Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Edinburgh's Hard Rock Cafe - The Legendary Burger

What a fabulous Easter break that was!

Apologies for the radio silence but the kids and I were keen to pack as much into the two week break as we could.

Once of the highlights of our break was being invited along to Edinburgh's own Hard Rock Cafe to test out their new Legendary Burger.

We have fond memories of the Hard Rock Cafe as it has always been one of A's favourite places to eat in Edinburgh due to the atmosphere and portion sizes. As a family music fans, the memorabilia that adorns the walls has always been an attraction to the whole family and A has his favourite table that is overlooked by memorabilia from his favourite band, The Red Hot Chili Peppers. 

                                                  A at the Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh aged 7

The kids were immediately excited by the atmosphere in the restaurant and after we were shown to our table, A went on a hunt to see the memorabilia and Boo settled down to draw on her activity pack that our waiter supplied us with. 

The staff were phenomenal and receptive to the children, in a town or rather, a country that is not often hospitable towards pint-sized diners. Our waiter managed to talk A into ordering a mocktail and Boo ordered from a very varied children's menu for lil' rockers. She decided to go with the "Boo-sized version" of their burger. 

                                               A at the Hard Rock Cafe aged 14 having a mocktail

We ordered the local Legendary burger. Although there are many Hard Rock Cafes worldwide, each is unique, getting involved in their community and using local produce. Check out their Facebook page for events in Edinburgh. Each Hard Rock Cafe’s Legendary Burger menu features a local specialty, with ingredients reflecting local culinary flavours and foods, as well as showcasing a fantastic line up of mouth-watering ingredients.

Being Scotland our Local Legendary Haggis Burger combines a slice of Haggis smothered in melted Mull Cheddar cheese, served with Whisky Maple mustard glaze and deep fried turnip frazzles. 

What a size! A, of course being a growing lad ordered extra bacon on top of his burger. We consider ourselves burger conoseussieers and the kids love my homemade burgers so we dove right in. 

The burger was delicious, the combination of the sauce, haggis and neeps worked really well and the 10oz burger was well seasoned and tasty. A ate every single bite and said it was the best burger he had ever tasted (much to my bruised ego's dismay). But I have to agree with him on this occasion and he already has me looking at my diary for a return visit.



We couldn't fault the service and both myself and the kids felt at ease. We would definitely visit again and recommend this branch to our friends and family.

From Friday 1 March until mid-April 2013, all customers to Hard Rock Cafe London, Manchester or Edinburgh who order a Legendary Burger and nominated local beer will get the chance to enter a raffle to win a phenomenal trip for two to a Hard Rock Cafe in Europe. Also up for grabs is an amazing 100 meals for two at Hard Rock Cafes worldwide. Prizes available at Hard Rock Cafe Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Cologne, Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Florence, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Manchester, Munich, Paris, Prague, Rome or Venice. Conditions apply, please visit for details.