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The Galley Restaurant

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 19/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 19/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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US$10 - US$41
CUISINES
Seafood
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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You can’t miss this sweet little bistro with its bright blue exterior and stripy awning. It’s run by a personable father and son team who have a keen e...
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The MICHELIN Plate: Good cooking
Simple restaurant
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We chose not to have a starter. Possibly a mistake as the main courses were minute. Our dessert was also not generous. One dessert was particularly disappointing the peach melba one small tinned peach frozen raspberries and flaked almonds. If it cost a £ it...would be generous. Michelin Not in my opinion & I have visited many incl Lympstone & Le Manor.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were lucky enough to have lunch last week in this charming restaurant in Topsham. The food was absolutely outstanding as was the service. It is not possible to find fault with our meal or the wine and we are so happy we chose this...restaurant for our celebration lunch.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first time visiting. Superlative food, excellent service. The standard of the cooking and presentation was outstanding. We had the 3 course lunchtime menu and each course was beautiful. Well done to all the team, lovely afternoon. The place itself is quaint, not room for...many diners so booking will be essential.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Nigel M, Owner at The Galley Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU - Delighted you enjoyed yourselves in every way. We very much hope you will be back soon

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal here, which lived up to our expectations. Delicious, beautifully prepared food, excellent service with friendly welcoming staff, and a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Nigel M, Owner at The Galley Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words and recommendation. we are so pleased you enjoyed your meal and our hospitality. We hope to welcome you again very soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked a table some weeks ago for a special occasion and I had a few requests, requests were fulfilled . The food was superb , I could not fault it and service was excellent. Thank you to The Galley for giving us a wonderful...experience.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Nigel M, Owner at The Galley Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So glad you enjoyed your special occasion and we were able to make it as smooth an event as possible. Thank you for your kind words. Hope to see you soon.;

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cant really fault it - a little pricey but the costs match the standards of food. Well thought out menu and beautiful cosy space. Food is just fabulous

Date of visit: September 2021
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Nigel M, Owner at The Galley Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. We strive to achieve the best quality at an affordable price and we are so pleased you thought it was a well thought out menu and our little place

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at the Galley last night, not having been for a number of years, and it was absolutely brilliant again. It’s a small space but that adds to its charm. The service was warm and professional, unobtrusive but perfectly timed. The food was completely...delicious; beautiful presentation and execution. It felt like amazing value for money given the quality. A nice wine list with a good range of options. I can’t say enough good things about this restaurant!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Nigel M, Owner at The Galley Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

You can say as much as you like about our little place! - thank you for your lovely feedback and more importantly for taking the time to give it. So pleased you enjoyed it again after a number of years, hears hoping you wont leave...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent little bistro style restaurant. Very busy when we were there so a bit of a wait at times but this didn’t spoil the evening. Excellent food - we didn’t have desserts as this is the end of our holiday and we’ve eaten lots, plus...the choices didn’t appeal that much (not a criticism, personal choice) so we finished with very good port and dessert wine instead. The two man team obviously know what they’re doing and worked very well together to look after everyone. If only we lived closer!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Nigel M, Owner at The Galley Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your candid feedback. We are really pleased you enjoyed your experience with us and the food. Heres hoping you'll get to Topsham once again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cannot fault our lovely lunch today. Lovely environment, we were well looked after even though it became full and they were very accommodating of our 8 year old daughter. Throughly enjoyed each of my three courses, the prawns, bream and cheesecake. Left full to the...brim and will definitely go back. In my view, excellent value for what you get. Do book in advance, we saw a few disappointed people turned away as it is a small place.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Nigel M, Owner at The Galley Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So glad you joined us and had an enjoyable time. Thank you for the kind feedback

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We tried The Galley for lunch, having read reviews that rated it #1 in the lovely village of Topsham. It is a charming small bistro with a good atmosphere but has a limited menu. We were the first couple to arrive and enjoyed the unusual...starter of King Prawn Satay. Our main course of pan roasted cod loin was also very nicely cooked but the portions were tiny and included a few small pieces of cauliflower and a small spoonful of spinach. There was a side dish of boiled potatoes but we would have preferred the triple cooked chips we noticed on the adjoining table. Only 7 of the 14 tables were occupied but service seemed very slow, so we decided to skip desert as the choices were not very exciting anyway. It then took more than 30 minutes to get our bill. Being “encouraged” to buy over-priced water and wine was a bit unnecessary and at no time were we asked if everything was OK. We walked back to Darts Farm, as it is almost impossible to park in Topsham, and enjoyed afternoon tea there to complete our lunch.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Nigel M, Owner at The Galley Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your feedback. We apologise we did not meet your expectations, however delighted at the things you did enjoy. We will ensure we evaluate your comments at our team briefings. Some sadly we cannot alter such as parking, but those we can will...More

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Hello. I don’t actually work there 😊 their telephone number is 01392876078 - not open Sunday and Monday.
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Response from Louise C | Reviewed this property |
Family owned business who have been there 8-9 years. New chef from Sept 2018.
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Yes, The Galley Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Galley Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5