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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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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wonderful meal and atmosphere - I would highly recommend for a special occasion. We had the fish and it was delicious.

Thank _lisagloster71
Guildford, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

As the title suggests, we really enjoyed this meal. From start to finish it was a lesson in top-class service and top-quality cooking. We were welcomed at the door by the manager and taken to our table and made to feel extremely welcome. The building is amazing, with all its wooden beams on display it oozes history. We were given... More 

1 Thank James A
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The misses and I went to The Galley in Topsham for her birthday and we both agreed the food was absolutely delicious. So much so, that there was little conversation during the main course except to keep saying how tasty the food was. Will definitely go again and recommend to friends. Cheers.

1 Thank Yibbin_Holendhoff
Turin, Italy
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The restaurant is well run and the manager really makes you feel welcome. The place was heaving so we were glad we had booked. All the food was good, but my pea and mint arancini starter was exceptional. I like the emphasis on local produce. There are River Exe mussels and the cheese selection reflected the area, and included two... More 

Thank Simon1685
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place isn't great .... It's outstanding! Michelin star quality food in a relaxed informal environment. Staff; Very friendly and more than accommodating to my mum who doesn't eat fish! The chef created a tailor made dish to suit what she fancied! We couldn't have asked for a more perfect meal! If you are in Devon, Somerset , anywhere in... More 

1 Thank Sophie B
Exeter, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best food I have had in a long time. Not only was the food delicious and really authentic -but the staff were very attentive and made the whole experience enjoyable. This restaurant is number 1 in Topsham for a reason!!

1 Thank MsApril13
London, United Kingdom
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170 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here for my boyfriends and his friends graduation with both sets of parents for lunch. The manager was very funny and really nice, the staff were really good too. The food is exceptional definitely the best fish restaurant I have eaten in. 100% recommend its amazing.

1 Thank Clarissa M
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here with my wife for our 15th Wedding Anniversary and it was the perfect start. We decided to indulge. Starting with the warm welcome from the young waiter and his colleague. Starting with champagne. Starters were the scallops with puffed crackling and fresh pea purée and the wife had Thai crab cakes. Mains were the cauliflower steak and the... More 

1 Thank StephenWhittaker1
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely friendly staff, food was top notch and was cooked to perfection. Staff went above and beyond to ensure our stay was fab. Well done.

Thank Tracyws281
London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small but perfectly formed very friendly staff and good well presented food. Almost loathe to review it as want to keep it my secret !

Thank LaraC123

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
British, Seafood, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
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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