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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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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 days 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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Peaks Island, Maine
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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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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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week 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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Reviewed 1 week ago

From the location directly next to the Spanish Arch and looking over the river to the outside of the building, interior design and food and coffee presentation, Ard Bia was a magical brunch experience. We ordered delicious lattes with art and my husband had a hearty breakfast sandwich while I enjoyed avocado and eggs on toast. The baker kept bringing... More 

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Maynooth, Ireland
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Ard Bia on a trip to Galway. We stumbled upon it when out walking at lunch time and were lucky to be able to book a table for dinner the same day. We even got one of the very few window seats. The atmosphere was beautiful, the old stone building was quirky, the staff were friendly, but... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had starters and a drink. Loved the crab. Beautifully presented. Enjoyed the surroundings and noticed it sells some produce. We dropped in mid week but imagine it may get busy at weekends and summer season so would suggest ringing to check availability.

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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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?