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The Meating Place

40 St. Mary Street, Cardiff, CF10 1AD +44 2922270167

((((* Steaks & Grills
Main course: £0
Food spend: £0
Opening hours
Monday: 17:30 - 23:00 Tuesday to Friday: 12:00 - 15:00 & 17:30 - 23:00 Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00 Sunday: 10:30 - 16:00

My wife and I and our 4 children dined here on 23rd December. The service, food and atmosphere was of the highest standard... Absolutely fantastic. Thank you.

Gary Davies 24 December 2016
from Aberdare

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A contemporary steak house in the centre of busy St Mary Street in Cardiff, The Meating Place offers a host of exciting treats from the charcoal grill. Signature marinated skewers are served with delicious accompaniments, while classic grill cuts are sourced from some of Cardiff's most celebrated producers.

Choose from a selection of hand-selected steaks, cooked to your preference, or tuck into a rack of ribs smothered in BBQ sauce and served with salad, chunky chips & coleslaw. Other dishes on the menu include sesame-seared tuna with pickled veg & red cabbage compote.

In the dining room, suspended light fittings, reclaimed furnishings and exposed beams offer a quirky, shabby-chic vibe. Afternoon tea is served daily, complete with delicate sandwiches and pastries, and a traditional roast is cooked up every Sunday.

The Meating Place in Cardiff is just a 4-minute walk from Cardiff Central Rail Station.

The Meating Place

40 St. Mary Street, Cardiff, CF10 1AD

Contact +44 2920224757
Reservations +44 2922270167

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Customer reviews for The Meating Place

4.2 ((((* (based on 99 reviews)
84% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (76)
  • romantic (46)
  • lunch (32)
  • private dining (28)
  • trendy (20)
  • large parties (14)
  • value (14)
  • business (10)
  • luxury (8)
  • entertainment (4)
  • al fresco (2)
  • child friendly (1)
  • ((((( 8 January 2017 by Andreas Zachai from Cardiff

    This place is lovely. Manageable portions so actually finished my meal for once. Lovely atmosphere, kind waiting staff and the chef brought out our starters, he was lovely too.

    They were showing Buster Keaton films in the background which basically means id give this place 6 stars if i could.

  • ((((* 6 January 2017 by Greg Scannell from Cardiff

    Great atmosphere and lovely friendly staff but we had quite a long wait for our meals to arrive. The quality and amount of food was excellent though and worth the wait!

  • (((** 29 December 2016 by alison lewis from caerphilly

    I booked a table for 8 people on line for the 27th december, however unfortunately i did not mention that 2 of our party were 80 and had mobility problems. The manager on duty was most unhelpful and while there were a number of empty tables downstairs he stated they were all reserved and insisted we sit upstairs, again there were mostly empty tables which again he said were reserved and sat us in the window on 2 tables of 4 which was quite odd as we were in a group. We left at 9 pm and the tables he insisted were reserved remained empty throughout. The food was delicious and we had a lovely evening but the seating was uncomfortable and draughty and affected our evening.

  • ((((( 24 December 2016 by Gary Davies from Aberdare

    My wife and I and our 4 children dined here on 23rd December. The service, food and atmosphere was of the highest standard... Absolutely fantastic. Thank you.

  • (((** 21 December 2016 by Clive Bowman from Cardiff

    Friendly attentive staff, dated venue, the "duck crumpet" starter a big disappointment

  • ((((( 17 December 2016 by Julian Mawdesley from Cardiff

    Had booked this restaurant on line prior to a short visit to Cardiff. Process and information on line was clear and offered all we needed to know for our first visit to the Meating place. Cozy setting in the hart of the city and greeted by friendly staff. Excellent choice on the menu including meat or fish skewers that hang from the ceiling above the table. Good size portions on the starters and mains. (Couldn't fit in a dessert!) All the staff were chatty and pleasant and made the evening a very relaxing experience.

  • ((((( 15 December 2016 by Liz Nash from Cardiff

    The food was fantastic; the staff were very attentive and we loved the ambience and décor.

  • ((*** 14 December 2016 by Jamie Sowerby-robinson from Cardiff

    not worth the money with extortionate prices for very small portions. Also felt rushed

  • ((((( 30 November 2016 by Janice Evans from Cardiff

    Wonderful meal,good menu great atmosphere I can recommend.

  • ((((* 27 November 2016 by Amy Jones from Cardiff

    Delicious seabass

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