LIKE rock veterans Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen, and Debbie Harry, the world famous Hard Rock Cafe chain needs no introduction. Renowned for serving hearty portions of American cuisine in a vibrant atmosphere fuelled by “rock ‘n’ roll” service (Hard Rock’s staff are famously spunky characters; think coloured hair, nose piercings, and vibrant personalities) the restaurant is a true rock-star of the dining world – big, flamboyant, and charismatic, too
Boasting an industrial design inspired by Bangkok, the restaurant blends reds, greys and blacks to cool, modern effect, while plenty of colour is added by the various memorabilia hanging on the restaurant’s walls.
Music videos beamed from Hard Rock Cafe HQ in Orlando, USA, keep the atmosphere lively and fun and make for great conversation starters – “Was Bon Jovi’s hair really that big in the ’80s?” for instance – and then there’s the vibrant dining crowd itself, a thoroughly international mix of music lovers who also adore their food.
The restaurant’s menu features a selection of starters, salads, burgers, mains, and desserts similar to what you would find in any other Hard Rock Cafe in the world, as well as a selection of Asian dishes unique to Bangkok (the Hainanese Chicken Rice, at B300++, is delicious).
The biggest draw remains, of course, Hard Rock’s Legendary Burgers – meaty monsters made using premium Angus beef which live up to their name by dominating the plate and packing plenty of flavour (for a real feast, try the signature Legendary 10oz. Burger. B620++). But there are plenty of other delicious dishes for you to wrap your mouth around, including highlights such as Smokehouse Chop Salad (a tasty mix of greens, smoked chicken, spicy bacon, cheddar cheese, pico de gallo with a smoky citrus vinaigrette, and avocado. B400++); Fish & Chips (sea bass in a crispy beer batter. B400++); and the impressive Jumbo Combo Platter (B470++).
As for desserts, most people go for Hard Rock’s signature Hot Fudge Brownie (B300++), but we suggest you try the Banana Cream Pie (B220++), a creamy meringue-topped treat which is perfect for sharing – especially after such a hearty meal!
With live music creating a party atmosphere every night from 9.30pm-1am, there really is something for everyone to enjoy at this exciting venue.
Siam Square Soi 11 (near Siam BTS), ☎ 02 658 4090-3, www.hardrock.com/bangkok www.facebook.com/hardrockbangkok