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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

Wonderful meal,good menu great atmosphere I can recommend.

Janice Evans 30 November 2016
from Cardiff

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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 91 reviews)
86% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (71)
  • romantic (42)
  • lunch (30)
  • private dining (24)
  • trendy (19)
  • large parties (12)
  • value (12)
  • business (9)
  • luxury (7)
  • entertainment (4)
  • al fresco (2)
  • ((((( 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

  • (**** 25 November 2016 by Dorota Oyrzanowska-anderson from Dusseldorf

    The place smells of beer, noisy and dirty. I would not recommend it at all!

  • (**** 23 November 2016 by Jason Plysi from London

    Having researched restaurants in Cardiff, my wife and I liked the look of the a la carte menu and booked a table in advance. We were looking forward to dining here and had heard a lot of good things about the food. We were staying in Cardiff for one night so we wanted our night to be special. However, when we arrived we were given a special (Beaujolais Day) set menu and the a la carte menu which we booked to have and which was confirmed by email was not available. We were both extremely disappointed and made this known to the waiter. I mentioned that this special menu was not on your website and was also not communicated to me in the confirmation email. This was a great inconvenience and we had no alternative but to leave and find another restaurant at a time which was busy in Cardiff.

  • ((((( 15 November 2016 by Tony Hudson from Saffron Walden

    Great food and lovely atmosphere. Very good steaks and the skewers are great. Very friendly staff providing excellent service.

  • ((((( 8 November 2016 by Eleanor Hoggart from Brixham

    Excellent as always

  • (((** 1 November 2016 by Philip Bell from Cardiff

    It turned out that we were left under welded by our visit, we arrived and were put at the table by the door, it would have been ok,,if the door man did not go in and out with such frequency as every time he did it blew an icy chill through the table, we noticed everyone who came after were seated at the other end of the room away from the door!

    The waitress while pleasant was non plussed I asked what Gin was available to be informed, only Bombay and possibly Gordon's, while she was sorting out drinks, I looked at the drinks menu and asked about Tanquery, told no problem!

    Food arrived promptly, what more can I say


  • ((((( 29 October 2016 by Keely from Cardiff

    We had an absolutely fabulous experience yesterday at lunch. I cannot praise Alex enough. Very attentive, knowledgeable of the dishe, he kept us informed of stocked items and didn't overimpose once. Each and every request was upheld and delivered with a top rate service. WE even managed to secure a new booking for next week due to the amazing time yesterday. I look forward to booking again. The food was of a really high standard. Hot, tasty and very appetising to the eye and tastebuds. Every dish had been executed to a high standard so hats off to the chef. I am looking forward to attempting the sticky toffee pudding recipe.

  • ((((( 27 October 2016 by Jeremy Rogers from Cardiff

    Really good atmosphere, excellent food and helpful staff

  • ((((( 24 October 2016 by Lee Randell from Newbridge

    Very enjoyable staff driendly and good food

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