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Friday nights @ Headquarters..
Posted by on Jun 11th, 2009

HQHeard good things about this restaurant a couple of weeks ago so decided to put them to the test last Friday.No point in reviewing a restaurant by myself so decided to drag 20 friends(sorry bad..thought you were out of town) along for the ride to get a more balanced picture.Booked the day before and they were off to a good start by easily accomodating such a large group in the mezzanine section overlooking the the central area and the hostess called me Friday morning to make sure HQeverything was still on track.Nice.The interior is stylishly decorated and the stone walls along with the dim warm lighting give it that wine cellar feel.I like the double volume space in the centre which fills up really quickly as it is flanked by the well stocked bar on one side and a crazy french man playing live music on the other.The food ..mmmm.. if you like steak and chips then this place is perfect since its the only thing on the menu..(apart from a vegetarian option of stuffed portabello mushroom)!Great concept..serve one thing and do it perfectly.I asked for my steak medium HQrare and thats exactly how i got it.Of the 20 people at the table only a single order got returned for not being cooked long enough..we wont mention any names right Jeannie!I forgot to mention that the starter ,although simple looking, was fantastic..big lettuce leaves covered in roasted pine nuts and shavings of parmesan.By the time our meals were done the place was packed with well dressed good looking folks crowding( its not easy getting a drink) the dance floor.Only gripe was a slight hiccup involving the bill..the card machines wouldnt work at the table..but hey it happens.Great vibe and good food..always a winner.Will go again this friday!


Headquarters  is located on 100 Shortmarket street,Heritage Square,Cape Town.  +27 21 4246373

Ryan Bywater says:
June 06, 2009 at 5:50 am

I take it you thought I was out of town too?

Kyle says:
June 06, 2009 at 5:50 am

No, you were probably just with your new friends.

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