We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

HQ

Certificate of Excellence
French, Grill
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
100 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: One item on menu, steak and chips!

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 161 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 64
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 8
    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
The Steak

The entry salad is simply amazing! So simply dressed and so tasty till the last leave. Steak and chips are worth a second round..if you are hungry.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
Mauromatta82
,
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Add Photo Write a Review

161 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Booked a table for 12 for a birthday celebration at the fireplace a week ago. Was confirmed telephonically this morning. When we arrived this evening the space was occupied by another party. We were offered another table next to it for 6 people, when I said that we were a party booked for 12 the comment was that is your... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Belo Horizonte, MG
Level Contributor
33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

A different concept. You don't need to spend some time picking your food because this restaurant just has steak, salad and chips. Just like that. Let your time for pick the wine, cocktail and dessert. The steak is amazing and the price is the price is right. Monday there a special price.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

They serve steak. That's it. If you just want an appetizer they force you to purchase two if you don't buy a steak. That being said, it was a great steak.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Always love a great steak & chips! This is my favourite in Cape Town, it's the only thing on their menu so its their specialty. Plus the Café de Paris sauce is to die! Choose how you have your meat, then sit back and enjoy the delicious wines on their list. On Monday nights they have a 2-for-1 special, but... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cape Town
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Used to be one of our favourite restaurants but we had such a bad experience that we will NOT return. Sloppy service, cold food, unfriendly waitress, smoke filled the restaurant because of a faulty extractor and worse of all even the steak was tough. What a shame!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I made a reservation on Monday 22nd June for 19:30. I then went for dinner that same Monday night at HQ with friends and specifically noted to the manager where I wanted to sit which was towards the back of the restaurant and changed my reservation time to 20:00 for the Friday. I have to highlight that this was a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Milano
Level Contributor
37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I have been in this restaurant for the first time with my colleagues from Cape Town. Good food, good beer, but nothing special. Cool place for eating something fast, but kitchen close at ten, too early in my opinion. Fausto

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level Contributor
14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The entry salad is simply amazing! So simply dressed and so tasty till the last leave. Steak and chips are worth a second round..if you are hungry.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Steak was good, service not so great. Felt a bit like a production line, rushed and cramped. They don't accept corkage which was a surprise as most places do. Steak was really nice, salad ok and desert fair. They made a mistake and brought our steak before the salad. On the whole ok, but felt more hype than substance

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cape Town, South Africa
Level Contributor
32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

My first visit to this restaurant with our daughter and son and was pleasantly surprised as I was a bit skeptical about the steaks only menu ,but what a great experience . Not only do you get steaks cooked to your exact order their chips are some of the best I've had .great live music and wine selection with the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed HQ also viewed

Cape Town Central, Cape Town
Cape Town Central, Cape Town
 
Cape Town Central, Cape Town
Cape Town Central, Cape Town
 

Been to HQ? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from HQ staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?