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The Meating Place

40 St. Mary Street, Cardiff CF10 1AD, Wales
+44 29 2022 4757
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“skewers” (183 reviews)
“steak” (199 reviews)
“chateaubriand” (23 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:30 Hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
40 St. Mary Street, Cardiff CF10 1AD, Wales
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1 - 10 of 784 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

three of us dined earlier this week following my daughter's graduation. The food was excellent and Erica the French waitress was very friendly and attentive. The wine and beer were good and reasonably priced and there was a very good atmosphere in the restaurant. Will...More

Thank wales102015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I were in Cardiff for the weekend and as there was so much choice we were unsure of where to go. We fancied a good steak so tried The Meating Place, we called up on the day and they were able to...More

Thank Pebs93
Nancy A, Public Relations Manager at The Meating Place, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Thank you for taking taking the time to leave us a review. We're so glad you and your boyfriends settled on The Meating Place to dine and enjoyed your visit. We're sorry that your steak wasn't quite right and in future, please always...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed a good steak meal with husband and 2 kids (11 and 17). Nice decor with very good service. Thought the chips were some of the nicest I've ever had and the salad dressing was lovely. Our son enjoyed a hanging lamb skewer and...More

Thank RJE4246
Nancy A, Public Relations Manager at The Meating Place, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to share you experience with us. We’re so glad your family all enjoyed their meals. Thank you for the compliment on the chips, we’ll be sure to pass it on to the chefs. Please come and join...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my daughter before Ed Sheeran concert. Service was excellent. Food was fantastic. We sat upstairs and the restaurant had a nice atmosphere. We sat at the back on bench seating where the legroom was a bit cramped. The Only minor complaint was that...More

Thank GCP1911
Nancy A, Public Relations Manager at The Meating Place, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good afternoon, Thank you for your lovely review. We’re so glad you enjoyed your visit and we’ll be sure to get some whole grain mustard in for you ready for next time. Kindest regards, The Meating Place

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my friend called for a meal before going to see a show, lovely and cosy inside with candles everywhere, loved the mantle by the bar !! (Looked very gothic 😊) The staff were lovely and very helpful, we both opted for the skewers...More

Thank Sue2774
Nancy A, Public Relations Manager at The Meating Place, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Sue, What a lovely review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and especially our food. The hanging skewers are our signature dish and cooked over open coals for extra flavour so we're thrilled you enjoyed them. We're looking forward to seeing you again in...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very basic handling of food allergies - most things that “perhaps touched nuts”... beyond the usual “may contain” warnings and waiter didn’t seem to understand the severity. I questioned if there were nuts in the ingredients but the response was “they didn’t know” which is...More

Thank Chris M
Nancy A, Public Relations Manager at The Meating Place, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Chris, We're extremely sorry to read your review. Our staff are trained on what dish contains what and if unsure, the kitchen would know so we're sorry if this wasn't relayed correctly. If you would like to discuss this further, please pop us an...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here on a busy Saturday night and received amazing service. Amazing food and Welsh Ale on tap. I cannot recommend this place enough to anybody (except those weird vegans). Skewers were to die for and home cooked chips were insane. I will return!

Thank Tom M
Nancy A, Public Relations Manager at The Meating Place, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Tom, Such a lovely review. Thank you! We're so glad you enjoyed. We're a small, independent restaurant so it's always lovely when our food is well received. Looking forward to your next visit. Kind regards, The Meating Place

Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Four of us shared 5 skewers - More than we needed! We rated them in order and went Lamb, Chicken, Beef. Were able to substitute veg for chips and they had a decent enough claret to enjoy. Staff friendly and helpful. A good choice -...More

Thank Ian T
Nancy A, Public Relations Manager at The Meating Place, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Hi Ian, We’re very glad you all enjoyed our hanging skewers. Next time give the chateaubriand a try. Just trust us on that! :-) Thank you for your lovely review and we’ll see you next time. Regards, The Meating Place

Reviewed 3 June 2018

Lovely steaks. Chips bit greasy. Helpful friendly staff. Toilets bit of a trek,especially when you're 66. Lovely wines and cider. We were overcharged for 5 beers which we didn't have,but this was quickly rectified. Will definitely return.More

Thank David G
Nancy A, Public Relations Manager at The Meating Place, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Hi David, Thank you for the feedback. Unfortunately there's not a lot we can do about the toilets but we will be sure to mention your comment about the chips to the chef so that he can rectify that. Thank you for taking the time...More

Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Visited on impulse on a Friday evening and so glad we did. I had the fillet steak and Claire the fish skewer, both were divine. In fact the steak was one of the very best I’ve ever tasted, cooked to perfection. Service was very good,...More

Thank Claire and John J
Nancy A, Public Relations Manager at The Meating Place, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Hi Claire and John, It's always the way that you discover somewhere delicious to eat when you're least expecting it and we're so pleased to read that you were impressed. We pride ourselves on having some of the best steaks in Cardiff so it's wonderful...More

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ingridwatkins
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Response from SirP67 | Reviewed this property |
I believe so but worth checking the price as I didn't go for it.
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Simon M
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Response from nicklehorse | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure but they were very accommodating when we were there. Give them a ring. I'm sure it'll be fine. Mind you the red Malbec was fantastic.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 16:30
Monday
17:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 St. Mary Street, Cardiff CF10 1AD, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Cardiff
  • Phone Number: +44 29 2022 4757
  • E-mail
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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