A great place, alot of people, wonderful surroundings, great service, Coazy.
I recomend this place
Favorite Dish: Caramelized Onion, Mushroom & Swiss Burger
Smothered with sweet caramelized onions and
sautéed mushrooms. Topped with two slices
of Swiss cheese. Served with a mound of
seasoned French fries.
Well here it is, the very first Hard Rock Cafe. Oddly enough for someone who has traveled much of the world and considering the fact that there are more than 100 of these in 28 countries around the world, this is the only Hard Rock Cafe outside of Toronto that I have eaten in. It is sort of the thing to do while in London. It may say something about London's poor reputation for quality restaurants, that this was best meal that I had while stayed there.
Besides the burger's which are much better than average, the Hard Rock Cafe is particularly notable for the wonderful collection of rock and roll memorabilia that decorates the walls. It is one of the largest such collections in the world, as it should be considering rock music history in London.
The restaurant is extremely popular with tourists and in fact 12 million have eaten here. I ate here a about 5:30pm and managed to get the last seat available at the bar. By the time I left an hour later, patrons were lined up down the block to get in.
The restaurant is open from 11:30am to midnight.
Favorite Dish: I had a really good cheeseburger.
Does a Hard Rock Cafe need much description? Well in case you haven't been in one, its basically a glorified burger bar with glorified prices. This is probably a slightly unfair description, but you get the idea.
It is not uncommon to see reasonable queues trying to get in to the London HRC. The food itself is far from spectacular, but you can pass the time looking at the Rock memorabilia hanging on the walls .
Mon - Thurs 11.30am - 12.00am
Fri & Sat 11.30am - 1am
Sun 11.30am - 11.30pm
*Open daily for Breakfast from 8.00am - 11.00am
Sun - Thurs 9.00am - 12.30am
Fri & Sat 9.00am - 1am
Favorite Dish: Now that would be a tough one!
I do not make it a habit to eat at the Hard Rock Cafe's when I travel. I much prefer to eat at someplace that is local and not a chain restaurant. I always look up the Hard Rock Cafe though so I can buy a souvineer tee shirt. I have quite a few from my travels. However Danielle and I did decide to eat at the Hard Rock Cafe in London for several reasons. First because it was the very first Hard Rock Cafe it had a particular significance to other Hard Rock Cafe's. Secondly we were in London and I assumed there would be some Beatles memorablila in the restaurant.
So now the question is "Was it really worth our time to eat at the Hard Rock Cafe in London." Well if you have been following this Liverpool/London vacation of ours you will know the Beatles were a big part of why I wanted to take this trip. When we were seated, much to my pleasure, we were placed directly between the suits John Lennon and Paul McCartney wore in the early days of The Beatles. The food could have been terrible and I would still have left with a postive experience just for the chance to see the suits. And the food was OK. Typical Hard Rock food.
I can't leave out Paul McCartney. His suit was also directly behind us. George and Ringo's suits were behind the table next to us. I did not get a picture of them because I did not want to blind the people eating there with my camera's flash attachment. However now that its been a year later I wish that I would have just been a rude tourist and gone ahead and taken the pictures. It would have completed my set.
Hard Rock Cafe is usually a safe choice for a casual, relaxed meal with rock tunes blasting the stereos. The London venue is located near the south east edge of Hyde Park and is easy to miss - the entrance is quite small and there are not any huge signs.
It's definitely popular and you might have to wait a while to get a table, we were given pagers that were buzzing when our table was ready. The first floor is the bar area, very noisy - the music was LOUD! We were taken downstairs in the basement which felt a bit claustrophobic as the roof is really low, but at least you don't have to scream through your meal. The menu is standard, a little pricier than in the US but still affordable.
Favorite Dish: Tex-mex such as fajitas is always a winner with the sizzling hot meat and fresh ingredients.
And I love the desserts.. the icecream, cream, brownie-combo is delicious.
LONDON Hard Rock Café
On Friday night, we had dinner in the Hard Rock Café, the oldest in the world, where it all began … many others followed.
The original ----- Hard Rock Cafe in London's West End is back in business after being completely renovated. The entire place gets packed day and night. Bookings are not possible so you wait in line with everybody else, but the wait is worth it. The whole place is filled with music memorabelia from Eric Clapton's Fender guitar, John Lennon's glasses to Keith Moon's jacket. This place really buzzes and the food is plentiful.
Favorite Dish: Really simple - cheeseburger with fries and a side salad
This is the one that started it all. They say it was Eric Clapton who secured his favorite
table by gifting the first guitar to be displayed. This started the Rock theme for this chain
of restaurants. The dinning room is pretty active, it's not a place for those looking to have
a quiet dinner.
Favorite Dish: The food is really flavored. Meat lovers will not be dissapointed.
While you are there, check out The Vault Rock 'n' Roll Museum.
The London Hard Rock Cafe is the original. While most people think of the Hard Rock Cafe as an American restaurant, it is actually British. The London location has a vault of rock paraphenalia across the street from the Cafe. The cafe also has the normal share of guitars, clothing and letters that the Hard Rock is renowned for.
Favorite Dish: All of the food is very well prepared, and the portions are very generous. I greatly enjoy the cobb salad. :)
Yes, I know, when you travel to Europe you should forget about eating American, but after a while you do yearn for something from back home. Hard Rock is definitely the place to go for that fix.
Favorite Dish: Chili is very good here as are the burgers.
This Hard Rock Cafe, touted as the original of all HRC joints, was opened in London on June 14th, 1971, by two Americans who thought Europe should have a taste of good old authentic, American cooking... and flavored with a heavy dose of rock 'n' roll! Today, this place is the hang-out for the global tribe of rock 'n' roll yuppies, guppies and everyone else....
Note: Try celebrating your birthday here and see what the HRC staff will do to you! We celebrated a fake birthday here once (some years back) all because we wanted a free brownie and balloons. The poor victim was a male friend of ours - who gamely faced the embarassment of having to stand atop the table whilst the HRC staff got everybody at the restaurant to sing 'Happy Birthday' to him! It took us a loooong while before we stepped foot into Hard Rock Cafe London again. Five long years to be exact!
Favorite Dish: Everything here is nice from their delicious Fajitas to Cheeseburgers. My personal favorite is HRC's world famous Brownies (topped with a scoop of Haagen Daaz CHOCOLATE ice cream).
This is a spot, where you can eat in a super atmosphere. Rock music till your ears are screaming, american food and the walls full of souvenirs and items having belonged to the greatest rock stars.
Jimmy's guitar, Ozzy's shoes, Jon's jacket etc.
A place not to miss.
Favorite Dish: California Club Sandwich
Hard Rock Cafe is not only known for its great food and exceptional service, but for its display of rock and roll memorabilia. Each cafe is a museum honoring great names in music history.
Favorite Dish: I did not eat here but the menu looked good, and the portions were big.