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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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“seafood” (41 reviews)
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Seafood, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
41 Fore Street, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0HU, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We went there for our 45th Wedding Anniversary dinner (although we didn't announce this to the staff!). We particularly wanted a fish restaurant. We arrived early, were sat in the prime upstairs window seat with a view of the river and setting sun, and were...More

Thank Graham H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our first visit to Topsham, for an anniversary. We were given a friendly welcome and shown to our booked lunch table. Had a very tasty mini starter - a spicy tomato soup - while we ordered. We both started with mussels in a lovely sauce....More

1  Thank LordSaltash
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited here for a birthday meal, as it was number one in Exeter (but not in Exeter!) and wanted to give my parents a lovely evening out for my mum's birthday. I found the food to be delicious and beautifully presented, but in honesty,...More

Thank GracieLiz
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to the galley once before and it was excellent but very disappointed this time we where sat down stairs tables too close together food was only average wont be going back

Thank Janet S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever we are in the region, we make sure we stop for dinner. Always as delightful as our first visit. Very welcoming team. The food is fresh and well prepared and presented, and always very tasty. The team provide a very friendly service and get...More

Thank fadi s
Reviewed 1 week ago

'Manager' over familiar with trite 'young lady ' greetings when obviously very much middle aged lady , annoying and patronising . Heritage salad, dressing sharp, and tomatoes unripened ... So called BLT hake,uninspiring flavourand wrapped in inedible pigs cheek, Pointed out to waiter that I...More

2  Thank Bee2431
Reviewed 1 week ago

nothing special about the meal. Main course was Bland and the Parma/Serrano ham was not cooked correctly. Maybe Chef was having a bad day.

1  Thank SimoneMarshall
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a great meal at this restaurant in Topsham this evening. The food was fabulous - extremely fresh and beautifully presented. The service was also attentive but not too over the top. A lovely restaurant for a special meal or a decadent meal out...More

1  Thank Claire M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a super 3 course meal, sitting by the window with the beautiful view out over the estuary. The food was excellent, the service was superb - attentive but not intrusive. A thoroughly enjoyable evening, thank you!

Thank SazzleD15
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was today at galley restaurant food was awesome and i was attended well with "Mavis" she was really kind to me ,and also Vina,Mark,Gerald,Vilma thanks guys i really enjoyed.

Thank Edwin N
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Questions & Answers
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.
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
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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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