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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” (81 reviews)
“seafood” (43 reviews)
“sea bass” (27 reviews)
Seafood, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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41 Fore Street, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0HU, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I ate here with a business colleague. The food was excellent in every way, fresh, tasty and inventive without being overly pretentious. The wine list was good with a lovely Puligny-Montrachet that went very well with the fish. Friendly helpful service, a great experience overall...More

Thank GRatc
Reviewed 5 days ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal last Thursday night. After the refurbishment the restaurant looks great and the food was just mouth watering. We had the scallops for starters which were the best I have had and then followed by Brill and I can honestly say I...More

Thank Karen P
Reviewed 6 days ago

All the positive reviews are true, a gem of a restaurant! An easy, approachable environment with a truly special feel. The food is wonderful, you could pick anything on the menu and enjoy, will suit a range of tastes. Quality ingredients and clearly a very...More

Thank Caroline W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a couple of months shut while essential interior works were carried out (both structural as well as decorative), The Galley Restaurant is open again with an all-new team in the kitchen. I went last week with a friend for lunch. The excellent set lunch...More

Thank MarcM209
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the most amazing dinner. I had scallops and then the bream and finished with chocolate mousse. All very delicious and very pretty and imaginative. The rest of the party ate different fish and all was very good indeed. A nice friendly welcome into...More

Thank Claireee11
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

We have eaten here a fair few times and I can say it’s definitely one of our favourite places to go to locally. The food is amazing, all fresh and really tasty. Staff are very friendly and attentive. Highly recommended 🙂

Thank Sheetal R
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

My husband took me here for my birthday. Meal was lovely. Fish was very fresh and tasted wonderful. Accompanied by great wine choices. Staff are also very attentive and friendly. We will definitely return.

Thank amj1990
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Lovely seafood in a quaint environment. Staff helpful and friendly. Highly recommend a visit and will be returning ourselves.

Thank Kevgill2017
Reviewed 8 December 2017

We came here last year and are still impressed with the professional but friendly service and beautifully prepared and flavoured food. The set lunch is great value , a super amuse bouche a small selection of interesting starters with interesting flavours homemade bread and fab.mains...More

1  Thank mc m
Reviewed 28 November 2017

The Galley never fails to impress and has lots of lovely food [especially if you like sea food] and is always a really nice meal. If you are looking for a restaurant to go to and are in or near Topsham I would reccomend this...More

Thank maxchristie2017
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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
Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 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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