Yes they’re back! With good reason because Manila can’t get enough of their very own Hard Rock Cafe. We’ve been in their Glorietta branch ages ago but that got caught on fire for some reason, this new venue is BIGGER, BETTER and a lot more FUN than what it used to. I think it’s the charm only these places can bring that appeals to more Filipinos. So amidst the evening traffic, we headed on to S Maison at the Mall of Asia complex in Pasay City.
On stage was a band I’ve never seen before but they were all singing like pros reminiscent of QUEEN, STYX, DEF LEPPARD to slow rock legends and our jaws just dropped.
They have a long list of cocktails but I suggest you start with the Blue Frog. Pretty good so you can let loose after a few minutes. Do not drink when you are the designated driver though!
They’ve got a mean Cheeseburger where the patty was just thick, char broiled perfectly so it was soft and smoky inside. The melted cheese and peppery rocket leaves was just so good to keep it interesting. You should come for the burgers alone, I’m not even joking.
The appetizers were a mix of american favorites, but this Asian Spring Roll felt like a meaty burrito. Fills you up with protein in no time.
The pasta was served piping hot, be careful of the hot plate because it’ll be really hot when it lands on your table. If you like fresh stuff, they have that done to a T.
How do they do it? By putting the open kitchen right beside you. Even if the place was packed, they maintained quality in everything we ordered. These people trained for crowds I’m sure! Kudos to the guy manning the grill because the burgers are TDF!
Now don’t go home without getting your own souvenir shirt, cap or anything that would remind you of this evening. Hard Rock Cafe just rocks and whether you want GOOD FOOD, ROCK MUSIC, or just a simple night with friends, you better do it in HARD ROCK CAFE MANILA. I am not even exaggerating. Drinks are 200-2K depending on what it is, food is around 195 (for appetizers) to about 1595 for the large protein plates. Pretty descent if you ask me.
Now lemme ask you, where will your next party be?
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