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The Galley

4.7
4.7
202 Reviews
£25 and under
British

We are a newly established independent family run restaurant based next to the Historic Boat Museum & alongside the Manchester Ship Canal.

Our aim is to bring fresh and exciting food to you with professional but personal service. We serve breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and sunday lunch.
All of our food is freshly prepared on site using the most quality sourced products available to us seasonally and our menus change every quarter so our menu ideas can be put to practice and enjoyed by all.

The Galley – A place to eat, drink and enjoy.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast
    Mon–Fri 10:00 am–12:00 pm
    Sat, Sun 9:00 am–12:00 pm
    Lunch
    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
    Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
    Dinner
    Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Sun 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    0151 355 1163

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Ellesmere Port

  • Parking details

    Opposite our restaurant is a parking bay allocated for restaurant users, if there are no spaces available, please speak to a member of our team, who will be happy to help

  • Additional

    Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 202 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. VE

    VictoriaE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As usual The Galley never disappoints. It was exceptional. A local gem and a must eat restaurant. We took friends who had never sampled the outstanding food at the Galley-needless to say they were not disappointed. We will be back.

  2. K

    Kitty

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A very enjoyable lunch taken from the special Christmas menu. The food and service were good.

  3. R

    Rena

    Cheshire

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love The Galley. Been with friends family and just the two of us. Quality of menu, value for money and excellent staff. Tom and his team are fab!

  4. PP

    PauletteP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Beautiful food and great service. The staff are friendly and know the menus well, they will go the extra mile to provide the best experience. The menu has lots of choice and I would say there is something for everyone.

  5. JB

    JuneB

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and value for money, good views over the canal

  6. SH

    SandraHW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An excellent meal, beautifully presented, with attentive service. Have been a number of times before, dinner, weekday lunch and delicious Sunday Lunch. Waiting to sample the Afternoon Tea which my daughter tells me is lovely. Well worth a visit.

  7. AJ

    AndrewJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great value for money and the service was excellent. Will definitely be returning!

  8. LM

    LynneM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious Sunday dinner. Portion size just right. Staff friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend

  9. AC

    AmandaC

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A gem of a place. Food was amazing, had ribeye steak which was so juicy. Red wine was spot on. Cheese board and coffee were also delicious. Ships passing by the window as you eat.

  10. k

    kop32

    Cheshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Once again Tom and his team delivered a faultless dining experience,thanks to you all,see you soon

  11. EY

    ElizabethY

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Had an enjoyable evening with family. Relaxing ambiance. Good food which was enjoyed by all we all had fish dishes. The fish was well cooked and vert tasty. Very good service especially with my brother in law who has a tendency to fall.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another excellent meal, great service and server was very helpful and friendly

  13. KC

    KimC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2018

    overall4food5service3ambience2

    Always an enjoyable evening and the food is always tasty.

  14. AK

    AmandaK

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful food with a great friendly staff. Always a warm welcome.

  15. AA

    AnneA

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely restaurant in an unusual location. Well worth a visit! Full marks on food, staff and ambience!

  16. k

    kop32

    Cheshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Once again nothing to fault, please keep it up and we'll all see you again soon.

  17. C

    Cookie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Nice meal, nice environment, good service will definitely visit again!

  18. LB

    LauraB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Second visit now to this lovely little gem of a place. Superb service from start to finish. Staff are so friendly and the food is outstanding. Not the biggest choice of food maybe but there is certainly a dish to suit all tastes. The food is locally sourced and of excellent high quality. A choice of menus if you are able to dine early ther is the option of the early diner menu where you can have 3 courses for £18! Fantastic value for top notch food. We will definatly be back and soon at that!

  19. NK

    NaomiK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Lovely meal, great value and super lovely staff, we will definitely return.

  20. T

    Toffeefan

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2018

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    I have been to The Galley many times and have enjoyed my time there. However, this last time it was very busy we went for a ‘catch up’ with two friends but it was that busy, which I know is good for the restaurant. The lunch menu seems to have changed and there was certainly not as many choices available to us as there has been in the past. The dessert menu is restrictive as they are all ‘cold cream/ice cream desserts’. I did wonder if that was because afternoon teas were being served at the same time as the lunches. I.e. lunch 12-3 afternoon tea 12-3. This certainly was not the case on one of my many other visits t he last one being the 24th September when we came for afternoon tea for a birthday treat as we came for 1.30-2.00pm and had a lovely time and we were not ‘rushed out’ as we seemed to be last week. Parking was easier especially for myself, as I have walking difficulties and we had no alternative other than to go back up to the boat museum car park and then amble down, which we did, and resulted in us being a little later than the time had booked for. Contrary to our many other visits this was not the most enjoyable ‘catch up’ sessions we have had in the past so I hope that some of my comments can be looked at and if at all possible addressed.

  21. ES

    EmmaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good food service was excellent recommend here for a meal whether it be date night or just lunch fabulous will be back to eat here again

  22. SB

    SiobhanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Went for afternoon tea one lunch time and kept seeing plates of delicious food coming out to other diners so went back the next day and had the best fish and chips ever. The afternoon tea is one of the best I’ve ever had too !!! Great little find. Will return

  23. GG

    GiGi

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We have been several times now to The Galley . Always very friendly staff . Choices of food are good and excellent quality. We have been for evening meals, brunch, breakfast and afternoon tea and have never had an issue with any good order . So pleased it is a success in my area and is independent from any chain restaurants.

  24. M

    Marg

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2018

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Good menu choices and lovely food. Service was good but not really special today. Restaurant was busy and very noisy, probably due to a couple of large party groups and the fact that the decor is all hard with little soft furnishing to absorb noise. Wouldn’t stop me going back- but not really for a special romantic meal.

  25. LT

    LizzyTredders

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    An absolute gem. Beautiful home cooked food and fab service.

  26. KG

    KarenG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Just love the place,the food,the staff,excellent little restaurant

  27. AC

    AliC

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We attended the first Steak Night on Friday. Each steak was cooked to perfection and the flavour and texture of the steak was fantastic. We all thoroughly enjoyed the whole meal. Definitely worth a visit and extremely good value for money. My mother-in-law had the Pork Tower which was also delicious. Another excellent meal at The Galley - now the firm family favourite when we eat out.

  28. RJ

    RobJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Booked for the first time and I will definitely be back. Lovely little restaurant with great food,

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic afternoon tea - Highly recommend and great value. Topped off by seeing the big boat coming in. Thanks everyone

  30. DM

    DebbieM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2018

    overall3food3service5ambience2

    Great location, scenic view and very friendly and helpful staff, however, we found the Sunday lunch menu VERY limited and the food mediocre. If you are hoping for an intimate meal for two or a private chat with a friend, this is not the place for you. No atmosphere and no privacy as the tables are far too close together! Okay for a trip out with the children but for us, this restaurant felt more like a cafe.

  31. KF

    KarenF

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really lovely food and the service was great. Nothing too much trouble.

  32. JU

    JULIET

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Have been to The Galley twice now once for Sunday Lunch and once at night. Both menus are fantastic and I would and have recommended it to everyone. The food is of an extremely high quality and the presentation is excellent, The service is warm and friendly and very helpful.

  33. SF

    SandraF

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Lovely personable staff. Quite outstanding. Thanks for lovely ladies lunch. S Flaherty

  34. PW

    PeterW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    A pleasant place and service was efficient and friendly, minor error sorted out without fuss or bother. There was a good choice of options to eat and everyone in the party enjoyed the food and experience. Worth a visit.

  35. R

    Rena

    Cheshire

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We’re frequent visitors to The Galley and have always had a great meal. Tom and Team Galley are fab!

  36. GL

    GaryL

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a high standard of food and service, highly recommend

  37. EQ

    EmmaQ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Amazing food. Warm welcoming hosts. Will definitely be going back for the amazing Sunday roast.

  38. SB

    SharonB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Galley is the best restaurant in Ellesmere Port. Tom and all his stafff are amazing. They can’t do enough for you and they are always friendly and welcoming.

  39. MR

    MatthewR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Took a girl on a first date, great place ot. Good food and great service

  40. J

    Johnk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent value could not fault service or quality of food will certainly visit again and recommend to friends

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The Galley is rated 4.7 stars by 202 OpenTable diners

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  • Neighborhood

    Ellesmere Port

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast
    Mon–Fri 10:00 am–12:00 pm
    Sat, Sun 9:00 am–12:00 pm
    Lunch
    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
    Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
    Dinner
    Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Sun 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Opposite our restaurant is a parking bay allocated for restaurant users, if there are no spaces available, please speak to a member of our team, who will be happy to help

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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