Samui Wining & Dining
MIGHTY MEALS, MIGHTY TIMES
The always awesome Hard Rock Cafe Koh Samui continues to wow its guests.

The always awesome Hard Rock Cafe Koh Samui continues to wow  its guests.Looking for music and good times? Then definitely set aside some time on your travels to drop in to Hard Rock Cafe Koh Samui. It’s a destination in itself while you’re visiting Samui. Check it out for any number of reasons: the drink, the food, the music or the sheer vibe. Be prepared to linger; the cafe is its own adventure. Located in the heart of all the action on Chaweng’s beach road, the cafe is extremely accessible. It features indoor seating for up to 200 guests, a vibrant bar and a spacious patio with seating for 100 more guests and a separate bar area facing a concert stage.

          

Music is a crucial part of the Hard Rock experience, and as soon as you step inside you’ll see a treasure trove of rock memorabilia on the walls – all of it genuine. Artists include Elvis Presley, Madonna, The Who, Taylor Swift, The Beatles, Slash, Def Leppard, Carlos Santana, Kiss and Pearl Jam. Don’t forget The Rock Shop, with its clothes and other goodies. There you’re sure to find a piece of your own Hard Rock Cafe memorabilia to take home. Meanwhile the vibe’s guaranteed by the mix of modern and retro classics on the playlist. There’s also live music every night, or a DJ playing the best tracks.

          

But you don’t even have to be a fan of music to enjoy Hard Rock Cafe. Plenty of people come because of the food. What you’ll find is possibly the island’s mightiest array of American-style dishes, along with the best of international cuisine and some Thai delicacies. At Hard Rock, they don’t seem to know the meaning of frugal;The always awesome Hard Rock Cafe Koh Samui continues to wow  its guests. portions aren’t large, they’re huge!! Then come the excellent desserts – all guaranteed to wow.

          

Check out the Spicy Mac & Cheese, with either grilled chicken or shrimp as a main ingredient, or both as a combination. Spicy sriracha sauce is just one of the secrets to this moreish dish, which comes with Cavatappi pasta (one of the best around), diced red peppers and parsley butter breadcrumbs. As used to mac and cheese as you may be, the Hard Rock version will stand out – it’s insanely good. Also try the New York Strip, which is marinated with an espresso and chilli rub, then served with an abundance of the house French fries, tossed in an 11-spice blend, along with ranch topping. Not quite as hungry? Then simply opt for a starter like Honey Sriracha Wings – they’re tossed in a home-made honey and sriracha chilli sauce. Or treat yourself to the Blackened Chicken Sandwich. No, the chicken hasn’t been burned black, the dish is named for the volcanically-black spice blend that’s used. It’s further proof that here at Hard Rock they do things differently.

          

There’s beer and wine galore, while the cocktails are generous in measure and lovingly hand-crafted by friendly bar staff. Here are a couple of examples you’re sure to enjoy. They’re all-American classics with a Hard Rock twist. There’s nothing better on a hot day than the house Tropical Margarita, with strawberry tequila, orange liqueur, and the fresh flavours of guava,The always awesome Hard Rock Cafe Koh Samui continues to wow its guests. pineapple juice and lime juice. Or how about something utterly different? Hard Rock’s Sparkling Mojito Royale is a great mix of pure white rum, saturated with the tropical tastes of guava, mint and lime. It’s topped with a bubbly prosecco float. Try too the curiously-named Peach Paddy O’Pounder. As alcoholic as it is alliterative, this enjoyable drink is composed of premium whiskey, iced tea and zapped to the next level with fresh lemon and mint, not forgetting a quirky and delicious dose of peach. Hold back on ordering a second, as there’s a whole range of other drinks. When it comes to both food and drink, the sheer variety will make it hard to choose.

          

The restaurant is open from 11:30 am until midnight daily. It’s highly popular as venues go, but thanks to the sheer size of the place, there’s room for everyone. Come and savour the heartiest American fare and create some amazingly good times, thanks to the food and drink and the ever-present music, too. Hard Rock Cafe is a great place to come on Koh Samui to refuel for more adventures.

          

Dimitri Waring


 


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