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The Galley Restaurant

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41 Fore Street, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0HU, England
+44 1392 876078
12:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Devon UK
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We booked Saturday lunch at the Galley as part of our wedding day celebrations, having read and been impressed by all the very favourable reviews. We were not disappointed, indeed the experience was even better than we had been expecting. The service was outstanding, being attentive but not over-powering and warm but highly professional.The food was quite superb with all... More 

Thank Adam B
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to the Galley as a family to celebrate a birthday and everything hit the spot. What a gem of a restaurant. The food was spectacular. All the fish was so fresh and high quality. The menu caters for many different tastes - there are simple choices (prepared perfectly) to those more adventurous but equally well executed. We all... More 

Thank GeorgeH1234
Lima, Peru
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'd had some very bad news an couldn't face cooking so asked my son to find us a restaurant that he'd like too as he can be very fussy. We arrived late with no booking but were made to feel very welcome and not at all rushed. The food was wonderful. We both had the scallops, they were served with... More 

Thank Slarahplayskool
Exeter, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious meal, leisurely and relaxed. Beautifully cooked and presented. I love seafood and this was amazing. Good friendly service. Lovely view over the River Exe. Thoroughly recommend.

Thank Claireee11
Zurich, Switzerland
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is really cozy, the stuff is friendly and nice. Food was delicious!!! We had an amazing dinner and we will come back next time we pass by.

Thank wilson0212
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Starting with the curry cured hake was a great choice to kick off what turned out to be a very memorable meal. For my first visit to Topsham, stumbling across this gem was a real treat. The fish was wonderfully fresh and prepared in a way that really drew out the flavour. Beautifully presented in a vibrant Spring-esq manner my... More 

Thank sampsonlaw
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small restaurant, so probably best to book in advance. Very friendly welcome. The staff are very helpful. Food was cooked and presented perfectly. Very tasty . Portion size enough to allow you to have three courses without feeling too full and uncomfortable.

2 Thank wheretonextEngland
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there with our 5 year old son. All the staff was very friendly and very accommodated. The food was amazing with so much flavours and a great use of spices. The restaurant is also nicely decorated. Overall a very nice evening and we'll keep a great memory of our evening in Exeter thanks the staff who could not... More 

Thank Julie_Pierre
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband treated me to a delicious meal here to celebrate our wedding anniversary, it was amazing! I have lactose and wheat intolerances and these were catered for perfectly with a waiter making suggestions for adaptations to the normal menu. We felt very well looked after and the staff made us feel special as it was our anniversary. The food... More 

Thank Sheila P
Exeter, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a fabulous evening at this great restaurant. The host Nigel was superb as were all the waiting staff and the food was superb. Will definitely be back very soon.

1 Thank Sue W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, 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
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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