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Ard Bia at Nimmo's

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Spanish Parade | Long Walk, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 561 114
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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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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

food always given a twist - it is not quite what you expected when we saw it on the menu. Excellent food and friendly service. Usually have to queue but worth it. Always an interesting vegetarian option on the daily specials menu.

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Thank Roger J
Waterford, Ireland
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent food, great service, great location and good value. We had brunch and can't wait to go back for dinner.

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Thank uncleguck
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We ordered coffee and breakfast--beans, sausage, and fried egg on top of toast. Everything was fantastic. We also tried their plum cake, but that was disappointing. Prices are a little steep, but the atmosphere is lovely and the staff is friendly.

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1 Thank dangdanica
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Cute little cozy place. Nice staff and excellent food. It was recommended by the couple who runs the b&b we stayed at, and they were right.

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Thank J B
Peaks Island, Maine
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

ArdBia at Nimmos is small, intimate and simply fantastic. They use local ingredients in tasty innovative dishes. We loved everything we had- crabmeat appetizer with pickled cauliflower, a polenta with veggies mains, the desserts.

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1 Thank Kathy H
Atlanta, Georgia
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86 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our dinner last night was fantastic. This is a very special and intimate restaurant away from all the tourists in Galway. Galway has amazing restaurants and Ard Bia is one of my top two favorites If you're in Galway, this should be at the top of your list for dinner.

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1 Thank Joe D
Ireland
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate dinner here with 4 friends. We were really impressed with everything from service to atmosphere, location and especially the food. Would definitely recommend trying here.

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1 Thank Pat O
New York City, New York
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ard Bia is our favorite restaurant for breakfast in Galway. It is in a good location near the Spanish Arch and has plenty of local flavor. Through a quaint, iron-trimmed window I could see fishing boats bobbing at the quay. The coffee was hot and delicious. We had an excellent and ample breakfast of poached eggs and salmon with fresh... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Make this a priority!! Situated in the heart of Galway just along the seaside. The brunch here was the nicest brunch I have ever eaten! All food was so fresh and tasty! Staff service was excellent.

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1 Thank Casey C
cork,ireland
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, lovely and unusual food where you will likely have to ask what at least one thing is, which I love. And whatever it is it will probably be lovely. The only annoying thing is the door which let cold air in and customers seems to leave open all the time... Not the restaurant's fault of course. And honestly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 22:00
Monday
09:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
09:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
09:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?