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The Galley Restaurant

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41 Fore Street, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0HU, England
01392 876078
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Here at The Galley Topsham we want to impress you with 'the best of Devon...
Here at The Galley Topsham we want to impress you with 'the best of Devon on a plate'. We are passionate about serving you the freshest fish and seafood, simply and stylishly presented, together with exciting meat and vegetarian options sourced from local farms so we think we have something for everybody. We have a daily changing menu which means we only serve what is in season and locally available, so you can be sure that what you are eating is of the best quality. Our a la carte menu is available at lunch and dinner. At lunch we offer a special menu of two courses for £16. So whether it's a long lingering dinner, a light lunch or a business engagement we have something to suit you. We love wine and have worked hard to create a balanced wine list that includes top favourites along with some interesting options you may not be so familiar with. We are very happy to recommend a wine to go with any of our dishes so please do ask. The atmosphere in the restaurant is relaxed and friendly. We have no dress code and we warmly welcome families with children. Great food is nothing without great service however and we put a huge emphasis on matching the service to your needs. Nigel is on hand front of house to greet you with a friendly smile and make sure you relax and enjoy your meal. With our unique location on Topsham Quay and fabulous views over the River Exe you can soak up the atmosphere of this ancient sea port from the comfort of our two dining rooms.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A perfect venue with great food

My wife and I chose to have lunch here on our Silver Wedding Anniversary as it is one of our favourite restaurants in the South West of England. I asked for a window seat so we could look out at the waterside. Everything went to plan, with a good bottle of wine and other diners who were friendly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Taunton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My wife and I chose to have lunch here on our Silver Wedding Anniversary as it is one of our favourite restaurants in the South West of England. I asked for a window seat so we could look out at the waterside. Everything went to plan, with a good bottle of wine and other diners who were friendly made the... More 

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Haslemere, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We had such a gorgeous lunch at the Galley on Saturday. The food was delicious and beautifully presented, I literally enjoyed every course and every morsel, as did the others in our party. It was great to see such a good selection of reasonably priced wines and some local wines, we had the Pebble Bay which complimented our fish perfectly.... More 

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Crediton, England, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We went here on my birthday because I do love a bit of fresh seafood. The venue is nice, with a bit of a view across to the river, and it's not too packed out. The menu is reasonably good, but I really felt that the food lacked flavour, failing to make the most of the ingredients. I'm not a... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Centrally located pleasant small restaurant. I ate with a group and we covered most of the menu between us and could fault nothing. Attentive, friendly, efficient staff. Definately returning

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Kept this Topsham restaurant visit for our last night of a great holiday, and it was absolutely spot on in every aspect. Setting is lovely. Staff are excellent. Food is just soooo good. The quality is top notch. It was one of the best and most pleasant dining experiences for such a long time. Cannot praise this restaurant enough. Evening... More 

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Ellenton, Florida
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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Have passed by this restaurant a few times now but never popped in. However that changed a few weeks ago due to very heavy traffic on the M5 Freeway and a long tail back. It was busy but we were served very quickly and from a great choice of dishes on the menu. No long wait and when the food... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We visited The Galley during 'degree week' when the restaurant was very busy but the food and service was excellent. We felt that the meal was one of the best meals we have ever had and the service was very friendly and helpful.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I had lunch at The Galley on 21st July. Everything was faultless - the friendly service, the setting, the tranquillity of the restaurant and of course the food. I had the brill for my main course and would happily have eaten it again! It's exceptionally good value. Three courses with two glasses of wine - £47 for one person before... More 

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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I have visited this restaurant before and enjoyed a very nice lunch. This return visit showed some changes, the addition of a two course lunch time special. This seems to have attracted more customers, but slowed the service if you were not having the special choice. The food is still excellent but have plenty of time for a leisurely lunch... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We had a wonderful lunch at the Galley Restaurant. The food was absolutely delicious and the service excellent. The proprietor was very nice too. He kept the restaurant open long after everyone else had left so that we could keep chatting. Well worth a visit.

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Additional Information about The Galley Restaurant

Address: 41 Fore Street, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0HU, England
Phone Number: 01392 876078
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter  >  Topsham
Open Hours:
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 41 Fore Street, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0HU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter  >  Topsham
  • Phone Number: 01392 876078

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic

Description

Here at The Galley Topsham we want to impress you with 'the best of Devon on a plate'. We are passionate about serving you the freshest fish and seafood, simply and stylishly presented, together with exciting meat and vegetarian options sourced from local farms so we think we have something for everybody. We have a daily changing menu which means we only serve what is in season and locally available, so you can be sure that what you are eating is of the best quality. Our a la carte menu is available at lunch and dinner. At lunch we offer a special menu of two courses for £16. So whether it's a long lingering dinner, a light lunch or a business engagement we have something to suit you. We love wine and have worked hard to create a balanced wine list that includes top favourites along with some interesting options you may not be so familiar with. We are very happy to recommend a wine to go with any of our dishes so please do ask. The atmosphere in the restaurant is relaxed and friendly. We have no dress code and we warmly welcome families with children. Great food is nothing without great service however and we put a huge emphasis on matching the service to your needs. Nigel is on hand front of house to greet you with a friendly smile and make sure you relax and enjoy your meal. With our unique location on Topsham Quay and fabulous views over the River Exe you can soak up the atmosphere of this ancient sea port from the comfort of our two dining rooms.
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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