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The Galley

41 Fore Street, Topsham | Topsham, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0HU, England
01392 876078
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Ranked #3 of 16 restaurants in Topsham
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We had a nice meal at The Galley last night, but left feeling a little disappointed that it was definitely not as good as the last times we ate there in April and May 2013. The waiting staff were very friendly and attentive and the atmosphere was good, however the Thai fish cakes that I had as a starter were... More

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Exeter, UK
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Three course of stunning food in a relaxed and non pretentious environment. The starter of seafood chowder was wonderful, full of fresh fish with an amazing depth of flavour; this was followed superbly by a Brill and Scallop main course and finished off with a chocolate torte that left me wanting to lick the plate! A lovely night and we... More

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We stopped off at the Galley last weekend for lunch and it was fantastic. We all the £16 lunch menu which was really great. All the food was really well presented, well cooked and seemed to be of great quality too. Nice olives, sea salt butter and great bread brought to the table. We had Macerel fillet, Thai fish cakes... More

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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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129 reviews 129 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

lovely atmosphere , good food and friendly staff right in the heart of the lovey village of Topsham, one of Devon's cutest and right on the water, you will love it

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Exeter, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

With an excellent view over the Exe Estuary, dine in style at the Galley in Topsham. Your manager Nigel will escort you to a table in his restaurant full of charm and character. Excellent set lunches are served also. If you are coming to Topsham for the day or an evening of fine dining come to the Galley and experience... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Probably 6 or 7 years since I visited this restaurant last. Was excellent then and is excellent now. Great menu, great service from friendly owner, and truly delicious food. If I still lived locally I would be in here a lot.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

Had an absolutely fabulous lunch here on 4th April. One of the nicest meals I have had in a long time. Fab service, excellent value especially off the lunch set menu. And a gorgeous dessert too! Excellent selection of wine.

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Crediton, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I've never felt the need to review a restaurant twice. However, previous visits to the Gallery have been at lunchtime, and this time we chose the evening. The atmosphere was great, the service just as super efficient and the food once again was amazing. Scallops with black pudding to start, and sea bream with chorizo risotto for me. My husband... More

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London
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

On business in Exeter and found the Galley by chance. We are returning in October to sample this excellent fish restaurant. Our meal was superb, as was the service. The waiter was well informed and could guide one of our guests in fish selection. We can heartily recommend this restaurant for fish lovers, enthusiasts and Exeter visitors. 9 out of... More

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Ventured all the way from North Devon to try this restaurant for a birthday celebration after hearing good things. We were not disappointed! Food was superb, have never been a big fan of battered fish, but whatever was in the batter they'd put on the sea bass was delicious. If you're a fan of sea food (and creme brulee) then... More

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