Restaurant Week – the Parisian-inspired Steakhouse HQ Restaurant – 23 October 2015

HQ

Second up on our Restaurant Week was HQ Restaurant.Situated at 100 Shortmarket St, Cape Town,in the heart of the CBD, you will find some of the best Steak and Tapas in CT.

HQ

Their Restaurant Week offer is:

Lunch at R 95.00

Crispy cos and Iceberg lettuce salad with toasted Pine nuts, Parmesan shavings and a Vinaigrette dressing.

A perfectly grilled Sirloin (125g) sourced locally and from Botswana, topped with their signature Café de Paris butter and

Served with Skinny fries

Dinner at R 175.00

Crispy cos and Iceberg lettuce salad with toasted Pine nuts, Parmesan shavings and a Vinaigrette dressing.

A perfectly grilled Sirloin (125g) sourced locally and from Botswana, topped with their signature Café de Paris butter and

Served with Skinny fries

Your choice of dessert

Crème Brulée

Chocolate Fondant

Cheesecake

Malva Pudding

Lemon Tart

HQ

We had to sample their Bar Snacks/Tapas and certainly weren’t disappointed.

Bar Snacks/Tapas

TEMPURA STYLE CALAMARI – Served with a spicy Salsa Mayonnaise.

One of the best we have tasted, crispy crunchy outside but moist and succulent on the inside. The Mayo also just added the exact amount of bite it needed.

TEMPURA STYLE CALAMARI - Served with a spicy salsa mayonnaise
                                               TEMPURA STYLE CALAMARI 

CHORIZO CHILLI POPPERS – Wrapped in phyllo pastry and served with a spicy salsa mayonnaise.

An interesting take on the Chilli Popper, the finely diced Chorizo added another dimension of spiciness. Good addition indeed.

CHORIZO CHILLI POPPERS - Wrapped in phyllo pastry and served with a spicy salsa mayonnaise.
                                               CHORIZO CHILLI POPPERS

PRAWNS & MOZZARELLA SPRINGROLLS – With sweet chilli Hoisin and Basil pesto.

Yet another winner, the sweet prawn, mozzarella combination is perfectly complimented by the dipping sauce.

PRAWNS & MOZZARELLA SPRINGROLLS - With sweet chilli Hoisin and basil pesto
                     PRAWNS & MOZZARELLA SPRINGROLLS 

SIRLOIN CUBES – 125g wet-aged grilled Sirloin cubes with Café de Paris butter.

A perfect dish for the not so hungry, the cubes were cooked to perfection, moist, flavourful and yummy.

SIRLOIN CUBES - 125g wet-aged grilled Sirloin cubes with Café de Paris butter
                                       SIRLOIN CUBES 

HQ SIGNATURE LOBBY ROLLS – Crayfish, spring onion, and mayonnaise in soft toasted rolls.

Sad to say this was the only dish that didn’t excite us. We just found the dish a bit large. The roll should perhaps be smaller and softer. Also the mayo totally overpowered the crayfish. Perhaps some refining to the dish would help to bring it up to the high standards of all the others.

HQ SIGNATURE LOBBY ROLLS - Crayfish, spring onion, and mayonnaise in soft toasted rolls
                                              HQ SIGNATURE LOBBY ROLLS 

It’s never too early for a cocktail and they have a large selection of choices, there will certainly be one for anyone. I sampled IT’S PIMMS ‘O CLOCK! – Pimms, raspberry infused Vodka, Cloudy Apple Juice and all the fresh fruit you could want.It tasted as yummy as it looks 🙂

IT’S PIMMS ‘O CLOCK! - Pimms, raspberry infused Vodka, Cloudy Apple Juice and all the fresh fruit you could want
                                     IT’S PIMMS ‘O CLOCK! 

Then onto our Restaurant Week Meal.

SALAD, STEAK & CHIPS – A tried and tested meal which made HQ famous and they do it so well, everything cooked to perfection, simple good food.

Their Signature Dish

Crispy cos and iceberg lettuce salad with toasted pine nuts, parmesan shavings and a vinaigrette dressing.

A perfectly grilled sirloin, topped with their signature Café de Paris butter and served with skinny fries.

SALAD, STEAK & CHIPS
                                                      SALAD, STEAK & CHIPS

Lastly we choose the Deconstructed Lemon Meringue, all the elements in the correct proportions for you to construct the prefect mouthful to your taste.

Deconstructed Lemon Meringue
                                       Deconstructed Lemon Meringue
Deconstructed Lemon Meringue
                                             Deconstructed Lemon Meringue
Deconstructed Lemon Meringue
                              Deconstructed Lemon Meringue

Another amazing meal in an awesome venue…

They open Mondays – Saturdays and offer amazing daily specials,please visit their HQ website for all the information.

ALBUM

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