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The Meating Place

40 St Mary St | Cardiff, Cardiff, Wales
02920 22 4757
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Ranked #257 of 889 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
UK
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
61 helpful votes 61 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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Liverpool
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4 reviews 4 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Overpriced and lacking in subtlety the meating place is an odd place. The waitress was friendly but keen to sweep up my plate and get me out as soon as possible and although the ribeye steak and the handful of chips accompanied by two onion rings was OK and the Shiraz was so-so I could have got both in any... More

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Caerdydd
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
141 reviews 141 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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