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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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  • 468
    Excellent
  • 179
    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 38
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Loved it!

What a find. Great food. Great atmosphere. If I lived in Galway, I'd make this a regular destination spot. I will definitely be back when I am next in Ireland!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Catherine C
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Two Bridges, Devon, UK
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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759 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Two Bridges, Devon, UK
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

What a find. Great food. Great atmosphere. If I lived in Galway, I'd make this a regular destination spot. I will definitely be back when I am next in Ireland!

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Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went based on a friends recommendation and what a great suggestion it was! Hands down my favorite restaurant during my time in Ireland! Everywhere we ate was great but Ard Bia stands out bc of the their food and ambience. This place is just so cute and cozy! I had the quinoa salad and it was a nice light... More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Lovely atmosphere, lovely staff. Had a delicious lunch for 2 and didn't want to leave, so followed it with some homemade brownies. Lovely coffee and the decor is very sweet. Will definitely visit again.

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Herts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We booked on 07/03/15 for a tasting menu which was advertised to run from 8-10pm. The whole event was woefully organised from start to finish. The first course was only served around 9.30pm, and the last course served after midnight. Some of the staff were only arriving at work at 8pm, at the same time we arrived. The maitre was... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Quality FOOD at it's Best ! Always fresh & very tasty. Top class flavor combinations. Excellent selection of homemade desserts. Great spot for lunch.

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San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We showed up here on a Saturday with no reservations and it was completely booked. Thankfully there were a few spots left at the bar so we ended up dining there and it was a wonderful experience. The food is all locally sourced and absolutely delicious. I had the pumpkin risotto, my brother in law had a fish special and... More 

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Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Had a meal here with some friends and the food, coffee and wine were all delicious! Not cheap, but not very expensive for the great quality food. There was a small menu with just a choice of maybe 4 or 5 things for each course, but the choices were really varied and all looked amazing. The guy who seated us... More 

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Galway, Ireland
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

excellent quality food very tasty with in season garnishes all locally sourced produce of the highest standards really enjoyed the food and the relaxed atmosphere. could not fault the service water was refilled without having to ask and service was prompt once we were seated had heard service was an issue here but honestly could not fault it. A bit... More 

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Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

Visited for Sunday brunch with friends recently. The menu is great - good amount of choice and good value as well. Have a look at the sweet treats and the deli style options inside the front door. Lots of take home options! Seating wasn't especially comfy, and space is tight, but that's an okay trade off for good food in... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We were so delighted to have been given the recommendation for this gorgeous little restaurant. The lunch we had out of this world and the setting is cosy and comfortable and Nathan is a delight to deal with. Can't wait to make it back again sometime to sample their dinner menu. Top marks all around!

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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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