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HQ

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French, Grill
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100 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: One item on menu, steak and chips!

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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best steak

The restaurant is very up market and seems to share seats with other ones in the same complex. We asked for the lunch steak but were billed for the normal one. Very little choice. The steak was however the best I've ever had. Definatly worth a visit if you are looking for a steak and chips with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
Allen D
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The restaurant is very up market and seems to share seats with other ones in the same complex. We asked for the lunch steak but were billed for the normal one. Very little choice. The steak was however the best I've ever had. Definatly worth a visit if you are looking for a steak and chips with beer. The staff... More 

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Cape Town
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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

HQ is renowned for its simplicity by serving only one main dish - Steak. And they do this very well. Additionally they also serve tapas which are very tasty. Their coctail menu is very good and they have some unusual coctails on their menu. The waiting staff is friendly and helpful. TIP: Monday is 2 for 1, Tuesday 2 mains... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

The no choice menu did not gel with me at all.would have loved a little more variety. The rest of our party really enjoyed there steak and fries.A tad pricey as well. .

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I have heard a lot about HQ and actually never have been there. But I am not going back soon after my visit other day. I like to go for specials, but I expect to get service as well. HQ is not SPUR, but last time I went to SPUR I got better service and more professional waiter then HQ... More 

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Mbabane
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Had a good night out and the evening was extremely pleasant. The limited choice probably assisted on the pleasant experience. Steak was not as was ordered done rare when ordered medium etc. . But otherwise a pleasant evening

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Oakland, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Went here on a Saturday night and hung out in the bar/lounge area. They have an extensive and interesting cocktail menu, and we tried quite a few...(we unknowingly ordered an appetizer platter that came with cocktails, along with all the drinks we already had). They also had craft beer and anything else you might want. We enjoyed the "Watering Can"... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

handbag stolen during dinner. No cooperation from staff. no management to hand. No security on hand and no assistance offered

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We tried HQ on a Monday night after leavin the Theatre, I wasn't expecting much, after all what can you do with a sirloin steak? You get a basic salad before the steak, lettuce,shaved Parmesan and pine nuts with a dressing, I dont normally do grass but I ate it all! Our steaks were ordered medium rare,they came smothered In... More 

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paisley, scotland
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135 reviews 135 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The menu here is easy to follow. House Salad, steak with fries and dressing and a choice of two desserts all at a fixed price. The food is of excellent quality. There is an extensive cocktail and wine list all at a reasonable price. Indoor seating is at ground level and a first floor gallery . The stairs up to... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This is definitely the best steak house in Cape Town. We eat here every time we come to Cape Town and have never been disappointed. Some things in life can be consistent.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Grill

Description

One item on menu, steak and chips!
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am

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