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Hard Rock Cafe

2-10 Darling Drive | Level 1, Harbourside Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+ 61 2 9280 0077
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Ranked #971 of 5,090 restaurants in Sydney
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Chicken Wings
Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Kent
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117 reviews 117 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

If you've eaten at any other HRC then you tend to know what you will get. This one served the typical type of food at the restaurants but it was exceptionally good. The waiting staff were excellent and really seemed to be enjoying working there. A good position also with views over Darling Harbour so try to get a window... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

I visited the Hard Rock in Darling Harbour Sydney in February with my boyfriend. It has the most mellow vibe of any of the 9 I have visited across the world. This may just have been because we visited on a weekday afternoon for lunch and it was not very busy however the music was not very loud and as... More

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

Dear Amanda, Thanks for your rocking review - so glad you enjoyed your time with us! I'm delighted that our staff could provide you with some great service, there true Rock Stars!! Our Veggie Burgers are amazing aren't they? Come back during the evening next time and we can show you that we can rock it with the best of... More

Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

My friend and I had burgers and a drink for lunch. The burgers were delicious and the staff attentive. They looked like they enjoyed being at work. I wore my tshirt from the old Sydney Hard Rock Café which the staff commented on.

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

Dear Caroline, Thanks for taking the time to tell us about your experience - so glad to hear we rocked your world! Sounds like your a true Hard Rock fan - are you guys members of Hard Rock Rewards yet? This programme rewards loyalty with great monthly offers, competitions and special events! Looking forward to rocking out with you guys... More

Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

If you've never ate at a Hard Rock cafe before do yourself a favour and try it out, the meals are very high quality with great value for money, the staff are quirky and friendly, the cocktails are divine, the music is great, whats not to love?

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

Dear Guest, Thanks for your rocking review - sounds like you're a true Hard Rock fan!! Are you a member of Hard Rock Rewards yet? Its a great programme which rewards loyalty with great monthly offers, Q pass at all Hard Rocks worldwide and our news first! Hope to see you again soon - rock on! Kind Regards, Dave Ryan,... More

Singapore
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Located at Darling Harbour. When we were there, they had an open mic nite which is kinda cool concept. So they arranged some people who want to sing on stage. Some people really good and some just so so..Food is usual about the same as other Hard Rock. Check out the view outside the cafe, its amazing in the night.

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

Dear Guest, Thanks for your rocking review - this is what we like to hear! We pride ourselves on delivering authentic experiences that rock and great American cuisine and it makes all the hard work worthwhile to hear you guys still love it! The open Mic night is great fun with some fantastic artists, the next time your in Sydney... More

Manila, Philippines
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

true to the hard rock franchise, but could work on a few things. same atmosphere as with any hard rock cafe, but comparing it to other restaurants in the harbour area the selection here seems average. drinks a little flatter than other bars and barterder is flirting more than he's actually working. Waiters seem to be more impatient too. great... More

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

Dear Guest, Thanks for taking the time to tell us about your experience, I’m so disappointed that you had a less than perfect visit - as you now we pride ourselves on authentic Rock 'n' Roll experiences, great food and great memories! I hope you decide to come back and see us soon, and we'll show you the true rock... More

Auckland Central, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Love the place and always visit Hard Rock Cafes where ever I go, the food was pretty good and the staff were great and very friendly.

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

Dear Sharon, Thank you for sending us in your feedback. I'm delighted that you had a great time while you were in the café in Sydney. Its always great to hear that our staff could provide you with friendly service and some good food. The next time your Sydney don't forget to drop in for some Rock star treatment. Kind... More

Cedar Park, Texas
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81 reviews 81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The wife and I typically visit the HRC wherever our travels may take us, and Sydney was definitely high on the list. I was already bummed when entering the Rock Shop and saw that there were only 2 options for men's shirts, but determined to make the best out of it. We went upstairs and wanted to sit at the... More

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

Dear Adrian, Thanks for sharing your views with us, I’m so disappointed to hear that you didn’t feel the Rock Star vibe when you came to visit us. We pride ourselves on delivering authentic experiences with great food and service. Unfortunately it looks like we fell short on this occasion. I can assure you that I have addressed this matter... More

St Clair, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We went as a family to celebrate an unexpected success, and we had a great time. Our son was only 8 months old at the time, but our waiter (whose name, I'm afraid escapes me) was marvellous with him. It was a great time, and one my favourite places for a celebratory meal.

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

Dear Guest, Thanks for telling us about your rocking experience with us, I'm so glad to hear that you and your son had a great time! Hopefully you will have a lot more meals to celebrate. Getting reviews like this makes all the hard work worthwhile! Hope to see you guys again soon! Kind Regards, Dave Ryan, Assistant General Manager. More

Palmerston North, New Zealand
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We enjoyed a meal at the Hard Rock cafe and it was an overall pleasant experience. I expected it to be a bit pricier as I assumed we'd be paying for the 'name' but we were pleasantly surprised. Service was prompt, friendly and welcoming by an eclectic group of people which was different and great! The meals were delicious and... More

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

Dear Guest, Thanks for your rocking review - it makes all the hard work worthwhile! Keep up to date with our news and offers by signing up to Hard Rock Rewards, then you'll always be the first to know what's going on with us! Rock On! Kind Regards, Dave Ryan, Assistant General Manager. More

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