On Friday Night I visited an Awesome Restaurant named Headquarters (HQ) in Sandton. The most interesting thing about the restaurant is that it offers a single, straightforward menu: Salad, Sirloin & Chips ...
It opened in Cape Town in December 2008 and Sandton in February 2011, Headquarters is loosely based on the famous Parisian restaurant, Le Relais de L’Entrecote, in its homage to meat.
The Menu is simply stamped onto the Brown Paper Table Cloth and you can leave your details to receive info on what's happening at HQ.
The Salad Starter:
A delicious, classic composition of cos and iceberg lettuce, topped with toasted pine nuts and parmesan shavings, drizzled with a divine mustard vinaigrette dressing. This is the perfect combination to prepare your palate for the succulent sirloin and crispy fries which follow.
The Sirloin and Chips:
|My Delicious Portion on Sirloin and Fries with an Awesome Bottle of Red Wine|
The free range sirloin, sourced from Namibia and Botswana, is perfectly grilled to your taste and lightly covered with their signature Café de Paris butter created from 18 ingredients.
And what better side to a sirloin steak than some delicious double fried French Fries, which are delightfully crispy and perfectly salted.
Once you order how you want your steak grilled the waiter marks your tablecloth with your choice, I prefer my meat Medium Rare, so I got "MR" on my side of the tablecloth
For all those Vegetarians out there, HQ even has a vegetarian option consisting of Halloumi and Mediterranean Vegetable Skewers with a Basil Infused Vinagrette. The Vegetarian Option also starts with the HQ salad and is also accompanied by crispy chips. (I haven't tried this yet, but on my next visit I'll give you feedback on this dish)
This single-minded restaurant is genuinely a breath of fresh air when compared to the numerous restaurants that offer a variety of items on their menus. The best part is, that as they specialise in only one dish, you can be certain that it will be the BEST SIRLOIN STEAK AND FRIES YOU WILL EVER EAT!
or call them on +27 11 783 0924
6 Gwen Lane,
Open Monday - Saturday
Kitchen serving 11h30 - 22h30
Bar open till late