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2-10 Darling Drive | Level 1, Harbourside Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9280 0077
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12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Wollongong, Australia
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having been to about 10 overseas Hard Rock Cafes we decided it was time to visit this one that's closer to home. We got about 3pm for a late lunch. There was loads of space and we got a very nice server. Drinks ordered - think about $4.50 for soft drink and about $18 for cocktails. My only gripe was... More 

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Thank Melindam2206
SydneyAGM, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at The Hard Rock Sydney. I am sorry that we didn't have Pepsi Max on the day. This has been passed on to management to ensure that this does not happen again. Glad to hear that you enjoyed the food. The Skins are great for the tastebuds not... More 

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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was out of both things I ordered and it was only mid afternoon. When my food finally did come it was average and service was slow.

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

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience here at Hard Rock Sydney. I am sorry to hear that you did not receive the Hard Rock experience and that we were out of the items that you wanted. This has been passed on to the managers to ensure that this does not happen again. In regards... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to pop in to this great well-known establishment for a drink. Our son had an entrée size chicken tenders, we had one beer and a glass of wine - bill came to just on $50!! There was also a "10% Surcharge" - not sure what that was for, maybe cos it was a Sunday? Our waiter was very... More 

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

Hello there, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Hard Rock Sydney. I am sorry to hear that you find us expensive, we try our best to stay up to date and competitive with others around us. Its good to hear that the service you received was good and that you grabbed a T-shirt whilst you... More 

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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our group of 28 went to Hard Rock at Darling Harbor for dinner. We just finished a company Amazing Race activity around Sydney so we were all exhausted and hungry. Hard Rock Cafe was the perfect dinner spot! We feasted on All-you-can eat (devour, is more like it!) ribs and had a couple of bottles of Australian red wine. The... More 

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

Hey there, Thank you for sharing your experience at Hard Rock Sydney. I am happy to hear that you and your amazing race group had a rockin time here. The all you can eat rib night is a great night out for hungry people and the view is one of the best in Sydney. You will have to come back... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived without a booking and requested a table with a view and staff were wonderful and accomodating with our request. Great entertainment watching the bar staff making cocktails performing like Tom Cruise and Bryan Brown. Our meal was a share plate which we thoroughly enjoyed the fantastic flavours and would highly recommend for taste and value. Throughout our evening... More 

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Perth
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in without a reservation to get away from the rain - we selected a jumbo combo share platter -Signature Wings, Onion Rings, Tupelo Chicken Tenders, Spinach Artichoke Dip with Parmesan flatbread and bruschetta. Served with honey mustard, hickory barbecue and blue cheese dressing it was so reasonable $40 and too much to eat. Service was great and quick.... More 

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

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us at Hard Rock, I am happy to hear that you enjoyed our Jumbo Combo. It is a shame that you didn't have long enough to try something else but this now gives you an excuse to come back! I hope to see you again soon! Rock... More 

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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely overpriced as soon as you walk in it is 10 dollars more than most of the other restaurants in the area. Service was good but the prices for starters are the same as mains in other places. Also prices for sides ridiculous too! The USA Hard Rocks have a better vibe as well. Mocktails the same price as some... More 

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Thank CharlotteT1411
SydneyAGM, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us at Hard Rock. It's good to hear that you did enjoy our service as we do pride ourselves on this. In regards to the prices, we try and stay competitive to the current market and those around us. The mocktails are the same price as some cocktails... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As soon as we walked in we were greeted immediately and taken to a table. The servers were great and very attentive. The food was good but very pricey for what it was. The cocktails were very expensive but that's mostly because it's the city . I have been to a few hard rock cafes (in the states) and the... More 

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

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us at Hard Rock Sydney. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed our service and food. We do try and keep our prices up to date and competitive with the current market. We look forward to you coming back in to rock out with us. Kind... More 

Scone, Australia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our group of four were celebrating a birthday and everyone of is throughly enjoyed our lunch the food was amazingly good and the cocktail I had was equally amazing :) The staff were very friendly and attentive. Over all it was a great experience and would recommend this place to other Freinds

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Thank Brad and Keelz A
SydneyAGM, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you for taking the time to give us some feedback. It's great to see that you had a rocking time here at Hard Rock Cafe and that you enjoyed the food, the cocktails and our staff. I hope to see you soon for some more fun times! Rock on!! Tiwai Ishibashi More 

Torres, RS
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1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Worst experience ever. It's nothing like other hard rocks. Customer service doesn't exist. Getting inside there was no one to host us, so we walked in looking around. And a passive aggressive guy ( bold wearing black glasses) that was on the bar came after us yelling at us " that we could not just come in and sit wherever... More 

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

Dear Guest. Thank you for sharing your experience at the Hard Rock Cafe Sydney. Your feedback is very valuable to us. Please be assured that we take your comments seriously and we will consider it for improvement. Our number one priority is guest satisfaction through attentive service, where our staff plays a paramount role in making sure that every single... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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