Hard Rock Cafe - Edinburgh

4.4
1782 Reviews
£25 and under
American
Outdoor seating is unreserved, and available on a first-come-first-served basis.
As of May 17th, indoor seating is permitted only until 10.30pm. At 10.30pm, all guests must exit the building.

Hard Rock Cafe is a global phenomenon with 185 cafes that are visited by nearly 80 million guests each year. The first Hard Rock Cafe opened on June 14, 1971, in London, England, and from there the brand has expanded to major cities and exotic locations around the world.

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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer 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
  • Waitstaff 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 1782 people are saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CharlotteA
1 review
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Food was bland. Wait for drinks was as long as the food.

Waitress was ok.

Been to many Hard Rock's and this was the worst.

DS
DanielleS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Very limited menu, over priced for standard of food.

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NickH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place, food was amazing and staff just as great

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NedK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Personally I thought it was quite overpriced. My main issue however, was the Cheese Loaded fries advertised on the menu. My son ordered them with his vegetarian burger and when they arrived the had a cheese and bacon topping. Not ideal for a vegetarian. How about advertising them as with bacon so that vegetarians don’t eat them. Other than that it was very tasty food.

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ColleenH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server John was a cool guy! Really friendly. Suggested some changes to the menu for vegetarians. Great service, attentive, lovely food, the best music and fun ambiance.

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LindaV
London
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Hard Rock hits the spot for fun, family meals. Cocktails available too - fur the adults!

JA
JackA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Staff and service were great, food was bang average for high cost, tables and menus were sticky, toilets weren't as clean as you’d expect hand sanitiser at all points.

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SUZIED
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was quick and tasty.
Cocktails went down a treat.

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Tufty
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff and quick service COVID compliant superb food

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NatashaM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service , food was amazing ! Cocktails were lovely . Would recommend to friends and family.

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VickiL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Sadly the atmosphere has been lost due to COVID. Music very quiet. Great staff food and service

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GayleS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience3

I love the Hard Rock Cafe, but despite almost being out of Covid restrictions the menu is still very limited which is really disappointing!! Was just an ok experience, although the staff and servers as usual were amazing!!😄

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Jamson2021
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing. Our server John was fantastic, very helpful. Definitely recommend eating here.

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NickW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked the table at short notice and notified during booking that my wife is coeliac. They took notice of the booking with the alternate menu being supplied without asking and this is very rare. Once we ordered the on duty supervisor then came over and addressed any potential concerns and talked her through the kitchen processes. Service 10/10. Highly recommend!

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IsabelR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sitting outside was lovely, inside was too noisy. Service was great, our server was so helpful.

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brianf
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of best burgers I’ve eaten. Brilliant! Fab service and great vibe!

JS
JillS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always fab meal, wouldn’t go anywhere else when I’m Edinburgh x

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EmmaR
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place to eat with the family. Nice food, good atmosphere and great service from the staff.

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KarenC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely meal. Staff very attentive and delicious food. Dessert was amazing !

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HeatherW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food1service5ambience2

Went for lunch with my daughter and her 2 children. I was so disappointed at the offerings we were served with a bill of £60 I expected food that at least looked appealing!! I chose BBQ Bacon Burger which when it arrived, looked so small on the plate with nothing else but a small bucket of fries, my daughter chose chicken tenders; 3 chicken tenders and some fries scattered around to make the plate look full, 2 dips, nothing else, a very bland unappealing plate. One of the kids had macaroni, it must have been around a tablespoons of macaroni spread flatly on the plate with some fries, shes 4 years old and had eaten it all in about 20 seconds and was still hungry. Her sister had Burger and fries, which was exactly that !! A dry Burger on a bun with some fries.
The non alcoholic cocktails were just a bit of fruit juice and some sprite with a not so fresh strawberry on the side of the glass!!! I was so disappointed with the quality and quantity of the food for the cost.

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RebeccaD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, staff were very helpful and polite. Food was lovely - little bit expensive for what it is. Kids loved all the memorabilia.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal, very helpful and attentive staff, arrived slightly early for our booking and were happily accommodated. We will 100% be back next time we visit

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EmmaM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought my Son here for his 16th Birthday and he loved it! The staff were all super helpful and they even put on the music that he liked! The food was delicious and we were given a free dessert for the Birthday Boy which was lovely! It was all very Covid safe and well organised! We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We pre booked but we were still able to choose to dine outside rather than inside which was good. Service was excellent

CM
CavanM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time in the Hard Rock Cafe and I really enjoyed it staff were lovely, food was lovely and atmosphere was great! It rocked!

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JoanneB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Front of house lady was great and managed to get both our parties close to each other.

Our server Maggie was brilliant and made sure we had everything we needed. Even exchanged the mens beers as they were not suitable.

Left a nice tip for her.

Will definatly be back.

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Scotia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We were initially greeted by Craig who was very friendly and helpful in explaining how everything worked. We were then served by Roman who could not have been better. He was attentive and always attending to our needs, he even picked up on my AC/DC t-shirt and played ‘Back in Black’ which was a nice touch! Can’t rate the staff higher. Will be back again!!

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NickyW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Tracy the host. It’s amazing as always her energy is electric . She enthuses happiness and a genuine love for her job.
Our server the Canadian young girl wa a lovely very attentive and helpful!

The lady in the shop was very knowledgeable about the products and what was available for my daughter to spend her pocket money

Love the hard rock when we visit Edinburgh, can’t wait for the full menu to be back .

One small suggestion don’t loose the little things napkins branded etc and little touches as this is what makes you stand out other than that amazing food was lovely , Long Island iced tea yummy

Thank you for another great visit

Nicky

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OpenTable Diner
Qatar
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed an outdoor table and the cocktails. Would like more vegetarian options.

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Jennifer
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only went for drinks but enjoyed it . Love hard rock!

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EllieR
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff and great food!

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HelenM
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing our server was very helpful really enjoyable evening

AD
AshleyD
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We were welcomed by the host who let us have a drink outside as we arrived early for our table booking. Fantastic service especially from Tracey who was the most lovely, welcoming person I have ever met! Fantastic

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KatM
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always. Server Inez was helpful and attentive

CM
CharleneM
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cocktails and food were great but Tracy, Achilleas and Valentino were what made our whole Hard Rock experience!! They were so much fun and really got to know us. Thanks so much!!!!

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GemmaT
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great staff who were very friendly and welcoming! We had such a lovely meal+ experience .. thank you

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AngelaE
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely birthday meal here with my son in Summer 2021, We really enjoyed it. I do think it is overpriced for the cost of the food but the experience for a special occasion is worth it.

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BrigitteJ
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff are fantastic and food is good , the cocktails are a must.😀

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit was amazing we felt very welcome from all staff and felt well looked after. Our waitress Maeve was great too and very welcoming especially when serving us and asking if everything was okay. The food was amazing too as well as the desserts, this was our first time at Edinburgh and at a Hard Rock Cafe restaurant full stop and it’s with great pleasure that I say it was worth the visit and made the last night on holiday the best night !

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LisaT
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent service, staff helpful and attentive. Food was great as were the drinks. Good value, would recommend.

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Hard Rock Cafe - Edinburgh is rated 4.4 stars by 1782 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 reservations at the moment.