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100 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good29%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“steak and chips” (34 reviews)
“salad” (77 reviews)
“entrecote” (4 reviews)
Closes in 4 min
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Steakhouse, Bar, Grill
$$ - $$$
100 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days 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 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

My second time to this venue last night. As I walked in, there was a group of 5 Europeans behind me. At the entrance the waiter Owen from Congo walked right past me, completely ignoring me to assist the group behind me. I was a...More

Thank Nolla34
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

The venue is amazing. Very trendy and upmarket. It is however, per my opinion, daylight robbery to end up with a bill amounting to R800 for one starter, one desert, two coffees and, wait for it - two portions of steak and chips.... which were...More

Thank Open M
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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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
One item on menu, steak and chips!
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