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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: Reservations, Late Night
Description: One item on menu, steak and chips!

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Most recent review
Great quality!

HQ had a brilliant idea with their menu, keep it simple and keep the quality at its peak. The meal is simple but of the highest quality one can get. I loved the interior and the service was great. I did however think that it was just slightly overpriced. But overall a great experience

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
alex11dranta
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

HQ had a brilliant idea with their menu, keep it simple and keep the quality at its peak. The meal is simple but of the highest quality one can get. I loved the interior and the service was great. I did however think that it was just slightly overpriced. But overall a great experience

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Cork, Ireland
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We ended up in here by chance as everywhere else seemed full, even on a Tuesday night. That kind of situation can go horribly wrong, but thankfully not here. As you've undoubtedly read, there is no choice on the menu, it's just steak and chips, with salad. But they have good quality steaks and the cooking is right. The chips... More 

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Steaks really don't get much better than this as well as the chips. Friendly and professional staff combined with a warm and vibey atmosphere makes this a perfect start to the week.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Nice to chill out with a pre-dinner drink to the jazz band in the foyer. No menu, only one thing to eat! Green salad with shaved Parmesan to start, and Sirloin, done to your liking served with a cup of hot frites, refills available. A short dessert menu is available but not included in the basic price of the steak-frites.... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

If you are looking for top quality steak frites, then look no further than HQ. A delicious salad followed by a good sized sirloin steaks with non-stop frites. That's all there is on the menu, but it proves that if a restaurant sticks to what it knows then quality can be assured. My only criticism is that the muisc in... More 

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somers, nY
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

My friend and I had dinner at HQ as we were told it was a great steak place. It's the ONLY thing on the menu, and comes with a salad which was great, although simple, with romaine lettuce, parmesan cheese shavings and a nice dressing. The steak comes with french fries which are nothing special, out of a bag probably.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Went here on a Monday night with friends, was buy one get one free. Good steak. Only thing we didn't like was it was dark and noisy due to the live band that was playing, so we ate and left - maybe that's just us getting old, I like to take my time and chat!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

this is a great little place, away from the midday sun to enjoy a few bottles of wine and snacks. good service

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Durbanville, South Africa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

WHat a surpise , had a business lunch booked with a client and this was his choice . We were seated in the courtyard outside , which give one the feeling of beng in an Italian or french cafe . The service was exellent m wine menu solid and food was excellent . They do one thing and they do... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

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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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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