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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 17 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
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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
sussex
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Topsham is a charming place and the sunset was to die for over the estuary. The Galley was amazing - lovely decor and ambience and very very welcoming host. The food was superb - beautifully presented, perfectly cooked and absolutely delicious. We tried the local sparkling rose which was great and set the tone for the evening. My husband had... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We have a good starter but the main course was at best well below par, beer battered sea bass - the fish is too delicate to be battered and the batter was a bit undercooked! All in all, not what we were expecting!

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London
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

We ended up at The Galley after a recommendation from a friend. What a wonderful experience! The owner recommended the freshest seafood and an appropriate accompanying wine. The whole meal was delicious. Beautifully prepared and efficiently served. Well done!

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I ended up in Exeter for a work board meeting, and went out to dinner with three colleagues to the Galley in Topsham. Despite the scaffolding outside, the restaurant had a warm, friendly ambience, and the waiters made us feel right at home. The food is tasty, well presented and fresh. We all ordered different starters and mains and no... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

this is an excellent restaurant good food sensible prices and never had a problem with service thoroughly recommended eat before 7pm and get an even better deal

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Henley in Arden, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Lunch with friends following recommendation local brill was wonderful bouillabaisse starter was outstanding service a bit slow

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Took my Wife here for a special night out and we were really pleased with the quality of the food and service so we'll definitely be back.

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Woodbury, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Once again we were at this lovely restaurant last Tuesday with friends. Even mid week it was busy with a nice atmosphere. I started with the scallops and my husband had the crab both of which were delicious. Three of us then opted for the brill with scallops on a bed of vegetables which was divine. The fish was cooked... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

A lovely environment, very good service, excellent food! Each course was beautifully presented and tasted so good. The only problem was the difficulty in choosing what to have!

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Fantastic food with a pleasant location. We very recently went for a birthday treat! This is our second visit and can say the food was top notch again! There is however for me a big let down ! A condescending owner who's humour was somewhat strange. We were there with our son and when the owner noticed he hadn't place... More

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