The first and so far the only Hard Rock Cafe in Tunisia opened in the resort area of Port El Kantaoui on December 27, 2015. It would seem, to open a restaurant right in the center of the resort with All Inclusive hotels - it's a bad deal, but not in the case of Hard Rock Cafe.
Here, even tourists with All Inclusive bracelets go with pleasure. For many Russians, this is the "corner of civilization" - the usual burgers, furnishings, menus with pictures. The Hard Rock Cafe bar bottles imported alcohol, which is not available in All Inclusive hotels, and you can buy it only from MG stores .
The only Hard Tun Cafe in Tunisia is in the El Mouradi Club Kantaoui hotel in the resort area of Port El Kantaoui near Sousse .
An important point ! It is located not in the Port of El Kantaoui, but in the hotel about 2 kilometers away.
How to get from El Kantaoui
From some of the hotels in the resort of El Kantaoui is within walking distance, look at the Google maps.maps distance between El Mouradi Club Kantaoui and your hotel.
From most of the hotels in El Kantaoui it is convenient to take a taxi, the trip will cost within 5 dinars. See the Tunisian Dinar course in our article "The currency of Tunisia ", and about taxi tariffs read in our article " Prices for taxis in Tunisia ".
You can save a little and get on a minibus for 1 dinar per person. All local minibuses pass Hard Rock Cafe, sit on any. On the Tunisian route, read our article " Marshrutki in Tunisia ."
To pass or pass by Hard Rock Cafe is difficult. Near the entrance there is a neon sign in the form of a guitar Arch Top about 6 meters high. In the dark, it can be seen already for 500 meters. See the photo of this sign at the beginning of this article.
How to get from Sousse
From Suss hotels it's easiest to get there by taxi, the trip will cost from 7 to 14 dinars (depending on the location of the hotel).
How to get from other resorts
Of the hotels in other resorts of Tunisia only by taxi, but we do not see much meaning. Going long, expensive and tiring, and Hard Rock Cafe - this is clearly not a top-tourist attraction.
An interesting fact is that some tour operators and excursion agencies arrange excursions in the Hard Rock Cafe.
Hard Rock Cafe is on the site of the El Mouradi Club Kantaoui, but is not part of it. The cafe rents territory near the hotel, nothing more.
Naturally, the All Inclusive Hotel El Mouradi Club does not apply here. There are no discounts or preferences for El Mouradi Club guests.
The only advantage of the guests is the El Mouradi Club Kantaoui - they can come here at any time and reserve a table for the evening. Advantage is doubtful, as the table can be reserved by phone.
From 12:00 (noon) until late at night.
Under the phrase "late night" in Hard Rock Cafe understand the following: close the institution can be as early as 2:00 at night, if the guests are already small. If there are many more guests, and they are actively spending money, they work until 3:00 or 4:00.
Burgers, steaks, chicken wings, salads, specialty cocktails. The assortment almost completely coincides with Hard Rock Cafe in Russia. Tunisian cuisine here is not at all. The menu can be viewed at http://www.hardrock.com/cafes/port-el-kantaoui/menu.aspx
Burgers and other dishes cost from 20 to 40 dinars, cocktails - 10-15 dinars, coffee - 3-5 dinars, ice cream - from 5 dinars. Set on the photo next, click to enlarge (American, cappuccino, chocolate ice cream) cost 12 dinars.
Russian tourists like to order ice cream, as in Tunisian hotels, ice cream is not of the best quality, if any. In Hard Rock Cafe ice cream is not bad. There are even brownies with ice cream.
Variety of drinks in the bar pleases ( see photo ). Not for nothing is the motto "We love everything, we serve everything".
Every evening they organize concerts or actions. For example, here there is "Lady's night", when from 22:00 to 0:00 drinks for girls are free. After the concerts, DJ plays before closing.
The current schedule of events can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/pg/HRCPEK/events/?ref=page_internal
In the schedule, please note that concerts can start at different times - from 22:00 to 0:00.
Entourage and other features
At the peak of the tourist season (for the season, see the article " Beach Season in Tunisia "), all tables can be occupied. Prepare to wait 5 to 30 minutes until the table is clear.
If you know English, French or Arabic, you can reserve a table by phone + 216 73 347 300. You can call from the reception desk of the hotel, or it is easier to buy a Tunisian SIM-card .
As in any Hard Rock Cafe in the world, entourage at the highest level. On the walls is a museum of celebrity things. Here you can see the leather pants of James Hetfield from Metallica ( see photo ), stage costume by Janet Jackson ( see photos ) and much more.
At the entrance there is a store with T-shirts and other souvenirs with the symbols of Hard Rock Cafe. Nearby there is a throne for photographing (see photo next, click on photo to enlarge).
In Tunisian Hard Rock Cafe Russians are most surprised by the slow maintenance. Ice cream or coffee can last 10 minutes or even longer. There is no need to be surprised, Tunisians generally do not like to hurry.
Have a good time at Hard Rock Cafe in El Kantaoui, and read the useful information about Tunisia in our articles ( links below ).