Galleria - Cambridge
Ideally placed for a pre-theatre meal when attending the ADC theatre. We booked for 17:00 on a Saturday and the restaurant was empty when we arrived but soon started to fill thereafter.
Prices were reasonable but the food is not good at all.
Unfortunately, our meal here was very disappointing. The food was edible and we didn't have a dreadful experience but we had gone out for a special, celebratory meal and it really isn't the place to go for such an event. I used to love the Galleria but hadn't been here for a couple of years and it has really gone downhill - the restaurant itself seemed shabby (though this is probably in comparison to all the newer shinier restaurants out there), the menu looks great and the food reasonably priced (for a special event) but it really didn't deliver - over-cooked lamb, over-cooked duck, and relatively tasteless. My friend from out of town was taking me out for my birthday and I had chosen the restaurant. I was embarrassed and won't be going back until I hear that there have been vast improvements. Don't go if you are wanting to have a special evening or to celebrate something - you will be disappointed.
Galleria came highly recommended on OpenTable and other websites - and it is well-deserved. We had a lovely, tasty, reasonably-priced lunch in pleasant surroundings. The waiter was very friendly and helpful from start to finish, making it an even more enjoyable experience. We will definitely be back.
One of the nicest meals I’ve had in a long while
Excellent food and service, very enjoyable, thank you
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
Great find and amazing food
Service great and friendly
Definitely will return - Moroccan chicken was delicious
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.
The wasps were the problem!
Food and service was great
But pasta not aldente
Our always place to eat when we come to Cambridge for our weekends away
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.
Excellent food and good value for money. Service was friendly without being overbearing.
A really lovely riverside restaurant, with nice view, excellent service and fresh, imaginative dishes. Can't wait to go back!
Great position, helpful staff and lovely ambience. Food and service disappointing.
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.
This is a perfect place to people watch. We were lucky to be seated on the terrace outside and had a hoot watching the tourists trying to master punting.
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.
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.
Really enjoyable. Great friendly service. Good unpretentious food. Would highly reccommend.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Good food with nice sauces served hot and promptly. The desserts are wicked!
Found by accident, but has turned to a must place to eat every time we are in Cambridge.
We totally enjoyed our meal it was our wedding annivserary
Very pleasant dining experience in Cambridge booked on spur of the moment. Would go back again. Excellent food presentation!
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.
Great food, attentive but not intrusive service and a lovely setting.
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!!!!
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.
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.
Great spot beside the Cam. Lovely service and nice quality food. Would definitely recommenced to a friend and will definitely be going back myself.
Excellent as always. Great food, reasonable price, friendly service and a fantastic location. Hugely recommend.
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.
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 :)
Pleasant experience, caring attitude from staff. Chosen venue for buisness dinner and much enjoyed by visitors, many thanks.
One of the best meals I've ever had, perfect food and customer service.
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.