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100 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
12:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 02:00
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Seattle, Washington
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354 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

HQ is a beautiful two-story space with a great bar selection, a small outdoor patio, and when we were there, a live band. Unfortunately, the food menu is rather limiting unless you are looking to steak.

Thank loveDCA
Landsmeer, The Netherlands
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They have only two kinds of steak, but that's not a problem at all. The simple steak tastes good and if you come on a monday you'll only pay half the price. Make sure you make a reservation, cause it can be really busy.

Thank Alex B
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181 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for the "first Thirsday" and the place was absolutely rammed. They also have a special offer for thursdays: all Tapas are half price in the bar and outside. Thankfully the guy at the entrance was really friendly and offered us a table outside. It was a bit chilly, but quite atmospheric. We ordered five different Tapas for... More 

Thank Nora W
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

What an amazing experience with the lovely staff at HQ! I booked for 25 persons for birthday party (30th!) in the lounge area by the fireplace. Super cosy especially because it was 6 degrees outside. Warren Cowdy (assistant GM) was super helpful in the week before - guiding me on food selection, how much to order, offering 4 bottles of... More 

Thank Nicole1209
Painted Post, New York
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Great steak in a trendy fun setting! Good place for a romantic meal. I'm happy we stumbled upon it! I love steak but I'm fussy. It was melt in my mouth easy to chew steak!

Thank brown0907
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The steak, chips and salad were excellent, and served so fast it felt a bit more like speed dating! We might have given 4 or 5 stars for taste, if it weren't for the extreme stinginess of their wine offering. Don't expect a full glass of wine as advertised.... because a quarter glass is all you will be getting. Disappointing... More 

1 Thank Deensta22
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I've never been disappointed going to HQ, steak is always cooked to perfection. Really great place for a easy no fuss lunch or dinner

Thank Chanti_CT
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Before I go on my rant I'll say I ordered both of their steak options. Yes both. And the meat was perfectly cooked and the service was good. Now... I love the concept...Do one thing and do it well. This should be fairly simple. All you have to do is find some good quality potatoes, salad and steak, cook it... More 

1 Thank Emily R
Saint Julian's, Malta
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159 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

An amazing place which sometimes has live music. It is known for its Monday two for one special. We absolutely love the venue. Wonderful service, lovely staff, sauces, steaks and fresh chips. Parking outside, quite a safe location and a super place to visit with a loved one for a romantic meal. Quite busy.

Thank saswcpr
Cape Town, South Africa
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92 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We decided on HQ from peer reviews and we have entertainer half price vouchers. The staff were friendly and efficient. The food was tasty but extremely expensive. The menu is only really steak and chips and the rest drinks. Don't expect to spend anything less than R250pp. The lounge area and vibe was quite nice. However the gents bathroom was... More 

Thank SirOwen_ZA

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, Grill
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
One item on menu, steak and chips!

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?