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€€ - €€€Steakhouse, ,
100 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 424 6373
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good29%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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“steak and chips” (34 reviews)
“salad” (75 reviews)
“french fries” (8 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Bar, Grill
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100 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a group of 10 people who booked HQ for a business dinner - our UK colleagues were over and we wanted to give them a great South African steak experience. We could not have asked for worst and I was deeply embarrassed being...More

Thank HannelieKG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a Monday when the restaurant does a superb 2-4-1 offer on their steaks! Nevertheless I would happily have paid full price for our dinner last night - it was delicious! The steak, salad and chocolate fondant dessert were top notch! Sadly it...More

1  Thank fionaslater1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I’d been to this venue in a previous incarnation several years ago, so I was eager to see how the venue had changed and keen to experience my first “Raise the Steaks” event hosted by HQ restaurant. The evening would consist of 3 courses paired...More

Thank Mario A
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We stayed at the Cape Heritage Hotel right beside this restaurant so this was an obvious choice. When we made the reservation we were told it was the best steak in Capetown which was not my experience. The restaurant was very nice the oysters were...More

Thank Gord M
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

We used entertainer and had an absolute amazing experience at HQ. Their Tapas are half price on a Thursday night and Monday's you get 1 steak free when you order a original HQ Steak! They top up your fries and sauce as you eat at...More

Thank Minri L
Reviewed 11 September 2017

I love coming here for a quick tapas and a drink on a rainy Cape Town day. I tried there Truffle infused chips which was to die for and according to me the best in Cape Town. Trendy spot

Thank TravelsmartDes
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

By far, the best steak weve had in Cape Town. Food was great and so were the cocktails. The staff was really nice and we enjoyed every minute of it! A nice place to be around friends.

Thank Khawanna S
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Our first night in Cape Town we went to this restaurant as it was next to our hotel. The weather was fine and we were able to sit outside. The waiter was friendly and attentive and we enjoyed our steak and chips washed down with...More

Thank I_Love_Holidays20118
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Do you think it is possible to pay 400 zar for a steak? Here it is! I am vegetarian so I had a mushroom dish that was normally priced (175 zar), but my friends had a steak (small) with chips for 395 zar each! 30€!!!!...More

Thank Titania777
Reviewed 28 August 2017

So I've been to HQ a couple of times for different reasons, been there for dinner, Tappas and Cocktails and once for a random dance session! I must admit that the one time I had steak there it was a bit average but the drinks...More

Thank ElsieCapeTown
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Steakhouse, Bar, Grill
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
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
  • 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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