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HQ

100 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisines: French, Grill
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: One item on menu, steak and chips!
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: One item on menu, steak and chips!
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

after reading many reviews I thought to give this place a try. I am very impressed with the booking system, them reminding you of your reservation at least 2 times in different ways- and now i know why. this place is like a mass production of steak and chips with something called salad. tables so close to each other i... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Im busy scouting for potential places to have my upcoming birthday and was recommended HQ did a bit of research and decided I will go for the Monday night dinner and entertainment the interior has a very cosmopolitan new york feel to it that I love ... and thats where it ends .the stressed out looking hostesses the slow service... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Having decided to visit HQ after reading reviews, I was left slightly disappointed with the experience. The ambience is viable for a pre-party night out with loud music setting the tone. However, this does prevent audible conversation whilst waiting for what seemed like an eternity for a sinewy sirloin!! The pomme frite were tasty but overall the meal left you... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Every single person gets the exact same thing: a heavily dressed salad, a steak (the doneness is your only choice here) and tonnes of fries for $34.95. That's right, there's NO MENU! Loud music and Night club atmosphere. Good if you like steak, not so for anything else.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Always a great meal but especially on the 2 for 1 night. Don't need any choice with steaks this good

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Amsterdam
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I found this place on kaapstadmagazine.nl because it has a fireplace. The first time we sat at a table in the lounge area. In the lounge area you are able to eat the barsnacks and the restaurantmenu. On thursdayevenings the barsnacks are halfpriced which is an advantage. I had the steak which is their main menu, it was absolutely delicious!... More

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Muizenberg, Western Cape, South Africa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

HQ is one well oiled machine.Friendly service,mind blowing and super creative cocktails and tapas out of this world.Thursday nights have become a real treat.The decor is modern yet cosy and the dj on the decks will make sure the night turns into a cocktail party of note.I think this might just be my favourite place in town.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

HQ is a simple yet brilliant restaurant. A simple salad starter, followed by a steak and chips. All you can choose is how you would like your steak done. As restaurants get more complicated menus, HQ bring simplicity and an easy dining experience. On my last visit however, some of the steaks weren't quite done correctly, being too rare when... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

No menu choices to fret over, not even a menu! Simple salad followed by a perfect sirloin steak and fries. I'm told they have a vegetarian option but I can't imagine why a vegetarian would set foot in this restaurant. I'm also told they buy the country's entire allocation of Namibian sirloin. Didn't see the wine list because I was... More

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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Steak and chips!! Yummm. Not the most romantic place if you want to have some privacy but the food is excellent and plenty of it!! Looking forward to go back.

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