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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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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 364
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Still my favourite

Like to try out a variety of restaurants but always end up coming back to the galley, love the food atmosphere and service without doubt my favourite night out! Can't wait to go again!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Kylalucy
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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447 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Like to try out a variety of restaurants but always end up coming back to the galley, love the food atmosphere and service without doubt my favourite night out! Can't wait to go again!

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London
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

A thoroughly pleasant evening with a varied and tasty menu. Nice wine and very good service. The desserts deserve special mention and even the coffees come with gorgeous petit fours. Really couldn't fault it!

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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The food is delicious, the service superb, good atmosphere, what more could you want, all I can say is try it!

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Not the first time of eating at The Galley and it wont be the last. Four of us ate on this occasion and we all had something different and no one was disappointed. Good quality excellent.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

An excellent choice of menu, good friendly service and a wide selection of wines. Must book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This small restaurant in Topsham is a great find - we went for lunch one Saturday and it was that busy they had to turn people away. The ambience is very relaxed and cosy with a mixed group of diners. The food was outstanding and really good value particularly on the set menu. The staff were very attentive without being... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Been to the Galley a few times and have never been disappointed. Not a huge menu (which you can view on line), but plenty of choice for almost all tastes. Always great food - really top notch - and discreet attentive service. Try their set lunch menu for great value, but I have to say we prefer a la carte... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Excellent, highly recommended restaurant in a lovely small town. Personal service and a very good menu

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

Only in Devon for four nights so had to choose carefully where we ate and the Galley was our number one choice, which didn't disappoint. The food was superb with the chowder being most memorable and great service. Hope to be back again later in the year.......

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Exeter, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The set 2 course lunch for £16 has a choice of 3 starters and 3 main. A very nice choice too, with lots of fish. My starter, squid was delicious, and my friend's moules were plump and juicy with an original sauce. Our steak and chips came with a twist; not a slab of steak but succulent strips of steak... More 

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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: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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