Hard Rock Cafe - Edinburgh

4.3
121 reviews
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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.
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.
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OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Was really nice with nice food and nice staff, not all hard rock music which was disappointing. A lot more pop music.

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BC
London
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Whilst the fare at HRC is pretty well established, this venue seems to lack some of he buzz of others. Maybe it needs a a bit of a refurb as it seems tired and in need of some love.

The main course we had was good - very hot and not too long a wait, but they really need to work on the desserts section. The desserts are very limited and range from the monster brownie thing, to not a lot else. I can’t believe it’s that hard to rock (see what I did there?) a few more options up.

Overall, pretty good, but could be better.

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

Unfortunately we were disappointed with our experience. One of the main courses arrived much later than the rest of the party. The cost of the meal was deducted from the bill. The food on the whole was disappointing

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NH
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Hard rock. I would always recommend. We went for my partners birthday with some friends and everyone had a great time. Our waiter Timothy was completly in the ball with everything

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LD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoy our night. Staff were fantastic and food didn’t disappoint. Will defo be back!

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OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, good food, drinks a little pricey but that's to be expected.

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DH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food as always was very good. The servers Tim and Josh were very attentive and friendly.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a booking for 22:30 on a Sunday and we pretty much had the whole place to ourselves. Really good food, good music, and what turned out t9 be a really intimate setting for my fiancé and I.

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AM
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great, the service was even better. Sure it's a little bit pricey but you get good quality food.

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CR
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a lovely place very lively which made the evening very fun and enjoyable

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JJ
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. Cocktails not great and drinks service slow.

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O
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been before love it. Food continues to taste superb waiting staff friendly cheerful and attentive.

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DC
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service warm and friendly staff fabulous food

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K
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service, all the staff we encountered we incredibly pleasant and very helpful. Food arrived very soon after ordering despite the restaurant being incredibly busy which was great. The food was very tasty and all 4 of us very much enjoyed our mains.

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GP
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a fabulous time at Hard Rock Edinburgh. Food was tasty, drinks delicious and service excellent . The place was packed- music fantastic. Will definitely go back.

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LK
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Interesting decor, plenty to keep your interest
Food was great
Excellent service - not rushed at all, server was chatty

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GW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great venue good food variety on menu.
Staff very friendly.
Clean well decorated fun place to have group meals, been here both times we visited Edinburgh once with four others and once as a couple never disappointed.
Always enjoy Hard Rock Cafes when and where ever we have been.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Last hurrah

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OT
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, brilliant cocktails and fantastic music, can’t ask for more

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OT
Aberdeen
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. Never complain about a meal at hard rock.

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l
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Beth our server was excellent and great fun . Food was fine had a voucher from Work so choice was limited and wouldn’t have chosen what we had, however a good time overall. Oh yeh soft drinks mix was off.

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GM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was good and quickly served however tables are very close together, which results in a noisy restaurant.

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A
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Had great but expensive cocktails in bar while waited 45mins for table yet lots of empty seats?
Immediate service and food within 10 mins!
Fajita looked fab lovely chicken and steak but where was the Fajita flavour very plain

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K
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

We had booked a table online via open table however when we arrived the table was not ready and we had to wait at least 10 minutes standing in the shop before we were seated. Our waitress was friendly and took the order for drinks before returning to double check the drinks order as she could not read her own writing!! The starters then arrived and they had forgotten to add the chicken to the nachos, this arrived 5 minutes later in a seperate bowl. Half of the mains arrived and we then waited at least 5-10 minutes for the rest of them, by which time the food was getting cold. My steak which was meant to be medium was more well done and vegetables were still hard. In view of all this we asked for the service charge to be removed as we did not feel the service was satisfactory, this provoked a very rude response from our waitress whom was not happy. We have been to many Hard Rock cafe's and feel this is experience was very dissapointing.

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PW
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We booked meal for 9.00pm but were not seated for 40 minutes then meal was delayed due to problem with "tickets" ??
We have visited HRC several times previously but will consider other places now on our next visit to Edinburgh after our disappointing experience.

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RB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent service low prices for food en drinks only wine is expensive, cocktails are cheap

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KB
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Nice surroundings, food not as good as a year ago. Nochos were nice, but the veggie burger had changed intoa quinoa burger and was cold inside....not great. Diet coke tasted like chlorine...
But overall oke place to spent an evening.

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M
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly staff, delicious food and good music.

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S
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Having eaten in many Hard Rock Cafes around the word and even this one in Edinburgh a couple of years ago this was the worst experience ever.
The waiter was very off hand and then never came to check on us.
Starter was fine but then the "fun" began after leaving us sat with an empty starter plate for 20 minutes he finals whizzed past and mumbled a quick sorry your mains will be with you in about 7 minutes....... another 20 minutes later they were dumped in front of us with a quick apology.
The Fajita were terrible the onions and peppers on the skillets were not cooked at all so not actually edible. The shrimp were just cooked on mine and I sat for a while as I was going to send them back but eventually ate the cheese and sour cream in a wrap. The duo fajita my partner had steak was tough and again the chicken only just cooked. What was worse was the salad plate had chopped lettuce which was brown and unappetizing and generally tasted like it had been prepared several hours before. As this was Christmas eve, we were really looking forward to a lovely nostalgic meal here but in fact had a disaster. The manager only charged us for the starter but having got back to the hotel room we both had decidedly upset tummies that night. Not a good recommendation at all!

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CD
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and service, as usual at the Hard Rock Café!

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CB
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was mediocre and overdone. Drinks took ages to come and one of the children's meals came quite a bit after everyone elses. Staff were friendly.

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D
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and really good value. Jumbo combo sharer was excellent value and really tasty. First time visit to a Hard Rock cafe but would definitely return

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CG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit, loved it! Staff were fantastic and food was great!

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A
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Enjoyed the meal but I was very ill for 24 hours after- coincidence?

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EP
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fab food great atmosphere and an all round vibrant bar went with my daughter and granddaughter great for all ages

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JL
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely meal with excellent service. Thank you for making our visit special.

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DH
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food. Attentive and friendly staff. Fun atmosphere. Great drinks. All room brilliant experience to have.

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JT
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I booked a table for 1730 but we found ourselves at a loose end after a busy day and wondered if we could get in earlier to eat. The staff were very helpful by getting us a table earlier which we were very grateful. The food was amazing and the feeling of the place was very good. Our daughter was happy there which makes it a lot easier for a parent. If we are ever in Edinburgh again will definitely go again.

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JS
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Not a patch on the London Hard Rock Cafe - ribs neeeded more sauce and cocktails are too Americanised

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DC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was out of this world ! Would 100% be back again!

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