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Hard Rock Cafe

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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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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 203
    Excellent
  • 255
    Very good
  • 167
    Average
  • 77
    Poor
  • 71
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Don't go on a sunday

Don't go on a Sunday, they try to charge you 10% extra just because it's Sunday! Not a public holiday, just a weekend. Totally unfair but worse that they don't disclose this to you before you order. Otherwise food was great. How like hogs breath, they come up and ask you if everything is ok every... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
carzys
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Yeppoon, Australia
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Mackay, Australia
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome service by Clara beautiful setting , great views to accompany the good food. I found myself spending lots of time looking around . Love the memorabilia these guys have

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Thank janine175
Auckland, New Zealand
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97 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having been to many Hard Rock Cafes around the world, it is always exciting to add another to the list! Unfortunately for us, Hard Rock in Sydney fell short of our expectations. We felt the drinks in general were too expensive and the atmosphere was lacking. The bar area was empty on a Friday night but the biggest issue was... More 

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Thank KiwiTraveller85
Yeppoon, Australia
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't go on a Sunday, they try to charge you 10% extra just because it's Sunday! Not a public holiday, just a weekend. Totally unfair but worse that they don't disclose this to you before you order. Otherwise food was great. How like hogs breath, they come up and ask you if everything is ok every 5mins, that is a... More 

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Thank carzys
HRC_Sydney_Manager, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Hey there, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience with us. I do apologize that nobody informed you about our Sunday and public holiday surcharge, we do advertise it in our menus, at the bottom of every page. Once again, I am really sorry if nobody mentioned it to you, I will pass your feedback... More 

Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was our first visit to Hard Rock Sydney, I must admit I was a bit sceptical after reading the reviews. We dined on Australia Day for dinner with a party of 7. Promptly escorted to our table, seated near the window with nice of the harbour and outside balcony. Service was exceptional for such a busy night. Delicious cocktails,... More 

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Thank Ursh22
HRC_Sydney_Manager, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for such a nice review! Our guests' feedback is very important to us. Look forward to having you in again to share another rocking experience! Rock on! More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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681 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a standard Hard Rock Cafe set in a lovely location in Sydney. It's best to get out on the balcony but if you go on the right side, you will just be looking into the side of a building (which was a building site in December 2015). The portions are not like you experience anywhere else in Sydney but... More 

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Thank Richard F
HRC_Sydney_Manager, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Hi there, We always love to hear such a positive feedback from our guests! We really appreciate the time you took post your wonderful review. It is unfortunate that our view has been compromised a little by the building site, but we still have a great sight of the water and the city! Hopefully we will have the pleasure of... More 

Durham, NC
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186 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Another great visit to a Hard Rock. As expected, the food and service was great. The location was ok. We were staying in downtown near the Opera House. It was a bit of a hike to get up to the Hard Rock over in Darling Harbor. However, the mass transit buses and the water taxis got us to and from... More 

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Thank aboyer8
HRC_Sydney_Manager, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this fantastic review and for taking the time to post your feedback! We sure do work hard to make our customers have a rocking time and glad that you appreciate it. It is true, we do have a great view from our balcony! We look forward to having you here again! Rock on! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited 3 tomes over our 3 day stay for drinks, dinner and lunch. Staff are friendly and courteous, food is fast, reasonably priced and good quality.

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Thank Scott M
HRC_Sydney_Manager, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Hi there, We are always glad to hear such a positive feedback from our guests! We really appreciate the time you took post your wonderful review. Hopefully we will have the pleasure of serving you a fourth time :) You Rock! More 

Sydney, Australia
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100 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Restaurant is upstairs. Try for a window seat just for the stunning views. The food is delicious, the atmosphere relaxing.

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Thank travellingwoodburys
HRC_Sydney_Manager, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for such a great review! Look forward to having you in again to share another rocking experience! Rock on! More 

Bunbury, Australia
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345 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in Sydney with teenagers and so Hard Rock was a good option at Darling Harbour. We sat out on the balcony overlooking the area on a lovely evening. The staff are very friendly and efficient. I shared nachos, wings and a salad with my daughter. The small size nachos was huge!! The food was as expected, good burger... More 

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Thank Kerry C
HRC_Sydney_Manager, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for this fantastic review and for taking the time to post your feedback! We sure do work hard to make our customers have a rocking time and glad that you appreciate it. It will be our pleasure to welcome you back. You rock! More 

Adelaide, Australia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I had a meal here before heading to the IMAX theatre and were lucky enough to get a table outside with a lovely view of the harbour. We both had burgers, and they were delicious. The prices are so-so, but when dining at places like Hard Rock, you are paying for the experience of being there just... More 

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Thank Jess M
HRC_Sydney_Manager, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Hi there! It is always great to hear such positive feedback from our guests! We appreciate the time you took post your review, I will make sure to let Veronica and the rest of the staff know that you enjoyed your experience. We hope to have the pleasure of serving you again in the future! Rock on! 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>  > Darling Harbour
  • Neighborhood: Darling Harbour
  • Phone Number: + 61 2 9280 0077

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Darling Harbour

Neighborhood Profile
Darling Harbour
The original docklands of Darling Harbour have been transformed into a tourist mecca with entertainment for the whole family. Cockle Bay Wharf offers dining options from budget to upscale and million dollar views of the harbour. Young crowds gather on weekends for nightlife that ranges from salsa clubs to DJ's. Families can visit the Chinese Garden of Friendship or the Sydney Aquarium, one of the largest in the world. The Australian National Maritime Museum and the IMAX theatre are also popular attractions. The Harbourside Shopping Centre is a site unto itself, with hundreds of shops, restaurants and bars. On Saturdays in the summer, the city puts on a spectacular fireworks show along the harbour's shore and there are plenty of other free events during the year - Darling Harbour Fiesta, VIVID’s light installations and the Sydney Festival, just to name a few.