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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
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

HQ really is one of our favourites for a fantastic steak. Their simplistic menu is actually what draws me to them. It has a brilliant atmosphere in the evenings, with great DJ's on different nights and is always a banker for a great time. Their salad is probably the most simple salad you can get, but it is just incredible.... More 

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Cape Town
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

On a positive note, HQ has got a really great cocktail menu and I also liked the look of their bar menu. Would definitely recommend these, especially on days when they have half price. Their service at the restaurant is so really good. The main meal though was not as wonderul. Both of us did not enjoy the salad starter... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Vibey, trendy, funky restaurant that only serves one dish - sirloin steak with cafe de paris butter, crispy chips and a perfect salad. Wow!! and the cocktails are insanely good!!

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Brussels, Belgium
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We were invited by our friends living in Cape Town! So they know the good stuff ;-) The food was great, the atmosphere, DJ and music great! We Will be back.

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Johannesburg
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

For those of you that are unaware basically the menu includes, a classic salad starter, to be followed by sirloin steak and thin-cut fries with HQ’s signature Cafe De Paris butter, priced at R179 per person. WYSIWUG. Steak was very good and you get as many French fries as you want. On a very busy December night the service was... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
207 reviews 207 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We popped in here for a glass of wine and a cheese plate prior to dinner. It was great for that. I don't think I would want to have dinner there - but it was perfect for drinks and cheese.

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Vancouver, Canada
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110 reviews 110 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Don't waste your time at HQ. While it may be rated up there, I have no idea what the fuss is about. You would think that if the the only item on the menu was a sirloin steak, shoestring potatoes and a salad, it would be outstanding! Not so. The salad, if one may call it a salad, was mostly... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Steak and chips, with a starter salad. No other options - that's the point. It's done brilliantly and efficiently. Great wine and cocktail lists too.

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south africa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We went with a group of friends for dinner. The service was good but the food was just about average. The steak had little flavor and was small and the chips were only just warm. Salad first course was better. For the price I didn't think it offered good value. Once the DJ started turning up the music it was... More 

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Lagos
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We had drinks and food at the HQ during our last visit to Cape Town. The ambience is great and the food was also very good

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Additional Information about HQ

Address: 100 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
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
Cuisine: French, Grill

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