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Charlston's Steakhouse

$$ - $$$
City Centre
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52 - 54 St Mary's Street, Cardiff CF10 1FF, Wales
+44 29 2022 7007
19:30 - 03:00
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Sun - Sat 19:30 - 03:00
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191 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place seems always busy, so we were amazed to get in at 7:30. It is a climb up narrow stairs to the dimmly lit restaurant. Food is cooked there as well so you can see your steak done. Surprisingly there very little smoke or smell wandering into the eating area. The decor always reminds me of a Gothic house.... More 

Thank NorthernTraveller53
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not the best steak house in Cardiff, but in the top 5 and certainly the best priced Its reasonably priced, generous portions... and the deep fried cauliflower is like crack. Added bonus - it is open until stupid o'clock in the morning, so you can gaurentee no hang over by having a facking large steak.

Thank Mark P
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

The steak in here is bottom of the barrel stuff but it's the only place around serving it at stupid o'clock. Have been here a few times now and it's always the same- it always seems like a good idea at the time but in the morning you wish you'd saved yourself £20 and got some chips next door... don't... More 

Thank Matthew L
carmella a, Manager at Charlston's Steakhouse, responded to this review

hi there mat sorry about you experience but if it were bottom of the barrel we wouldn't still be there 25 years later may i suggest to you that next time go and have your curry and chips which is probably more suited to your pallet More 

1 review
Reviewed 4 March 2017

The only place for a decent steak at a stupid hour of the morning, food is always done to perfection and service with a smile, Kim and Martin are two of the loveliest servers i know, always time for a chat even when its busy. Always love a chat with Carmella at the end of the meal and they all... More 

Thank Denise K
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Visited here for a late meal with my partner. No disabled access because the restaraunt is upstairs. Steak was great, my partner had diane which was made with lots of tomatoes (not sure if that's common in south Wales) and I asked for the garlic, which was just overloaded on the garlic butter, but as a garlic lover this was... More 

Thank Khayde
Monmouth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We actually never ate here because we booked for 8pm and as everyone does we turned up at 7:45 baring in mind the place opens at 7:30. The place was closed up then some guy turned up from outside somewhere and opened up... we told him we had a booking at 8 and the place was a mess with food... More 

Thank Charlotte H
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Booked a table here for after the rugby a month in advance and was told no problems. Turned up and was told that there were no tables open and they didn't take bookings, even showed the management a confirmation email. After this the lady said that she was to busy to deal with the situation. We did the obvious and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Waited for over an hour and a half. Think we lost a friend who died whilst waiting. If you ever think of eating here for heavens sake go and find somewhere else. Table next to us gave up and we should have followed ! Must be the must be the worst steam house on the planet.

Thank Matthew T
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Best steak in Cardiff. Local sourced Welsh black beef. Veg cooked perfect. These people really know what they are doing. Recommended

Thank cardiff3232
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

After a drunken night out my friends and I decided to grab a bite to eat! Rather than the same old chippy lane grub, thought a steak was in order! I had a rump steak ask for rare to medium came a bit to cooked for my liking (still edible though) however that was not a massive problem! Will definitely... More 

Thank Ed S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
Steakhouse, British
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
19:30 - 03:00
19:30 - 03:00
19:30 - 03:00
19:30 - 03:00
19:30 - 03:00
19:30 - 03:00
19:30 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 - 54 St Mary's Street, Cardiff CF10 1FF, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Cardiff>  > City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre
  • Phone Number: +44 29 2022 7007

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