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The Meating Place

40 St Mary St | Cardiff, Cardiff, Wales
02920 22 4757
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Ranked #267 of 938 Restaurants in Cardiff
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
Cuisines: British
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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
Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

At first I was disappointed that it was only the Christmas Menu available as this visit was for my birthday and I wanted to try the ribs. BUT the smoked Sirloin was divine; the service was personable and friendly and we enjoyed every mouthful. I will definitely be back in the New Year to try the BabyBacks!!!

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Rogerstone, null, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

I think the decoration in this restaurant is a little cold and the food promises great things but fails to live up to the grandiose descriptions. I had a hanging beef skewer here recently and it was so tough I could barely chew it. I did not enjoy it at all and I enjoyed paying through the nose for it... More 

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Cardiff
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The hanging skewers are a must!! Definitely worth the money, had an excellent experience at the Meating Place - one of my favourite Cardiff restaurants

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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Went there last week for a works Christmas "do". My initial thoughts on entering were not great and looking at the state of the toilets, my impression got worse - my opinion is that they were not very clean and not really fit for customer use. I sat at the table and the staff organisation seemed chaotic - they were... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

Never again over price steak that was at least 2oz fat on supposedly a 10oz steak. They don't know the difference between rare and medium come on it's not hard to cook steak. And to top it off since when does blue cheese source taste like gravy and look brown in colour And when the asking the waitress about it... More 

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Worcestershire
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

Having read reviews on the actual evening we went, I wonder if we were at the same restaurant! It was very busy and we had to wait 5 mins for a pre booked table, but other than that all was very good. Our sirloin steaks were perfectly cooked and the beef in a small Yorkie pud I had as a... More 

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Was told we only had 1hour to eat, ordered at 6:30 , food arrived at 7:25, steak cold, and skewer was raw, as wasn't asked how it was to be cooked, FairPlay the manager gave us %25 off next visit, as couldn't serve us another meal as the table was booked. Would not return.

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LONDON
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

Food was good, service was terrible. Restaurant is clearly understaffed - service was very slow and we had to make repeat requests frequently as they often forgot . Two courses took two hours despite us pre ordering prior to arrival - we have up on the third course as it was close to 11pm and didn't want to wait anymore.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Called into the Meating Place on spec whilst waiting for a cancelled train. The food was excellent - my wife and i both had fillet steak, which were very nice cuts of meat and cooked perfectly rare. We were in a bit of a hurry and the staff were great and the service was prompt and all round very good.... More 

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14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

4 if us visited here and it was a great evening. Starters of potted crab and mussels were amazing. Steaks were good quality as were the sauces to go with them and perfectly cooked. We didn't have dessert but they looked nice. Service was friendly and the atmosphere cosy. I would highly recommend this place.

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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  >  Southern 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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