Hard Rock Cafe - Glasgow

4.4
996 reviews
£25 and under
American
Hard Rock Cafe Glasgow is located in the heart of Glasgow’s historic Style Mile in the restored, renaissance-inspired Athenaeum Theatre. Established in 1893, this striking theatre has musical history of its own: originally a music school, it later became the home to the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama. With historic musical memorabilia gracing every wall, Hard Rock Cafe Glasgow fits right into the historic charm of the area and honors the history of the Athenaeum Theatre.

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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 996 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.2
ambience
4.2
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Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing service! The food and drinks were delicious and no long waiting times. Staff were great, our server was very attentive and very friendly. Loved the atmosphere, all over great night!

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Ordered steak and surf and turf but got a burger 18 pounds is steep for that and 10 pounds for a cocktail vert pricey and menu seemed more limited.

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Garethflo
London
13 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice HR venue. Small but perfectly formed. Downside: when are HR going to update their videos!

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StevenC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Very Poor Air Conditioning and subsequently impacted on our short time there.

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SimonD
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked a table outside and sat out in the sun for a good couple of hours, we had booked a table at the bar to start with but when we went inside it was just a table in a room with no atmosphere, outside was much better, I also had an inside table booked for 5:15 for food, inside downstairs was great, food was excellent and atmosphere outstanding. We had an excellent time

OT
OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food as always love the atmosphere in these chains of pubs/restaurants

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StephM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Given the great reputation Hard Rock Cafe has around the world this was a huge disappointment! We visited for cocktails and thoroughly disappointed at the selection to choose from…..a total of six! The member of staff who served us was rude and disinterested. We ordered two mojitos which we ended up leaving half of as they were so bitter. Tried to get a member of staffs attention for around fifteen minutes to ask for the bill. After being ignored we left the money on the table. Will not be back

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ChristopherL
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Terrible meal and terrible table service. The guy didn’t even acknowledge what I was asking for and when speaking into his face mask I simply couldn’t hear him at all. Made the whole experience terrible and I will not be back to Hard Rock Cafe any time soon in Glasgow.

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Shona
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Family of 4 and first time eating here, the food was just not up to par! Rack of ribs were hard baked and virtually inedible! Mac n cheese was dry no sauce. Not good value for money at all and won’t be back! Really disappointed as we had looked forward to this for weeks! The menu is also far too limited. No chicken option on burgers just very little choice. We all had dodgy tummies afterwards to!😕

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OpenTable Diner
Essex
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Food wasn’t fantastic. Steak and ribs a little over cooked, however service was second to none and our waiter/the manager sorted it out for us straight away. Nachos were nice!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Czech Republic
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bryce made us so welcome. Excellent service.

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RachelW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was absolutely outstanding. Staff were friendly and upbeat. 10/10!

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CarolynG
Northampton
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the nicest Hard Rock Cafe we’ve been to. Great service as always

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LucyS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

there wasn’t much choice on the menu, but the drinks menu had plenty of choice & the food itself was lovely. our server was helpful and lovely, and noticed little mistakes we wouldn’t have noticed

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Piglet
West Sussex
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly helpful staff, great atmosphere, food very good and very hot. Lovely variety of drinks. An amazing place very high ceiling even on a hot day it was very cool inside. Best Hard Rock Cafe I have been too.

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Person1
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Staff very friendly and food was nice. Unfortunately service was pretty slow

JM
JenniferM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Disappointing - very limited menu - 2 pages of drinks but starter main and dessert as on one page - limited choice and even more limited stock as no chicken strips - the only thing my so actually wanted - service - continual check if we were ok but not actually listening as asked 3 times about allergies. Atmosphere felt flat compared to any other time we have been there - as is couldn't recommend to anyone - which is a shame as it's my sons favourite - he always feel very grown up and adult going t here!

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murat
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice staff and good ambiance. In a very rare sunny Glasgow day, difficult to find a table outside.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food as always but couldn't be more impressed with the service. Our 3 month old was being a handful so either myself or his dad had to keep going outside with him to cool down, our server asked if everything was OK and my husband explained he was overly hot and she offered one of the meals to be packed up to takeaway if required. Whilst I was outside my baby needed fed so I started to nurse him whilst walking about by the disabled door to keep him cool and calm, one of the bar staff noticed me walking about and offered a quiet table upstairs to feed him or a chair taken out for me to sit on. Unfortunately I didn't get any of their names but really made my night and felt soo comfortable.

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EmmaJ
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Staff were great and very friendly, unfortunately the food was not good and actually left us feeling sick, we also waited 40mins to get our starters and within that time we saw other tables get their starters and mains. We had high hopes and sadly they were not met.

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SAMB
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the pulled pork sandwich and chicken tenders both very fresh piping hot and defo would go back again

JD
JacquelineD
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Nachos huge portions, no salsa though, Very little cheese either. BBQ burger tasty! Service really poor, drinks forgotten, waited more than 50 mins for food. Our order might have been forgotten cause all tables around us served within 15 minutes of ordering! Another clearly more efficient waiter served ALL of them. Sadly our waiter wasn’t interest in our table or doing his job. Appeared only to be interested in promoting his ‘other’ job!!

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AnnaP
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and wonderful service! The Mac cheese is the best I’ve tasted!

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djcr
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Hard to judge with restrictions still in place, but overall enjoyable meal.

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Jeni
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Had a table booked here for pre drinks. Arrived on time at 6pm and was still waiting by 6.25pm to have our drink order brought to us. Wasn't overly busy but not enough staff to cope. They kept having to go through the back leaving only one on the floor...who was behind the bar. No one to serve the drink poured at the bar. Wont be rushing back

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KeithG
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue. Friendly staff and great food.

JH
JessH
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Was lovely to be able to sit outside in the sun. Ran out waiter was just lush so thank you. We got two cocktails cups when buying large. Brillaint.

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Angelyn
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Setting was gorgeous and the staff were so friendly and upbeat! Food was amazing too, we had macaroni which came with 2 slices of garlic bread, we also ordered an onion ring stack to share, it was huge and they were breaded which is my favourite, the macaroni was really cheesy, best I've had, would definitely go back!

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Andreat
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really nice time. The girl who served us was so attentive and my granddaughter was so thrilled with the suprise icecream for her birthday.. the food was delicious and fresh. We all had something different and everyone was happy. Thank you

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ValeG
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fab lunch fab service. Love it here, will always go back

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EmilyM
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really great night. Sammy was our waitress - full marks for her attentiveness and being an all round great waitress. All staff were lovely and we couldn’t fault our experience.

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RachelC
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. Service was great. Food delicious. Highly recommended.

JH
JemmaH
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Our meal took a long time to come due to the waitress forgetting to put the order in. This wasn’t great as we had a three year old with us. The waitress couldn’t have been more apologetic and dealt with the situation the best she could. For that we were happy to accept that these things can happen. However, when the meal did come we found it tasteless and the chicken very dry. My husband also had to put his pint of lager back die to their being a weird taste from it.

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ElaineD
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Food was great but lacked atmosphere even though it was relatively busy

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Al095
Aberdeen
4 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Good food and drinks, would recommend it for all the family.

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Megan
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service, very friendly host and brilliant hot fresh food!

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Alex
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is fantastic, location is really good & the music is amazing!

Prices are pretty good too, you can even get a collectible glass if you get a cocktail.

Staff are lovely, charming and really accommodating! Highly recommend

RS
RoisinS
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Happy hour is great for students, staff are so lovely and quick with your orders, the atmosphere is great

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TeriP
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Love going to a Hard Rock Cafe and this one did not disappoint. Definitely recommend.

JH
JoshuaH
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Reception was really good, was welcomed into the hard rock excellently, was told about the drink offers, merchandise and food. However that was really it, the music was good but very quiet and the general ambiance was chilled but not what I expected from a Hard Rock Cafe however the food was good and drinks where strong. Very good dining just lacking hard rock experience.

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Hard Rock Cafe - Glasgow is rated 4.4 stars by 996 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.