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The Galley Cafe

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43 Kilkeel Road, Annalong, Kilkeel BT34 4TJ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 4376 7253
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Have been coming here for years but tonight was very disappointing fish batter was full of oil when I cut into it the oil oozed out also soggy chips weren't great either they are advertising for a new chef i wonder is that why it was the carry out not the restaurant

2 Thank june b
Newry, United Kingdom
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189 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Monday evening around six while touring around I stopped at gallery. Shown to a corner seat I had to go get my sweater as it was cold.i ordered a jumbo cod on its own at 5.50. it took almost 30 minutes to arrive and could not really justify the jumbo name. It was hard and burnt in places and really... More 

1 Thank frankm654
Saintfield, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Despite recommendations my expectations were not particularly high when visiting what I thought was a glorified fish and chip shop. I was wrong. This little restaurant while attached to a take away fish and chip shop stands on its own. We were welcomed by staff on arrival and quickly brought menus and a jug of water. The menu is extensive... More 

Thank lynmarhunt
N. Ireland
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179 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been here before and always had the fish as it is always so fresh and delicious. This time I thought I would try something different, I chose the gammon, big mistake. It was so tough I couldn't even chew it. I tried a small piece of it and that was that, my friends had the baked cod and... More 

2 Thank JosephZee
Aileen C, Owner at The Galley Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Joseph We are sorry you had a bad experience with us recently, however we find if these issues are raised at the time, instead of on a trip advisor review, they are easier sorted, leaving you with a better experience and a meal that you enjoyed. We are currently training new staff for the summer and I can only... More 

Lisburn, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Called here on our way home from Warrenpoint. We were seated immediately. Fish and chips here are absolutely beautiful. Staff were pleasant and we got a lovely seat beside the window overlooking the road. Would certainly recommend this place.

Thank Audrey R
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Without a doubt they serve the best fish and chips in the Mourne area.They always have a good selection of desserts.The only other item I had on the menu was the burger (enough for 2 people)! It was excellent. Get there early. It's always very busy.

Thank Alan H
Armagh, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I called at The Galley last Friday after a day up Donard mountain. I had heard great reports about the fish and chips so we called here to sample same. When we arrived we were pleasantly surprised to find there was a restaurant attached. We entered the restaurant and were greeted quickly and shown to our seats.... More 

Thank Gibby6
Aileen C, Owner at The Galley Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your encouraging words we really appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your visit. We are glad that you enjoyed your meal and we look forward to serving you again in the future. More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived as a group of 5, we were told by an grouchy waiter that we should of booked in advance. We waited 40 mins before the waiter took our order we tried to get the waiters attention for a drink but no eye contact. The lasagna was awful, the meat was clumped together and not much tomato sauce. Food... More 

1 Thank ClaireChapel
Aileen C, Owner at The Galley Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Clare, We are sorry that you did not enjoy your experience with us, if you let us know what day and time you called in we can identify who dealt with you and address that issue. There is absolutely no excuse for bad manners and we have a zero tolerance of such behaviour. Our Lasagna is a very popular... More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had Lunch here today with 2 good friends & we THOROUGHLY enjoyed our visit. The food was ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS, the surroundings are beautiful inside & out (beautiful view of the Irish Sea from the front door) and the customer service is 1st class & very friendly. Will DEFINITELY be back again. This was my 1st visit, however my friends have... More 

Thank Leanne J Moore
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely fish and chips in this seaside town, cafe but the service was slow! I was a lone diner and I had to ask for my drink to be brought to my table before the food.

1 Thank Fionnuala OH

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Seafood, Fast food, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Kilkeel Road, Annalong, Kilkeel BT34 4TJ, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Kilkeel  >  Annalong
  • Phone Number: +44 28 4376 7253
New - Low fat menu available for sit-in or takeaway

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