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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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Cheadle, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

This is a busy little restaurant overlooking the river, in a charming old stone building. We ate here on a Friday night, and it was certainly busy, but still had a nice welcoming atmosphere. We were seated upstairs in the loft style dining area, which, like the rest of the restaurant was comfortable and rustic in style. Food was great-I... More 

Thank Sarah J
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

We spent 2 weeks in Ireland and eat a lot of delicious meals every where but this is my favorite restaurant. The atmosphere is warm and positive. The service was excellent. They were there when you needed anything but gave you "your time" to enjoy the food, wine & atmosphere without "hovering".

3 Thank CSoldin
Mona Vale, Australia
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015

Booked for an early meal on Saturday night. Excellent food but the service was poor with our waitress forgetting our vegetable sides. Bad news for her as the was no tip or for the owner no dessert.

Thank Justin H
Dublin, Ireland
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

Food was amazing, really tasty humus. The way food look was a surprise as well. Beautiful, tasty food. Really cosy place. The only thing I didn't like was service. Our waitress was really friendly , but when we went to pay at the till the cashier keep us waiting for 5 minutes. And she was just standing for this 5... More 

Thank Tania C
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

Went to Ard Bia based on reviews but wasn't sure we would like it or not. We loved our experience and the food was very good and full of flavour. Nice romantic candle light diner at a table just the two of us (didn't see anyone sitting next to strangers either BTW). Sweet low key setting with great quality and... More 

Thank Crystal D
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155 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

Just walked in here and as I was on my own, I managed to get a seat for a meal at the bar...despite the restaurant being packed. It was a very cute little spot with a great vibe and a good list of ales to choose from. The meal was delicious.

Thank Andrew L
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

I recently ate here (Sunday 27/11/15) with my boyfriend and another couple. Upon our arrival it was at least 3 minutes before we were even acknowledged, which was not over friendly to being with. Three of us ordered the slow cooked pork cheeks, after we received them straight away it looked like beef, smelled like and beef and tasted like... More 

9 Thank Ciara N
Monaco-Ville, Monaco
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

Creative and interesting food but: 1) A bit too pricey for the value 2) Totally victim of its success and it is almost impossible to get a table at some hours, some days Very small siting area and you must be willing to share your table with stranger... Not for a romantic lunch!

Thank Sarah G
Bristol England
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121 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

This was a lovely experience with first class service and delicious food The menu whilst small, offers something for everyone and all tasty and well presented This restaurant is a hidden gem that offers the personal touch

1 Thank MarcBRS
Pico Rivera, California
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

What a pleasant surprise. The perfect ambiance for a low key dinner with 5 -star quality food. The staff was quick friendly and made us feel welcomed even if we didn't have a reservation in a Saturday night.

Thank sildiggitydog

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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, Vegan Options
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, Romantic, 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?