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100 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 424 6373
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good29%
  • Average17%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
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“steak and chips” (33 reviews)
“salad” (84 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 via mobile

OK, we came here because it was close and craved steak. We were not disappointed. I’ve been to many of the great steakhouses and this meal was right up there with the best. The limited menu was not a surprise and similar to Peter Luger...More

Thank Jim609
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here on a Friday night for the first time with another couple and we had a great time. I was surprised at the beginning re the set menu, but settled in to it. The salad was nice (not amazing) and although we waited a...More

Thank rachel_b_cowan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a big surprise for me that a restaurant that offers only steaks serve such a bad quality of products. I cannot recommend this restaurant at all anymore: bad quality, overpriced, red wine too cold. HQ has seen its best times. An Absolute rip...More

Thank Haendle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Steak lover here,i can see a lot of mixed reviews but our was pretty good.Nothing to complain about,rather commend ! Service was okay and the wine pairing also matched.

1  Thank Varkir M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The simple menu of steak, chips and salad seems very dull, but is a delight. The meat is out of this world, the fies are superb and the salad divine. Friday evening are also great for a bit of a party at the bar area....More

1  Thank Daniel v
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

I’m currently writing this while waiting for my ‘bottomless’ chips (it’s been 20mins) and sweating my sirloin off through every pour in my body. Admittedly the steak is good and we used entertainer so it looked like a small win... but there is no aircon...More

Thank Bluet23
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Having heard about this restaurant, I was looking forward to experiencing it myself. With promises of the best sirloin in the world on the table cloth, my expectation rose even more. Sitting in the mezzanine level is hot at the best of times, but with...More

Thank Karin K
Reviewed 21 November 2017

We noticed on HQs website that there was a 2 for 1 offer on Monday nights, so we went along to give it a go. We had a pleasant meal and ordered the standard set steak meal (the premium steak is not part of the...More

Thank Iain R
Reviewed 9 November 2017

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

1  Thank HannelieKG
Reviewed 24 October 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Steakhouse, Bar, Grill
Dinner, 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 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
  • 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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