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HQ

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Steakhouse, 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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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene
Description: One item on menu, steak and chips!

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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good but expensive

Great Wine list, great concept, great setting. The steak is superb but certainly not cheap. R185 for 250 gram and R288 for 500g.... I'd like to see a 300g and 500g option, 250g just on the small side but hey ho. I will definitely go back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
mauricevh
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Timau, Rift Valley, Kenya
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If I could give 10 stars I would! This is simplicity at its best! The cocktails are gorgeous and the basic steak, salad and chips is the best I have had! A MUST if you like your steak!

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Thank Tracey W
Ceres
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140 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We literally stumbled upon HQ after we coukdn't find a table at a nearby restaurant and were so glad we did. It was definitely one of the best steaks I've ever had, perfectly topped off wit Parisienne butter and crisp Anerican fries. Service was a bit slow, but HQ was packed, so this was excusable. See you guys again!

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Thank Reint G
Chania Town, Greece
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really average food with steak and chips only option. Steak wasn't cooked medium rare as ordered and was rather sinewy. Chips were... chips. Salad was really good. Service was indifferent at best and seemed rather offhand, particularly host or server that ushered us into restaurant. Really disappointed with ambience and decor as well. Price seemed quite reasonable. Would not go... More 

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Thank BigJude01
UK
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only go if you like steak chips and salad. It tastes great but be prepared to only have one option for dinner. As long as you know this in advance you are ok. The salad was nice ! I'm not a steak and chips person

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Thank amy181
Shelly Beach, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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127 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

basically all the offer is steak, sirloin steak. all you have to decide is: what size steak? and how you want it cooked? excellent service and brilliant meal. i can't recommend this establish enough!

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Thank Chantel E
Pretoria, South Africa
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Wine list, great concept, great setting. The steak is superb but certainly not cheap. R185 for 250 gram and R288 for 500g.... I'd like to see a 300g and 500g option, 250g just on the small side but hey ho. I will definitely go back.

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Thank mauricevh
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food here was good and although we were not aware it only does steak and chip it was just what we needed after eating out for 6 night. The salads for starter was very tasty. It gets the average mark because it is expensive for what it is. There is nothing sophisticated about it and we have had three... More 

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Thank Kathryn L
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

The setting and the vibe for this bar was very good. The cocktails were good and the service was excellent. The bar was very busy with most of the tables reserved. They have an excellent wine list. Only down side was that for a place that specialises in steak the cut of the meat was not very good. It was... More 

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Thank Owen D
Paris, France
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

To be honest we picked this place because of the limited number of places open on New Years Day in the centre of Cape Town and it was convenient to our hotel. The fact that the menu consists of one item is well noted in this thread so we knew what we were in for. The salad starter was okay... More 

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Thank Michael W
Australia
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35 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

You have to like sirloin steak to be happy here because that's all they do. But they do it damn well: simple fare, cooked and prepared expertly. We were a party of six and it was a great night: food was good, booze cheap, nice live music. And when I got the tab I found Monday is half-price steak. Ha!... More 

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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: Steakhouse, French, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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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