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Seafood, Fast food, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 April 2024 via mobile

Ordered x3 mussels and a piece of elephant fish, got x2 more than what I ordered. Batter was tasty and the right amount of salt, tasted fresh from the ocean!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 26 January 2024

We’d arrived from the UK in the morning, and flown down toInvercargill from Auckland, heading for a trip out to Stewart Island the next day. So we were tired and a bit hungry, and having read the reviews for the Galley, headed there for some...fresh fish and chips. We werent disappointed - freshly cooked, piping hot, and one portion of blue cod and chips between us turned out to be just right in our jet lagged state. Would definitely recommend the great food and friendly service.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 7 January 2024

Delicious fish and chips, exactly what I was looking for. Not many places were open but this place was and it was great.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 15 July 2023

So good. Dropped in for a quick and easy dinner after a long flight and drive. So many delicious vegetarian options that were super surprising and tasty. If you’re a vego who loves a bit of deep fried goodness you’ll be stoked with this place-...definitely try the corn bites and the curry spring roll! Hubby had fish and squid and we bought some local honey as a souvenir. We took it back to put accomodation and ate it in our warm comfy room. The service was a delight as well and overall would recommend. As per a previous review, get a grip bro, it’s a fish and chip shop. If you want gourmet dining, a takeaways shop isn’t the place to go. Everyone else, get amongst it!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 16 March 2023

My wife and I had our dinner here today… sitting at one of the two tables provided outside. We shared a combo offering of 4 or 5 varieties of seafood. Honestly - our worst meal of the trip and perhaps the worst seafood dinner I’ve...ever had. My wife’s very first sampling was hot on the outside but cold inside (not room temperature - cold). 3/4 of the food was fries (which were actually good). Oysters fair. The two crab sticks were literally tasteless…. if they hadn’t been called crab sticks I truly would have had no idea what they were - and crab is my favorite food. You get the idea… Oh… when I first went in I asked about oysters (for which Bluff is famous). I was told they had none… but that if we went to the supermarket down the street to get some, they’d fry them up for us for a moderate charge. No thanks.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 22 December 2022 via mobile

Best fish and selections you will ever find and I’m not just saying that 😊😊👍👍. 5 star rating for sure!!!

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 30 August 2022

"The Galley Takeaways" Fish & Chips and Burgers is The Guinness Book of World Records' most "southern takeaway eatery". Not only does it hold this fun and prestigious award, but it also has tasty food at an excellent value and great service. The owner was...so friendly and kind. Last weekend, my family and I were taking in the sites of the Bluff and just walked by and decided to stop in. We were so glad we did!! It is a charming place. I can not recommend it highly enough. Next time your at the bluff stop in for a bite. I know my family and I will :)More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 5 August 2022

After a long drive all the way from Dunedin with my family, we arrived in Bluff with the goal of having some fresh oysters. Diane from Galley Takeaways did not have any (it was too windy so many shops did not have oysters in stock),...and lent us a helping hand by calling another shop down the street to check if they had some. They did, but we decided to get the fried snapper, their Hawaiian burger, and some jars of local honey from Galley Takeaways anyway, on top of walking down the street to get oysters from Stella’s Cafe (also recommended!!) All the food were delicious and absolutely satiated our hunger after driving for hours on empty stomachs. Diane and my family also made great conversation (she gave us directions to some spots in town), and she even gave us a complimentary drink for the road! We brought all the food up to the local lookout point and feasted while having marvellous views. A great place for fresh diner-style seafood and friendly faces. Definitely must visit!!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 13 July 2022 via mobile

This Bluff ‘fish n chip’ shop was so AMAZING!!! The owner over heard me talking how much I really wanted a poached egg…but with no where else open…it was truly heaven sent when she offered to go above & beyond to cook me & my...daughter poached eggs on toast! OMG! Those eggs were cooked to perfection & tasted AMAZING too!!! & the potato wedges were so YUMMM!!! The eggs aren’t on the menu for a fish & chip shop & was soooooo appreciated!!! I’m 💯 sure the fish n chip menu is amazing too…especially for Bluff. I’ve been told & told I must try the Blue Cod. Unfortunately the eggs won out on this visit. We are looking forward to coming down to Bluff again soon…will definitely go on a fasting diet so I’m ready for our next visit to The Galley Takeaways… it was a definite highlight & memory of our trip! Thanks again so much! 💕More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 1 June 2022

Diane's Vege Burger is sensational. Best ever. Comfortable seating an large screen TV to entertain.. Service was prompt .

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 11 May 2022 via mobile

Expensive and forgot an item I paid for. Had to go back with a painful broken wrist to pick it up and wait for it to be cooked while my family ate dinner without me. (Phone was off or engaged so couldn't ring first). Got...a half *sorry about that* and the item after waiting for it. Don't think the owners realize how much of a hassle it is when they muck up orders. Serving size of chips is ridiculously small as well. Food was heavily salted. Do not recommend. We won't be going back.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 21 April 2022 via mobile

Came all the way South to share some love & money in this covid world to be very disappointed & feeling very ripped off. This place changed us a whopping $30 more than Fowler’s (just up the road) for our 2 oysters & chip lunches...today. And it’s a take away bar, not as if it was a sit down meal. And then they just tasted like the soggy batter & oil that they were cooked in. Won’t recommend. Go to Fowlers people.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 8 March 2022

It had been said that when in bluff get some Blue Cod and Bluff Oysters. Sadly, we were a week too early for the oysters but we got the cod. The lady behind the counter was super friendly and we bought her $15 special. The...fish batter had lemon grass in it and the pieces were a good size. The chips were amazing and it was cooked in less than the ubiquitous 10 minutes. We were sad to miss the oysters but this certainly made up for it. They also say you should get the chippies from where the locals get it and there were plenty buying at this place.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 7 January 2022

Me, my partner and our daughters visited this outlet and ordered chips, a vegetarian burger, a chicken burger and corn nuggets. The chicken burger was soggy and way too salty and the chips and nuggets weren't much better. The worst part, by far, was the...vegetarian burger, as it had beef fat stuck on the side of the pattie. I then found out from one of the locals that they cook with lard! Stone age! Just a warning vegetarians out there, NOTHING on this menu is vegetarian, it is cooked in beef fat. With so many vegetarians out there buying food, we deserve to be served vegetarian food if we are told it's vegetarian...what a scam. Had to throw it in the bin. I do not recommend this food at allMore

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 29 December 2021 via mobile

Very friendly owner, very tasty crispy chips! Unfortunately the great reviews got my hopes up and was expecting incredible fish too. Not sure if it’s because I made the mistake of ordering a combo with “cod bites” instead of a whole piece but the blue...cod tasted like it had been frozen and was nothing like the juicy fresh fish I was expecting from a place where seafood is the drawcard. Bit disappointment but enjoyed the chips. If we were staying in the area longer I’d probably give it another go but unfortunately we were just passing through.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Yes. Depends on who is cooking. We were given the smallest oysters that were dry and burnt fish and chips.
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GALLEY TAKEAWAYS, Bluff - Restaurant Reviews, Phone Number & Photos

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Galley Takeaways is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
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