When my friend Marie found out that there was a new Hard Rock Cafe in Antwerp, she asked me if I wanted to go.
Naturally, I didn't mind at all.
We wandered in the little gift shop a little too, and Marie got a pin, but I didn't buy anything. I did sort out a HRC membership because it's international and it allows you priority seating. Which is very practical if you, like me, can't stand for long times.
After having eaten, taken tons of photos and shopped in the gift shop, we decided to check out some shops and wander around town some more. Our final stop was the bubble tea bar, because 8tea5 definitely makes a nice change to Starbucks :).
I would go back to the HRC for a meal at some point, if someone would ask me to go with them. I like it a little better than Ellis Gourmet burger, but I want to try the indi burger place on Groenplaats before I go back to either. Because you know, they may have even better burgers, after all :).
That said, there's tons of other options, several not even including meat, of new places in Antwerp that I want to try first, so it could be ages 'till I go back to the HRC, if at all :).
I'd probably sooner go there for a drink than a meal to be honest, and even then, there's better (non Monsanto) options around such as the juices from Greenway.
BUT I did enjoy visiting, but that was because I really enjoy spending time with my friend Marie :). So I'm glad we went there ^^.