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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” (86 reviews)
“seafood” (46 reviews)
“sea bass” (26 reviews)
Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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41 Fore Street, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0HU, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely food and so,so nice staff. Great location, no fuss and A relaxing atmosphere 👍 top place for seafood and local produce.

Thank paulthechief
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a meal at The Galley in Topsham last night, and the whole experience was exactly as we hoped. The food was delicious - particularly recommend the risotto starter - and the service was extremely friendly and polite throughout. Loved the fact that many of...More

Thank mattexeter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fish restaurant. Relaxed atmosphere . Host very good, welcomed and even advised on parking as tricky round the one way town. Upstairs dining and view of boats. Good menu choice. Enjoyed the cod loin, tasty.

Thank Cath M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Topsham Antique Market and pre booked The Galley for a birthday lunch. The food was superb and the staff and chef were extremely helpful with every dish as my partner is a vegan. They had put together an alternative to starters, main and...More

Thank Atomiccafe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Exeter on business, and were going to have lunch in the city, but parking is always a problem, so we drove down to Topsham. We wandered in and asked for a table. It was busy, despite being a damp Wednesday in September,...More

1  Thank Paul A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a tremendously enjoyable evening at The Galley. The cod loin and battered brill dishes were delicious. Superb sticky toffee pudding too. The service was friendly and efficient. The restaurant was full even on a Tuesday evening so definitely worth booking in advance.

Thank 942louiseb
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had a wonderful lunch here on Saturday. The cod risotto, a starter, was truly exceptional. The hake dish for main course was perfectly cooked, beautifully presented and with layers of delicious flavours. And then the dessert..... the chocolate mousse with cherries, almonds and salt caramel...More

Thank Christine G
Reviewed 16 September 2018

We had a superb meal here... the fish is excellent and cooked to perfection! A father and son do the front-of-house, and we were given an excellent steer on the wine choice. Food was beautiful and the service sharp... it's only a smallish place so...More

Thank Ncas
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Warm welcome and excellent service in a cosy restaurant where the food was superb from start to finish and complimented by a great wine list. Highly recommend

Thank willow88Hoylake
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Impromptu visit to Topsham with a quick check on TA first on where to eat, turned up this fish restaurant by the harbour. The food is beautifully presented and tasted simply amazing. With excellent personal service taking it to another level. Would recommend the Scallops...More

Thank Barry H
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Jeffrey B
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Response from 22Macca44 | Reviewed this property |
No I dint think so
Caroline W
6 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
11 February 2018|
Response from Nigel M | Property representative |
Dear Pussycat1, Thank you for your message. Apologies for the much delayed response. We have been closed for the last two months for refurbishment, now re-opened and very much up and running. Apologies that we were unable to... More
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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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