I've been eating out at The Hard Rock Cafe with my husband and son for many years and over the years there have been occasions where the quality of the food has dipped and times where it's been absolutely outstanding. At the moment I would say its very good (with one exception..which I'll come to).
On our most recent visits the service has been fast, efficient and friendly as always. If you need ingredients or menu items altered slightly to your dietary requirements or preferences these will be accommodated if possible. Prices for food is high compared to similar restaurants however portion sizes are HUGE so come hungry! However bar prices are quite reasonable by Edinburgh standards. They have a wide range of cocktails and every one I've tried has been delicious. The menu itself isn't vast, and hasn't changed much over the years, and it's pretty much the same in every Cafe I've been in many locations over the world. The decor of the restaurant is somewhat tame compared to other Cafes I've been in and the bar is small and can be very busy. You will have a wait to be seated as its always busy, and children are not allowed at the bar why you wait which is quite inconvenient for families, especially as there is no room elsewhere to wait especially if there are a few parties waiting. However, the whole place is always spotless (the ladies has been short of loo roll on a few occasions)
I have one major gripe. Their nachos. I used or love the nachos! However something has changed over the past year or two..I don't know what it is..but they aren't the same. We used to visit the Cafe especially for the nachos and now, to be honest, after our past couple of visits, they've lost it. I won't be ordering them again. Nachos in places like Chiquitos are now much better (in my humble opinion!)
As long as the food quality and friendly service continue, despite a few little gripes, we shall continue to eat here when we visit Edinburgh. We just won't have the nachos!
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