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November 16, 2014

Hard Rock Cafe Sentosa @Resorts World Sentosa

Comparing this outlet versus the one at Cuscaden, I'd rather much prefer this place. It seemed cosier perhaps because it is smaller, and the way the stage is positioned to the audience. Cuscaden's is more like a concert stage, whereas you can get a close-up of the band playing at Sentosa's. The staff are extremely friendly too, perhaps because it's a more touristy area.

The burgers are quite average at both places though. Although this time we tried their Mushroom & Swiss Burger ($27), the meat was not really marinated like the previous time we had. Comes with sautéed mushrooms and swiss cheese, topped with crisp lettuce, vine-ripened tomato and red onion, it just didn't taste as delicious as a few years back. Perhaps they'll be relegated to just legends...

Nonetheless, the Famous Fajitas (with Grilled Chicken) ($28) did not fail. There were 4 pieces of soft and warm tortillas in a paper bag, together with rich sour cream in a metal bowl, and ample scoops of cheese, fresh guacamole and veggies. Came separately on a hot plate was their sizzling Grilled Chicken atop capsicums and onions. You get to choose beef, chicken or combo ($32). It's quite a hands-on dish, i.e. you have to wrap the chicken and wrap like a Popiah yourself, but I felt it was just nice, not too messy if you don't get greedy stuffing too much ingredients into your tortilla. Plus, it seems much less "sinful" than the 10 oz. burger and fries. If you think Chilis do their Fajitas well, then check out Hard Rock Cafe's. This is as good too.

Mushroom & Swiss Burger ($27)
Smothered With Sautéed Mushrooms And Swiss Cheese, Topped With Crisp Lettuce, Vine-ripened Tomato And Red Onion

Famous Fajitas (with Grilled Chicken) ($28)
Choice of grilled chicken or beef served with pico de gallo (aka Salsa Fresca, a fresh, uncooked salad made from chopped tomato, onion, coriander leaves, fresh serranos), Montery Jack and Cheddar cheese, fresh guacamole, sour cream and warm tortillas

Famous Fajitas (with Grilled Chicken) ($28)

The highlight of this post would be the performers. I loved the performers. Usually, if I know there's a live band up at 9pm, I will try to finish my food before that. I would rather prefer drinks with music. But this time round, I was pleasantly surprised. The live band was the reason why I stayed for a much longer time in the restaurant, even though I was long done with my late dinner. They weren't the usual females with extremely Mariah Carey-like kind of voice in flamboyant clothing or just denims and heels- they were a group of middle aged men and a very Bob Marley-looking kind of lead singer with shades, looking very cool in the dark. Almost everyone in the band could sing and play wonderfully! There wasn't much of a crowd at 12 midnight on a Saturday which was kind of sad, because the performers were really great.

If you're looking for proper food late at night, this is the place. As for me, I'd be back again!

Read here for Cuscaden outlet's review.


Food: 3/5
Service: 3/5
Ambiance: 4/5 
Total Score: 4/5
[1- Never visit again, 2-Won't visit unless there's no other option, 3-Perhaps, 4 & 5- Yes!]

Good for? Groups


About it:
Hard Rock Cafe Sentosa
Address: 26 Sentosa Gateway, #01-209 to 214 The Forum, Singapore 098138