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The Galley Restaurant @ The Beach

€€ - €€€British, International,
The Avenue | The Beach Hotel, Minehead TA24 5AP, England
+44 1643 704765
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good17%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
British, International, Contemporary
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
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LOCATION
The Avenue | The Beach Hotel, Minehead TA24 5AP, England
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1 - 10 of 77 reviews

Reviewed 11 November 2018

Just got off the Steam train looking for somewhere for lunch. Recommended by Tourist information. The establishment has a bright clean and airy feel to it. We worked out what to eat and it was on the table in a few minutes. Food was well...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jimbo1527
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Although I cannot fault the staff what so ever for being so helpful and looking after us, overall I was quite disappointed considering the amount of money we spent in here. The bread/oils and starters were lovely. The risotto was lovely, very tasty. It did...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank sweetpotato25
Reviewed 1 October 2018

We had two courses on Thursday evening. The service was excellent we chose our main course and while we waited we had complementary tasters and freshly baked bread with parsley butter. Don't expect large portions!! The desserts were also very good. We had coffee and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Trevor S
JackieRelay, General Manager at The Galley Restaurant @ The Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Thank you so much for your review and for taking the time to write it, always very much appreciated. The Galley restaurant is certainly having a wonderful year and as a result it is up for two awards. News on how we get on will...More

Reviewed 28 September 2018

Eat here is the best advice I can give. There are many restaurants at all price levels within 5-10 miles but none match the quality of food and service. Such value for money

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank TonyandMillie
JackieRelay, General Manager at The Galley Restaurant @ The Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Wow, well you can't ask for a better review than that! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a lovely review, much appreciated. Kind regards

Reviewed 24 August 2018 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

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank LyeTraveller
JackieRelay, General Manager at The Galley Restaurant @ The Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review, the staff will be delighted. Its very comforting to read our aims have come to fruition. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Galley restaurant again.

Reviewed 22 August 2018

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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Andrea C
JackieRelay, General Manager at The Galley Restaurant @ The Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2018

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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank SalopianShropshire
JackieRelay, General Manager at The Galley Restaurant @ The Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2018

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

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Sue S
JackieRelay, General Manager at The Galley Restaurant @ The Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2018

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

Date of visit: July 2018
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

Date of visit: June 2018
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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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