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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
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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
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The HQ restaurant, which has a great atmosphere (there was a phenomenal trio playing in the background to add to the ambiance on the night) takes simple ingredients, and produces a very tasty, quality meal. We had the "2 for 1 steak Monday night special" which was uncomplicated and most enjoyable, it consisted of a Salad starter, Steak and French... More

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Western Cape, South Africa
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Clever concept with just a sirloin salad and chips! Sorry Banting diet but I had to have those French fries! Delicious and perfectly done with a butter sauce....The salad btw was so simple yet amazing with loads if finely sliced cheese! Excellent pairing with decent value wine list and the band downstairs rocked! Great service to top it all..we'll be... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

They serve Salad for starter, sirloin steak and chips for mains with the most amazing butter sauce. Bookings are required as it is a very popular spot

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cape town
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

After having been in August for the HQ date night special and loving the evening, we booked again for a group of friends for September. Upon booking the special was for R200/couple and no one advised that the price increase to R250 until we received the bill. In addition, the singer (entertainer) Ricky Botsis did not arrive, which was the... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We were excited to bring our Australian friends to HQ remembering a great steak we had had previously, however this time, although the steak,chip and salad meal was still good, the evening was destroyed thereafter. We all ordered whiskey Dom Pedro's (a new experience for our Aussie friends) and they arrived but completely devoid of any whiskey. We asked a... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I've been here only twice, and I can't wait for the next time. Basic food, but great taste! Love the salad dressing on the green salad starter, and the steak itself is just divine! Definitely my favourite steak restaurant. It was Hussar Grill before ;)

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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

HQ is definitely one of my favourite restaurants as the food is absolutely incredible, the vibe is good and I'm a sucker for a special.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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