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“had my birthday dinner with 28 friends... everyone left smiling” 4 of 5 stars
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HQ
100 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Cuisines: French, Grill
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: One item on menu, steak and chips!
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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37 restaurant reviews
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“had my birthday dinner with 28 friends... everyone left smiling”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

after hearing good reviews from friends - i worked with the events co-ordinator to plan my birthday dinner on a Friday night.

age range of my party - 22 through to 47 and EVERYONE loved the meal... atmosphere... and the party at the end of the evening! DJ Rene was great!

ONE suggestion though - the DJ/party as a whole seemed to have stopped just as we were really getting in to it :(

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“quite dissapointed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Tried to take advantage of Monday night special. Service was extremely slow especially given that there is not much selection. we were there early, so it was not yet full. Steaks were, at best, mediocre, especially given that this is a steak place. There are several far better steak places in Cape Town

  • Visited August 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Haslemere
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“0 out 3! Salad, Steak and chips”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

Just returned from dinner at HQ and sadly, despite the fantastic service, the food just did not live up to expectation.
It is a great concept, which works amazingly well in France, but this dinner just didn't hit the mark. The owners are obviously just trying to cash in by using cheap produce, like frozen chips out of plastic bags, imitation Parmesan and poor cut of beef.
Its a shame to see such a great simple concept abused.....why not take the time to make fresh cut chips, and come up with an inspiring salad rather then just iceberg and cos.
Despite great attentiveness from the staff, food was disappointing.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Delish!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

It's a simple restaurant serving steaks and frites- unlimited frites at that!! The butter sauce is really good on the steak. You get a choice of 2 sizes for the steaks and made to order to your liking. On the weekends, they have live music in which the band or DJ changes weekly. The have an outdoor bar menu as well. I've only been there to eat during lunch and then to see the band in the evenings.

Visited November 2011
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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Fabulous concept and great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

We loved the steak, fries & salad only concept! Best steak we had whilst in south africa. Highly recommended and thanks to John for some great service.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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