Galleria - Cambridge

4.3
454 reviews
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£25 and under
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European
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  • Waterfront
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Scenic View
The Galleria restaurant in Cambridge has the most brilliant location at the foot of Magdalene Bridge beside the River Cam, just in one of the deepest parts where the punters come unstuck. With a pair of terraces beside the river, diners have a ringside seat not only for the punting circus, but also for the pleasure of one of England’s loveliest views. This three-level continental restaurant is light and airy, romantic and pleasant, with wrought-iron balconies, ferns, French prints, bistro-style seating. Signature dish is poached fillets of monkfish in lemongrass with sweet red chilli cream sauce and tiger prawns with leeks and mushrooms served with rice. The very reasonable wines tend to favour Old World vineyards.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
European, British
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Hours of Operation
Mon - Sun: 11:30am to 10.30m
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Phone number
01223 362054
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MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Wheelchair Access, Wine
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ED
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, very enjoyable, thank you

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JA
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very enjoyable meal, good choice on menu, good service, pleasant atmosphere. Would definitely go again.

other comments: a modern restaurant with hard surfaces. Background music

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PM
London
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great find and amazing food
Service great and friendly
Definitely will return - Moroccan chicken was delicious

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AW
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff were extremely helpful and friendly and the menu had a good variety. Great fun watching the punting on the Cam. We sat outside which meant we were quite close to the other tables but this was no problem. The service was timed perfectly quick but not rushed attentive but not constant fussing,; just right.

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ID
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The wasps were the problem!
Food and service was great
But pasta not aldente

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IA
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our always place to eat when we come to Cambridge for our weekends away

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EC
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Restaurant was a great experience.
Food, service and views made for a great combination.

Mussels to start, great sharing starter.
Smaller portion sufficient for Two.

As the day was hit both selected salads;
- Smoked Salmon
- Arabic Chicken with Apricot

Both are recommended if you would like a lighter/summery meal. My preference was the chicken and apricot.

And I would say a Must eat for those with a sweet tooth is the Sticky Toffee Pudding with sauce and ice cream.

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a
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and good value for money. Service was friendly without being overbearing.

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JP
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A really lovely riverside restaurant, with nice view, excellent service and fresh, imaginative dishes. Can't wait to go back!

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DK
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Great position, helpful staff and lovely ambience. Food and service disappointing.

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MT
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very friendly staff delivering excellent tasting food and cocktails, good value for money given the location next to the " Cam". If the weathers kind try for the terrace overlooking the river and enjoy watching the Antics of those that can and cannot punt.

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BD
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

The service was slow, another guest had to ask the waitress if there was table service or if it was self service. The food was pretty lacking in flavour and quantity. It was also overpriced.

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S
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

The food was of good quality but unfortunately took 1hour to make a risotto. I understand this happens but in that time not a single waiter came to ask if we wanted more drinks or to keep us updated.
Nice location but service or kitchen needs properly addressing.

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JP
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyable. Great friendly service. Good unpretentious food. Would highly reccommend.

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J
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Galleria was solid. Food tasted good and staff are friendly if a little too quick so you felt a touch rushed. Location by the river was nice, particularly as the weather was great. Chicken was a bit greasy with lemon butter but otherwise very tasty and good value.

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KM
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service and food! Also a very pleasant building with stunning views of the river. Next time, hoping for weather to be able to sit outside on the wonderful two-tier balconies!

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H
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Beautiful setting and lovely staff here. Really disappointed though because my meal was near inedible. I had the duck and I couldn’t really cut it even though they gave me a steak knife. Certainly unpleasant trying to chew it. The staff didn’t comment even though I left it all and I basically paid full price for a plate of mash and jus. My friends all said their food was good but that portions were small. Certainly worked out to not be good value for money. We were all so hungry 2 hours after leaving here that we went so MacDonald’s later on and this is something I’ve never had to do after eating out before.
Desert was good.

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SM
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is one of the best I’ve been to in a very long time,it was in an ideal location next to the river and several good bars close by,the staff were excellent very attentive and polite,the service was excellent the food was superb all praise to the chef on duty that evening 07/04/18.
I fully intend to return to this restaurant again with my wife.

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R
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food with nice sauces served hot and promptly. The desserts are wicked!

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IA
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Found by accident, but has turned to a must place to eat every time we are in Cambridge.

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ND
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We totally enjoyed our meal it was our wedding annivserary

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Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very pleasant dining experience in Cambridge booked on spur of the moment. Would go back again. Excellent food presentation!

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V
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice food, polite staff, but they could be a bit more knowledgeable about the menu. All in all it's a nice restaurant, always worth the visit.

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OT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, attentive but not intrusive service and a lovely setting.

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AA
Cambridge
5 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is so cute! The menu was amazing ...so much to choose from. Good portions and amazing amazing tasty food! I’ve never had a fish dinner quite like this. Perfect!!!!

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MM
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We enjoyed family night out in a place with a very welcoming atmosphere, with us expressing quite some special wishes the service was wonderful, accommodating and friendly. We all loved the food the calamari, risotto and fish which was perfectly cooked.

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G
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent evening meal. Friendly, cheerful and efficient waiting staff. We have been going to Cambridge for many years and this was our first visit to the Galleria - a real find - we will return.

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A
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great spot beside the Cam. Lovely service and nice quality food. Would definitely recommenced to a friend and will definitely be going back myself.

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JB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. Great food, reasonable price, friendly service and a fantastic location. Hugely recommend.

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OT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I would really like to praise this venue. When I booked it, there was a section for “special requests” and so I asked if I could have a window table, adding that I hoped there would be some Malbec, as I knew this to be a favourite of my fellow diners. When I arrived (slightly late) the table was indeed by the window and I was amazed to find a bottle of good (but very reasonably priced) Malbec already open on the table. How amazing is that? The food was very good not only in terms of quality but also represented excellent value for money. The service was both attentive but unobtrusive, which is not an easy combination to achieve. I intend to return.

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T
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was divine. I particularly enjoyed the smoked duck starter. Staff were friendly and attentive and the happy birthday candle on my dessert was a nice touch. I requested a cosy table with a view when I booked and I got exactly what I asked for. One of the nicest dining experiences I've had for some time and I absolutely could not fault the value. I was convinced something was missing from the bill but in fact it was just incredibly reasonably priced. I'll definitely be back :)

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OT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pleasant experience, caring attitude from staff. Chosen venue for buisness dinner and much enjoyed by visitors, many thanks.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I've ever had, perfect food and customer service.

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B
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2017
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

I was seduced by the good reviews. Equally thought it must be good when I had to have a table at 18.15 on a Sunday or I think it was after 21.00. Well 98% of the tables were unoccupied when we arrived and only two other people came in while we were there. Not bad but distinctly average restaurant.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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P
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just right for the occasion we were enjoying...friendly, great food and excellent service!

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F
London
26 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Lovely if you're on the terrace on a sunny day. Inside disappointing. Food mediocre. Service haphazard. Overall not a great experience

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M
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed our dinner. I had the seafood pasta and my fiance had the steak. We both really enjoyed it. Attentive, kind, fun service. Good wine. Will go back!

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D
London
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely balcony over the river, great food and very good value

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stopped in while visiting Cambridge; definitely lives up to the outstanding reviews! Great service, cocktails and wine, food was presented wonderfully, fresh flavors, excellent.

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