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Hard Rock Cafe Krakow

#200 of 938 Restaurants in Krakow
#218 of 1,012 Places to Eat in Krakow
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Stare Miasto
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pl. Mariacki 9, Krakow 31-042, Poland
+48 12 429 11 55
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10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The Hard Rock Cafe in Krakow, which used to be the capital of Poland, is...
The Hard Rock Cafe in Krakow, which used to be the capital of Poland, is situated in the UNESCO World Heritage Market Square next door to the most famous church in Poland - St. Mary’s Basilica. From the tallest of its 2 towers, on the hour every hour, the bugle player plays the "Hejnal". According to legend, in 1241 as the Mongol invasion of Poland approached the Krakow, a guard on the church tower sounded the alarm by playing the "Hejnal", and the city gates were closed before the city could be taken. The bugler, however, was shot in the throat and did not complete the tune, which is why it now ends abruptly before completion The 500-square-meter cafe includes seating for 160 over three floors, two vibrant bars and a Rock Shop. Hard Rock Cafe Krakow showcases memorabilia from some of the world's most iconic artists, including John Lennon, KISS, Prince and The Who. Key memorabilia items are now on display, from Jimi Hendrix’s embroidered poncho; and an autographed silver harmonica played by Bob Dylan; to a pair of black tassel gloves worn by Madonna and an autographed cymbal played by Tico Torres of Bon Jovi.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great atmosphere and good location

I ate here in June with my friend. We had the tangy chicken wings and twisted Mac and cheese. The food was nice and just like any other hard rock standard through the board Great location looking other Rynek Glowny. Good service and reasonable price. I found the high stools where we ate quite... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
Mateusz19
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

I ate here in June with my friend. We had the tangy chicken wings and twisted Mac and cheese. The food was nice and just like any other hard rock standard through the board Great location looking other Rynek Glowny. Good service and reasonable price. I found the high stools where we ate quite uncomfortable though and wanted a low... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

Very friendly Kinga ! The food was delicious and the service was great! Thank you for the great experience. We'll definitely come again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

The food is good and quick but the service is even better make sure to tip the red head girl she made our stay very pleasant !!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I know the reputation of hard rock as being a tourist trap but I was craving American food. Mistake. Margaritas were terrible. Good was terrible. And it was ridiculously overpriced. For half that price you could get so much more elsewhere. Skip it.

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Kuba_Ukowski, Sales Coordinator at Hard Rock Cafe Krakow, responded to this review

Hi Trishbog, Thank you very much for your feedback and description of what you were not happy with. The specific notes have been passed on to our Kitchen Manager and Bar Manager. We are sorry to hear that we didn't meet your expectations when it came to cocktails and food and that you found our prices too high for you.... More 

Lillehammer Region, Norway
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We booked a table for the afternoon. The restaurant has a great location next to the main square and church in the old town. The restaurant itself is on 3 floors with mostly glass on the fasades. Great for the view, but horrible in terms of acoustics. It was impossible to hear the music, and this is after all a... More 

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Kuba_Ukowski, Sales Coordinator at Hard Rock Cafe Krakow, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We do have quite a nice spot and did everything to make the main market square as visible as possible which unfortunately affects our acoustics a bit. We are really sorry about the wine issue and will make sure that such inconveniences never happen again. We always do... More 

Geldrop, The Netherlands
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87 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Always nice to visit a HRC. The one in Krakow is on a the main square. Service was good, while the terrace outside is too small. Food as good as always and prices reasonable for a HRC and Krakow.

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Kuba_Ukowski, Sales Coordinator at Hard Rock Cafe Krakow, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. It is great to hear you had an excellent time at Hard Rock Cafe Kraków. I've passed your praises on to our waiters who were very happy to hear your feedback as well. I have to agree that our outside patio is rather small but I hope that the views make up for... More 

Jersey, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I didn't think that this would be up to scratch as we were in Poland but the food was deeeelish! As we had not had a good experience with the Polish food this meal was needed. Very busy with locals and holiday makers but we did not have wait long only about 10mins to get a table. Tables overlook the... More 

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Kuba_Ukowski, Sales Coordinator at Hard Rock Cafe Krakow, responded to this review

Hello LEVI1234, It is always great to hear such kind words and we are glad our staff provided the experience and food you can expect at all Hard Rock Cafes around the world. Thank you for your feedback which has been passed on to the team - it really means a lot for us. Hopefully, we're going to see again... More 

Longyearbyen, Norway
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Just stoppped for some drinks and lunch, and it was okay. Nothing special, but nice to have just visited the place.

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Kuba_Ukowski, Sales Coordinator at Hard Rock Cafe Krakow, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of Hard Rock Cafe Kraków. I am pleased to hear the positives and sad to hear that you felt there was nothing special about the visit. We do hope that if you are visiting Kraków again you will choose to come and visit us again to give us a chance to make things right... More 

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We started inside on a small table in the air conditioned bar. You have to order your own drinks at the bar but they serve you on the table. Later we moved outside, alongside the facade this restaurant has nice places in the shade. Potentially nice places because the service is a little sloppy... Tables weren't cleaned inbetween guests, ashtrays... More 

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Kuba_Ukowski, Sales Coordinator at Hard Rock Cafe Krakow, responded to this review

Thanks for your recent review of Hard Rock Cafe Kraków. I am sad to hear that on this occasion you were not impressed with our service and we failed in delivering authentic experiences . I will be sure to feed this back to the team as customer feedback is very important to us. Please give us a chance to make... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Waiters where really good very friendly and happy to help. The cocktails where yummy along with the foods being some of the best Hard Rock Cafe food I've had!! Very reasonable in comparison to other hard rock's

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Kuba_Ukowski, Sales Coordinator at Hard Rock Cafe Krakow, responded to this review

Dear Smiley8riley, Thank you for your recent review of our Cafe - I am so pleased that you liked our service staff and that the experience was enjoyable. I will be sure to share your kind comments with the team. We do hope to be able to welcome you back again soon. Greetings from Kraków! More 

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Additional Information about Hard Rock Cafe Krakow

Address: pl. Mariacki 9, Krakow 31-042, Poland
Phone Number: +48 12 429 11 55
Location: Europe  >  Poland  >  Southern Poland  >  Lesser Poland Province  >  Krakow>  > Stare Miasto
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 3 - 27
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: pl. Mariacki 9, Krakow 31-042, Poland
  • Location: Europe  >  Poland  >  Southern Poland  >  Lesser Poland Province  >  Krakow>  > Stare Miasto
  • Neighborhood: Stare Miasto
  • Phone Number: +48 12 429 11 55

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 27
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Doing business, Bar scene, Large groups

Description

The Hard Rock Cafe in Krakow, which used to be the capital of Poland, is situated in the UNESCO World Heritage Market Square next door to the most famous church in Poland - St. Mary’s Basilica. From the tallest of its 2 towers, on the hour every hour, the bugle player plays the "Hejnal". According to legend, in 1241 as the Mongol invasion of Poland approached the Krakow, a guard on the church tower sounded the alarm by playing the "Hejnal", and the city gates were closed before the city could be taken. The bugler, however, was shot in the throat and did not complete the tune, which is why it now ends abruptly before completion The 500-square-meter cafe includes seating for 160 over three floors, two vibrant bars and a Rock Shop. Hard Rock Cafe Krakow showcases memorabilia from some of the world's most iconic artists, including John Lennon, KISS, Prince and The Who. Key memorabilia items are now on display, from Jimi Hendrix’s embroidered poncho; and an autographed silver harmonica played by Bob Dylan; to a pair of black tassel gloves worn by Madonna and an autographed cymbal played by Tico Torres of Bon Jovi.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?