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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
Passau, Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

The steaks at HQ have been the best steaks we ate during our trip through southafrica - and we ate a lot of steaks! Just overwhelming delicious!!! Also a very nice ambiente with the separated bar/lounge area. Perfect dinner-location!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We went there for dinner and had good meals for reasonable prices. Moreover the music was really good and the atmosphere awesome. A really nice place to go, eat and dance !

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Best steak in Cape Town Very nice location, very nice people, very good steak, a little expensive for the Cape Town standards but the location and the people who go there make you forget how much you spend. Ah, I was forgetting the wines, very good selection as well

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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Great ambiance…but unfortunately that was all Had not been there for a few years – the steaks and service used to be fantastic. Unfortunately the ambiance is all that still remains. We ordered two medium steaks which duly arrived – one was totally over-done and the other one was still rare inside and very chewy. We tried to get the... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

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
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63 reviews 63 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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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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