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Ard Bia at Nimmo's

Spanish Arch | Long Walk, Galway, Ireland
091561114
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Ranked #21 of 355 Restaurants in Galway
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Irish, Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Ard Bia at Nimmo���s restaurant in Galway City enjoys one of Galway���s most romantic locations in a gorgeous upstairs room with lovely views of the river, hard by the Spanish Arch. This restaurant is famous in Galway and beyond for the stupendous quality of its cuisine and its professional and welcoming service, all in a charming setting. The d��cor is rustic boho chic with quirky details. You might find fresh local garden blooms on your table in a tin coffee pot, for instance. The seasonally-changing Irish/Moroccan/North African eclectic menu blows you away with dishes like the Gubeen antipasto dish, all made with the finest and freshest of local ingredients. Ard Bia���s commitment to live and modern art make it a happening place, though if you just want to come for the great food and service and see why the restaurant won Regional Restaurant of the Year from Food & Wine Magazine, no one will mind.
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Shannon, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

I are here with my boyfriend. It is such a quirky restaurant. The food is top drawer and I would eat here again in a heartbeat. There was only one server and he was all they needed. He was very efficient and the place runs like clockwork. I would recommend the pumpkin risotto, it was delicious!

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Cork
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

We visited here for lunch upon recommendation and the good reviews. Very friendly restaurant and packed. Main menu was more breakfasts and the specials had about five options. I never go for the vegetarian option but it was the only one that appealed to me. I don't want to say anything bad but I feel I have to be truthful... More 

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Venice, Italy
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

We booked in at Ard Bia on the recommendation of several friends, and were not disappointed. We arrived quite early, and had the full attention of the lovely and knowledgeable staff (the placed filled up quickly, though!). Housed in a lovely older building, it gives the feeling of dining in a charming cottage, with a view of the river right... More 

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Ennis, Ireland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Three of us dropped into Ard Bia on a Saturday evening around 6pm at on the off chance we could get a table. They opened the upstairs and soon afterwards we upstairs filled with people. It was our first time there and well worth it. We had the Autumn Dinner menu. The starters were all excellent (mackerel, pork belly &... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

If your in Galway you MUST eat here. Its perfect. Very clean, great food and great staff. Make sure to make a booking for night time as you will be lucky to just show up and get a table.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This is a hippy little place in a great location. The food was a bit pricey but very delicious. Staff were very friendly and welcoming.

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Ard Bia is in Galway, right beside the Spanish Arch. It's one of those informal place where things don't match -- cutlery, furniture and such like -- but the food is outstanding. The menu is really imaginative, with an eastern Mediterranean influence. I have eaten there more than a dozen times and never been disappointed. Service is friendly and food... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I've eaten here many times and the food is always good. It is cosy and I enjoy looking at the swans drifting by

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Galway, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

In short, lunch for 4 people cost just under €70. There was no alcohol and 2 of us had tap water. The food is gorgeous but and is locally sourced but that is not an excuse for the prices. I will go back but only as a treat.

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Galway, Galway, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Most people who "get" what Ireland is about and fall for her charms realise that it's not just the sights, greenery & nature [even if they are fantastic] but it's about the people, the characters, the character and flavour of the place. The experience as a whole. The Craic!. You have got to be able to step back and appreciate... More 

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Additional Information about Ard Bia at Nimmo's

Address: Spanish Arch | Long Walk, Galway, Ireland
Phone Number: 091561114
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 3:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 3:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 3:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 3:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 3:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 3:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 3:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Irish, Seafood

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