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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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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to Charlstons for steak. Spent £68 up front. I was served very mediocre gristly meat and the "Diane sauce" was nout more than tinned soup with mushrooms chucked in. There was also some kind of tomato concoction bubbling and drying out on the edge of my skillet, ketchup mixed with something. Undeniable! This again proved that the chef cannot... More 

2 Thank Gareth T
Swansea, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second visit here, the fillet steak is fantastic, 12oz and worth every penny, some of the staff could do with a slap, but our waitress was lovely. Bit of a trek up the stairs if your not too mobile. Food is good enough to ignore the rest.

Thank Jason B
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been going to this steakhouse since 2008. No problems b4 but tonight we sent an undercooked steak back twice. Asked for a refund on that and got verbally abused by manager and police were called to throw us out. Never going here again

2 Thank squiggles163
Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

So, tonight we visited charlstons for food after a few drinks as regular customers. A BIG mistake!!!!! Starters we ordered - garlic bread and and garlic mushrooms. Not hard to get right? Correct. Starters arrived and they were satisfactory. Mains... So one of us ordered steak Diane medium rare . It arrived well done, with chips that were so well... More 

2 Thank NW19881
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Went to the Charlstone's Steak house last night with the Wife. She hadn't been before, I had so I suggested it as I had some top food there on previous visits. However, this visit was a disaster. We got there and were given a table at the front next to the cooking station. I ordered a prawn cocktail to start.... More 

2 Thank valleyboysteve
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Another great evening with friends in Cardiff, followed by a visit to Charlestons Steak House. Always a great steak, with delicious cauliflower cheese.

Thank Matthew E
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing food, great service and a wonderful ambiance... A special thank you to Martin for taking this picture.....

Thank Neola R
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Went here last night with my partner and another couple, we were shown to our seats and had our order taken by a pleasant waiter with glasses. We already knew we had to pay upfront for our meal beforehand which was no problem to us. As our waiter walked away to add up our bill we suddenly remembered we forgot... More 

3 Thank Abby W
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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Had prawn cocktails to start which we normally love, but after a few mouthfuls our mouths were on fire, the chef had put far too much pepper on them so spoilt them. We then had a steak each, one sirloin and one rib eye, the sirloin had quite a lot of fat on it so I wasn't left with much... More 

Thank Dontmessme
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Let's start from the beginning... a group of around 12 of us chose this restaurant to celebrate a birthday, upon arriving the first impression I had was that it looked like a tacky night club that doubled up as a restaurant. My impression didn't change after entering the bar area, it was very dingy and sticky floored. The bar maid... More 

Thank Jordan B

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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$25
Steakhouse, British
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
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?