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Hard Rock Cafe

#196 of 1,831 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
New Town
Grill, Bar, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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20 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PF, Scotland
+44 131 260 3000
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12:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A typical style of Hard Rock Cafe and a great friendly service from entering to leaving and great food.

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Thank Tef66
Nick C, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Tef66, Thanks a lot for the amazing review! We will share your comments with the whole team and hope to welcome you again soon. Thanks and best regards, Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh More 

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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited on monday 20th march, the member of staff who approached us was very friendly but maybe a tad on the pushy side - we wouldve prefered to look at cocktails ourselves for a wee minute before having to choose. Having said that, she was very informative. The cocktails were not as good as others we had on our... More 

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Thank brownie197
Nick C, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Dear brownie197, Thanks a lot for taking the time to review your recent visit to the Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh. Sorry to hear that we did not meet all your expectations. We do, however, hope to see you again on your next visit to Edinburgh. Thanks and best regards, Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very friendly staff! Shared the combo started as the main meal which was very filling and great food!

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Thank sljg446
Nick C, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Dear sljg446, Thanks a lot for taking the time to review your experience at the Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh. Thank you for the great comments, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time here. Thanks and best regards, Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh More 

Northumberland, United Kingdom
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269 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We called in early evening on a Saturday night. It was very busy in the bar area but fortunately we hit on getting 2 stools at the bar as someone was just leaving. The barmaid was very friendly and patient. She went to get us some menus to choose our cocktails. We were not disappointed! Electric blue and a fruitpalooza... More 

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Thank trotskys
Nick C, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Dear trotskys, Thanks a lot for taking the time to review your visit to the Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh. Thank you for the great review - happy to hear that you had a good time. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Thanks and best regards, Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh More 

Budapest, Hungary
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137 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We always try and do the HRC where-ever we go so going to the one in Edinburgh was a must. Its relatively smaller than others around the world, but still well decorated with plenty artifacts hanging around the walls. Quickly seated and orders taken. Drinks arrived. The menus consists of the usual foods you find at every HRC. We had... More 

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Thank Kenwyoung
Nick C, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Kenwyoung, Thanks a lot for taking the time to review your visit to the Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh. Great to hear that your salads and the service were to your liking. We are looking forward to welcoming you back in July. Thanks and best regards, Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh More 

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108 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've only been to a few, so far,but this is my new favourite Hard Rock Cafe. From the moment we entered, the service was super-friendly and attentive, the atmosphere was lively and the decor spot-on. I had worried beforehand that the food would be a pale shade of that in the North American branches I'd been to, but it turned... More 

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Thank Hairgone_Ronay
Nick C, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Hairgone_Ronay, Thank you so much for the great review! It is amazing that we are now your favourite Hard Rock Cafe. The Paddy's Day Burger was quite a treat indeed and will be missed by us as well. Thanks again and we hope to see you soon, Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh More 

north east
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41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well food lovely menu fab as expected expensive not cheap at all take plenty money But the most disappointing was shop thought fantastic get my daughter a hurricane glass but alas no glasses at all lots t shirts from 22.50 plus quality very thin looks great though if u want love hard rock logo n brand

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Thank bootsymrs
Nick C, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Dear bootsymrs, Thanks a lot for your review and your kind words. Sorry to hear that we didn't meet all your expectations on this visit, but we do hope to see you again. Thanks and best regards, Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh More 

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251 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second visit to a Hard Rock Cafe (in two different countries) and again I was very impressed. My partner and I decided to eat here after deciding we fancied something a bit different to standard food. It was a Saturday night so we couldn't book but as we arrived just after 6pm we were seated within around... More 

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Nick C, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Worldtravel1992, Thanks a lot for the amazing review and welcome to the world of Hard Rock! We hope you will enjoy your visit to Orlando and maybe see you again soon in Edinburgh. Thanks and best regards, Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh More 

Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love to collect the pins from all the Hard Rock Cafes we visit so we can cross Edinburgh off the list and of course we had to stop for a cocktail or two. Not too much memorabilia and only a small shop but a nice friendly atmosphere and the usual HR menu.

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Thank jansteve_8
Nick C, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Dear jansteve_8, Thanks a lot for taking the time to review your visit to the Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh. We are glad to hear that you ticked another Hard Rock Cafe off your list! Hope to see you again in the future. Thanks and best regards, Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh More 

Cheshire, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just spot on with the usual Hard Rock amount of photographs, guitars and other memorabilia around the walls. Didn't eat, but the food did look really good and the staff appeared very attentive and enthusiastic. Great atmosphere and not hugely expensive, but you don't go to Hard Rock to try to obtain Wetherspoon prices.One of the best Hard Rocks I... More 

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Thank RandBH
Nick C, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Dear RandBH, Thanks so much for the amazing review! We are happy to hear that we are one of your favourite Cafe's in the world. Thanks and best regards, Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Grill, Bar, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:30
Thursday
12:00 - 23:30
Friday
12:00 - 01:00
Saturday
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PF, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighbourhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 260 3000
Description
Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh is located just a short distance from the world famous Edinburgh Castle. Other popular destinations nearby include 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 offers guests a delectable menu featuring house made entrees prepared with a touch of local flavors. Other enticing menu options include our Legendary Burger, fresh salads, and hand crafted cocktails. Whether you are looking for a delicious meal or just want to grab a drink with friends, we've got you covered.

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tyne and wear
Birmingham, United Kingdom
over a year ago

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in New Town

Neighbourhood Profile
New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town, until after dark when strappy dresses come out to play. This is the city’s central business district with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighbourhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.
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