Diners were treated to a classic menu of burgers, ribs and cola floats at 1971 prices as London’s Hard Rock CafÃ© celebrated its 50th anniversary.
Some of the original waitresses returned for the special occasion while blue checkered tablecloths and a jukebox restored the restaurant to its original look.
The special menu included a 50p burger, 80p ribs and a 40p hot fudge sundae.
The âHard Rock Harley,â the original motorcycle that sat behind the bar when it opened, will also be in the restaurant’s Rock Shop next month.
Katrina Clarke, who has worked at Hard Rock for 36 years, said: âIt’s really amazing to see the decor restored, and the menu with its 1970s prices is just awesome. We had a 1.5 hour queue all day.
âBack when I started in 1985, this place was truly a home for Americans visiting the UK. We are now one of the main tourist destinations, but it is still a friendly and welcoming place and people feel at home here. â
The 60-year-old veteran waitress, who continues to work there four days a week, added: âPeople come here for the food but also to take a picture with Eric Clapton’s guitar or go into the vaults and see their favorite rock memories.
“It really is a special place, which is why many of us have worked there for so long.”