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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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Orlando, Florida
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

Lovely farm to table concept right next to the Spanish Arch. Went to brunch wife my wife and enjoyed a lovely snug. You can feel the quaint Irish history as you enjoy a wonderful meal.

Thank Lewis B
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

Have eaten in Ard Bia on numerous occasions for lunch. The menu changes regularly and the food is always delicious and very reasonably priced for lunch. This is a great location and service is always good.

Thank Kate R
Galway, Galway, Ireland
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

I've been here a couple of times and have found that the staff on the floor have been rude and a little obnoxious each time. It was almost like they resented you being there and were not in the least helpful and if you asked them something they gave the impression that it was inconveniencing them. This seems to be... More 

Thank Francis F
San Francisco, CA
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

We had a tough time choosing a restaurant in Galway. So many great ones to choose from and only one night in town. Ultimately we came here after a friend in Dublin suggested it and we are glad they did. It was pretty small, but intimate next to the Spanish Gate right along the water, though we didn't have a... More 

1 Thank guruhuey
Limerick, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

Have been here several times and have always been happy with the food and the service. Bought some lovely homemade brown bread and preserves to bring home.

1 Thank Ann S
Kilkenny, Ireland
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

Just happened upon this really lovely restaurant when out walking. We just had desserts and coffee but ended buying some preserves and drinks to take home as well!

Thank aireagail
Suresnes, France
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015

We had a wonderful time at Ard Bia.Very friendly and efficient staff. From the drinks on offer right to the coffee and tea everything was great : wonderful main (simple ingredients but great taste, texture and look), good cakes as deserts, and lovely alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages on offer. They certainly love food there, want people to enjoy food and... More 

Thank Sylvain D
Galway, Ireland
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75 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

Nice food but too cramped & too expensive. Good location but once you're inside you could be anywhere, you can't tell you're sitting alongside the Spanish Arch & the River Corrib, such a pity.

1 Thank diddles78
County Dublin, Ireland
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

Made the detour into Galway city en route from Connemara to Dublin just to cheer ourselves up at the lovely Ard Bia. The weather may have been wintry outside but the mezze plate was a sunny little piece of middle eastern heaven. The beetroot hummus, the pickles and the leaves were zingingly fresh and delicious. I defy anyone to find... More 

1 Thank Nic4001
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

Ofcourse we had not made a reservation in rainy Galway but the guys at Ard Bia gave us a warm welcome and a stool at the bar. Very attentive people and excellent food. Do try the lobster risotto, heavenly! Although it was filled up they had plenty of time for their customers. This is a very cosy treasure and after... More 

1 Thank X10Amsterdam

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, 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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
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?