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“lovely bar / bistro” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Gallery Restaurant & Bar - CLOSED

The Gallery Restaurant & Bar
Price range: $5 - $27
Cuisines: International, Mediterranean, European, British, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: The Gallery has become a popular & loved local restaurant & bar, serving breakfast, lunch & dinner at outstanding value in stylish surroundings. Outdoor seating area to enjoy a coffee & watch the world go by. Brilliant live music every Fri & Sat & 241 cocktails every Thursday. All the family welcome. Private dining room for special occasions. Award winning, dedicated chefs & lovely local team make up a thriving family run business with buckets of atmosphere.
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“lovely bar / bistro”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

The Gallery is a lovely bar in Formby, modern decor and great place to eat.

I come here every couple of weekends to meet up with a friend, have a few drinks and something to eat. The staff are always happy, friendly and polite ( apart from one, a girl with dark hair i believe is a supervisor who always looks like she cant bare to be there and will not crack a smile ) ... they are always smiling and happy to help,.

The manager, Steve, is always around keeping a close eye on everything going on, checking things run smoothly... i think without him there, maybe things wouldnt be as proffesional, however, it really is a great place to go.

Its lovely on a sunny day when they have all the doors open and you can sit in the sun with a nice drink and something to eat.

I highly reccomend the club sandwich, simply delicious !!

Well done to Steve and his team on a lovely welcoming bar !! x

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank emma1680
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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English first
Formby, United Kingdom
1 review
“Service, quality and atmosphere = top notch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2012

I am local to Formby and love going to the Gallery, mainly because of their great service, excellent cocktails and live music of a weekend, but today I learnt that they are also fantastic for food!
I am coeliac so cannot eat gluten and the Gallery have started a gluten free menu - this usually means you get a meal without a dressing or half an option, but they have a Tapas menu, a lunch menu and a designated GF evening meals menu with loads of choice and no more expensive than the regular menu - top marks!
Added to this, the service was above and beyond what would be expected - looking forward to my next dinner date :-D

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank missmel_37
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Southport, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
338 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
“Amazed it was so good!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2012

I had vowed never to dine here again after a couple of hideous lunches, the last one resulting in being served mussels, some of which were stone cold! Also, the service had been extremely bad. I was not as Trip Advisor active then, so never wrote a review.
So....it was with great trepidation that I agreed to have dinner here, with a friend, as it is the mid point between our prospective homes in Hightown and Southport.
I must say I was pleasantly surprised and relieved! The bar staff were friendly and professional and the two lovely waitresses we had were also fantastic. A credit to the restaurant.
The food was also excellent. We both had fish and chips and the batter on the fish was very light and not greasy. Lovely.
If the management read this, whatever you did on Fri 28 th September should be the standard for every night.
There have been some scathing reviews on here, even as close as one week ago...so let's hope that the good stuff continues.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank J3KTN
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The Gallery is still the best!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

After having a fantastic dinner at the Gallery last Saturday night with my girlfriend, we have been for lunch twice this week.
We kicked off last Saturday night bar side over a couple of cocktails with some friends.
The bar was busy with a great Saturday night vibe
The bar men were attentive and cheerful and they knocked us up some very tasty pre-dinner cocktails.
We were then taken to our table in the restaurnt by the manager Steve who introduced us to our waitress Rachel who offered us the wine list and food menu and read out the specials.
Rachel was very friendly and chatty and took our order when we were ready.
The food was excellent, great value accompanied by a buzzing atmosphere in the restaurant.
Rachel really looked after us from start to finish
After we had finished dinner we went back bar side with our drinks and it had gotten very lively
The atmosphere was great and the clientele friendly
We were not rushed to finish our drinks on closing time and as we left all of the staff said goodbye and Steve opened the door and shook my hand.
A very very enjoyable experience from start to finish.
It continued this week when we went back for lunch as they do a great 2 course lunchtime offer with a drink, great value.
We again saw Steve and we were looked after by Neil at the bar and Nina in the restaurant. Today I took a business acquaintance who was also very impressed with the food and again particularly with the service.
Again a cheery chatty waitress, Vicky.

A great experience on the 3 occasions, the Gallery has not lost any of its appeal if anything its better.
Great food and service, a lively vibrant atmosphere with freindly staff and management.
The Gallery is still the best!!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank David O
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
“Needed cheering up and this hit the spot!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

We have lived in Formby for over 30 years and seen many retaurants come and go. The Gallery like most have had its ups/downs but what is constant is there desire to listen and learn.
As a couple we hadnt been out for over 5 weeks and just wanted to stay local , so we could drink!! and The Gallery hit the spot. We started with drinks/cocktails and then went in the restaurant for a meal. We had a starter off the set menu but our main was off the "Al A Carte".
The meals were fab and excellent value. The food was piping hot and the staff were more than pleasant and attentive. Give it a go!!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank jaynemull
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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