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The Galley

41 Fore Street, Topsham | Topsham, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0HU, England
01392 876078
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Ranked #1 of 16 restaurants in Topsham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Surrey, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Loved this restaurant, great value and great service. We are looking foward to returning soonest and would highly recommend going.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

First visit following a recommendation. Celebrating my son's graduation. Service and atmosphere are informal, friendly and excellent. Food was as good as we have eaten anywhere and cooked to perfection. Only wish we had found The Galley in his first year and not at his graduation!

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

What can I say - just brilliant and lived up to its reputation. The food was lovely, service and atmosphere were just as they should be - always someone there for your needs but not pushy or in the way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We visited the Galley again on 1 July and it was superb as always. The food was magnificent and the service was great. We use most of the restaurants in Topsham and our choice of venue depends on the reason we are eating out. But for something special the Galley is always our first choice and never disappoints.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Great Lunch We visit The Galley when we holiday in Sidmouth in June,this year the lunch was exellent as always. The Bakewell tart was superb. John and Hilary Knowles

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Exeter
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31 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This is a good fish restaurant but not outstanding. Paper napkins and somewhat stilted service didn't spoil our meal but neither did it add to the dining experience. Don't get me wrong we're not food snobs but we are experienced diners. The crab starter lacked a little but I have to be fair and say that the Turbot and scallop... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We visited the Galley for a special anniversary meal, and it certainly didn't disappoint - in fact I would say it exceeded our expectations. We have previously eaten in the Salutation, and La Petite Maison, which are both excellent also, but the Galley had the edge for me. In particular, I really liked the slightly more relaxed atmosphere an wonderful... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We went to the Galley for our anniversary meal. The service was friendly and not too 'stuffy'. At the end of the day when you go for a meal you want good food and this is what you will find. I'd not visited before as I thought it was a fish only restaurant but whilst most of the menu is... More

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Chipping Norton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Carole and I visited The Gallery recently and were thrilled with the experience. The food was fresh, the dishes well thought out, and would heveappealed to all tastes and preferences. Service was polite and efficient by the propriator and his team. On our departure we asked him to thank the chef for such a loverly meal, he did much better... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We had to cancel our booking three weeks ago due to ill health, but we were able to book today at the last moment. We were not disapponted.The welcome was friendly and the atmosphere inside congenialThe mussels starter was one of the best I have tasted and portion just right Served with homemade olive bread my husband had the scallops... More

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