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Ard Bia at Nimmo's

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Spanish Arch | Long Walk, Galway, Ireland
091561114
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9:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Ard Bia at Nimmo���s restaurant in Galway City enjoys one of Galway���s...
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Outstanding food!

Nimmo's is right on the water near the museum. (Cross the road at the bottom of Quay Street then walk through the arch) t's a small restaurant downstairs so you might have to wait for a table as it's very popular. The food is always excellent with a great selection of juices. The menu always has... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
Geraldine B
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Rosmuck, Ireland
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Rosmuck, Ireland
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Nimmo's is right on the water near the museum. (Cross the road at the bottom of Quay Street then walk through the arch) t's a small restaurant downstairs so you might have to wait for a table as it's very popular. The food is always excellent with a great selection of juices. The menu always has some unusual combinations and... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Another fantastic meal at Ard Bia! Having returned to Galway numerous times this still remains one of the best dining experiences in the sitting. The atmosphere is unique and the service is outstanding. I enjoyed the rack of lamb and every bite was cooked to perfection. The menu features a lot of local produce and the portions are just right... More 

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Dour
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

If you're going to Galway , be careful. Eating out is quite expensive especially at Ard Bia. Food is nice and tasty but if you are a good eater, you'll find that it is quite expensive for what you get on your dish.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Perfect venue for a hearty winter dinner over seasonal delicious local produce, don't miss it when you're in town!

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Middle East
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed our brunch at at ArdBia. The atmosphere is so cozy and everything we ate was not only tasty, but also presented in a beautiful way. Service was friendly and quick!

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Largo, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

My husband and I stumbled into Ard Bia because the sign said 'bakery'. We were surprised that it was a small restaurant without a traditional bakery. We asked if we could grab a drink at the small bar (only 2 seats), and they had to check their reservation book to ensure those seats were available. Lucky for us, they were!... More 

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Riva Del Garda, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went for reunion with two old college friends from the seventies. Booked for 7pm. Arrived on time. Had lovely meal. At 8:45, before we were offered coffee, the dark haired waitress put the bill abruptly on the table and said 'that table is booked for 9 o 'clock'. We ordered our coffee from a blonde waitress. It took a few... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We loved the location, ambiance and locally-sourced amazing cuisine. In fact, it was so great that we had lunch and dinner there!

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Europe
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

It was recommended to me by a local, and I loved it. Staff are real, friendly and fun. Food is lovely and plentiful and coffee is great too.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Went here for lunch on a recent trip home and was pleasantly surprised, even though I was well aware of its reputation of being one of Galway's best for a long time. We dropped in without a booking, a half an hour before lunch ended, and the staff were very friendly and couldn't do enough for us. Lovely rustic feel... 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, Spanish

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Spanish Arch | Long Walk, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: 091561114

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish, Seafood, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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.
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

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