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The Galley Restaurant

41 Fore Street, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0HU, England
+44 1392 876078
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“scallops” (87 reviews)
“seafood” (47 reviews)
“pudding” (39 reviews)
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Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
41 Fore Street, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0HU, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

New Years eve meal, slightly pretentious on the service side, but food was fantastic, amazing flavours and visuals. Would definitely come back here, if i can book a table, normally when we try to come here, it is fully booked etc.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 573df
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we had an excellent lunch recently, couldn't fault the food, our guests were happy too! Also the service was very good, so thank you!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank pushkin64
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is divine: From the food, to the ambience, decor, music, warm welcome and the excellent service. We chanced upon it this evening to meet an old friend for dinner. It exceeded expectations. Highly recommend it.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank heatherrosemccabe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited The Galley Restaurant for lunch and received a very warm welcome. Their lunchtime menu is incredible value - three courses for £20.95! All the courses were delicious and beautifully presented; the Fowey mussels were plump and sweet, the loin of cod was cooked...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely relaxing atmosphere with gracious service . Food was terrific - a chorus of flavours singing harmoniously together . Nautical themed toilets also worth a visit !! Thank you for making us feel valued customers on our first visit .

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank nicholasl1388
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had heard very good things about The Galley and it actually superseded expectations. First class service and the food was simply superb in terms of quality and taste. Go there for a special occasion and just enjoy everything it delivers!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank SteveHaynes
Reviewed 14 December 2018

We had an absolutely delicious Saturday lunch at the Galley, definitely the nicest meal out we have ever eaten in Topsham! Jason's cooking is really exceptional. The fish dishes were beautifully put together, and the puddings were really good too - we can thoroughly recommend...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DevonBirdlady
Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

The girlfriend and i dined here last night for the first time and we had an amazing evening with fantastic food and a lovely atmosphere.If you havent dined here yet you should, very attentive and welcoming owners and beautifully presented food..

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank heyridgesunbuddies
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

A wonderful birthday meal. First rate service led by the welcoming Nigel made the evening a great success. The intimate setting makes for a highly enjoyable night out for our special evening out. Recommended for couples on special occasions.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Benjamin101
Reviewed 1 December 2018

We enjoyed an excellent meal last night at The Galley. Expertly cooked and well presented food, great friendly service. We’ve been regulars for many years and last nights meal was one of the best.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank geoffp328
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23 November 2018|
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Response from paulthechief | Reviewed this property |
Hello. I don’t actually work there 😊 their telephone number is 01392876078 - not open Sunday and Monday.
Jeffrey B
5 September 2018|
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Response from Louise C | Reviewed this property |
Family owned business who have been there 8-9 years. New chef from Sept 2018.
Caroline W
5 March 2018|
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Response from Christine Q | Reviewed this property |
Quayside if you can find a space or Holman Way which is a little further away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Fore Street, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0HU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter  >  Topsham
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 876078
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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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