Galleria - Cambridge

4.3
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489 reviews
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£25 and under
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Continental
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.
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SophieE
Essex
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely fresh food lovely view of river cam. Really underrated!

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wayneh
Cambridge
14 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant location is great and food was really good. My only criticism is the toilets were poor, did not look clean and in need of update

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Alexf
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Good place to eat, food really nice value also really good. Service not great, the girl maybe had an off night, she didnt want to be there, also felt a bit rushed. Overall good thanks to the food

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John
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very relaxed vibe with not much noise. The food was lovely and the service was great! The only issue I found was that the drinks were rather expensive.

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AliM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best experience in the area. I would definitely rebook it. Can’t wait to go agaib

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OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic! Service was great and staff were very friendly and professional. The Galleria is a really nice restaurant and we will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food, quick excellent service and location

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CarolineG
Cambridge
4 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Italian food is always a great idea, especially at Galleria! Food was really really good, the service was friendly and the atmosphere was very nice.

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CHRISY
London
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

a good setting, excellent food and wine. Very good service

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TomG
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and great value for money as well. Will definitely be eating there again

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MarkB
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great location , staff very friendly food was presented well and arrived quickly and was very good

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Shannon
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and very reasonably priced. The drinks however were rather expensive. Also the toilets are not in great condition and by the back door which was open all night so was very cold. All in all though, I would highly recommend and would return myself!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The quality of the food was outstanding! Really tasty, well presented, perfect portion.

The service was incredibly slow, but it was a busy bank holiday and understaffed
The menu on open table is about £2-3 cheaper than the one in the restaurant - which is slightly frustrating when planning on a budget.

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Dixiechic
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always recommend this place. Quality of food is great, reasonably priced and something on the menu for everyone. Staff always pleasant and I look forward to eating here.

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Carts1966
Essex
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience5

We had a wonderful Waiter to start with and the surroundings are amazing food was great but when the second waitress came along it all turned bad left to sit in for 20 minutes with the pudding menu just ignored us.Overall I would definitely go back again

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emmak
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

So the water was nice as was the view! However, the service was poor, there was no atmosphere and the food was terrible. The waiter simply said your table is on the balcony and didn’t show us to our seats so we had to guess which table was ours. The food was very bland and not that hot. The waiter showed poor attention to the table. We had to set the table ourselves as the knives and forks were just placed in the middle. When I complained that the food wasn’t great it took me three attempts to say it as the waiter ignored my comments. He then made a rude comment that we had eaten our food (this is true as we were very hungry). Although he deducted money from the bill his attitude with dealing with the complaint was very poor. I have eaten here in the past and it was lovely. We will never return to this restaurant.

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Visitor
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Wonderful and friendly service but terrible pastas, no taste what so ever

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RuthC
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I recently enjoyed lunch outside on the lower floor overlooking the River Cam. This is a great spot as you can enjoy watching the punting going by.
The food served was absolutely delicious, fresh produce, great flavours, all beautifully presented. Our waiter was charming and even offered us blankets. Service was faultless. We will definitely be returning here!

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bradleyD
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I enjoyed everything about the restaurant including the great staff and the nice food. One recommendation would be to just clean up the finishing touches for Example the toilets and the outside balcony's just need a touch up of paint.

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Jools222
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We returned here as we had loved it the last time we visited. We were not disappointed and the food was delicious and reasonably priced . Service is friendly and pleasant . Weather didnt allow us to sit outside but we would like to go back and enjoy sitting by the river. Recommend the crab linguine which was delicious.

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GeoffM
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a very enjoyable birthday lunch here. Lovely outside table watching the punting on the cam . Good food and service.

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Steve
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great location over looking the river. We had a terrace table with a fab view. Food was lovely and surprisingly large portions which was great with some tasty cocktails. Excellent service - the only tiny complaint is that they don’t have a cheese option on the desert menu which is odd - but overall a great experience

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KristinaS
Cambridge
4 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch was absolutely perfect

Could not fault a single thing

Great venue, amazing views of River Cam, great value for money

We will return

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Hilly
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We haven’t been here for a few years. But it did not disappoint us. The food and service was very good and the lunch time menu had a varied choice to suit all palettes. Gin and tonic seem expensive but it’s trendy.

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DavidK
London
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very efficient staff - food and cocktails both outstanding- definitely recommend

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MarkS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Anniversary meal

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OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Favourite Restaurant! Food was great right from the starters to the dessert!

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Nomnomnom44
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely lunch with hubby and friends. Great service and sat in window so great position. Had the mackerel pate (yumo) to start the monk fish main. Only thing I can say is a bit more sauce would’ve been good but tast was lovely. Tiramisu for dessert. Beautiful gin drink too (spit roasted pineapple gin). Can’t wait for it to be warmer so we can sit on balcony.

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Farnboroboy
London
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice food, service was good, if perhaps a bit quick. I had the king prawns as a starter and then the Moroccan chicken - both were delicious, but those who like large portions may be a bit hungry and will require a pud!

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GuyR
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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ChristianeW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Prices were reasonable but the food is not good at all.

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Cambridgediner
Cambridge
5 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall2food1service3ambience2

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.

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Mac44
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the nicest meals I’ve had in a long while

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EDys
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, very enjoyable, thank you

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JohnA
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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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PaulaM
London
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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AnnieW
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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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IsabelD
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

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IanA
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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