My initial reaction was ‘Woah! How much? For a burger?’ but of course there’s more to Hard Rock than your average grill.
First credit comes for the portion sizes. Whether it was the tortilla chip nacho or the potato skins crammed with cheese and bacon starters or the strip steak or 10oz signature burger, our plates were fairly stacked. And, while hardly gourmet, the food was moorish enough that we cleared everything in next to no time. Which surprised us a little as we didn’t expect to enjoy a chain restaurant so much.
I really rated my burger (as did our reviewers who placed it amongst KL’s top 10 last month) and the steak was also cooked very well; moist and juicy. In the ‘cons’ column I would put the loud music but that would somewhat miss the point and also make me sound old, so we’ll forget that.
A sea of smiling faces stretched from wall to wall. It was strange to see a restaurant so full of people really, really enjoying themselves. And there were plenty of them. We went on a Friday night and we weren’t the only ones. We had to wait a short while for a table to become free but that turned into a blessing as we were able to enjoy a beer at the bar. Although we were less grateful when we read the bill and saw what they were charging for the draught lager. Really, RM30 is too much for two halves of beer.
The thing about Hard Rock Café is, although the prices seem do steep, you feel like you’re paying for the atmosphere — which if you’re into that sort of thing, you have to admit is great — but actually, the pleasing thing about the place is that when you tuck into your meal, you realise that what you’re actually paying for is very decent food. YP Lee