Lockdown takeout: The Galley Restaurant, Topsham

Feast at home on lip-smackingly good seafood dishes fresh from The Galley Restaurant in Topsham

The lowdown

Topsham’s popular seafood spot is providing locals with a chance to enjoy its beautiful food at home via its takeaway service . The home-dining experience differs each day: Thursday’s line up is a delicious mix of hot dishes to-go, Friday sees the return of The Galley’s fish ‘n’ chip Fryday and Saturday is a more decadent affair in the form of a three-course meal kit (with cooking instructions) prepared by head chef Jason Mead.


The service is available between 5pm-8pm on Thursdays, Friday and Saturdays. As a result of dealing in only the freshest fish, The Galley can take pre-orders up to 12pm the day before you’d like your feast. Once ordered, the restaurant will allocate a time for you to pick-up your food from a service point at the restaurant.

Why The Galley?

‘The best of Devon on a plate’ is how head chef Jason Mead and the team describe their offering at this intimate Topsham treasure. It’s a fitting description of The Galley Restaurant which has long held a solid reputation for beautiful food and friendly efficient service among those in-the-know. And, while you won’t get to delight in the lively spirit and attractive decor of the restaurant right now, this is still a wonderful opportunity to tuck in to its incredible food at home.

Sample menu dishes

Thursday night takeaway:

Sample dish: Tempura-battered tiger prawn scampi with tomato-chilli ketchup, skinny chips and coleslaw
Sample dish: Grilled sea bream fillet with roasted baby potatoes, broccoli, mojo verde sauce ‘Cuban style’
Sample dish: Beetroot falafel burger with mozzarella, pineapple and chilli salsa, skinny chips and coleslaw

Friday night takeaway:

Sample dish: Prosecco-battered plaice fillet with triple cooked chips, tartar sauce and lemon
Sample dish: Cod, roasted pepper and chorizo fish cake with triple cooked chips, tartar sauce and lemon

Saturday night takeaway:

Sample starter: Scallops au gratin with garlic butter, parmesan and herb crust
Sample main: Baked celeriac cobbler – roasted celeriac in a delicate white sauce with spinach and toasted hazelnut, topped with parmesan and rosemary cobbler
Sample pud: Sticky toffee pudding with rum butterscotch sauce, crème chantilly

Please note dishes change weekly, so check the website for what’s coming up.

Foodie creds

In addition to making it into the Trencherman’s Guide, The Galley has previously won gold in the Taste of the West Awards and in 2021 was awarded the Good Food Award – Gold Seal (for the third consecutive year).


Dishes for Thursday and Friday night takeaways are £9 each, per person. Children’s dishes are available on Friday at £6.50 each. Saturday’s takeaway costs £36 which includes three-courses for two people.

How to order

Pre-ordering is essential, place your order by calling 01392876078.


april, 2024


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