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40 St Mary St | Cardiff, Cardiff, Wales
02920 22 4757
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Description: We are a contemporary grill house based in the city centre that can boast...
We are a contemporary grill house based in the city centre that can boast a great steak menu including a 20oz t bone as well as a great selection of other meats including hanging meat skewers cooked on a real charcoal grill.The menus are based on food we love. At Meating Place we make every effort to keep our menus seasonal, which means using locally sourced products.
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    Very good
  • 49
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  • 37
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Booked a table early afternoon for the evening picked a nice table which they reserved for us. The service was prompt and good overall We had bread and a selection of olives and dips which was very good. We both had the small steak which came with special chips excellent meal with good service. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
ALEXANDER C
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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bridgend
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

came to this restaurant before going to a concert on the 3rd september 15 , and we arrived here , and were the first ones in for food , the waiter did a great job , and we had spare ribs and a cheese burger meal , and the food was amazing , we had bottle of beer and a... More 

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Cardiff
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

This restaurant still has the rustic charm of old, and the cocktail menu is fabulous, although they taste too good and you end up drinking too many! The food, service and ambience in here is perfect. I have eaten ribeye steak each time and it has been cooked to perfection, and I love their sweet potato fries. Having been on... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Booked a table early afternoon for the evening picked a nice table which they reserved for us. The service was prompt and good overall We had bread and a selection of olives and dips which was very good. We both had the small steak which came with special chips excellent meal with good service. We had a table downstairs which... More 

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Nancy A, Public Relations Manager at The Meating Place, responded to this review

Good Afternoon. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so glad you enjoyed your meals and we hope to see you back again soon for another lovely meal. Maybe next time pop in of a lunch time and try our afternoon menu. Kindest Regards, The Meating Place More 

London
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Visited on a weekday evening. The restaurant was fairly quiet but had nice atmosphere, very helpful and friendly staff ....and absolutely delicious food! The king prawns were the best I've ever eaten! For main course I had the lamb rump and my daughter had a chicken skewer...both were gorgeous! This restaurant is an absolute find for meat lovers but I'm... More 

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Nancy A, Public Relations Manager at The Meating Place, responded to this review

Good Afternoon, Thank you for your lovely review. We are so glad you and your daughter enjoyed your meals and we look forward to welcoming you again next time. Kindest Regards The Meating Place More 

Ystrad Mynach, null, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

What a let down this place is. We had an excellent starter each, followed by a flawlessly grilled ribeye for me and the biggest prawns I've ever seen for my partner. Then came pudding....my partner's 'vanilla poached peaches' were tinned sliced peaches that had never seen a vanilla pod. My pannacotta came in a glass and had so much gelatine... More 

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Nancy A, Public Relations Manager at The Meating Place, responded to this review

Good Afternoon. We are so glad you enjoyed your starters and your main however we must apologise that you were unhappy with your desserts. We are sorry if you felt your evening was let down after such an excellent start but we hope this was brought to the attention of a member of staff who would have been sure to... More 

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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We popped in on a week night and luckily they had a table available. After a short wait while they set up our table, the head waiter apologised that they didn't have a white table cloth, however if he hadn't mentioned it, I wouldn't have realised that it was missing! Menu has some great selections, we had both starters &... More 

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Nancy A, Public Relations Manager at The Meating Place, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so glad you had a delicious meal at The Meating Place and enjoyed your skewers. They are a sure favourite. We hope to see you again soon. Regards, The Meating Place More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Cant fault this place. From entering as a solo eater I was looked after throughout. Food is of high quality and it did not feel i was rushed at any time which often happens when alone. The ham terrine was first class served on toast. The main was ribs and twice as many arrived as i expected. Plenty of meat... More 

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Nancy A, Public Relations Manager at The Meating Place, responded to this review

Good Afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed not only your meal but the experience in general. Please visit us again soon. Kind Regards, The Meating Place More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

What an amazing place - busy atmosphere, great service and fantastic food! Two of our party had the ribs which were awsome, and two of us had the skewers - the king prawns were delicious! Great food and atmosphere and excellent value for money - will definitely be back!

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Nancy A, Public Relations Manager at The Meating Place, responded to this review

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Thank you for your kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed your meals and we made your birthday extra special. This is a new menu so great to hear positive feedback. Hope to see you again soon for the next special occasion. Kind Regards, The Meating Place More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We had the mixed grill and i have to say it was amazing. The porterhouse steak was out of this world, chicken kebab heavenly and even the sides of hand cut chips and coleslaw seemed extra special. The service was just right. We will be coming again.

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Nancy A, Public Relations Manager at The Meating Place, responded to this review

Good Afternoon, Thank you for your kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed your meals.The steaks and the hanging skewers are our most popular dishes so we are glad you found them 'out of this world'. Hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, The Meating Place More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

We visited on Friday evening without booking & arrived at about 9.30pm. The restaurant has a lovely atmosphere and the staff were very polite & attentive. We had starters & main courses & all the food was delicious & served hot. Prices were reasonable for a place in the city centre & we'd definitely visit again.

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Nancy A, Public Relations Manager at The Meating Place, responded to this review

Good Afternoon, Thank you for your kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed your meals and we hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, The Meating Place More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 40 St Mary St | Cardiff, Cardiff, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Cardiff
  • Phone Number: 02920 22 4757

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Description

We are a contemporary grill house based in the city centre that can boast a great steak menu including a 20oz t bone as well as a great selection of other meats including hanging meat skewers cooked on a real charcoal grill.The menus are based on food we love. At Meating Place we make every effort to keep our menus seasonal, which means using locally sourced products.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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