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Ard Bia at Nimmo's

Spanish Parade | Long Walk, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 561 114
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (103 reviews)
“hake” (58 reviews)
“french toast” (15 reviews)
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9:00 am - 3:30 pmAll hours
Seafood, Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Spanish Parade | Long Walk, Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 25 June 2016

When the eight of us were seated to the right of the entrance to the restaurant, we weren't sure if this would be a problem. It turned out to be a great spot to watch the hustle-bustle of this very busy, delightfully fun place just...More

1  Thank Fornovo
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Lots of good food (and lots of very friendly service) but not deserving an Excellent rating. [Maybe a hot, busy Saturday night is not the best time to judge a restaurant?] The 3 main dishes (hake/monkfish/sole) were all well-cooked and tasty, as were the starters....More

1  Thank RichardHadley
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

We have been on Holiday in Ireland the last two weeks and loved to food across the country (I am soooo going to miss Irish stew :( ). We loved our few days in Galway and our dinner at Ard Bia was perfect. Unique menu,...More

1  Thank JKoger
Reviewed 21 June 2016

On a guide's recommendation, my husband and I booked a meal at Ard Bia, and wow, what a spot! I wrote about them at length in a little travelogue I posted to Rose & Fig (my blog): For dinner, do your best to grab a...More

1  Thank Jess and Chad R
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Called in here for Sunday brunch, and was impressed with the menu on offer. Had the poached eggs and salmon, which was very tasty and just the right portion size. The "full Irish" breakfast looked a little on the small side, but it went down...More

1  Thank wcgibbons
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

We had cycled 60 miles in torrential rain today to get to Galway. This restaurant really lifted our spirits with fabulous food and really helpful service. Great ambience and the rump of lamb was simply delicious.

1  Thank Nicholas G
Reviewed 19 June 2016

I was there for lunch and dinner - the fish cakes are so good! When I came back for more I ordered the steak and wished time would stop and I could eat that steak in all eternity. :) Took no pictures, because it's not...More

1  Thank Barbara L
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Food, service and location are fabulous. Would highly recommend for business or pleasure, intimate setting perfect for a romantic dinner for 2, or can suitably cater for larger groups also.

1  Thank Trish C
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Excellent service very friendly and helpful staff. The menu is very comprehensive with an excellent selection of healthy and tasty choices. City centre location - a must on any trip to Galway city

1  Thank 40maggiejo
Reviewed 15 June 2016

At first glance, the menu is exciting, but on further reading many of the combinations are strange and unorthodox. It sound exciting but when the food arrives its a bit underwhelming as the flavours don't always work or stand out. The portions for the starters...More

1  Thank will560
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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