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Hard Rock Cafe

#222 of 1,812 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
New Town
Grill, Bar, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, 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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food and drink! Can't visit Edinburgh and not nip in for a cheeky cocktail! Decent prices and great selection

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Thank Shelby H
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10 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is nice, but the people are even nicer! Food is great and music is really good. Hard Rock cafe shoud be on everyone's list at list once!

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

Dear Madalina L, Thanks a lot for your great review, we couldn't be happier. We are looking forward to welcoming you again in the future. Thanks and best regards, Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh More 

Iasi, Romania
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I had a nice burger and ale here. Friendly staff, good tasty food. The regular standard is kept as usual

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Thank AlexanderF85
Nick C, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Dear AlexanderF85, Thanks a lot for taking the time to review your visit to the Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh and we do hope to see you again soon. Thanks and best regards, Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh More 

Aberdeenshire
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387 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is many years since we were last in a Hard Rock Cafe. We'd set out to have a snack lunch in McDonald's or Burger King before catching our train in the late afternoon. However, we were walking past the Hard Rock Cafe and both looked at each other thinking - here's another option! Surprisingly it wasn't terribly busy inside... More 

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

Dear Larsonsmummy, Thank you so much for the great review! It is great to hear that you had a good time and we hope to see you again soon. Thanks and best regards, Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have visited this place as a part of our Edinburgh trip. I would like to say that i have been in more than 20 hard rock in more than 10 countries. This was the most disappointing experience by far. When we came to the place, the waiters said that there is a group reserved the restaurant tonight and they... More 

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

Dear ihsan_the_isot, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to the Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh. As our hosts pointed out to you, we hosted our Hard Rock Rising event last night. It is a global Battle Of The Bands to put local unsigned bands on the map and give them a chance to be recognised in... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a nice place... the starter was really good but I then ordered a burger... worst idea of my life the chips had too much favouring on and the burger just fell apart! I had two cocktails but they weren't anything to call home about! The staff were very friendly but the food was very dissapointing especially if you... More 

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

Dear amydollymikey, Thanks a lot for your review. Sorry to hear that we didn't meet all your expectations. Thanks and best regards, Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh More 

Chorley, United Kingdom
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416 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

large party of us booked in here for a Saturday afternoon meal - usual choices of food and drinks but pleasant staff and good service although took some time with the bill so we ended up having to run for our train. A decent sized shop as well with a good choice of the usual T shirts and souvenirs. this... More 

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

Dear Malcolm A, Thanks a lot for leaving a review about your experience at the Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh. Great to hear that you enjoyed yourselves and we are looking forward to seeing you again. Thanks and best regards, Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh More 

Cramlington, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to treat ourselves as we had been in the HRC in Nice last year. good job we booked in advance as at 12:00 the place was already busy. We where shown to ur seats quickly and we had a lovely waitress who was very attentive. We ordered bruschetta for starters and then had the local Burger with haggis... More 

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

Dear stephen c, Thanks a lot for the great review! We are looking forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Edinburgh. Thanks and best regards, Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh More 

Surrey, England
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My girls like to visit a HRC if there is one in the area we are visiting. Sadly this has to be one of the worst we've been too! The service was shocking - the server even commented on our menu selections! We only wanted starters. The restaurant was untidy, tables were not cleared. Save your energy, there are better... More 

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

Dear tagm, Sorry to hear that we didn't meet all your expectations. Thanks and best regards, Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh More 

Edinburgh
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

As with all Hard Rock Cafe's Edinburgh is just excellent. Standard 5* Service at each Cafe we've been too. Highly recommended

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

Dear Danille_Edinburgh, Thanks a lot for the lovely comments, we are happy to hear that you had a great time with us and we are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Thanks and best regards, Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Grill, Bar, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, 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, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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Typical questions asked:
  • 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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