Hard Rock Café

Restaurants , Burgers Mayfair
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Hard Rock Café

Immerse yourself in rock royalty – or their belongings at least – while tucking into some classic American dishes

With 191 Hard Rock locations around the globe (157 of which are cafés) it’s often the branding above all else that draws punters through its doors. People may visit to dine on pricey American-style food (burgers, nachos, shakes), but it’s more likely they’ll be after the rock ‘n’ roll glamour that the name guarantees. In this case, that includes Eric Clapton’s red Fender guitar, a red coat with a fur cape that once warmed Elvis Presley and Madonna’s expired bankcard from the ’80s. Over the road in the shop are yet more rock relics, alongside t-shirts and other take-home ephemera.

For those who are looking forward to their meal, but not so much the bill at the end, we recommend heading over for brunch on Sundays. Between 10am and noon, for £29.95 you get bottomless mimosas or bloody marys and sharing platters that include weighty pancakes, Southern-fried chicken, eggs, muffins, bacon and more. Plus a live band cover rock classics while you eat.

Venue name: Hard Rock Café
Contact:
Address: 150 Old Park Lane
London
W1K 1QZ
Opening hours: 11.30am–12.30am Mon–Thu; 11am–1am Fri, Sat; 10am–10.30pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Green Park or Hyde Park Corner tube
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Did a bit of a Hard Rock immersive last night that involved dining in the restaurant, a visit to the vaults and then onto Hard Rock Rising downstairs. I am more used to the bohemian , grungy surroundings of some of London's smaller rock and roll bars. Hard Rock felt perhaps a little too clean - corporate and sterile at first. However, the evening grew on me. The food in the restaurant was excellent (I had the rib eye steak and mash) . The Vaults is an interesting collection of memorabilia, below the retail store. Hard Rock Rising saw three young bands play their hearts out for a place in the finals and a gig in Rome. By the time I jumped The Piccadilly Line, I was totally won over. The Hard Rock Cafe did what it said on the tin. It fed me well and ROCKED !


Diana T
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I've been to the Hard Rock Cafe many times in several different countries, but I've never eaten there. One of my friends then decided to drag me there, saying that I hadn't truly experienced "what the Hard Rock is about" until I ate here. I  liked the music straight away when I walked in. And I loved that they were able to seat us the second we got there even though it seemed really busy. 


Looking through the menu and having had a burger a mere 48 hours before I decided to opt for a chicken sandwich. But this wasn't just a plain sandwich, it had honey mustard, cheese and bacon. Definitely my type of sandwich. Also, similar to other American restaurants they do free refills for all the sodas (soft drinks). 


But I think what I liked the most is still the memorabilia. Overall, I'd probably eat there again, but I'd hope to be seated somewhere else just so that I could see some other items "left behind" by musicians. 

Lucy P

Classical American diner, complete with some fascinating musical artefacts, such as signed guitars and posters. Good value, and excellent food. Highly recommended. 

The Man on the Street

Just discovered The Back Room Bar - Part of The Hard Rock Cafe on Old Park Lane. 

Love the place. Feels exactly like the sort of pub most of the bands featured in The Hard Rock would like to drink and play at. Good sounds, delicious great-value Pizza and friendly bar team. This place is a winner.

neil g

Family meal for 2 adults and 1 child 23.04.14

Very poor, overpriced and overhyped. Barmaid did not know the difference between bitter and lager, meal arrived (burger) and the meat in the middle was raw and i dont mean rare i mean raw ,this was sent back un eaten and the manager came over and said he would nt charge me for it, well thanks alot. then they played adelle, now i'm not anti adelle but its not really hard rock is it.

Get a grip HRC if your charging loads for burgers at least do a good job of it.

My advice is to give it a miss.

The shop is also overpriced but the basement memorobillia studio is worth a look. 

go to byrons instead and get a better meal and save a load of money.


sylvia

Fui a cenar la semana pasada con dos amigas. La decoración no esta del todo mal (aunque esperaba mucho mas para ser el primer HRC del mundo). Pero tengo que decir que la comida es bastante mala en relación calidad precio. (Hay hamburguesas por 1pound mucho mas buenas que estas que valen 15 veces mas). Dejando esto a un lado, el problema llegó a la hora de pagar. La camarera se llevo mi tarjeta de crédito para proceder al pago, sin cotejar el nombre con mi DNI y sin pedirme el pin de la tarjeta. Es la primera vez desde que estoy en Londres que me sudece algo asi, pues siempre tengo que poner mi contraseña. De hecho he trabajado como camarera y siempre teniamos que proceder al pago delante del cliente, nunca hacerlo a distancia,( y menos sin comprobar que el que paga es el dueño de esa tarjeta). Mi sorpresa fue a los dias, cuando vi que me habían cobrado dos cuentas distintas (la mia, y otra con una cantidad superior, probablemente de otra mesa). Por suerte vivo en Londres y pude ir a reclamar en persona (si hubiese sido turista, que son los que suelen ir a comer a este tipo de sitios, me hubiese resultado super complicado reclamar mi dinero), y tambien por suerte aun conservaba el ticket. Cuando llegué alli me atendió la manager, quien a su vez llamó a la contable. Me dijeron que solo tenían constancia de uno de los pagos, pero que de todos modos iban a comprobar con su banco la otra operación, para anularla en el caso de que hubiese sido efectuada (y ya digo yo que si se habia efectuado, porque el dinero lo habian descontado de mi cuenta). Poco despues me llegó un correo diciendo que habian ordenado a su banco cancelar la operación y que en unos dias me devolverían el dinero (con lo que me confirmaban que si me habian cobrado el dinero de otra cuenta, cuando me dijeron que no les constaba). Unos dias despues me devolvieron el dinero, pero después de pasar por esta situacion embarazosa. Es cierto que un error lo puede tener cualquiera, pero lo que no puedo llegar a entender es que una institución tan popular y antigua como esta utilice un sistema de pago que no garantiza para nada la seguridad de los clientes, y que da rienda suelta a cualquier tipo de fraude, ya que no se comprueba la identidad al efectuar pagos sin tarjeta.

Tim

OK it's not mind blowing but there's usually a good atmosphere, the service is polished and they play pretty decent rock music. I'd argue they do one of the best burgers in London, too. Ig's not fine dining but if you like this kind of music and food, you'd struggle not to enjoy it.