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The Galley Restaurant

) #1 of 15 Restaurants in Topsham ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Seafood, European, British
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” (76 reviews)
“seafood” (41 reviews)
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Seafood, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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41 Fore Street, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0HU, England
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1 - 10 of 731 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

This is our favourite restaurant to go to with friends and our adult family for a real treat. The service, bistro style ambience and quality of the food are all exceptional, as you might from an independent family run restaurant. We love the fact that...More

Thank FirebeanExeter
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had lunch at The Galley today, amazing has usual. We go each year when we are on holiday in Devon. The food and the service was excellent.

Thank HilaryKnowles
Reviewed 5 days ago

Best food we had in Devon/Dorset over a weekend. You could easily fooled by the exterior of this restaurant - but inside is lovely, the food was outstanding and excellent value. Delighted to have been there and would definitely return. Booking a must as the...More

Thank alisonsher
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself and 8 of my friends ate here last Thursday night and even though it is a snug restaurant they went out of their way to squeeze the nine of us in. Between all of us we managed to order every meal on the starters...More

Thank Jonathan A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We greeted warmly on arrival and being early readily attended by the waiters. We had scallops and a crab dish as our respective entrees. The crab was outstanding and the scallops were very good. For main we had fish and duck. The fish was outstanding...More

Thank kevinscott31
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Three of us had dinner at The Galley on a lovely sunny evening. Sitting upstairs in the window watching the river and the sun go down - beautiful. The food was extremely good - I was pleasantly surprised. Very good value in my opinion as...More

2  Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We live round the corner and so are lucky enough to go to the Galley fairly often. I have to say it seems to be going from strength to strength. The cooking and presentation was fantastic. I had Curry Cured Hake which was exquisite. One...More

1  Thank helenjcr
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I took my wife and family to the Galley Restaurant to celebrate her birthday. There were seven of us and we all agreed the restaurant exceeded our expectations, wonderful food and excellent service. You cannot ask for more so if in the area go there...More

1  Thank david240222
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Visited with family for a birthday meal. Everything was spot on including the service which was very attentive, humorous but not over the top. Everything we had was spot on and the prices were appropriate. We would certainly return.

Thank Stephi1975
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

This place understands what it takes to make a good dining experience. Great service that is friendly and courteous. The food is first class. Seafood can be got so wrong but this place knows that freshness counts and lets the food speak for itself.

Thank DaverooTravels
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
How big are the portions. My husband loves fish but is disappointed when skinny fillets are served. It's our 30th anniversary so want to treat him do they serve whole fish dishes?
20 June 2017|
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Response from Kimella | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do serve whole fish if requested. For such a special occasion give them a call, the owner is very amenable and may be able to provide a particular fish for you.
Do you have a children's menu or can cater for kids?
24 March 2017|
Response from Nigel M | Property representative |
Dear Sir / Madam, Thank you for your communication. No we do not have a children's menu and yes we can cater for kids. Please note our restaurant is very small and intimate, we also unfortunately do not have high chair... More
do they allow dogs in?
13 February 2016|
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Response from Nigel M | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate dogs.
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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
View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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