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40 St Mary St | Cardiff, Cardiff, Wales
02920 22 4757
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 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: Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 124
    Excellent
  • 109
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 35
    Poor
  • 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
Worth a visit.

Enjoyed a three course meal, excellent. Wine was very nice too. Crime brûlée the nicest we have ever tasted.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
Pelaberdare
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Nice feel to this place, not too crowded but not your average restaurant. I had the skewers which hang from the ceiling which was a quirky touch, the food was high quality and enough to leave you feeling satisfied

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I visited Cardiff with girlfriend and we found The Meating Place, we sat down quickly and a very nice lady served us, we had the squid and scallops to start. Then we shared the venison and the very quirky hanging lamb skewer. Both were very tasty, cooked perfectly. We drank a delicious not too expensive bottle of Rioja and enjoyed... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Enjoyed a three course meal, excellent. Wine was very nice too. Crime brûlée the nicest we have ever tasted.

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Wells, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Our second visit on a Saturday night. Lots of atmosphere although if we had been seated in the upstairs section, the noisy but good humoured stag party would have overwhelmed our group of four. The service is friendly and efficient and the drinks reasonably priced. The steaks however were not as good as we expected, certainly one was over seasoned.... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We visited on a busy Saturday evening, it took half an hour for someone to come and offer us drinks, even then we got given a drinks menu and were left for another ten minutes before we could order one. Food took so long to arrive that the waitress came and asked us if we had enjoyed our food and... More 

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15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

It was a cold night in Cardiff and The Meating Place was the perfect warm bday dinner we needed! Very cute restaurant in the center of cardiff the meat was really great and i really liked the interior ! If i ever go back to cardiff would definitely re-visit !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Came here for my birthday :) staff were very accommodating and friendly. I had a great evening and so did the rest of the party of 8! I will definitely be back!! Yummmmmy! Oh and if you like sides - this is your place. I think I ordered them all!!!

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We dined here for lunch and it was ok, I had a bowl of leaves with a quarter of a tomato cut into two pieces which was suppose to be a side salad, in fairness she did not charge me for it in the end. And the thing I found strange was two men performing maintenance in the middle of... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Over expensive Food average but not worth the money Meat Ok but not great Service very poor There are so many better places in Cardiff - avoid!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Excellent menu, in particular the hanging skewers were really good. The prices aren't the cheapest you'll find anywhere (certainly not the most expensive either though) but it's great value for the quality of what you get. Seven of us went and all left very happy.

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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: Steakhouse, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?