Friendly atmosphere

E
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Lovely atmosphere, staff were very friendly and welcoming and the wait for food wasn't long at all.

Only slight downfall was that I had made a request it was for a special occasion so I did expect a little more of an effort made around that and although we had pre booked still had to wait for our table. However I do understand it was very busy.

Overall was a pleasant experience and most likely would return in the future.

LM
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Think our order had been missed, we were in the restaurant 1 hour before our food arrived. After about 45 minutes we were told our order had been dropped in the kitchen and fresh food need to be prepared. We were going to a show at the playhouse straight after the restaurant and ended up eating the food too quickly in order to get to the show on time. I’ve bern before and it’s always been good but this experience was disappointing.

N
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

For food and the atmosphere. I feel the service could be improved, no instant welcome from the staff when we enter the cafe. It was not even busy at all.

LA
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 3

We Have eaten out all over the world at hard rock cafes and i'm sorry to say the one in Edinburgh was the by far the worst one we have been to.
The service was fantastic, but the food was awful we hardly eat it, the noise within the restaurant was so uncomfortable you couldn't even have a conversation, kids crying and running about and the restaurant its self is to small and no room to move your chair as you are squeezed in, tables far to close together. was very disappointed as its not at all what we expected it to be or have been use to with the hard rock cafes..
We wont be back..

R
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were greeted by friendly staff and Stacey took us to our table. Our waitress Mara was very helpful and cheerful.

m
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

It's the hard rock, noisy, upbeat. Nachos had gone downhill since I was last in. Not much cheese or flavour in them. Sharing combo and sliders were delicious and nicely presented. Service was great despite being busy.

JH
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a brilliant night for my son's 21st
Our server John on Friday night 4/10/19 was amazing. He made my son's birthday one never to be forgotten. Hard Rock should be proud to have staff as wonderful as him!!!

CW
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing, food outstanding, loved everything about Hard rock cafe, will be back soon.

SH
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to the hard rock in Rome and London. I liked this one the best. It had just the right noise level, it’s didn't feel too cramped. Had a good atmosphere.

OG
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff, good ambience, plenty of room between tables, and incredible food.

CT
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was amazing, bubbly, friendly and over all a lovely girl!

LW
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always, i've only ever eaten in hardrock cafe, Florida. This was my partners first time in a Hardrock cafe and he loved it.

OT
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing night , staff were friendly and helpful, food was lovely, overall great place would definitely recommend

RG
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff on entering were very friendly and helpful. We wanted one extra person and were more than happy to fulfill this even when a very busy time.
Food was also amazing, faultless!
Gutted we don't live nearer as it's a superb place to relax and enjoy good company and good food

WF
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yet another fab experience. We have visited quite a few hard rock venues and they never disappoint.

Keep up the good work guys

P
Newcastle
8 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Portions are huge!

CB
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was amazing as always from Hard Rock Cafe . Service not so much . Food came before the drinks , in my eyes that’s a big fail from a restaurant. I guess this is what you get from a chain restaurant. Done the trick before going to a show in Edinburgh

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service
Great food
Could not say anything bad at all

AP
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was lovely from the moment we stepped in. My sons 21st and they changed the music for him to classic rock and put a candle in his desert. Our 1st time in the Edinburgh branch and we will definitely be back. THANK YOU❤

KC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and excellent food. Felt welcomed as a group of 8 that needed the flexibility to potentially add an extra 2. Staff couldn’t have been more helpful. Thank you!

JF
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 3

Lovely Place just not a good building for hard rock too small

MG
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our lunch at hard rock cafe in Edinburgh. The waitress was just lovely and even played an abba song for my daughter, as we were heading to the theatre to see mama Mia. Little touches like that make all the difference. Food was fab and the cocktails even better! Thank you for your service

SC
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, fun, family friendly restaurant and the food was exactly as described. The staff sang happy birthday to our girls and gave them a birthday sundae- which was a lovely treat!!

MM
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a chilled out place. Great food!! And staff were fantastic!

SH
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great staff great place only complaint we were right at the back in a separate part of the restaurant. No atmosphere but could see everyone else in the main restaurant, soaking up the atmosphere and listening to the music 😫😫

ML
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

While family loved it. Service and food was excellent. Would definitely visit again.

RM
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and drinks were excellent and arrived quickly, the waitress was so helpful and extremely nice along with all the other staff that served us, excellent service.

JC
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

All a bit rushed, and some mix up in regards to our order. Starter and main that were to be shared arrived all at the same time? The food was great though.

EB
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice restaurant, staff were attentitive and looked after us. As with most Hard Rocks, was loud!

S
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have visited many Hard Rock Cafes and the Edinburgh one is up there with the best - of course the food is always great - portions too large but better than too small !! Really wish the sharing platter starter could be for two people as wen my husband and I order it we eat the lot and then can’t finish the mains . Tempted to try the haggis burger but couldn’t quite bring myself to do it !! The music was perfect as always a great mix of tunes and the memorabilia was very good to see. Finally our server - Verek I think his name was - was great - he knew the menu well and wen we asked for a break between starter and main he timed it perfectly. A great evening living up to all expectations- so much so we went back a second time!

SB
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous service! Would highly recommend!
Great location too.

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