Hard Rock Cafe - Manchester

4.4
1481 reviews
£25 and under
American
Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies with venues in 68 countries spanning 239 locations that include owned/licensed or managed Hotels, Casinos, Rock Shops®, Live Performance Venues and Cafes

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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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1481 People Are Saying
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KristofferE
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and staff. Tha atmosphere was great:)

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nades
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Mac cheese was a bit dry, one worse than the other, both needed more sauce. Surf an turf burger had hardly any colslaw so was too dry.

Server was excellent.

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AnthonyT
Liverpool
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was nice but was waiting almost an hour since ordering. Staff take to long to come over and ask for your order or when drinks have been ordered expect at least at 10 minute wait before you get your drink. Ordered 6 drinks and 3 came about 10 minutes later than the first 3. Other than that had a good time

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ClaireO
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive friendly staff, food was great and lovely atmosphere

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ernie2k2
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Not a great trip to hard rock. We booked 3 weeks in advance. Then got sat in a corner, only offered a drink on arrival, and nachos after 30min. After an hour we were still waiting on the main course and a second round, so we mentioned it. The manager gave us a free round after I complained, but just ruined our buzz. Just think there were too many tables and not enough staff working. Food was basic when it arrived.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Limited menu that we weren’t aware of

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SarahM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing and great value considering that we were in a city centre. Our server was really attentive and in all, a great dining experience

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SusanS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We were lucky as managed to pre book
Very busy but staff are very good
Enjoyed the ribs.

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AndrewM
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Put upstairs away from atmosphere Ie the reason you go there.
Asked for bill - lady said ‘I’m not a waitress’
Food ok but not great.

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TimT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Buzzing restaurant with fantastic ambience and great staff. Busy Saturday afternoon and we were a large group but immediately seated and quick efficient service. Love it at HRC!

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Tanya
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

First hard rock experience as a friend has raved about it.
Unfortunately it didn't live up to the hype.
OK for what it is bug clearly very much diner sort of food.

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LynnD
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Lover of hard rock everywhere we go we dine there - had burger with the prawns - spent the night very unwell afterwards - which really surprised me as food was lovely- the first time - clearly a dodgy prawn - no one's immediately to blame xxx

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TaraB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was very busy but the wait was very short to get to our table. Food came out really quickly and tasted so good. Had a signature cocktail and glass which is a great souvenir. Was served by Joe, who was really friendly and gave great service. Vibe of the whole place with the music and all the memorabilia was ace. Loved it.

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JoBoz
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Helpful and friendly staff lovely food quick service would definitely recommend

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MichaelP
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good value and very nice staff. Tables very clean.

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LisaT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We regular visit Hard Rock when going to Manchester arena, there's always a great Vibe, Staff go above and beyond and the food is lovely, food is always hot and always a fantastic service

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Nicky
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The food menu was very limited and dated - not much variety! The food quality was ‘ok’ nothing special. Service was attentive, maybe to attentive at times, we were asked four times during our meal if everything was ok!
For what the meal was, it was very overpriced. Have to be honest, for me I wouldn’t recommend or return.

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AndrewD
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time and great venue son loved it and food was outstanding

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AndrewE
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was decent and drinks were reduced after 4 during happy hour. Busy but not OTT. Some more hand gel around the place would be good.

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PhilippaB
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous evening with great food! First time visiting the restaurant and would definitely come back !

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charlesh
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

easy to find .service was good and fast for the time of day [5oclock]busy time of day food was very quick coming once we were sat down the table.

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JohnW
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

VERY DISAPPOINTED
My wife and I have visited eight Hard Rock Cafes in different countries and this is the first time we have been disappointed with our visit. There was nothing wrong with the service or food, it was the atmosphere and music.
First the music did not match the memorabilia on display. In two and half hours of our visit they were no videos of. Beatles, Stones, Meat Loaf, Bowie, Queen, Elvis, The Who, Led Zepplin, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Guns and Roses, Quo all true rock hero's. The list could go on.
In our opinion this led to a poor atmosphere, and if this was the reason and we do not know there was only five people including my wife and myself left in the café at 9.30pm. At which point we left and went to a different bar to drink in.

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NicoleH
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience at Manchester Hard Rock Cafe!!
Staff super friendly fantastic service!

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GaryD
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Waitress was very rude and spoiled my experience….

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Smashingpump84
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Was advised to wait in the bar with a drink with 3 children. Legally kids can't stand at the bar so they stood aside in the best/safest spot i could find them whilst i got the drinks at the very busy bar. However a member of staff told them to move immediately as they couldn't sit next to the photoboth machine even though no other customers wanted it. This was really awkward for us as the waiters were then moaning that we were in their way if they stood up. We couldn't win really. I did explain i was only buying some drinks quickly before our table was ready but nope.....the guy didn't want to hear it. My children were then standing with all our shopping bags getting squashed with drunk adults for the next 10mins and funny enough....no one wanted to use the photoboth they were supposedly blocking. I understand its a busy Saturday night but had I have known that 3 children really couldn't be accommodated for in a waiting area just for 10mins whilst I got drinks I would have gone elsewhere. Great service from Leroy. Very attentive and gave recommendations. However with only 2 desserts on the menu it was a bit disappointing. We could have easily spent loads more money for my husbands birthday meal had the menu been better. It was poor. We have been to the Hard Rock Orlando, Hard Rock Paris, Hard Rock Barcelona and Hard Rock London.....Manchester was our worst experience unfortunately. We have been to this restaurant 3 times now and it's gone downhill. The atmosphere wasn't about Rock music and a great time.....it was about locals getting drunk and and staff turning tables as quick as they could.

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BrianP
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Busy Location, you need to book in advance. It's very popular.
Usual Hard Rock experience, full of energy.

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AimLG
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Very very limited menu!
Service was few and far inbetween.

We went to celebrate my fiancé’s 30th birthday and after mentioning it during booking and on arrival. All that happened was been told if we purchased a large dessert for the table they’d be able to sing happy birthday ….. very disappointed for an establishment such as Hard Rock Cafe

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LyndaQ
London
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have a food allergy and it's the first time someone actually took effort to help. The manager explained members of his family had allergies and understood. Staff were very attentive, to the point the chef would not let the manager back in the kitchen until he was sure he covered all the bases with me. Excellent service

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Nick
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked for lunch and by 1.30pm the first floor was full of guests. We were served early and recieved a warm welcome. Food was hot and really tasty. Looking forward to our next visit.

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vipZEB82
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

As always the food was great! However the server forgot our drinks and we needed to grab her attention to retrieve the bill

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Second time I’ve been here in as many months and both times I’ve left feeling a little disappointed.
Our greeter was a bit sharp ‘your tables not ready go to the bar and I’ll call you’
Table was booked for 14:15 we got there for 14:12
Kids pasta had clearly been blasted in the microwave and was dry.
My steak was fatty and very chewy.
Server was great no issues there and still love the vibe of the place but the food is starting to let the Manchester cafe down.
It’s a shame because I’ve been here 100’s of times and really love the place.

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emmaA
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Service was excellent
A little noisy which isn’t amazing when eating
Food menu isn’t as great as it used to be
But food wasn’t bad at all

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JustynandYolanda
Manchester
15 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We've eaten in a couple of HRC's around the world and have to say that the neither the presentation or the taste of the food are as good in this one.

Also - when we were first seated we were sat next to a fire escape and and there was a horribly cold draft. We were eventually able to move tables to one, but this table really shouldn't exist to be honest.

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DebbieS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, great food!

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SamanthaF
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was amazing and most servers were lovely. Manager very happy to help sadly our waiter got the order in correct and upon informing him of the mistake attempted to blame us for ordering the wrong thing which we hadn’t. After returning my from the kitchen he admitted his mistake however it certain out a downer on the meal when you argue with the waiter.

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DeanR
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Menu had reduced too much and not a lot of choice also it seems to have lost the great atmosphere it had and we were very disappointed as we go every year as part of Manchester trip. Hope they get this sorted

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vipOpenTable Diner
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

£18 burger was cold. Waited for food for 30 mins. My Mai Tai was full of sugar. Overall not great. Wouldn’t go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked a table at 3pm and walked in at 4:30. Greeted warmly and taken to table. Drinks arrived shortly after, ordered food, which didn’t take long to arrive, and was absolutely faultless! Extremely friendly staff, and the whole place had an amazing atmosphere

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OwenD
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You really can't go wrong with a burger from HRC. Amazingly tasty!

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PaulD
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really pleasant atmosphere, friendly and reliable staff, food was great. Walked past here for ages and always wondered what it was like on the inside, now I know I’ll definitely be back.

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You can order delivery directly from Hard Rock Cafe - Manchester using the Order Online button. Hard Rock Cafe - Manchester also offers delivery in partnership with Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats. Hard Rock Cafe - Manchester also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0161 831 6700.

Hard Rock Cafe - Manchester is rated 4.4 stars by 1481 OpenTable diners.

Hard Rock Cafe - Manchester does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.hardrock.com/gift-cards.aspx.

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.