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“If you want seafood cooked to perfection, def come here! You won't be disappointed!!”

The Galley Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 21 Restaurants in Topsham
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Reviewed November 21, 2012

Went there on a Tuesday night and it was very busy by around 8pm so is obviously very popular!!

Had the brill and risotto with crab bisque which was absolutely divine! The food was cooked to perfection - fish was timed so well the skin just slid off! The service was absolutely great, the waitress and waiter were so attentive!

I had a great experience and it was a shame I was only there for a couple of nights! Would love to go everyday and see what's on the daily menu!!

If staying around Topsham/Exeter, def worth a visit!!

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Reviewed November 21, 2012

Ate here last night, very welcoming from the start. We sat next to a small but interesting wine rack in what can only be described as a small wookey hole.
For starters we had the chowder and the goats cheese. Both were delicious. 10/10
For mains we had the Seabass. Again 10/10, delicious!
Dessert was the chocolate pudding which was cooked fresh and only took 10mins and the tiramisu.
All washed down with a lovely bottle of fleurie.
Total bill £102, very reasonable indeed.
Only small, very small negative was the time between starters cleared and mains delivered, too quick as we wanted per mains cigarette, however we had a wonderful evening and would both definitely return, if only just to see if they had put fish in the toilet cistern fish tanks.
Brilliant, many thanks!

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Thank Muppetboy12
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

Ate at the Galley and had lunchtime special for £15. Fantastic, polite service, nice atmosphere and great value for quality food.
Will return again and again, if there is going to be a table after all these well deserved reviews.

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Thank Luvly3
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

The food was delicious and wonderfully presented; there was good selection of wines and the service was friendly and professional. This is a sea food restaurant, but there are meat and vegeterian options, too. The atmosphere is great, the owner is personally meeting and looking after everyone. Great place, we will definately go back.

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Thank FlyDNA
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

What a pleasure to visit a restaurant where you are welcomed, served by well trained staff and the food lives up to expectations.

If you like fish this is the place to visit, my choices where beautifully cooked, presented and served.

Will return.

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Thank Caity2791
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