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Hard Rock Cafe

$$ - $$$
Darling Harbour
American, Bar, Australian
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2-10 Darling Dr | Level 1, Harbourside Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9280 0077
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Usual Hard Rock Cafe setting inside, with the added bonus of a fantastic outside view of darling harbour, staff friendly, our teens ordered the classic burgers n Coke , they do a junior menu too for younger diners, and hubby had a chicken sandwich , which did not come with everybody else's lunch, due to a mix up in the... More 

Thank Jane B
Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Food is really good as always! Would highly recommend the mac n cheese and the Texan burger (best burger in the world) service was excellent from staff and they are very friendly! If you order a large drink you also get to keep the glass which is cool! Really nice view of the harbour if you sit outside. Atmosphere is... More 

Thank Sinead W
Newcastle, Australia
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98 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant stays open late which we appreciated as we dined after 9pm without an issue. Very friendly service and yummy food.

Thank MiddoRae
Newcastle upon Tyne,
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Having visited my fair share of Hard-rock cages throughout the world I was very disappointed with Sydneys offering. Firstly we booked a table for six online and then upon arrival had to wait 20 minutes for our table. The seating area was not what I would have expected from Hard Rock Cafe, very few booths and simple chairs and tables... More 

Thank chrissycolumbus
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56 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The staff here are fantastic, and the food is good. Nice atmosphere. Inside and outside dining with good views of darling harbour. Will go again!

Thank MissCee01
Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I used to visit the hard rock when it first opened and the staff were friendly and the atmosphere was great. Having moved interstate and come back I thought I'd stop by for the happy hour, 2 for 1 cocktails in particular with some friends. We were told 2 of the same cocktails only (I don't see what the issue... More 

Thank Sarah-Kala
Hamilton, New Zealand
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here with a few friends for lunch around 2pm. Must have been a very busy day because we were asked to wait 15 mins while they prepare a table. I was texted a link with an online countdown timer to tell us when the table will be ready. Eventually when 15 mins was up we were taken to our... More 

Thank bryan_NZ
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit to the Darling Harbour site which was large and offered outside dining too. Seated quickly and food delivered promptly, staff very attentive and friendly. We have visited numerous HC cafes around the world and we know what to expect. Only problem was the Ladies restrooms, what a mess, shame on the females using them. I was able to... More 

Thank GriffithsJS
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here without really planning to but having been to several HRC before thought it would be quite nice. Quite disappointed really. The music was really loud and then a live band played really loud too. We were only a table of 6 (4 with 2 seats on the ends) so not exactly a big bunch and we couldn't... More 

Thank Bryony O
Sydney, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the weekend in Sydney to celebrate my partners birthday. A warm greeting on arrival and was served by Dani from Brazil. I always love coming to hard rock for dinner or lunch and when was living in Sydney the happy hour during he week. Would always recommend it as they are friendly and quality food in a fast manner.

Thank belistic93

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Australian
Drinks, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-10 Darling Dr | Level 1, Harbourside Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9280 0077

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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.
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