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The Galley Restaurant

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41 Fore Street, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0HU, England
01392 876078
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Penzance, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This fantastic restaurant never lets us down. I think the crispy mussels and curry veloute is possibly the best course I've eaten in more than two years.

Thank sjpenzance
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349 reviews
327 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had lunch at The Galley earlier this week and found the food and service to be first class. This is a fine fish restaurant and the food quality is top class along with excellent presentation. They have a set lunch menu and full a la carte. Recommended.

Thank Clive F
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have visited this restaurant many times and never been disappointed. On this occasion is was my birthday and the staff acknowledged this with a special desert. The service and food are both excellent and we will return.

Thank scarlet_gl0betr0tter
London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our second dinner at The Galley in Topsham and it didn't disappoint. It is a nice small restaurant with good food and service. Portion sizes are designed so that you enjoy the third course as much as the first. Will definable return.

Thank Margaret G
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Extra touches like a sparkler in the cheese platter when we were overheard toasting a birthday made this extra special. Food was excellent especially the seafood

Thank PamBurton
Exeter, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Haven't been to this restaurant for a while. Had a beautiful meal. Local seafood fantastic and cooked to perfection. Thanks to the team at The Galley- great time won't hesitate to recommend and will be back soon!

Thank ac63
Ferndown, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited this restaurant in each of the last 5 years when attending the races at Newton Abbot & Exeter. It has been brilliant every time and this year was no exception ! The gurnard starter was so tasty and the venison cooked to perfection. My wife's Gilt Head Bream was stunning. An excellent chenin blanc and a deep... More 

Thank Mike G
Exeter, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are plenty of places in Topsham to eat and the choices are varied and good. We went to the Galley last week, the first time under its present management. Our friends were non meat eaters so there was plenty of choice on the menu. Actually there was only one meat main dish, but the restaurant makes no secret that... More 

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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like fish, attentive but unobtrusive service, tasty and beautifully presented dishes, then The Galley is definitely the place to come! My husband and I have been to this restaurant before. As the menu changes daily, one can never be bored. On our most recent visit (an evening in late September 2016), we were in a group of six.... More 

Thank Teresa M
Carlingford, Ireland
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting Topsham for a weekend and saw this restaurant online and booked and what a delight it was, the staff were friendly & helpful, the menu although fairly limiting was an absolute delight and very difficult to choose as all choices were tempting. We had a superb meal, beautifully cooked & presented and we never felt rushed. Had a table... More 

Thank Judy R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, European, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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
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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