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“Lovely food and you sit above the river”

Galleria Restaurant
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Ranked #25 of 692 Restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$13 - US$33
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The Galleria restaurant in Cambridge has the most brilliant location at the foot of Magdalene Bridge beside the River Cam, just in one of the deepest parts where the punters come unstuck. With a pair of terraces beside the river, diners have a ringside seat not only for the punting circus, but also for the pleasure of one of England’s loveliest views. This three-level continental restaurant is light and airy, romantic and pleasant, with wrought-iron balconies, ferns, French prints, bistro-style seating. Signature dish is poached fillets of monkfish in lemongrass with sweet red chilli cream sauce and tiger prawns with leeks and mushrooms served with rice. The very reasonable wines tend to favour Old World vineyards.
Cambridge
Level 6 Contributor
380 reviews
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“Lovely food and you sit above the river”
Reviewed 23 April 2009

Eaten here several times. It is a place for a romantic meal or a quick afternoon tea. The Galleria is right next to the river Cam and you can sit out on a balcony right above the river for lunch or afternoon tea (those tables are popular in warm weather). Indoors, try to sit on the mezzanine level where, thanks to the large unadorned windows, you can see directly along the river. Very pretty.

The food is good too, imaginative mediterranean style food in good sized portions. Reasonable choices of wine. A place to go when you want to make dining your evening out.

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Syracuse, NY
2 reviews
“excellent lunch”
Reviewed 9 April 2009

We had the pleasure of eating at The Galleria Restaurant today for the first time. We just chose it at random and had great luck. It was a very good experience, all around. First, the wait staff were very friendly and helpful, even opening up a closed section of the restaurant at our request and helping us with a high chair for the baby. Second, the view onto the river was excellent, with punts going right by the glass door a few feet from the indoor table. (It was possible to eat outside, as well, but it was a bit chilly today.) The restaurant was clean and bright. And finally, the food was excellent. Our party of three had crabmeat linguine, chicken tagliatelli verde, and the prix fixe tuna, and all were outstanding, cooked and seasoned to perfection. The servings were so large that we had no room for the desserts, which also sounded pretty appealing. We would definitely return to this restaurant and highly recommend it. (If you go, do understand that the serving pace is a bit leisurely, because this is not fast food. Just sit back and enjoy.)

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