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100 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 424 6373
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good28%
  • Average17%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
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“steak and chips” (33 reviews)
“salad” (84 reviews)
“french fries” (8 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Bar, Grill
$$ - $$$
100 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

This place has really great steaks with chips on the Tuesday night, Date Night theme. It has a lowlife,, modern design as well as a crooner to complete the scene...

1  Thank carlohendricks
Reviewed 1 week ago

Seating started very messy, we have seen over 6 different people, very confusing. Beer on the menu was not available, waiter refused to take food orders together with drink orders. Steaks orders were all interchanged and unclear and 1 order did not come at all....More

Thank Oremit
Reviewed April 3, 2018

The only menu option when dining is a 250g sirloin which costs in excess of ZAR 300 for a cut of meat you could get for much less in the rest of the city. The service charge is automatically added to your bill so service...More

1  Thank db2672
Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

Really not sure why the ratings are this great. We were two couples who went for dinner, first impression is great but food and drinks are over priced. We had to wait long for our drinks although the restaurant was quiet. We were fortunate to...More

Thank KieronSwart89
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

Came here for my Birthday on March 17th, and loved every second of it! Customer service is excellent, the dj doesn’t disappoint, beautiful people , ambiance is great, tapas on point. I had a great time, loved the mixed crowd and age group I have...More

Thank Naledi S
Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

If you are looking for an amazing Steak you should definitely go here. The Black Angus steak was perfectly prepared! The music was a wonderful addition too!

Thank Quentin D
Reviewed March 15, 2018

It was our first night on honeymoon and we were very well looked after from the moment we arrived. Our waiter Conor was on hand serving us fizz, as well as cocktails to a great recommendation for some red wine. The venue is a great...More

Thank WareBear4244
Reviewed February 20, 2018

My fiancé and I went to HQ for our first date night in quite a while. We were excited to eat some great steak and enjoy a quality restaurant. We arrived to find that the tables were spaced about 30 cm apart, meaning that date...More

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Thank mikegamble2018
MichaelWelsh, General Manager at HQ, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2018

Dear Mike I am sorry to hear that your experience didn't live up too expectations. We strive to ensure guests have a memorable occasion at HQ and we appear to have missed the mark for you on this occasion. Date Night at HQ has turned...More

Reviewed February 19, 2018

I have been to HQ a few times before. Each visit was a great experience. Ambiance is always lovely, Food is always amazing , portion sizes are good, service is always amazing. I would definitely recommend any and everyone to visit HQ . You will...More

Thank Liezl K
MichaelWelsh, General Manager at HQ, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2018

Hi Liezl Thanks for joining us at HQ and taking the time to send us feedback! Hope to have you back soon. Thanks Michael

Reviewed February 5, 2018

The food was fantastic, which I was hoping would be the case, considering that this is what they specialise in ;) The waiter was friendly and very helpful, with tips of what to do for new years eve.

Thank Chaz X
MichaelWelsh, General Manager at HQ, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2018

Hi Chaz Thanks for your time to give such lovely feedback! We do hope to see you again!. Thanks Michael General Manager

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Steakhouse, Bar, Grill
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 424 6373
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Headquarters (HQ) Parisian-inspired steakhouse / bar / lounge set in the historic Heritage Square in Cape Town. Our Parisian-inspired steakhouse-cum-bar is situated conveniently in the midst of the urban sprawl, so you won’t need to go far to find a classy cocktail, craft beer or top local wine to help you ease into the weekend. Housed in national monument, Heritage Square, HQ is effortlessly sophisticated; the main restaurant with its red leather seating, mirrored walls, and balloon lampshades casting a golden glow; to the moody bar and lounge area with contemporary furnishings and glamorous fittings. HQ is a breath of fresh air in a dining world populated by overextended menus. The straightforward menu includes, a classic salad starter, to be followed by sirloin steak and thin-cut fries with HQ’s signature Cafe De Paris butter. A retreat for the urban sophisticate, regular nights play host to top live acts and musicians as well as swing and house music played by the city’s finest DJ
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