Hard Rock Cafe Manchester, Manchester

Hard Rock Cafe Manchester overview

Hard Rock Café is a huge American Diner style restaurant at the Printworks in Exchange Square. Décor is light and spacious, with smart leather booths, pop memorabilia and clothing around the walls. The music is loud and the atmosphere is buzzing. Kids meals are well prepared and the portions are very generous. Activity sheets will keep them busy if they can tear their eyes away from the ... fantastic surroundings.
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Out of 3 reviews
The Printworks
Corporation Street
Greater Manchester
M4 2BS
+44 (0) 161 831 6700

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101 Reviews
9 Compliments

Happy times at the Hard Rock

31 May 2013
Visited with: Child
My hubbie and I have frequented numerous Hard Rock cafes the world over before we had kids, including New York, Dubai, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong. We figured it was about time we introduced them to the noise, smells and ambience. Today we visited the Manchester Hard Rock cafe in the city centre, before visiting the footie museum around the corner. We got there just before they were open, and they kindly let us come in and sit down, save standing about outside with two fidgety kids. The kids' menu was basically chicken and chips, hotdogs and so on. The kids love fajitas, so I asked for a portion of adult chicken fajitas and two plates. This was no problem for the waiter at all. He did mention that food off the childrens' menu was free with an adult meal which was good of him, but I explained that they wanted to eat something from the adult menu. He kindly offered their drinks for free instead, which he didn't have to do. The food arrived reasonably quickly, however the kids also had a kiddy book and wax crayons to keep them quiet, not to mention the music, relics and music videos on the tv. Plenty to see and do. The food was good - hot and fresh, and the service friendly and efficient. The children were made to feel welcome, and I have a feeling my other half and I may be about to rediscover our love of the Hard Rock! Date night, here we come!!
168 Reviews
3 Compliments

Glamorous burger bar, fun but not one of the best Hard Rocks.

09 May 2012
Visited with: Child, Teenager
We've visited Hard Rock Cafes around the world; Mexico, Amsterdam, London and more. The Hard Rock Cafe in Manchester isn't one of the best if you are looking to impress a die hard teenage music fan. It is, however, a really funky place to grab a burger and would definitely score high up on the cool-factor if you are looking for an alternative birthday meal venue. Childrens menus are available and toilet facilities are good. There is a very busy bar downstairs, so it may be worth asking to sit in the restaurant area upstairs if you are visiting with a group of youngsters. Also avoid 'binge drinking times'; Weekend evenings tend to be crammed full of those who are out on the town. Live bands do feature though during these times, so it is a case of weighing up the pros and cons and what you feel is suitable for your children. Colouring crayons and sheets are available to keep the very little ones entertained. Prices are slightly higher than average and the cuisine here is, as you would expect, higher-class American diner. A merchandise store is located at the front doors, yet we have visited many times and never made a purchase. Staff members are generally excellent.
Stressed Mum
24 Reviews
1 Compliments


13 Apr 2010
Visited with: Child, Teenager
We took the kids here for half term treat and went home rather stuffed!! Not the cheapest place to eat but great atmosphere. Kids menu available but does not include dessert but are very large portions. Kids get crayons and plastic souvenir cup to take home and the staff were really friendly and 'kid' friendly. Opens at 12 noon and does get busy quickly. Expect to spend a fortune at the gift shop inside the restaurant: T Shirts, caps, badges, cuddly toys etc. Great choice on menu and great choice of drinks including some rather nice non alcholic cocktails in souvenir glasses to take home but these cost around £7-8 each!! Great place for a treat but expensive.