The Galley Fish & Seafood Restaurant

41 Fore Street, Topsham, Devon, EX3 0HU

Tel: 01392 876078

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 830 reviews830 reviews
Cured Trout at The Galley


Exeter’s premier fish & seafood restaurant, located in the foodie town of Topsham and serving the very best of Devon on a plate.

With stunning River Exe Estuary views this award wining popular independent restaurant serves prime fresh fish and the freshest local produce. Head Chef Lee Harry’s innovative and subtle menu choices deliver stunning, creative and mouth watering dishes. With a very sound wine list to accompany, this long established and well respected eatery continues to delight in every way. A gem in the popular Topsham food scene.

Offering full a la carte menu and fantastic set lunch menu from £13.50. Open Tuesday to Saturday for lunch and dinner, 12pm - 2.30pm & 6.30om - 9pm


  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
  • Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Recent Reviews:

  • niccit
    Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    An unforgettable meal
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 6th August 2018
    I booked this restaurant for my husband’s birthday as he loves seafood. I heavily relied on the Trip Advisor reviews and it paid off! The staff we so polite, professional and very friendly. We were... Read full review
  • Kim E
    Trip Type:
    Birthday celebration
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 6th August 2018
    The restaurant is nicely presented and the menu offered many options which appealed to us. We had 3 courses all of which were greatly enjoyed. It is not a cheap place to eat but I think we got what... Read full review
  • paul m
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Fabulous Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 4th August 2018
    Two nights and two dinners in Topsham. The first night we ate at The Salutation Inn (reviewed separately), the second at The Galley. The Galley is a simpler space, a shopfront restaurant with no... Read full review


Road Directions

M5 junction 30 follow signs to Exeter then to Topsham, once in Topsham, follow signs for the Quay, The Galley restaurant is situated behind The Lighter Inn overlooking the River.

Public Transport Directions

T Bus or the 57 from Exeter, stopping outside The Lord Nelson, walk down through the High Street & shops, you’ll pass The Globe Hotel, and as you turn the corner The Galley is on the left hand side over looking the river.



  • Serve evening meal
  • Serve lunch

Payment Methods

  • All major credit cards accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Visa accepted

Opening Times

The Galley (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
Tuesday - Saturday12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:00
Bank HolidayClosed

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