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“Amazing atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hard Rock Cafe

Hard Rock Cafe
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Ranked #114 of 2,242 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, British, Central American
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Good for: Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Drinks, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Burnley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Amazing atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014 via mobile

Me and my partner love coming here even if it's just for a few drinks because the atmosphere is amazing and the staff are wonderful!

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Thank LittleEmma02
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Ben G, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Thanks for the great review LittleEmma02, we hope to see you again soon!

Next time you come by ask one of the team about Hard Rock Rewards, our free loyalty program, there are loads of cool benefits like jumping the queue and exclusive events……Rock Star treatment all the way!

Rock On!
Ben
Assistant General Manager
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“Always lacking”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

Eaten here a few times with my partner now as he is a fan of the American style cuisine.
I always find the Hard Rock Cafe a bit of a let down. It's very pricey for bang average food. The food is always very greasy and a bit lacking of anything flavoursome.
Disappointing everytime

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Thank Jessica-sykes30
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Ben G, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
Hi Jessica,

Thanks for your review, we are quite proud of our product and or people, so if we have got it wrong for you I apologise, please feel free to contact me to discuss your visit any further.

Love All - Serve All
Ben Greig
Assistant General Manager
manchester_agm@hardrock.com
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“O...m...g”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

Epic food, amazing cocktails, great music and super friendly helpful staff. All in all a brilliant experience. Not the cheapest place I've ever eaten, but then how often do you eat a meal surounded by rock memorabilia?! Def worth a visit!

Visited August 2014
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Thank Emma H
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Ben G, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Thank you so much for the awesome review Emma H.

We think it's so cool when somebody expresses such love for what we do, reviews like yours make our day!!

You Rock!
Ben
Assistant General Manager
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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great vibes here & Staff service is excellent!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

I really enjoyed my meal here in the Hard Rock. The staff are so friendly and welcoming...& make the meal extra enjoyable. Food came in a 'reasonable' amount of time and tasted really lovely. Overall, it's definitely a place all families, friends, couples can enjoy!!

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Grace M
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Ben G, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Thanks for the great review Grace M, we hope to see you again soon!

Next time you come by ask one of the team about Hard Rock Rewards, our free loyalty program, there are loads of cool benefits like jumping the queue and exclusive events……Rock Star treatment all the way!

Rock On!
Ben
Assistant General Manager
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York, United Kingdom
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“Time to close its doors”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

Like Hard Rock Leeds and Birmingham its time to call it a day and shut it down.

Since our last trip in 2012 which was not fault free we have been a few times since and watched as its gone down hill, I think because I have been coming to Hard Rock,s across the world since 1979 I kept giving Manchester a 2nd, 3rd, 4th etc etc chance, hoping that a miracle would happen, but since Chris left its a sinking ship.

We tried again and ate there, wished we had not wasted our money or part of our night.

Greeted by staff who clearly did not want to be there, long miserable faces not a smile to be seen.

I made a simple request for when we were seated, near a tv please so we could at least watch the bands, I was told by the server you can see one from every seat, I am not sure what planet they were on but three tv,s in the main dinning area you cannot see one from every seat, they have far less than when they opened.

The upstairs is never open, as the staff don't want to wear themselves out walking up the stairs.

The service is just appalling at the tables, you could never get a servers attention as they were more concerned about singing happy birthday to people, it happened 5 times while there taking servers away from their job, if you want this ridiculous spectacle go to Mac Donalds .

The food was horrendous, the worse I have ever eaten not just in Hard Rock but anywhere. Dry overcooked tasteless food . no care no love anymore in the food here.

We could not wait to leave but try and get a server to bring a bill (or even take an order or get extra drinks) Ourselfs and the three tables around us tried on many occasions to get the servers attention without much success, there was a table of Japanese who kept putting their hands up to try and get attention as they are too polite to make a fuss, they didn't manage it.

When he eventually came he left the bill and wondered off to sing happy birthday again, we got fed up of waiting and left to the bar to see if we could pay there. The server took ten minutes to notice we were not at the table and we could have just left without paying, he spotted us at the bar and because the barman had a card machine in his hand he presumed that we were paying him and smiled and walked off, in fact the barman was serving someone else, so again we could have walked out without paying, but its not in us to do that, despite the food not being worth it.

The barman after we explained the poor service was very apologetic and said he hoped it had not put us off, but sadly its been a long slow burn here and although we gave it one last shot, Hard Rock Manchester is now dead to us.

Don't waste your money there are plenty of other places to eat in Manchester that give a damn.

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank Mitch2nd
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Ben G, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
Dear Mitch2nd

Thanks for taking the time to write a review for Hard Rock Cafe Manchester, it's not such a great read, which is a real shame as we do receive mostly 4 and 5 star reviews.

I'm sorry you feel so disappointed with our offering - I can assure you all of our team are passionate about what we do, a lot of love and care goes into our product and its delivery.

You didn't mention if you spoke to the manager on duty in your review - From our perspective it's key we get face to face feedback, it means issues can be resolved there and then as opposed to wielding a keyboard.....nobody enters this industry to be sat at a computer for several hours a day. Plus we want you to leave our cafe happy and satisfied in your experience.

We love to celebrate special occasions and it's great that our guests want to spend their birthday with us, so why not sing 'Happy Birthday'? Birthday shout outs have been a long standing tradition with Hard Rock Cafe's around the world, but I must say I've never seen it in a McDonalds, the staff are all stuck behind the counter.

It sounds like you didn't have the experience we look to provide each and every guest that arrives at our door, we got it wrong, but we are only human after all. Please contact me if you wish to discuss your visit any further.

Love All - Serve All
Ben Greig
Assistant General Manager
manchester_agm@hardrock.com
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