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40 St Mary St | Cardiff, Cardiff, Wales
02920 22 4757
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10:30 am - 4:00 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/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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  • 106
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 33
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  • 26
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
First time ...... great food .

First time we have visited and called in for lunch on Saturday , we did book but there was no need to on this occasion . Only decided to have a main and a bottle of wine and we all had the meat skewers which were very tasty with the choices being chicken , beef and lamb all served with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Martyn M
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Aberdare, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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326 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Aberdare, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

First time we have visited and called in for lunch on Saturday , we did book but there was no need to on this occasion . Only decided to have a main and a bottle of wine and we all had the meat skewers which were very tasty with the choices being chicken , beef and lamb all served with... More 

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Pontypridd, Wales
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Went to the meating place for lunch with my dad, and was given very good service and had a very relaxing atmosphere. I had the bbq ribs with chips which was very tasty and the chips are the best I've ever had. We also had a dessert, I had a sticky toffee pudding which was a very comforting dessert but... More 

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Gorgeous steak for husband and chicken skewers for me. Not the cheapest meal around but definately worth the money. Fab service and atmosphere, very cosy feel to it.

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Scunthorpe
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120 reviews 120 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Nice place, pleasant decor with comfortable relaxing area. Nice high back chairs at the dining table. Menu is good with a varied choice but the main pull is the meat skewers which presents itself hanging from a rose shaped plate down towards your table. Sides are a little expensive. The chicken was good allthough one piece wasn't as good as... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

A group of three of us went to The Meating Place early March. We booked ahead and were seated immediately. It wasn't what we expected, we hadn't looked at the menu before arriving and had booked purely on others' enjoyment. It's a very cosy, posh, and quiet restaurant- we all agreed that it was too intimate for even a group... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Busy little restaurant in the heart of cardiff's pubs & bars, this is the sister restaurant to the Potted Pig & has the same high standard of food, but with a more relaxed atmosphere. Reasonably priced & delicious meals. The kebab skewers are very entertaining, as they hang them from the ceiling, which can cause fun & games when trying... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

The service and food were first class. Would recommend to friends and family and would return myself

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Booked a table fo April 6th via the restaurants website over three weeks before the date. I duly received a confirmation email the next day. Two weeks later I receive a blunt email saying my booking is cancelled, no reason. I phoned the restaurant and was informed it was because it was a Bank Holiday. I asked why this information... More 

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Great Bardfield, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

I ate here whilst on a business trip. The staff were friendly and the service good. Small menu but well executed.Busy on a week night so book or be disappointed!

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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156 reviews 156 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We visited for Sunday lunch and received a very warm welcome. The staff are chatty and friendly and nothing seemed too much trouble. We had traditional roast lunch, lots of meat cooked to taste and would have liked dessert - but couldnt fit another thing as the main course was so hearty! Next time it will be starters and puds.... 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  >  Southern 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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