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Hard Rock Cafe

#1,778 of 18,268 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Mayfair
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150 Old Park Lane, London W1K 1QZ, England
020 7514 1700
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11:30 am - 12:30 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Standing on Old Park Lane since June 14th 1971, this is the one that...
Standing on Old Park Lane since June 14th 1971, this is the one that started it all. Offering warm service and ubiquitous Rock ‘n’ Roll music from the beginning - Hard Rock Cafe London became an instant classic. Still housing the first ever piece of memorabilia donated to the Hard Rock Cafe, Eric Clapton’s Lead II Fender, originally donated to reserve a space at the busy bar, the London Cafe is as charming and authentic now as it was 39 years ago. The Cafe is also as famous as ever around town for attracting the best rock stars down for a legendary meal and the occasional “jamming session”. Come see time fly and lose yourself in our extensive memorabilia collection, enjoy some great live music in our Basement venue, enjoy the unusual and eclectic setting for an Away Day meeting or hire the entire venue for an experience and party that truly rocks!
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Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups

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    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 335
    Average
  • 118
    Poor
  • 105
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great music history n great food

Friendly place, good staff, great food, immense portions. Left nice and full after a sharer starter n a main each. Well worth visiting again. Amazing to see to original memorabilia and learn about how it started.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
PhilM23
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York, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

After reading some of the reviews on Trip Advisor, I was prepared for a wait for a table. I wasn't, however, prepared for how busy it is inside! We were told we would have to wait up to 1hr 15mins so decided to wait in the bar downstairs, armed with our buzzer. This is also a dining area as well... More 

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Hannah P, Public Relations Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Sam P, We thank you for your feedback and will use your comments towards building a better experience for our guests. We hope that you will consider visiting us again, as we would love to welcome you back! Thanks again, HRC London More 

Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was the best restaurant experience I have had in my adult life. Fantastic service enjoyable popular music and food worthy of a king. I advise you to stop what your doing and get yourself some ribs from this cafe amazing experience amazing time I shall be back without a doubt

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Hannah P, Public Relations Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Drew W, Thanks for the amazing review, We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review for Hard Rock Cafe London, and glad you had such a great time. Make sure you go to HardRockRewards.com to sign up to our free loyalty program before your next visit. There are great benefits like points back on your spend... More 

York, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Friendly place, good staff, great food, immense portions. Left nice and full after a sharer starter n a main each. Well worth visiting again. Amazing to see to original memorabilia and learn about how it started.

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Hannah P, Public Relations Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Hi PhilM23, Thank you for this fantastic review and for taking the time to post your feedback! We're glad we were able to rock your world and we hope to welcome you back to the Cafe again soon! Next time you come, make sure to visit our Vault. Full to the brim of amazing memorabilia and completely free of charge,... More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I've just come back from the Hard Rock Cafe (London). I've been a rewards VIP cardholder since 2012, which has always given me the opportunity to "jump the queue", but NOT TODAY. I invited a few friends for dinner and, as soon as I got in, the woman who shows people where to sit, without even saying "hello", shouted at... More 

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Hannah P, Public Relations Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Dear JC B, Many thanks for your recent review of your trip to Hard Rock. I am sorry to hear that we left a sour taste in your mouth, we genuinely care about our guests and are very proud of our product and people. It's always a shame when someone feels the need to leave a review on Trip Advisor... More 

Burntwood, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We were worried about getting a table having been unable to book as we were going on to a show. Therefore we turned up early and got a table within 10 minutes. We had a good table near the window. It was a circular one in a booth which we much prefer as a family of five to the oblong... More 

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Hannah P, Public Relations Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Helen S, Wowee what a wonderful review! I am so pleased to hear that you had a great time with us. I would be delighted to pass on feedback to the team and share your great experience! Next time you come, make sure to visit our Vault. Full to the brim of amazing memorabilia and completely free of charge,... More 

Ipswich
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We went on a monday evening, we had to wait approx 45 minutes for a table which was fine and to be expected, gave us time to shop in the shop and have a drink at the bar. We ordered 2 large starter's between 4, the nachos and the platter and my word they were massive and very tasty. Between... More 

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Hannah P, Public Relations Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Mandmit, Thanks for the great review, we're so glad you had a good time and would 'return again'. Make sure you go to HardRockRewards.com to sign up to our free loyalty program before your next visit. There are great benefits like points back on your spend and a queue jump when it gets busy, along with members-only offers and... More 

Ft Wayne
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Nice walk from Buckingham palace through the park to the original Hard Rock hotel. Got right in for lunch. The staff is super friendly and the food, WOW! We couldn't stop eating it and yet couldn't take the left overs since our hotel had no frig in our room. We highly recommend and we will be back

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Hannah P, Public Relations Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

HI FtWayne_INPam, Wowweee, thank you for this fantastic review and for taking the time to post your feedback. We're glad we were able to rock your world and we hope to welcome you back to the Cafe again soon! Until the next time, Keep on rockin'! More 

Monte-Carlo, Monaco
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
483 helpful votes 483 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I have been a regular visitor to London for many years and i've always wanted to visit this place. I have to admit, sadly, i was extremely disappointed. Firstly, the staff. Most seemed friendly, although the lady serving us was unbelievable. We weren't seen to for a while, so i went over to ask for some drinks. She was arranging... More 

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Hannah P, Public Relations Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Gypsy1236, Thank you for visiting our cafe and providing this feedback. I was disappointed to see your comments about the service you received on your recent visit - this is certainly not what we want to hear. Making sure our guests have a great experience is paramount to us. I would like an opportunity to gather some more detailed... More 

Hong Kong, China
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I had the loaded potato skins, which were really quite nice! The venue, as with all Hard Rock Cafes, is pretty fun and cool, and likewise, as with all Hard Rock Cafes, the service is excellent!

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Hannah P, Public Relations Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Hi James H, Thanks so much for your great review. We're so glad we rocked your socks off with our service and potato skins. Next time you're in town, be sure to try a Legendary Burger or our Oreo Cheesecake, they'll blow your mind! Until the next time, HRC London More 

swindon
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

You can't book a table here but it's worth the wait. Staff are really friendly, good tastes amazing and the portion sizes are huge. Recommend the macaroni and cheese with added bacon!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 150 Old Park Lane, London W1K 1QZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Mayfair
  • Neighborhood: Mayfair
  • Phone Number: 020 7514 1700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 19 - 62
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups

Description

Standing on Old Park Lane since June 14th 1971, this is the one that started it all. Offering warm service and ubiquitous Rock ‘n’ Roll music from the beginning - Hard Rock Cafe London became an instant classic. Still housing the first ever piece of memorabilia donated to the Hard Rock Cafe, Eric Clapton’s Lead II Fender, originally donated to reserve a space at the busy bar, the London Cafe is as charming and authentic now as it was 39 years ago. The Cafe is also as famous as ever around town for attracting the best rock stars down for a legendary meal and the occasional “jamming session”. Come see time fly and lose yourself in our extensive memorabilia collection, enjoy some great live music in our Basement venue, enjoy the unusual and eclectic setting for an Away Day meeting or hire the entire venue for an experience and party that truly rocks!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:00 am

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