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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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Galway, Ireland
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I came here with a few friends for breakfast after hearing good things about it.. how wrong was I! The service was poor and the food was bland, my beans were way undercooked, to top it all off it was incredibly expensive, avoid.

1 Thank fishNchipsm89
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had heard this place was good, the menu looked great, but I see this alot and end up indifferent....However! This was delicious! Everything, was so good and perfectly balanced. 10 out of 10.

1 Thank starryeyed99
Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting the museum that afternoon came across this restaurant and decided to return for dinner. 8ish entered up the stairs into a dark but lovely setting. Food and wine top notch, service courteous and professional. For mains we choose the Hake and ribeye and would highly recommend both.

1 Thank Robert H
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me & my partner read great reviews so we thought why not...let's see if it lives up to the hype....We were not let down! The restaurant is so atmospheric with a real romantic west of Ireland feel. Down at the docklands of Galway city. The staff were super on it, catering to what ever we needed , ice cold water... More 

1 Thank Becky M
Paris, France
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79 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just imagine a charming traditional irish house, decorated with antiques, over the harbour. It is like entering a very special world. The don't miss the fresh and juicy sirloin steak, put over a lay of potatoes. I just don't remember the rest of the meal... I must add that I am not really a meat-eater, but the Ard Bia experience... More 

1 Thank Marie-Christine G
Wicklow, Ireland
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128 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was expecting Ard BIa to be a bit kitsch and touristy given its' location. However I was very pleasantly surprised! The venue is lovely and tables are well spaced. Delicious homemade breads and homemade kale butter (!) - very tasty. There were great veggie options and local produce. It all feels very healthy, but filling and beautifully served. A... More 

1 Thank Wicklawalker
Sligo, Ireland
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The menu is varied with really interesting combinations. We tried some of the vegetarian options and these were delicious as were the meat dishes. Beautifully presented and strong flavours. The service was attentive and friendly and the layout is bit quirky with alcoves. All in all it was a really enjoyable dinner. Excellent food with a varied and interesting menu... More 

1 Thank DCEI
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had booked table a few months ago to meet up with friends for last Saturday night. Received text on Sat stating that restaurant was closed for night as emergency. Presumed this was a personal issue and was totally sympathetic and understanding . Believe now it was a mechanical or electrical problem. Firstly would have though phone call would have been... More 

3 Thank Dublin_IrelandMaria
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely setting, beautiful food, wonderful service...Couldn't fault a thing! The eggs Benedict and blueberry pancakes were fabulous!

1 Thank Nathan N
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Have always gone back for the tea. It's probably just normal tea but the atmosphere just makes it feel better! Love popping in here.

1 Thank The_Dreamist

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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Local cuisine
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?