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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
Closed now
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Visitor rating
  • 114
    Excellent
  • 101
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 33
    Poor
  • 25
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Cracking cuisine with the ambiance of a great big cwtch

Having moved away from Cardiff after 30 years my wife and I have started looking at the City with fresh eyes. On a recent visit back by train we thought we would head for St Mary's Street for a meal and made a beeline for The Meating Place. Having had a great meal there a couple of years ago we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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314 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Having moved away from Cardiff after 30 years my wife and I have started looking at the City with fresh eyes. On a recent visit back by train we thought we would head for St Mary's Street for a meal and made a beeline for The Meating Place. Having had a great meal there a couple of years ago we... More 

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Cardiff
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The Meating Place is the bees knees, and never fails to deliver a perfect service. I come here often with friends for a Sunday lunch or for a meal during the week because the staff are lovely, the food is delicious and the whole experience is fantastic from start to finish. The Sunday lunch in particular is my favourite because... More 

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cardigan, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Went for a mid week meal with friends. We arrived at approximately 6.30 p.m. The restaurant was empty when we arrived but within 15/20 minutes the place started to fill up. We tried the mixed skewers which were hung from hooks above the table. The meat was tender and tasty. The atmosphere was good and the staff were attentive and... More 

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West Wales
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14 reviews 14 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

We were a party of 11 curmudgeonly old pensioners looking for somewhere to eat on a Friday night in Cardiff. We were surprised but delighted that the Meating Place could fit us in on our own table at such short notice. It only took 5 minutes to set the table up and throughout our visit staff were both efficient and... More 

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Croxley Green, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Great atmosphere with attentive, friendly staff. My dad and I both had steaks which were both excellent. 2 courses, coffee and a good bottle of red wine cost £80. I have already recommended the Meating Place to friends going to Cardiff and would definitely go back.

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

A brilliant restaurant! The food was absolutely delicious and great value for money! The staff were very friendly and the atmosphere was fab! Would definitely go again!

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Swansea, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We visited this restaurant after a rugby international. There was a set menu because of the rugby which I wasn't told about at the time of booking, it soon became obvious they were trying to get as many people in and out as quickly as possible. It was very busy which wasn't helped by random people coming in and out... More 

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Thomas24uk, Operations Manager at The Meating Place, responded to this review

We're really sorry to hear that you have had a bad experience. To understand the issues you faced at the venue - we would like to hear from you on how we can improve the service and to investigate what happened. Would you be willing to contact me on Leeanne@chameleongroupcardiff.com Regards Leeanne Mole Operations Manager The Chameleon Group More 

Edinburgh
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Booked table for 7pm having failed to get a table at sister restaurant, The Potted Pig. It looks a bit like an old fashioned pub and only one table was occupied when we went in which made us nervous. However we ordered a fillet steak and a sirloin both well done; no sauce and a bottle of reasonably priced and... More 

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Church Stretton, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I have phoned twice and emailed twice in January to try to reserve a table for our visit in July and no-one will take our booking or ring us back I am very unimpressed

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Thomas24uk, Operations Manager at The Meating Place, responded to this review

We're really sorry to hear that you have had trouble making a booking. We would like to hear from you to investigate what happened. Would you be willing to contact me on Leeanne@chameleongroupcardiff.com Regards Leeanne Mole Operations Manager The Chameleon Group More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The food here was delicious! I wouldn't normally have a desert but after having such a tasty main I couldn't resist! The atmosphere is lovely and intimate, the perfect place for a date night. I will certainly be recommending to friends and will be going again soon.

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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: 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?