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Ard Bia at Nimmo's

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Spanish Parade | Long Walk, Galway, Ireland
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A very good restaurant delivering great food in Galway. Yes you can find a cheaper offer on the tourist streets but you will not find better in Galway. Food and presentation is first class and the flavour and freshness of the produce shine through. Service was friendly and responsive and the overall experience was great.,

Thank RaT3
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the avocado and egg dish, the breakfast bap and the pancakes. All were excellent. Great location and very cozy and eclectic setting. I highly recommend.

1 Thank Carson W
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've been here twice on two separate visits to Galway and it never disappoints. The food is delicious and the location is very unique!

1 Thank helenawitte
Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed our brunch in here. We had the avocado and eggs. Delicious. The staff were friendly and extremely friendly. Strongly recommend a visit.

1 Thank cnlbel
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant itself is located in a beautiful spot. Right on the Spanish arch. Food is cooked to perfection,staff are very friendly and quite alternative 😎 However it's not cheap but if your looking for high end food and price is not an issue a visit must be paid to this lovely place!!

1 Thank Ger C
Lincolnshire, Illinois
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52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just had my birthday dinner here and what a great memory. Excellent food, great ambiance and wonderful service. We really loved the farm to table theme, and the support given to locally sourced good.

1 Thank cbestard
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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94 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They only have 5 dishes on the menu for breakfast; we had the poached eggs and avocado and the turkish baked beans with poached eggs. Both were excellent; however, the baked beans were the star. I was hesitant on ordering them, but wow! They're made with red kidney beans, lima beans, tomatoes, and a number of other veggies and exotic... More 

1 Thank WanderlustDust
Galway, Ireland
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is lovely. Great friendly staff, goo choices in the menu, well cooked and full of flavour. We were a family group, 5 different mains and nobody was disappointed. The fish was fresh and perfectly cooked, lots of little extras on the plate. Great attention to detail. Goats cheese salad, and the monkfish were a highlights. Quaint cosy location,... More 

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Perth, Australia
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went as 2 couple, had a lovely table upstairs and we really enjoyed the night, my steak was a little over done for medium rare but it was such a nice piece of meat I didn't even mention it to them ... I will be back again soon.

1 Thank Mikewhyte
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has the best view in Galway city with it's nice location directly on the river and the Spanish Arch, the food is nice, and the staff are cool.

1 Thank housamz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Seafood, Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Spanish Parade | Long Walk, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: 35391561114
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?