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The Galley Restaurant

41 Fore Street, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0HU, England
+44 1392 876078
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“scallops” (82 reviews)
“seafood” (44 reviews)
“sea bass” (27 reviews)
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12:00 - 21:00 Hours
Seafood, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
41 Fore Street, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0HU, England
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Reviewed 28 March 2015

Like to try out a variety of restaurants but always end up coming back to the galley, love the food atmosphere and service without doubt my favourite night out! Can't wait to go again!

1  Thank Kylalucy
Reviewed 21 March 2015

A thoroughly pleasant evening with a varied and tasty menu. Nice wine and very good service. The desserts deserve special mention and even the coffees come with gorgeous petit fours. Really couldn't fault it!

Thank LondonWs
Reviewed 17 March 2015

The food is delicious, the service superb, good atmosphere, what more could you want, all I can say is try it!

Thank Martin B
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Not the first time of eating at The Galley and it wont be the last. Four of us ate on this occasion and we all had something different and no one was disappointed. Good quality excellent.

1  Thank DecandClaire
Reviewed 17 March 2015

An excellent choice of menu, good friendly service and a wide selection of wines. Must book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Thank 1MikeN2014
Reviewed 17 March 2015

This small restaurant in Topsham is a great find - we went for lunch one Saturday and it was that busy they had to turn people away. The ambience is very relaxed and cosy with a mixed group of diners. The food was outstanding and...More

Thank louisella76
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Been to the Galley a few times and have never been disappointed. Not a huge menu (which you can view on line), but plenty of choice for almost all tastes. Always great food - really top notch - and discreet attentive service. Try their set...More

Thank Christau25
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Excellent, highly recommended restaurant in a lovely small town. Personal service and a very good menu

Thank Dom M
Reviewed 13 March 2015

Only in Devon for four nights so had to choose carefully where we ate and the Galley was our number one choice, which didn't disappoint. The food was superb with the chowder being most memorable and great service. Hope to be back again later in...More

Thank pottypolly
Reviewed 11 March 2015

The set 2 course lunch for £16 has a choice of 3 starters and 3 main. A very nice choice too, with lots of fish. My starter, squid was delicious, and my friend's moules were plump and juicy with an original sauce. Our steak and...More

Thank Christine E
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Caroline W
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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 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
  • E-mail
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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