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Ard Bia at Nimmo's

) #10 of 350 Restaurants in Galway €€ - €€€ Seafood, Irish, European
Spanish Parade | Long Walk, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 561 114
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (98 reviews)
“hake” (51 reviews)
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Seafood, Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Spanish Parade | Long Walk, Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 24 January 2016

I recently visited Ard Bia recently and it was so good the first time, we went back the day after for more! It is a must when visiting Galway! I had the pancakes the first morning and they are unbelieveable! I could have eaten ten...More

Thank Aisling H
Reviewed 22 January 2016

This was intended as a relaxing evening, but engagement with the staff in relation to the contents of a specific main course delivered to the table resulted in an exchange which culminated in my being told such questions were first word problems and not really...More

2  Thank Cladaghcub
Reviewed 22 January 2016

As always, the atmosphere and location of Nimmos was brilliant. I had dinner there recently, the food was just perfect, so tasty. The service was professional and friendly. I think the food was the best I had in a restaurant to date! I've eaten in...More

Thank CJWare_19
Reviewed 18 January 2016

A visit to Galway is always a treat - as is a return visit to Árd Bia. We ate dinner here on New Year's Eve. Great buss in the restaurant. Food as good as ever. Do not miss a visit here.

Thank JABDublin
Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

We were early and famished on a winter evening. The food was fine, if steeply priced. Aspect that grated was the 'pretentiousness' of the place and a lack of heart by the staff, as if they were merely 'going through the motions'

1  Thank Mushroomking
Reviewed 13 January 2016

Ate here twice during our week's stay in Galway. The restaurant is located right by the river in an old cut stone building. We ate in the snug on both occasions. They use mostly local and seasonal produce. Food was delicious and innovative. Desserts were...More

Thank clarabeau
Reviewed 9 January 2016

Love this place! We went twice during our 3 day visit to Galway, from Switzerland. The ambience is really lovely, we were seated in the gorgeous whitewashed snug room, by friendly attentive staff. The food is seasonal, using local small producers, and really tasty! Everything...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 8 January 2016

I love to eat in Ard Bia—be it breakfast, lunch, or Dinner. What makes Ard Bia extra special for me is the accommodating and welcoming staff. After the staff is the food, the wine, and the ambience of the place. Regardless of what meal I...More

1  Thank Ann S
Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

A rustic feel and perfect for a place to relax and enjoy a good meal in Galway. Everything was healthy but filling without paying a ridiculous price.

Thank Ciara C
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Such a perfect little place. Great ambiance, Great wine and even better food. Nothing was overdone and the flavors of the food were really simply celebrated. Starting with the cheese board boasted some of the best cheeses I've had. Loved this dining experience.

Thank Christi M
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Anne R
Any outdoors s eating?
6 July 2016|
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Response from 40maggiejo | Reviewed this property |
No all indoors
Do you have gluten free options? What is the environment like? Is it possible to get a quiet table for two?
23 January 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 22:00
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18:00 - 22:00
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09:00 - 15:30
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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
  • E-mail
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.