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40 St Mary St | Cardiff, Cardiff, Wales
02920 22 4757
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Today
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: Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good food

The food was absolutely amazing! A little too many staff members and more salad than needed!! Sticky toffee pudding was delish but definitely split it between 2 😀

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2015
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wales
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Went here with a voucher which was for a lunchtime only. They presented us with a lunch menu and have to say that apart from 2 meals on it we could have had the meals for the same price without the voucher.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Following on from Starburstchewy's comments. I had the exact same experience. No Sunday Roast... on a Sunday! I was called on the Friday, the call was however to confirm booking and no mention of there not being a roast dinner available. Very shabby service.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I read with interest the review by Starburstchewy. I too had booked a table, many months ago in March, for Father's Day. We arrived for our 2.30 table to be told that the Sunday menu (that is always served on Sunday) has been withdrawn and only the A La Carte menu would be available. I had booked based on a... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Table was booked for Father's day and was booked a couple of weeks in advance. They were supposed to offer Sunday lunch and that was the main reason for booking. When we got to the restaurant we were informed that the only menu on offer was going to be the a la carte menu, which wasn't what was on offer... More 

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Leicester
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We didn't know Cardiff restaurants and found this by walking by. The staff were charming and very welcoming. The menu was fascinating. I enjoyed my sword fish, which was cooked just how I like it. They had proper Welsh cider (bottled). When we requested a music track, they found it on YouTube and played it for us (twice). Will definitely... More 

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Portsmouth, England
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6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Met up with our son for Sunday Lunch whilst returning from a trip to Tenby. We all ate different skewers; chicken, lamb and beef, together with sweet potatoe fries and slaw. All were nicely cooked and the whole meal was tasty. Really liked the novel way they're served as we had no prior knowledge of restaurant. We allI managed dessert... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Highly recommended .. Enjoyed a lovely birthday celebration here, the food was amazing and the service excellent. Will definitely come here again.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

We both had the rib eye and it was one of the best steaks we've ever eaten. The staff were really polite, attentive and helpful. If you appreciate good steak then it is well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The food was absolutely amazing! A little too many staff members and more salad than needed!! Sticky toffee pudding was delish but definitely split it between 2 😀

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

Fell across this amazing restaurant on our first visit to Cardiff. Delicious food, welcoming and attentive staff, great ambience, delicious food. Would highly recommend.

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Additional Information about The Meating Place

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

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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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