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The Galley Restaurant @ The Beach

The Avenue | The Beach Hotel, Minehead TA24 5AP, England
+44 1643 704765
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Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good17%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“sea bass” (2 reviews)
“beef” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
British, International, Contemporary
PRICE
RR - RRR
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The Avenue | The Beach Hotel, Minehead TA24 5AP, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has a great story as well as fantastic food: it was bought by the YMCA to offer apprenticeships to young people under the expertise ofor head chef Paul. The result is a fine dining experience at very reasonable prices. The restaurant is airy...More

Thank LyeTraveller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Minehead with my husband and mother, looking for somewhere to eat that wasn’t kebab and chips. Thought the hotel looked contemporary and well kept, and stopped to have a look at the menu. Well it turned out to be the best lunch we have...More

Thank Andrea C
JackieRelay, General Manager at The Galley Restaurant @ The Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Andrea We are delighted that you had your best dining experience in a long time in our Galley restaurant at The Beach. Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review, always a welcome boost for all the staff. We look forward...More

Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Friendly if somewhat chaotic service. Two Spritzers ordered and presented with two full glasses of wine and a bottle of soda. Guess they expected us to mix it ourselves but glasses too small and no ice. Food ordered and after 45 minutes noticed orders placed...More

Thank SalopianShropshire
JackieRelay, General Manager at The Galley Restaurant @ The Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Our sincere apologise for the lack of service you received and in particular the lack of acknowledgement when you highlighted missed drinks off your bill. Please to be assured this will be addressed as part of the ongoing staff training...More

Reviewed 29 July 2018

Thought we would give this a try as the evening menu looked different to others we had seen in Minehead and produce is locally sourced. We were certainly not disappointed and delighted to have chosen The Galley. I love my food so it was difficult...More

Thank Sue S
JackieRelay, General Manager at The Galley Restaurant @ The Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Sue Thank you for your wonderful review of The Galley restaurant at The Beach. We look forward to welcoming you back again.

Reviewed 5 July 2018

Not bad hotel.service average apart from the lovely the Sally who brings a bit of fun to the place.service at breakfast run by drippy teenage lads.shame as the manager is very good if run of her feet. Fairly good food if on over the top...More

Thank tabitha71
David J, General Manager at The Galley Restaurant @ The Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Thank you for the review, our aim is to work with those "drippy" young lads, who lack confidence and have often been bullied at school, we then train them in hospitality and catering and they leave us standing tall and full of confidence. they are...More

Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

We are never disappointed when we visit The Galley Restaurant! It was my Sons 11th Birthday and when I asked where he wanted to eat there was no hesitation in his answer! He always raves about how he had the best steak of his 11...More

Thank CharlianK
David J, General Manager at The Galley Restaurant @ The Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Hey Charlie, great to see you and cant believe Elmo is 11 Really pleased you had such a lovely time. Hope to see you again soon. Dave

Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Decided to wander into town centre/esplanade, assuming that in a British seaside resort there would be a choice of fish'n'chips establishments. Admittedly 6.30 pm on a weekday before school holidays, but we were surprised to find so little open at all. About to return to...More

Thank Paul W
David J, General Manager at The Galley Restaurant @ The Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Hi Paul, thank you for a lovely review. We are so pleased that the menu tempted you in, as you say the team can create some amazing dishes. and we are second to none in the area. thank you again. Dave

Reviewed 28 May 2018

We stayed in the hotel for 3 evenings and decided to try the food in the restaurant having had a great breakfast on Saturday morning. The meal was easily some of the best food we have sampled this year, and the most shocking point was...More

Thank richt112018
David J, General Manager at The Galley Restaurant @ The Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

WOW. such a lovely review. We pride ourselves on the quality and the delivery of the food we serve. all sourced locally and cooked to perfection. We are a hidden gem that is becoming more and more well known. Cheers Dave

Reviewed 23 May 2018

Conveniently located opposite the WSR station, it’s the perfect place to enjoy afternoon tea while you await the train. The only issue we had was the wait. There is limited seating in the area directly in front of the bar and so we ended up...More

Thank The_Concierge_8
David J, General Manager at The Galley Restaurant @ The Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Thank you for your review. as all of our dishes are cooked fresh and in order of receiving the order, there is a slight delay as nothing is batched cooked. we do often have people who are waiting for the trains as we are the...More

Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

For a very reasonable price had a great meal including bottle of wine. Excellent service Hotel well located near beach area and steam engine train depot.

Thank Barranquitas
David J, General Manager at The Galley Restaurant @ The Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again soon. Dave

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$37
Cuisine
British, International, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 16:00
Monday
11:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 20:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 20:30
Thursday
11:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 20:30
Friday
11:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 20:30
Saturday
11:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Avenue | The Beach Hotel, Minehead TA24 5AP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Minehead
  • Phone Number: +44 1643 704765
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Description
Eating at The Beach Stay in and relax with us. At The Beach Hotel we offer some contemporary cooking with traditional and local roots. We figure that food that travels less miles to be on our plates has got to be good. Coupled with a scrummy wine from our selection and you've got yourself a winner. The restaurant prides itself on its fresh locally sourced produce. Dishes are simply and elegantly presented from a menu that takes inspiration from classic British and European cuisine. If you just want to be near the beach then grab something from The Beach Cafe. What more do you need other than beautifully cooked fresh ingredients served quickly and always with a smile. Our fantastic open kitchen means your meal is an experience as well as a delight to eat. Watch the chefs work and create your dis in front of your eyes.
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