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“Best Bacon Sandwich with Homemade Mustard too!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Galley

The Galley
Ranked #563 of 1,565 Restaurants in Bristol
Cuisines: Cafe, British, European
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Bristol
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“Best Bacon Sandwich with Homemade Mustard too!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

I know the food is home cooked, fresh and locally produced where possible but I didn't expect homemade mustard too, which was delicious. I have taken various friends here for a treat and relaxation and they love it as much as I do. I have had the breakfast, which is fab, cakes, home made soups and all good. .The atmosphere is great and a good place to start on a harbour side walk.

  • Visited January 2013
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2 Thank Isobel B
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“Galley ship shape for Sunday lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

A recent addition to the Bristol Harbourside eating scene, Sunday lunches here are a far cry from the straight-out-the-freezer noisy mayhem of so many places that supposedly take the hard work out of the cooking.

The Galley is reminiscent of another recent Bristol start-up (The Old Bookshop in Bedminster), in terms of decor and ambience - and also quality. Small is beautiful here also amidst the quirky bric-a-brac decor and relaxed setting, and the service is both personal and friendly. The food is also cooked to order and Sundays Roasts have a really pleasing attention to detail feel. Great cuts of meat (we had the Pork), fantastic roasties and Yorkshires plus veggies that were served up with a bit of brio and imagination. Generous portions and reasonably good value on the whole.

There isn't much to criticise here. Our advice is to book in advance and be prepared for an intimate dining experience as you rub shoulders with the people of Hotwells (not ideal for young families and pushchairs) - after which The Galley will take the strain and set you up for the Sunday lunchtime experience that others simply can't give you.

  • Visited January 2013
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2 Thank PostieOnTour
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“Beautiful setting, amazing food, great prices.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

We have been to the galley a few times now, every time we visit bristol in fact! The locals know this place well and the owner and staff are all very friendly and chatty. The food is so good with so much choice!
They do a full breakfast all day as well as lunches with things on the menu like eggs florentine, herby veg sausage breakfast, beetroot falafel with tahini sweet chilli and yoghurt dressing with salad- great for me as I'm veggie but loads of meat options too. Now they do a Sunday roast alongside their usual menu with roast sirloin of beef, slow roasted belly pork, disionaise lamb chops or veggie nut roast with ALL the trimmings! Just go and see for yourself- you won't be disappointed!!

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Thank Daisydownes
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Just Gets Better”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2012

Restaurants on this site come and go. Many start well and then fade. The Galley is still thriving after 3 months. The range of food and services is growing. The menu is increasingly seasonal - with hot comfort food for cold or grey days - Cumberland sausage and mountains of mash, venison burger and chips, or deep venison pie with loganberries plus minted potatoes or garlicky cavolo nero. Recently a very light salmon and pea pie, serious Welsh rarebit and hot beef open sandwiches were added to the menu. A greater variety of cakes (Victoria sponge, coffee and walnut, peach), flapjacks and brownies are on display. The Sunday roasts (beef, lamb, belly of pork) are now very popular. It's licensed and now has beer on draught.
I liked it before, and now I like it even more!

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank SouthendEnthusiast
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Interesting. Well deserves to succeed”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

My partner and I went there yesterday. Although we are living nearby I didn't go before as I was never sure about its opening times. 'Now established it is 9:00 to 5:30 six days a week and closed on Mondays.
Food is excellent,service very good and prices reasonable. We will definitely go again to this slightly quirky joint where cups and saucers are not matching and are not meant to be. As to the food there is no amateurism; they know what they're doing and they do it well. Try the French toast.
With the Galley at one end of Hotwell Road and the extremely grand Pump House at the other, it makes the area rather interesting.

  • Visited October 2012
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3 Thank graham196
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