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The Meating Place

40 St Mary St | Cardiff, Cardiff, Wales
02920 22 4757
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Ranked #258 of 898 Restaurants in Cardiff
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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  • English first
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Went here for the second time on the weekend. Steak (fillet) was fantastic. I had sweet potato fries and everyone was jealous. I win.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We came here for Sunday dinner and wasn't disappointed. We were greeted in a friendly manner and had our choice of seats. We sat near the door by the 'poster' wall! Plenty to read and entertain whilst waiting for drinks and food. I had the beetroot & goats cheese salad to start which was very tasty. The lamb was cooked... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I bought a voucher for afternoon tea for 2 with bubbly and made a booking. At the last moment my friend was not able to join me so I went on my own as I did not wish to waste it. When the food came it was for 2 people and I was told I could have 2 glasses of... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Been there several times and have to say service is great and I love the chargrilled flavour of the steaks always cooked so well. Fantastic choice of wines and superb array of starters and deserts but its the meats as the name suggests that really excels. With a fantastic choice of steaks, skewers and other mains the meals are fantastic.

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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Went here for a recent birthday with friends. A really nice menu with the hanging skewers being a particular favourite. Service was pretty good considering it was busy. It's not cheap but its location and quality of food made it pretty good value. Will definitely eat here again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

A stunning plate of lobster and steak washed down with a nice red. This place was great and topped our anniversary off nicely. Staff were attentive and polite and the food was incredible. will definitely be back.

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UK
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Yes, the food here is good. Tender well cooked steaks - exactly as ordered. Great wine - served at the right temperature . But what really makes the Meating Place great is the high standard of staff and managment Well trained serving staff and bar attendants and on the ball managment. Nothing is too much trouble and everything is as... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Excellent atmosphere, loved the skewers hanging from the ceiling - it made the experience very memorable and different. Food tasted great too! Recommend for a romantic meal.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I would have liked to give this a 2.5. Service was ok but the food a bit poor. The steak skewer was a bit tough and over seasoned with the rosemary, along with a very small portion of chips. The rump steak was over cooked and again a bit meh! Wouldn't recommend it as the prices are certainly not reflective... More

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We had lunch here on Saturday, and were a little concerned by some of the reviews. Cardiff was quiet in the hot sun, and the Meating Place only had a few tables taken (though booked up in the evening, I heard) Staff were very friendly, menus arrived quickly, orders were correct. A little cold with the aircon on, but otherwise... More

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