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September 10, 2009

Did you know there was a Hard Rock Cafe in Delhi? Me either – until now. YAHOOO!


We went with some friends and had real nachos


and potato skins


And what we had all gone there to try – hamburgers.

The menu described a hamburger with your choice of 4 slices of cheese.

Now we’re talking! When the waiter came over, I asked what my choices were.




The menu says “choice of cheeses”. See there is an “s”on the end. That means more than one choice, right?

Yes, cheddar.

Okay, I will have cheddar. All four slices of it.


I did not think the burger was that amazing – I am partial to Five Guys – but everyone else thoroughly enjoyed theirs. I did, however, nearly lick the plate of potato skins clean. Everyone living here will want to know if this is a “real” burger. I don’t know. It depends on who you ask and what your definition of a “real” burger is.

Also on the menu is cheesecake. The cheesecake I have had in India isn’t exactly what I am used to. But you can bet your grahamcracker crust that I am going back to try it. Next time I won’t waste so much stomach room on the hamburger. It will be appetizers and desserts for me. And, yes, I meant those to be plural.

I usually look for the lessons in life – and here is what I learned at Hard Rock:

It is not a good idea to wear pants that fit just right when going to eat yourself silly. Baggy pants with string waistband strongly encouraged – accompanied by a shirt that does not need to be tucked in.

Oh yeah, and there was also this:


12 Comments leave one →
  1. September 11, 2009 2:03 am

    Aaaahhhh and there is one in Mumbai too! Potato skins are also my favourite stuff there and I found hamburgers to be decent enough 🙂 They actually make it medium rare if ask for it 🙂 Cocktails not so great, but what I was curious to know is do the waiters also do YMCA dance in Delhi’s HRC??????

    • September 11, 2009 3:25 am

      YEah for Mumbai! I don’t think I could eat meat medium rare so I will trust you on that one! 😎 I will ask the waiters to do that next time!

  2. deewane permalink
    September 10, 2009 11:49 am

    ok if you are a cheesecake fan then you have to try the ones at India Habitat Centre- awesome awesome stuff. There was another place in/near Lajpat Nagar (I think!! I am very geographically challenged) called- Big Chill, I remember going straight from my dentist’s appointment (3 cavities) to Big chill to get a cheesecake, raspberry topping — heaven!!! (me thinks they have since changed the name, though why they would do that is beyond me. The place was HUGELY popular. But I hope the menu remained the same *fingers crossed*)

    • September 11, 2009 3:24 am

      I think there is a Big Chill in Khan Market – I will have to check i tout!

  3. September 10, 2009 11:46 am

    I am an appetizer/dessert eater too. Is it just me, or do most restaurants have much better food in the apps and desserts than the entrees? I think it’s to make you want to order all three of them. I’m on to them though, and I often skip the entree. Cheaper too.

  4. Bee permalink
    September 10, 2009 10:54 am

    There is a Red RObin chain too..exactly the same setting…

  5. September 10, 2009 5:54 am

    oh yes one of my fav joints to hang out with friends when i am visiting…

    if i knew u dont know I would have told 🙂 hehe

  6. Mary permalink
    September 10, 2009 4:05 am

    I think the Hard Rock is one of the best things to happen in Delhi in the 4+ years I have been here!! My son who claims to hate potatoes LOVES the potato skins there!! He also found his love of Cheesecake there…maybe you should go together…LOL!! Mary

    • September 10, 2009 6:18 am

      I think it is great and I am glad your son likes the cheesecake – I would be happy to share a slice with him 😎

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