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Hard Rock Cafe

20 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PF, Scotland
+44 131 260 3000
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (248 reviews)
“ribs” (76 reviews)
“pulled pork” (43 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:30 PMAll hours
Grill, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
20 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PF, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Having eaten over the road at All Bar One, who let us all down. We were welcomed in, found a space for the group and the whole atmosphere was warm and happy. The staff were brilliant and they helped to save the evening. Thanks guys.

Thank Kim R
Reviewed 2 days ago

We have enjoyed our visit to the Hard Rock Cafe. But, as we have now been in a few Hard Rocks in Europe and Canada, we were not overwhelmed. The staff is fantastic as in most of the Hard Rocks. The food was okay, but...More

Thank sunville0710
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We have been to the London cafe and expected this to be similar. It was surprisingly quiet for half term. Not a massive menu choice and the staff did not have the pizazz we anticipated. Everything just a bit lacklustre. Went in the shop to...More

Thank Kathryn S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Called in for a couple of drinks as we like the Hard Rock ambience . This one however is very small compared to others. No live music and the smell from the kitchen permeates everywhere. Not up to the Hard Rock standard imo

Thank km79
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you're in New Town in Edinburgh, pop in to Hard Rock Cafe on George St. I ordered the steak medium done and meet me tell you I masticated it in no time, it was tender and well cooked just how I like it. Pop...More

Thank Adalina M
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you have eaten at Hard Rock before the food is always the same. Good and excellent for the price. You know what you are getting. The service was excellent and staff friendly. Boxing up what we couldn't eat.

Thank montymp1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some colleagues and I went in here for lunch. We were given a friendly welcome and shown to our table. I don’t eat meat so struggled finding something I wanted, I ordered a veggie burger and chips which is more than I’d normally have a...More

Thank MaisieMooD
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely evening here, although it was a Monday it was extremely busy but the staff were efficient and very attentive. Same usual high standard of food you would expect from this chain of restaurants.

Thank SueHP61
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in for a quick lunch. Food was amazing and the staff very friendly; the cocktails were good as well, especially the non alcoholic ones! We’ll definitely come again.

Thank Eaelen
Nick C, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Eaelen, Thanks a lot for the great review. We hope to see you again soon. Thanks and best regards, Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed the food but surprisingly the service was not up to the usual standards for this popular chain restaurant.

Thank sandra a
Nick C, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear sandra a, Thanks a lot for your review and sorry to hear that we didn't meet all your expectations on this occasion. Thanks and best regards, Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh

New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town,
until after dark when strappy dresses come out to
play. This is the city’s central business district
with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many
of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest
clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street
helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned
Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric
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hannah j
23 February 2017|
Response from Swanny1980 |
Look on the pictures for some prices
hannah j
23 February 2017|
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Response from Keithy1970 | Reviewed this property |
All I can say is the food is great with big portions the atmosphere is excellent but can be loud and is a little on the expensive side for burgers but I would recommend as a treat or special occasion.
16 September 2016|
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Response from Keithy1970 | Reviewed this property |
Probably about a 20 to 30 minute walk. Go along South and North bridge onto Princes St, along St Andrews St into St Andrews Square the left onto George St, not far down on L/H/S.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PF, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighbourhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 260 3000
  • E-mail
Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh is located just a short distance from the world famous Edinburgh Castle. Other popular destinations nearby include National Museum of Scotland, Holyrood Park, and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. We invite you to drink, dine, and enjoy yourself in a contemporary, laid back atmosphere. Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh offers guests a delectable menu featuring house made entrees prepared with a touch of local flavors. Other enticing menu options include our Legendary Burger, fresh salads, and hand crafted cocktails. Whether you are looking for a delicious meal or just want to grab a drink with friends, we've got you covered.
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