The Galley Restaurant

Topsham, Devon

The Galley staff are passionate about serving you the freshest Fish and Seafood, simply and stylishly presented, together with exciting meat and vegetarian options sourced from local farms.

With an ever-changing Menu, The Galley only serve what is in season and locally available, so you can be sure that what you are eating is of the best quality and freshness.

The A La Carte menu is available at Lunch and Dinner. At lunch, there is also a special Set Lunch Menu of one, two or three courses from £13.95. So whether it’s a long lingering dinner, a light lunch or a business engagement, there is something to suit you.

The Galley has worked hard to create a balanced wine list that includes top favourites along with some interesting options you may not be so familiar with.

The atmosphere in the restaurant is relaxed and friendly. Dress code is informal.

Great food is nothing without great service however and The Galley put a huge emphasis on matching the service to your needs. The team are on hand to greet you with a friendly smile and make sure you relax and enjoy your meal.


What a wonderful experience. We were very lucky to get a last minute table due to somone just cancelling. Everything was faultless, every item cooked to perfection, presented beautifully without being too fussy. Staff couldnt be nicer or more informative about the food and wine. For the quality of the food and the overall experience it was also good value. Will definitely try to visit again when in the area."

- Independent Traveller

Food & drink

The fish and shellfish comes from Day Boats landing their catch at Brixham. Some of the fish is line caught and they do not serve species that are under threat on their menus.

The mussels and cockles are harvested from the tidal section of the Exe Estuary about 3 miles downstream from The Galley: truly local food you could say!

The vegetables are locally grown from the farms around Topsham and the team make sure that only the best produce makes it to their tables.

They are committed to sustainable fishing and farming and only source their produce from suppliers that share this outlook.

They love sourcing interesting ingredients for Head Chef Jason Mead to cook and working hard to source unusual local produce and wild food.

The Galley like to be creative with some old staples, which you may find on the Pudding Menu from time to time.


What a gem this place is. Wonderful meal. Service excellent and not expensive. Will definitely be returning soon. Beautiful fresh fish but something for meat lovers too. Thoroughly recommend."

- Independent Traveller


Topsham has long been regarded as a beautiful Devon estuary town with a rich maritime and architectural history, and more recently as a centre for sophisticated shopping and a charming, high quality food and drink culture. 

Topsham is a regular front runner in league tables of great UK locations. We’re in the 2022 Muddy Stilettos Best Places To Live, hot on the heels of appearances in the 2021 and 2019 Sunday Times Best Places to Live hit parade.

Underpinning all that is a wonderful sense of community amongst those who live and work here. Topsham is fiercely independent yet hugely welcoming. 

The Restaurants unique location on Topsham Quay and fabulous views over the River Exe you can soak up the atmosphere of this ancient seaport from the comfort of the two dining rooms.

Access is easy, just 5 minutes off the M5 motorway and the Avocet railway line make this an easy pick for a great day out, weekend away or simply stopping off on route to your final destination.

For the more active of travellers we have the Exe trail tand it takes you right past our door. The estuary is of international importance for wintering waders and wildfowl, supporting thousands of birds.  With RSPB reserves  just a few minutes walk away there is something for every traveller offering the best opportunities to view wildlife along the estuary.


Great food great service great location great view. Perfect place for old friends too meet up. Food was top notch and good value"

- Independent traveller