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The Meating Place

40 St Mary St | Cardiff, Cardiff, Wales
02920 22 4757
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Ranked #249 of 878 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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  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Caerdydd
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I recently visited the Meating Place as a large work group; a large pre-booking being a bit of a challenge in central Cardiff. There is not a lot I can really say about the place, as nothing of positive note stood out. The service was very disappointing. They took a long time to bring the courses, actually forgot to deliver... More

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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My daughter and I had a great afternoon tea recently. Lots of lovely sandwiches, cakes and scones. Scones were served warm with cream and delicious jam. Cakes all tasted home made and were great. All served with tea in lovely tea pots and a glass of bubbles. It was a warm sunny day and we had our afternoon tea outside... More

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cardiff
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Visited on a Saturday night as a party of 17. Staff we're friendly and courteous and our table was ready when we arrived. Menu choice was very limited unfortunately and was different to what was originally sent out to us in advance. Portion sizes were very small and the quality of the food was poor. Food wasn't served at the... More

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Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

It was my birthday and we had already had a great lunch out and we were not really hungry but as we had a full night a head of us we thought we had better have some food. I have been here a few times before but not for a while. It still looks that same and not a lot... More

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Pembrokeshire Boy!
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

An awesome afternoon tea with beautiful fresh sandwiches and cakes. Chilled champagne, chilled water, strawberries on ice and Tea & Coffee served in beautiful surroundings with attentive staff. Highly recommended and we would definitely return and will be telling our friends to book when they are in Cardiff. Thank you :) Richard & Lisa (visited 3.30pm June 14th)

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Nothing to complain about really, an overall average experience with not much to write about. Was not impressed with the fact they had run out of fillet steaks on a Saturday evening, being a steak house would expect them not to run out of the best cut. Wine selection was good Starter selection limited

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Managed to get a last minute 9 I clock table on a Saturday night for some family who were visiting cardiff and were craving steaks. They really enjoyed this restaurant and said that the food was delicious, reasonably priced and also the service was relaxed, they did not feel rushed at all. Whilst they both ate steaks, they also commented... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Had dinner here on 28th May. Ordered bread which was very nice, a sirloin steak that was delicious and a bottle of Rioja (none left) so had a bottle of Malbec that was a strong replacement. It's not the cheapest steak in town but lovely presentation, cracking chunky chips and no spare tables so they are doing lots right. Service... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We visited The Meating Place without a booking as it was mid week and thought we would be able to get a table. Thankfully we seemed to have arrived at the perfect time as they were in fact rather busy. The staff were extremely accommodating and very welcoming. To start I had the steak tartare and my partner had the... More

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Wiltshire, UK
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19 reviews 19 reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

On St Mary's Street so very central, this restaurant has an intimate feel about it. Great choice of steaks and speciality hanging meats Superb food, great ambiance and excellent staff made for a lovely evening

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