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Ard Bia at Nimmo's

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)
“poached eggs” (26 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 9 December 2015

Nice place to go for brunch at the weekend. It is often busy but worth the wait. They use proper local produce and their pancakes are also excellent as is the relish they serve with their fry up.

Thank Gar77
Reviewed 4 December 2015

A real surprise. I had heard of Ard Bia at Nimmos. Some friends told me that I had to try it out when in Galway City. It was certainly was worth checking out. Ard Bia is located behind the Spanish Arch, and in front of...More

Thank Martin B
Reviewed 1 December 2015

Visited last weekend -menu limited but food very flavorsome and well presented. Had to order side portions of veg and potatoes -not good enough as paying enough for main courses. Waitress was totally disinterested. Service extremely slow.

1  Thank Dublin_IrelandMaria
Reviewed 28 November 2015

Table for two pre-booked. Remarkably unwelcoming hostess/waitress on our arrival. Took our order after a half-hour wait. Food arrival almost an hour after we entered. Steak temperature and quality ok. Fish not hot - warm only. Plates not heated properly. Fish portion size not adequate....More

4  Thank reviewer074
Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

Wow, the food here is superb. We visited on a Monday evening and the restaurant was busy, all the tables were taken. We had booked our table and it's a small cosy place. We were there for business, and that was fine, it was the...More

Thank Lesa V
Reviewed 24 November 2015

I was treated to an amzing meal here with my coworkers based in Galway. Each course was better than the next. Toss in the charm of the actual building and courtesy of the staff, and you have a delightful find.

Thank ARKSugarLand
Reviewed 22 November 2015

Do not miss Sunday brunch at this small charming restaurant that serves wonderful, interesting food! Service is friendly and very good. I enjoyed brunch so much that I returned later in my visit for lunch, which was an interesting and perfectly executed quinoa vegetable salad...More

Thank mariew5244
Reviewed 20 November 2015

Galway city has dozens of excellent and trendy restaurants, so I felt lucky to find by accident upon Ard Bia (the Irish for High Food) on a rainy day at lunchtime. This small restaurant is tucked away behind the Spanish Arch. Originally a custom house,...More

Thank Isabelle_Smyth
Reviewed 20 November 2015 via mobile

One of the most memorable places and meals for many years. A really authentic atmosphere, with natural food which oozes goodness and taste. Very attentive hosts who facilitate a great experience. I hope to get back soon.

Thank Mj G
Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

Had and incredible meal here!! Food is exceptional, Ciu Ciu Pecorino wine was delicious!! Our waitress was a delight, top off a great evening.

Thank Andrew G
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Anne R
Any outdoors s eating?
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 22:00
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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
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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.