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Hard Rock Cafe

American, Hamburgers, Chicken Wings
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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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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Outdoor seating
Scenic view

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
We felt rushed slightly unwelcome.

We go to hard rock wherever we travel that has one, but this one was not up to the standards of the others. With a large floor space and few tables, they rely on fast table turnover to remain profitable. For this reason we constantly felt rushed or pushed to order quickly, eat quickly, pay quickly... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Jason_and_Kylie
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Mackay, Australia
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Mackay, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We go to hard rock wherever we travel that has one, but this one was not up to the standards of the others. With a large floor space and few tables, they rely on fast table turnover to remain profitable. For this reason we constantly felt rushed or pushed to order quickly, eat quickly, pay quickly and then move to... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Decided last minute to have dinner here on a Friday night, not sure if we would even get a table. Only took 10 minutes if that and we were given a table. Ordered and food was very quick even though the restaurant was packed. Food is nice, burgers, ribs, salads and fries as you would expect haha fun night in... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We had the potato skins and chicken tenders for entree and they were yummy!! We then had the scotch fillet steak which was beautiful, the gravy left much to be desired as it was cold and lumpy and very salty, the seasonal vegetables were just beans... Some carrot or really any vegetable would have been great to accompany the beans.... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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39 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

In terrific location close to the ferry station and Sydney museum, nestled in the the Darling Harbour mall, which offers many many shops of all types. As always service good and friendly, food ok.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

For $38 cutlets you would expect a decent feed but they were tiny and the sides that came with it looked like something you would serve at a casual BBQ On the upside the Flavour of the cutlets were amazing and my cocktail was perfect, nice view, nice staff.

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Perth, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We popped in here for lunch while spending a day in Darling Harbour, although I quite like the fact of trying something new I must admit my overall experience was disappointing. Seriously overcrowded, very loud, and hot once we were seated. Bugger all space in between all the seating areas, feels like your sitting on the person next to you.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The location is awesome, with the view of the Harbour at night is really a place to go. Also if you are on vacation you usually eat late and this place close at Midnight so is very handy. Service is good and friendly.

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

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your great experience at Hard Rock. We are so pleased to hear you had a rocking time. We look forward to seeing you in the near future to enjoy the awesome location, food and service. Jess Logan Operations Manager More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The food was very good and the serving was massive but GOOD it will realy really filled you up, entree are so yummy ...... and the place is very children friendly, its just like having a big feast, the staf even sings happy birthday for us. OMG ...... :-)

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

We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your birthday experience at Hard Rock and are privileged you wanted to share it with us. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future for some more rocking dinners. Jess Logan Operations Manager More 

Canberra, Australia
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94 reviews 94 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Went to the Hard Rock Cafe with my 12 year old daughter as I thought she would enjoy the memorabilia and to have a decent steak and other food. My daughter ordered the kids fish n chips and I ordered the T bone steak with mash and seasonable veges and I also ordered a side green salad with ranch dressing.... More 

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

I want to thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are very sorry to hear you had a negative experience at our Café. We'd really love to discuss the details further with you to ensure that this type of experience is not repeated in future. Again we do apologise that the food and service... More 

Sydney, Australia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Went to HRC Sydney as I had never been. I went with a few friends for dinner mid week. When we go there, there were very few diners there. We were seated quickly and got menus. Upon sitting, my friends and I noticed that the restaurant did not seem to have the regular HRC vibe, it seemed more like a... More 

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

We are very sorry to hear your experience was unsatisfactory and we would like to thank you for taking the time to post your feedback. We'd like the opportunity to have a chat about your overall experience and get further information to ensure this does not happen again. We take your feedback very seriously and we will be sure to... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
  • Phone Number: + 61 2 9280 0077

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Hamburgers, Chicken Wings

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view

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