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Hard Rock Cafe

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Darling Harbour
American, Bar, Australian, Central American
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2-10 Darling Drive | Level 1, Harbourside Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9280 0077
12:00 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Lees Summit, Mo
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is in a beautiful area but has really poor service. I seek out Hard Rocks all over the world and usually but a souvenir there but this place was out of everything. Including the hats. And the service was terrible

Thank postrawb
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252 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

friendly service and food came out quickly. outside seating, although it can be chilly when the sun goes it as its up high. standard hardrock cafe food and drinks menu happy hour 2 for 1 starts at 4pm? i think Food was one of the nicest hard rock cafes i've eaten at. And the usual shop is located beneath the... More 

Thank LTrain09
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love dining here for a casual dinner. Staff are always friendly and attentive I can't say I've ever had a bad experience here. Hard Rock is in a great area with nice views of Darling Harbour

Thank Beck R
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

While the vibe and location were great. I don't think id recommend this place for a Christmas again. Value for money wasn't what i expected. The staff were lovely, friendly and accomodating. Food what i expected

Thank Marq H
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mikaela did a good job when my husband and I went there for dinner!!! She is a lovely person. We will definitely be back.

Thank MrsGreek16
Townsville, Australia
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First time visit to any Hard Rock Café, we thought we'd do it and see what all the fuss was. The place was great with all the memorabilia around. We sat out side with a view of the harbour which was nice. The food seemed overpriced but the views, atmosphere and size of the meals (burgers) made up for it.... More 

Thank Anthony R
Benningen am Neckar, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped by here for a quick drink on Saturday evening. I was aware that they have heaps of bookings and a busy evening ahead. That's why I asked the bartender if we are able to sit outside with our drinks (which we bought at the bar). He told me that we can sit anywhere we like. We proceeded to... More 

Thank Lisa B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Around the World in 80 Dinners took us to Darling Harbour and Hard Rock Cafe. Our group was due to start at 7pm but we decided to have pre-dinners drinks at HRC. From the moment of arrival, the staff were high energy and attentive to our needs. Once seated we were not swamped in having to order. The order process... More 

Thank Gay4Play
Sydney, Australia
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here for the 2-for-1 cocktails so can't speak of the food. Bar staff were very friendly and energetic. The Long Island ice tea was great - very tangy and fresh - and at 2 for $18 you really can't complain. As the name suggests, there is rock music playing in the background so be prepared to listen to that... More 

Thank Sabrina D
Bendigo, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Standard issue Hard Rock. Big barn of a place inside with very little character and a fairly (very) cramped outside balcony that was the better seating option. Food was really nothing to get excited about but hey, it’s a winner with teenagers and sometimes that’s all you need.

Thank Rakehoe
SydneyAGM, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your time to share your experience with us. Feedback is crucial for us, it allows us always to do better on a daily basis. It is definitely a big venue, outside area is by far the most requested area when the weather is nice. Especially in this busy season that has started. At no point we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Australian, Central American
Drinks, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-10 Darling Drive | Level 1, Harbourside Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9280 0077

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Staying in Darling Harbour

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Darling Harbour
The original docklands of Darling Harbour have been transformed into a tourist mecca with entertainment for the whole family. Cockle Bay Wharf offers dining options from budget to upscale and million dollar views of the harbour. Young crowds gather on weekends for nightlife that ranges from salsa clubs to Dj’s. Families can visit the Chinese Gardens of Friendship or the Sydney Aquarium, one of the largest in the world. The Sydney Maritime Museum and the IMAX theatre are also popular attractions. The Harbourside Shopping Centre is a site unto itself, with hundreds of shops, restaurants and bars. On Saturdays in the summer, the city puts on a spectacular fireworks show along the harbour's shore and there are plenty of other free events during the year - Darling Harbour Fiesta, VIVID’s light installations and the Sydney Festival, just to name a few.
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