Galleria - Cambridge

4.3
445 reviews
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£25 and under
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European
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  • Waterfront
  • Romance
  • 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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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Additional
Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2
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4.2
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4.2
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

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

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

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

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5.0Dined on 9 June 2018

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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2.0Dined on 27 May 2018

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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3.0Dined on 26 May 2018

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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5.0Dined on 9 May 2018

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

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4.0Dined on 4 May 2018

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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5.0Dined on 24 April 2018

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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2.0Dined on 18 April 2018

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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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

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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5.0Dined on 14 March 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 3 March 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 23 February 2018

We totally enjoyed our meal it was our wedding annivserary

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5.0Dined on 13 February 2018

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

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4.0Dined on 16 December 2017

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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5.0Dined on 13 December 2017

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

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5.0Dined on 3 December 2017

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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4.0Dined on 2 December 2017

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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5.0Dined on 28 November 2017

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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4.0Dined on 24 November 2017

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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5.0Dined on 17 November 2017

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

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5.0Dined on 10 November 2017

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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5.0Dined on 9 November 2017

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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4.0Dined on 24 October 2017

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

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5.0Dined on 14 October 2017

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

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2.0Dined on 8 October 2017

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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5.0Dined on 2 October 2017

Anniversary

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5.0Dined on 30 September 2017

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

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2.0Dined on 27 September 2017

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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4.0Dined on 11 September 2017

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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4.0Dined on 9 September 2017

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

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5.0Dined on 5 September 2017

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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4.0Dined on 2 September 2017

Offer of drinks was slow, but other than that food was lovely, very good menu, would definitely come back.

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5.0Dined on 23 August 2017

Excellent food and service - we loved sitting out on the balcony, watching the punting on the river. The staff were very friendly and attentive, without being intrusive, and the food was beautifully prepared and presented. My friend went back the next day for lunch!

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5.0Dined on 4 August 2017

Always return here - both service and food is great, location is perfect for people watching on the street/bridge outside or for smaller groups, on the side balcony tables out punting on the river so there is always a buzz.

Menu is great - a nice selection and everything is presented really well and tastes great. Very reasonably priced in my view for the quality.

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4.0Dined on 29 July 2017

Really enjoyed our meal here, great value for money and nice atmosphere.
My only small bother was that we had a late booking (9pm) and we felt a bit hurried by the waitress towards the end of the evening as there was only a coiple of tables still in the restaurant.

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4.0Dined on 24 July 2017

Lovely food and friendly efficient service close to the river. Get a table on the balcony or mezzanine floor if you can.

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4.0Dined on 21 July 2017

Great location overlooking the river. Sat on balcony outside, terrific view. Prompt service, food was excellent, prices very reasonable.

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5.0Dined on 19 July 2017

Lovely food, friendly service. Steak tender and perfectly cooked, smoked salmon salad tasty and filling. Yummy chocolate pudding to finish.

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5.0Dined on 15 July 2017

Galleria Cambridge was a delight. We had a table on the balcony overlooking the Cam that provided much entertainment watching the punts. The selection of dishes was good and what we chose to eat was delicious and presentation was excellent. Attentive staff but not too intrusive.
Pretty reasonable prices as well. I plan to visit again quite soon. Thoroughly recommend

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