HQ Restaurant

HQ: A most appetising affair

Mon-Sat 11:30-22:30 (Bar 'til late)
Monday 2-for-1 Meat Monday! Book!
 
+27 (0)21 424 6373
Heritage Square | 100 Shortmarket Street | Cape Town
www.hqrestaurant.co.za
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HQ: A most appetising affair

Headquarters raises the steaks and stands out as a breath of fresh air in the saturated Cape Town restaurant scene

Welcome to Headquarters, the Parisian-inspired brasserie based in Cape Town’s city centre. This sophisticated steakhouse, known to its regulars as ‘HQ’, is renowned for its no fuss, full flavoured food. The popular eatery has earned its glowing reputation, amongst other things, for its signature sirloin steak meal but the menu offers up a number of dishes that are sure to please any foodie.

HQ minces neither words, nor meat. Their focus is on delivering delicious food and drink that ensures the ingredients and flavours are honoured, and that diners leave satisfied. Whether you’ve come for cocktails and bar snacks with the girls, are hoping to close an important deal with a business client, or plan to charm the handsome companion on your arm; HQ provides the perfect backdrop for an evening (or afternoon) out.  

Though located on Heritage Square, the restaurant has all the makings of an on trend eatery in the heart of Milan, Prague or Monaco. Leather couches by a crackling fire, closely set tables and an open-plan kitchen build the baseline for the effortlessly elegant ambience. The lounge-style music, balloon lighting and the simplistic menu round it off to create a cosmopolitan restaurant for everyone to enjoy.

The comprehensive cocktail menu treats patrons to a selection of carefully crafted creations sure to get tongues wagging. Opulence; a cocktail comprising of Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve, served with honey, vanilla and plum bitters - described as “decadence in a glass” would go perfectly with the Charcuterie and Cheese Board on offer. Or you could try the Pink G&T Martini; the lovechild of two classics, and pair it with a portion of Baked Camembert. The list of irresistible drinks goes on; making sure to include beer, wine, champagne, Methode Cap Classique and so much more.

In the cosy lounge area – just adjacent to and within view of the restaurant floor - there is a fireplace, perfect for warming up on chilly winter evenings. The whimsical courtyard is sure to fill up during sunny summer and spring days.

All through the popular inner city hangout you can feel the sense of ease, it’s contagious. Once you walk through the main doors and a waitron attends to you, you are transported to a place where nothing else matters but your happiness and satisfaction.

It’s also worth mentioning that HQ prides itself on providing top-notch musical entertainment,  and patrons can expect acoustic tunes on Mondays, romantic serenades during the Tuesday Date Night dinner service and more up tempo, party-starting beats during the Friday DJ and Dance Night.

At HQ you know what you’re coming for

Headquarters is a concept steakhouse based on the Parisian restaurant Le Relais de L’Entrecote. For a while the menu comprised of one single dish; sirloin steak. You could get a 250g cut or a 500g, and it was accompanied by chips and a house salad. Things have since changed. Patrons can now enjoy dishes from Parmesan and Truffle fries and Triple Cooked Pork Belly Cubes to HQ Chilli Poppers and Lamb Slider. If you want to enjoy HQs signature meal be sure to book your seat at their monthly Raise The Steaks event. 

 

As if that wasn’t enough, the dessert menu, which offers everything from chocolate fondant, crème brûlée and tiramisu to baked cheesecake and sorbet, is mouthwatering.

Other restaurants offer over-extended menus, but Headquarters focuses on a number of classic dishes ensure excellence in every way and to solidify its reputation one of the best restaurants in the city.

Tip: HQ offers a number of spaces that can be rented out for private functions. What’s more, have a look out for HQ’s specials: it’s 2-for-1 on a Monday night and half-price tapas on Thursday evening.

The Bill: Quite reasonable for a restaurant of this calibre, in the city. The standard steak, chips and salad meal will cost R218. If you’d prefer a tapas meal prepare to pay anything between R82 to R126. There are a range of beverages (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) to choose from and prices differ accordingly.

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