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Steakhouse, Grill
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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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last night was buy one get one free steak at HQ. My first time visiting the well established restaurant. First impression was awesome. The decor is amazing and vibe is great from the first time you walk into the place. As I wait for the first to arrive I order a CBC Weiss beer as its my favorite craft beer(... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food avarege : meat avarege, chips avarege, started salad ok . A bit overpriced compare restaurant close by... Good service and nice ambient. Not multi cultural croud.

Thank Flavio M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Yesterday we went to HQ and the concept sounds great. In general steak, fries and salad. We had a table outside, because one of our group was not a steak fan. Inside and outside the place is well decorated and lived up to a great dining experience. We were seated and orderd a few drinks, drinks were served in a... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Appalled. Hadn't been to HQ for a year a year or two and booked with friends assuming that the 2 for 1 Monday night special on which the institution was built would be the order of the day... there were no prices on the menu but we were urged to opt for the 'Black Angus' steak which we were told... More 

Thank stgeorgesl
Cape Town, South Africa
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

went to HQ for dinner with friends on friday night. place was overcrowded. even though we booked a week in advance we were seated on a corner right near the area where the dj is and the waiters have to pass to get to the grill area. our table looked like it was just added to the area right before... More 

Thank wonitap
Seattle, Washington
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215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 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 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 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
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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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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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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, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?