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Hard Rock Cafe

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, British, Central American, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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1 Exchange Square, Manchester M3 1BD, England
+44 161 831 6700
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Today
11:30 - 00:30
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 23:30
Mon 12:00 - 23:00
Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri 12:00 - 00:30
Sat 11:30 - 00:30
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There are several good things about this place. The decor is awesome; walls filled with memorabilia, which give it a cool ambiance. The staff are very friendly and attentive. It is very accessible; close to the Manchester Victoria train station and in the centre of town. The alcohol is at a reasonable price, and you can have infinite refills on... More 

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Thank YesterdaysInferno
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a nice place, with helpfull and friendly staff, they have a quick service and serve okay food.

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Thank S W
Ben G, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Hi S W, We are glad you enjoyed your visit to our cafe, we hope to see you again in the future. Regards, HRC Manchester More 

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111 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Another brilliant meal...always go to Hard Rocks and the Manchester restaurant didn't disappoint. We arrived on a busy Saturday afternoon and we only had to wait 15 mins for a table. Andy was our server and he was absolutely awesome. He made us all feel so welcome and looked after. He was joking around with the children and us and... More 

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Thank Gem B
Ben G, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Gem, Thank your for your awesome review!! I will certainly pass on your comments to Andy, we are really pleased he rocked your world!! Looking forward to seeing you again. Rock on!! Team HRC Manchester More 

south shields
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the area of manchester where the cafe is is very close/attached to the Arndale centre and the main train station . on the night we visited the place was crammed with football supporters from rotterdam/feyenoord . who could make more noise than a 747 taking off having said that there was no trouble at all seen. we were shown straight... More 

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Thank AlabalaSouthShields
Ben G, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Hi AlabalaSouthShields, Thank you very much for your comments. We are glad you enjoyed the atmosphere in the café, it was a day that we will certainly not forget for a while! Hopefully we will get to see you again, as long as our football teams keep doing the business the away fans will keep flocking to the city and... More 

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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got a table no bother, really nice food. First waiter brought drinks order and I had ordered a kopperberg cider and was served with a pint glass of ice, while I appreciate this is the norm for cider I asked if I could have a glass without ice and the glass was snatched from my hand. Bit surprised by abruptness... More 

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Thank DaisyR65
Ben G, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Daisy, Thank you for your positive comments about your visit to the cafe, I am sorry that the service was not as it should have been. We have sent you a private message with our contact details should you wish to get in touch. Kind regards Team Manchester More 

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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited manchester Hard Rock Cafe on Sunday so it was expected that it would be a little busy. We were told that the wait was about 10 mins, however they left us hanging for over half an hour... then we waited ages to be served. Food came so late that I had to take it away other wise I'd miss... More 

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Thank Izzy P
Ben G, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Izzy, Thank you for your review. It seems there were a few issues with your visit which I apologise for, ive sent you a private email should you want discuss the matter further. However we are pleased that our server looked after you and we do hope to see you back at the café in the near future. Kindest... More 

Halifax, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The burger was overdone but the waitress and manager were more than helpful and the problem was resolved and we left feeling very satisfied with the food, cocktails and service

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Thank Rachel O
Ben G, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Rachel, Thank you so much for your comments. Unfortunately there are occasions where things do go wrong, we are only human after all. But it sounds that on this occasion the situation was rescued and all was well. We hope you come back and see us again soon. Keep on Rockin!! Team Manchester More 

Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in for a few drinks after walking round the Christmas markets. Good atmosphere with very friendly staff. Great bar service. Busy pub. Will eat there next time we are in Manchester.

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Thank PJLOCK2128
Ben G, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Hi PJLOCK2128, Thank you for your comments. We are glad you enjoyed your time in the bar and I will pass your comments on to our bar team. Next time you are in the cafe and having food, try one of our Original Legendary Burgers, its my favourite. Regards, HRC Manchester More 

Widnes, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our first visit to the Hard Rock Cafe Manchester, myself, partner and 2 year old son all very much enjoyed our meals. The Air Mexico cocktails are definetly worth trying. Our waiter was also excellent! All in all will definetly be returning in the future!

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Thank Jdgl93
Ben G, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Jdgl93, Thank you so much for your awesome review! We will pass on your comments to our team and we look forward to seeing you again! Keep on Rockin!! Team HRC Manchester More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here because of the brand name and it was a good meal with great staff, but it wasn't exceptional, average menu, good quality food but a bit dated now, the "Hollywood/Rock star" experience is not what it was and though we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, felt that it wasn't something we would go out of our way to experience... More 

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Thank JednSasha
Ben G, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, We're sorry you didn't get the visit you had hoped for in the Manchester cafe, we always want to offer an authentic experience that rocks. Please feel free to get in touch using the email address we sent to you in a private message to offer any more feedback, we'd love to hear form you. Kind... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, British, Central American, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 23:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:30
Saturday
11:30 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Exchange Square, Manchester M3 1BD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 831 6700

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?