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“Absolutely Stunning”
Review of The Galley

The Galley
Ranked #1 of 97 Restaurants in Woodbridge
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Turkish, International
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Seasonal and local produce prepared fresh and daily by a restaurateur who is passionate about food and drink. Great friendly caring service and value. Operating one page daily menu. Catering for everyone’s taste with unusual twist!
Reviewed 28 June 2018

We eat there last night and as it was busy downstairs were shown up to the first floor area of the restaurant where we were the only customers, which enabled us to pick a great table. The staff, including the owner, were obviously concerned that we would be put-off by being on our own, but we actually really enjoyed the intimacy of being on our own at a great table with views across (towards the church) and down Market Hill. The staff kept checking on us to make sure we were okay, but in an unobtrusive way. The owner went out of his way to introduce himself and explain the great collection and variety of high quality Riojas he had purchased direct from the grower. The food, however, was superb; my sweet potato bubble and squeak was on of the best starters I have ever had and my wife really rated the two vegetarian options she went for. We can clearly see why this is the number on restaurant in the Town - keep it up!

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Thank Lee19642011
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

Met at the door by the Patron with the warmest of greetings...
The Staff were so helpful and knowledgeable, attending speedily to my every need.

Thank malcjcoe
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

We booked a table here on the basis of the tripadvisor reviews but it failed to live up to expectations.
The whole experience was underwhelming and felt rushed.
The menu was interesting with several dishes we liked the look of. We opted for starter of sardines and the salt cod and lobster herb fritters. The sardines were ok but fairly bland, accompanied by a small side salad there was no bread or seasoning or dressing to lift the fish. The fritters were disappointing, they had little taste or seasoning.
Mains were better, the lamb stew was tasty and the pork had potential but was overcooked and dry albeit the flavours were good and the sauce especially nice.
The biggest issue was the speed of service and slightly overbearing staff, our entire meal took 35 minutes from start to finish with staff either delivering or removing plates or asking us how the food was every few minutes. I know having attentive staff can be good but this was just a bit too intrusive.
I don't think we've ever spent such a short amount of time in a restaurant.
gievn more time we'd have had a second drink and probably dessert but we just felt as if they wanted us out of the restaurant as soon as possible despite the fact the place was half full.
Maybe we caught them on a bad night but I'm afraid to say we wouldn't return.

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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Everything about our evening out was perfect. The welcome and friendly staff, the charming setting, the varied menu, with something to suit every taste, and the food itself.
It’s rare that a group of a dozen people are all and individually so impressed.
Just first class.

Thank 57variety186387
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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

We just had the most amazing meal in a beautiful cosy restaurant. The Turkish food was delicious and the service was spot on. The staff was friendly,engaging & charming. The food was authentic and generous. Everything is homemade and a family recipe. So good. Am stuffed. Eat here!

Thank Sharon W
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