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Ard Bia at Nimmo's

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Spanish Parade | Long Walk, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 561 114
09:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 22:00
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Galway, Ireland.
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2015

Nice place to go for brunch at the weekend. It is often busy but worth the wait. They use proper local produce and their pancakes are also excellent as is the relish they serve with their fry up.

Thank Gar77
County Dublin, Ireland
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55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2015

A real surprise. I had heard of Ard Bia at Nimmos. Some friends told me that I had to try it out when in Galway City. It was certainly was worth checking out. Ard Bia is located behind the Spanish Arch, and in front of Galway City Museum, and on the waterfront at the old pier. It is a small... More 

Thank Martin B
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2015

Visited last weekend -menu limited but food very flavorsome and well presented. Had to order side portions of veg and potatoes -not good enough as paying enough for main courses. Waitress was totally disinterested. Service extremely slow.

1 Thank Dublin_IrelandMaria
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2015

Table for two pre-booked. Remarkably unwelcoming hostess/waitress on our arrival. Took our order after a half-hour wait. Food arrival almost an hour after we entered. Steak temperature and quality ok. Fish not hot - warm only. Plates not heated properly. Fish portion size not adequate. Therefore poor overall product/experience. Desultory at best. Wouldn't go back for a while (if ever).

4 Thank reviewer074
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

Wow, the food here is superb. We visited on a Monday evening and the restaurant was busy, all the tables were taken. We had booked our table and it's a small cosy place. We were there for business, and that was fine, it was the food that really shone. The food was al. Freshly prepared, the menu was small and... More 

Thank Lesa V
Sugar Land, Texas
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121 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2015

I was treated to an amzing meal here with my coworkers based in Galway. Each course was better than the next. Toss in the charm of the actual building and courtesy of the staff, and you have a delightful find.

Thank ARKSugarLand
Solana Beach, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2015

Do not miss Sunday brunch at this small charming restaurant that serves wonderful, interesting food! Service is friendly and very good. I enjoyed brunch so much that I returned later in my visit for lunch, which was an interesting and perfectly executed quinoa vegetable salad served with excellent bread. There is much well-deserved buzz about this restaurant. Its location near... More 

Thank mariew5244
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93 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2015

Galway city has dozens of excellent and trendy restaurants, so I felt lucky to find by accident upon Ard Bia (the Irish for High Food) on a rainy day at lunchtime. This small restaurant is tucked away behind the Spanish Arch. Originally a custom house, this is situated on the quay wall overlooking the storm-blown Claddagh River rushing by outside... More 

Thank Isabelle_Smyth
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 November 2015 via mobile

One of the most memorable places and meals for many years. A really authentic atmosphere, with natural food which oozes goodness and taste. Very attentive hosts who facilitate a great experience. I hope to get back soon.

Thank Mj G
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

Had and incredible meal here!! Food is exceptional, Ciu Ciu Pecorino wine was delicious!! Our waitress was a delight, top off a great evening.

Thank Andrew G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Spanish Parade | Long Walk, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 561 114
One of Galway's most enduring restaurants, housed in one of the city's most iconic restaurant spaces, Ard Bia has always placed as much emphasis on community experiences and aesthetic stimulation as on serving great food in a fun environment. We believe in having roots in a place whilst having an identity that transcends location and takes inspiration from around the world.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?