Hard Rock Cafe - London

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1458 reviews
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£25 and under
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American

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Standing on Old Park Lane since June 14th 1971, the original Hard Rock Cafe offers authentic, casual American fare. Still housing the first ever piece of memorabilia donated to the Hard Rock Cafe, Eric Clapton's Lead II Fender, originally given to reserve a space at the busy bar, the London Cafe is as iconic now as it was over 45 years ago. A visit to the Cafe would not be complete without a visit to The Rock Shop for your Hard Rock London souvenir and to see The Vault, London’s only Rock ’n’ Roll museum. The Vault is free of charge and home to John Lennon’s hand written lyrics to Instant Karma, Madonna’s basque from her Vogue Tour and the harpsichord used by The Beatles to record "All You Need Is Love" and "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" amongst other iconic and valuable pieces.

Special Offers

Dine out on Christmas Day for a stress-free Christmas

Celebrate Christmas in true Hard Rock Style. Book your table and join us in this festive period at the first and original Hard Rock Cafe to rock with us!

Tuesday, 24 December, 2019

Celebrate New Year's Eve with a fantastic meal!

Join us for the unforgettable New Years Eve party that we will be hosting from 21:30! Tickets are selling fast, for more information please email london.reception@hardrock.com

Tuesday, 31 December, 2019

Celebrate Christmas Eve with family and friends!

Celebrate Christmas in true Hard Rock Style. Book your table and join us in this festive period at the first and original Hard Rock Cafe to rock with us!

Tuesday, 24 December, 2019

What 1458 People Are Saying
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IF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, didn’t enjoy my wife being “chatted up” by a chef and given free drinks by the bar tender. It made me feel uncomfortable

AW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

An enjoyable experience with great ambience. Food average.

OT
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

great experience!

S
London
31 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The original london hard rock stills has its own style and ambiance. Always fun and noisy. Very American and though expensive for this kind of food, you are paying for the history and ambiance.

MR
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fabulous evening it was mine and my boyfriends birthday and the whole experience was amazing looking forward to next year already!!!

BP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It’s where it all started. Food is pretty good. The real treat is of course the great history and the vault next door. Make sure to go at least once, if you have not been.

PB
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for my daughter's 18th birthday and we had a fabulous night..waiter was brilliant with everything and the gluten free menu was excellent as well which made my husband's night as he had a great choice being a coeliac. Daughter enjoyed her first legal cocktail which she thoroughly enjoyed..great meal and evening all round. Would definitely revisit when in London again .

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great dining experience

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Enjoyed our visit great venue but So Busy, will defo go back next time I'm in town.

KW
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Lovely meal and atmosphere. Staff were friendly and didn’t have to wait long for food or drinks. Unfortunately when we were placed downstairs we were near the corridor toilets which did not smell pleasant so whenever the doors were opened the smell would hit us while we were eating, that being said the food was amazing still.

K
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Our waitress Delia was just fab! Couldn’t do enough for us!! The food was good but not good enough for what we paid.

MJ
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super service and nice staff. The music was a bit too loud, but will defently come back.

MC
London
18 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

it's worth visiting and looking at the memorabilia on the walls, our waitress was full of information on the items displayed and restaurant history

DC
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tom our waiter was brilliant food excellent. 1st time but not the lsst.

VT
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had lunch and ate some of the original local burgers. It was very enjoyable: the waitress was very kind and helpful, the meal arrived very fast and tasted really good, and the overall experience was excellent

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sehr freundliches und engagiertes Personal. Man spührt so richtig den Hard Rock Vibe!
Die echt coolen Memorabilias beben diesem Ur-Hard Rock Cafe noch den speziellen Geist.
Gerne wieder

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VP
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, the music, the atmosphere, everything was perfect.

RB
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food1service4ambience4

We ordered 2 burgers and although crisp and brown outside, inside they were completely raw and blood running from them. We didn't complain as we were in a rush and so couldn't wait for them to be redone.

HM
London
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

overall the experience was good. although I am not keen on the new veggie burgers. they were much nicer in the past. I shall have to find a new standard when I go the next time. staff were all very nice and the rest of the food was excellent.

SP
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great service and a nice atmosphere

RP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delighted to be served burgers medium cooked, pink in the middle. Did notice service charge added to the bill. Waiter did not say anything when told that we prefer to leave tip on the table.

RT
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First visit for me and I loved it. I went with a few friends (all from Brighton) and we found the ambience, service, decor and food excellent. So much to look at with all the rock n roll memorabilia - took me back to my younger days! All ages eating there and a fantastic atmosphere. The staff are very welcoming and all seem very happy working there - who wouldn't be! The smoked pulled pork was delicious as were the fries, coleslaw and beans plus the Hurricane cocktail - excellent and moreish. Another visit imminent!

CH
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and Service. Well worth the money just wish you had one closer to Devon that would be fantastic

SS
Italy
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very bautiful place, very good food. We had dinner with all our family and we enjoyed very much. The waiter was very nice.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Andy was an awesome waiter and give us such an amazing experience in Hard Rock Cafe .

C
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Le musée (vault) au rock shop en face du hard rock est à aller voir absolument ! Des objets mythique de la création du rock n roll

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HH
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Glorious food, great music and charismatic staff - would definitely go back.

SC
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience going to the original Hard Rock Cafe. The food was good and varied catering to all tastes. Staff were very knowledgeable about the history of the restaurant and the group.

TH
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal, great food, fantastic and friendly staff. Made most welcome. Sons first time and was blown away by how wonderful of an experience it was

SM
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We had to wait a long time before our table was ready (50 mins) even though we had a booking but once we were seated and ordered drinks/food - everything was really good.

DB
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Daughters 16th birthday with 6 friends. I was disappointed after stating online it was her birthday and to the man on the door on the night and found out that staff and waitress didn’t mention her birthday or sang to her. The girls were seated downstairs in the quiet bit which they said lacked atmosphere. Apart from these points, they had a great time and enjoyed their meal.

WF
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place! The service is fast and polite, the food is lovely and there is loads of interesting things to look at. My family loved it and we will definitely be back.

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KV
Derbyshire
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another lovely visit, this time for my daughters 15th birthday. Staff were lovely and it made her smile when everyone sang Happy Birthday and she blew out the candle on her dessert.

C
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience5

We booked a tablebut it was not reserved for us and we were given the options either to wait at a crowded bar or wait out in the cold, the service was fun, fast and energetic and the food was good too, however it was less fun at the end once i had challenged the service charge and the servers tone changed and felt the need to make you feel guilty for not paying almost as if tipping/service charge were necessary rather than optional, still overall a great experience but it had its flaws too.

FB
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good place, interesting since it was the first Hard Rock Cafe, although the other one in London is also fantastic, specially the store. This one is a little bit small.
The service was wonderful, from start to end, from every staff we encountered.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice welcome by the staff. The service was great and the food was outstanding!!! Highly recommend

AA
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, delicious Local Legendary Bourger and very polite service

EV
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience in the London Hard Rock. Great atmosphere and everyone so friendly xx

L
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time, our server Kat was fantastic and it was great to see all the memorabilia and listen to the music on the screens around the place.

TP
London
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Birthday celebration , It was the perfect location for a special fun lunch for an 11 yr old. Staff were very friendly food as good as described.