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) #284 of 912 Restaurants in Cape Town Central $$ - $$$ Steakhouse, ,
100 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good29%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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Steakhouse, Bar, Grill
$$ - $$$
100 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a Joburg resident, and after an influx of great steak houses that have opened up in my home town, HQ simply doesn't cut it. Don't get me wrong, good night out... The ambience is a key to this place, however the set menu...More

Thank Graemeswanepoel2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good steak, simple yet striking decor, lively atmosphere. The food is a bit more pricey than in other parts of the city, but you will have a great evening out should you decide on HQ.

Thank burgertm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Limited menu but nice steak as well as chips . Nice music on Fridays . Also cool fireplace. There is big parking lot outside as well

Thank Conciergecapetown
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came for lunch we were the only customers. nice salad, then Angus with chips- the meat was ok but the sauce cannot even vaguely be compared to the Entrecôte in paris one of our favourites, we lived there for a long time. so if i...More

Thank nicolas s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

HQ is set in the beautiful Heritage square in central Cape Town and it certainly is a lovely place to have dinner in. The menu is very small - two choices and mainly steak. The waiters are very nice and charming. I am afraid the...More

Thank Mel D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I eat at the restaurant quite a bit, an out of town boyfriend insists on a visit whenever he is about. I hadn't tried the bar before but a friend and I dropped in for a few glasses of fizz and some tapas. The bar...More

Thank AndieChisholm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cape Town magazine, a prestigious eat out guide has us dripping with excitement to join this establishment. We had a good waiter, food was borderline acceptable and the choc fondant was store bought and ice cream a complete knock off of the real thing. The...More

1  Thank Jonathan J
Reviewed 6 May 2017

We have been going to the Heritage Sq for at least 10 years....restaurants they come and gone.....sadly the time has come for HQ to go! If it wasn't for the pleasant serving staff the night would have been absolutely awful! The fact that my steak...More

Thank Pooshkin2014
Reviewed 28 April 2017

The restaurant is large, but absolutely over-crowded with too many tables squashed in, only millimeters form each other. The music is too loud, which made conversation during dinner just about impossible. Definitely the most expensive steak I've ever had (and that for sirloin!), the quality...More

Thank Amek K
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Very interesting, that as i read the first 10 reviews the consensus is pretty much, the eatery is mediocre. The precinct has always been renowned for great food, even old faithful Mamma Africa. The streak that was served to our party of 12 was of...More

Thank Nottobemissed
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Steakhouse, Bar, Grill
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
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One item on menu, steak and chips!
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