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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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Cape Town, South Africa
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for dinner on Friday night. It was a table of 9 of us. Our food was absolutely delicious and the crème de la crème was the endless chips and café de paris butter that just kept coming and coming. I think Friday night is probably one of the best nights to visit as DJ Rene plays from... More 

Thank BelindaHaydn
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been here several times before and not been disappointed. Last night was a different story. Truly shocking service - took our table of seven 4 hours to get served steak and salad and with an average wait of 30 mins for each round of drinks. Beer on tap was sour, and the bill had multiple items which we hadn't received... More 

Thank Liesl G
New York City, New York
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84 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Steak. That's the formula here. They serve local cut (cheaper in price) and 100% organic, free range, grass fed, 100% Australian Black Angus Beef. Salad comes as a starter with other appetizer options as well. The steak is served with fries (chips). We were there on a Wednesday night and it seemed to be a hip spot and fairly busy.... More 

Thank michaelruns
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place some years back was really the place to go to, especially on a Monday when you could have your steak with bearnaise and french fries for half the price. We came back recently and were completely shocked as we were waiting for more than an hour for our food and this although it was not full at all!... More 

Thank Frank K E U
Bath, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went with friends to this restaurant this evening after seeing a terrific musical at the Fugard Theatre about 10 minutes walk away. It has a VERY limited menu...two types of steak (local and Australian, with the latter twice as expensive as the local). You get that plus a green salad which comes first. My steak was 80 percent ok... More 

Thank BathUKMan
Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love Cape Town, I love the people and adore the Restuarant culture. It's not only advanced, but also trendsetting, accommodating and delightful. HQ, however made me feel like I had stepped into the 80's, where being a non- beef eater relegated me to second class citizenship. My vegetarian cousin and I were told that the tapas were not available... More 

Thank PSatyapal
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friends suggested we visit HQ restaurant in Cape Town, which we did. We knew it was a grill restaurant but did not expect the rows of tables and the close proximity of other dinners. Certainly not a quiet meal for two location. Limited menu. Two steak options, the standard being of very poor quality and cut, and the other being... More 

Thank Nick L
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 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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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 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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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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?