The Galley Fish & Seafood Restaurant

41 Fore Street, Topsham, Devon, EX3 0HU

Tel: 01392 876078

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 887 reviews887 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:

  • Christine G
    Trip Type:
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 17th September 2018
    Had a wonderful lunch here on Saturday. The cod risotto, a starter, was truly exceptional. The hake dish for main course was perfectly cooked, beautifully presented and with layers of delicious... Read full review
  • 942louiseb
    Trip Type:
    Delicious fish!
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 18th September 2018
    We had a tremendously enjoyable evening at The Galley. The cod loin and battered brill dishes were delicious. Superb sticky toffee pudding too. The service was friendly and efficient. The restaurant... Read full review
  • Paul A
    Holsworthy, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Great Lunch.
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 19th September 2018
    We were in Exeter on business, and were going to have lunch in the city, but parking is always a problem, so we drove down to Topsham. We wandered in and asked for a table. It was busy, despite... 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 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
Tuesday - Saturday12:00 - 14:30*
18:30 - 21:00*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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