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Ard Bia at Nimmo's

Spanish Parade | Long Walk, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 561 114
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (120 reviews)
“hake” (58 reviews)
“french toast” (15 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 3:30 PMAll hours
Seafood, Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Spanish Parade | Long Walk, Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

When in Galway i always pop by here for the food. Service and food always top notch. The location is easy to get to..The cake and treats are the best available. All made on site.

1  Thank MrBeller
Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for tea and a drink after the Patrick's Day parade. Great little place with atmosphere next to the Spanish Arch. Clean bathrooms. Excellent wait staff.

1  Thank Marisa B
Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

Ard Bia restaurant at the Spanish Arch is a treasure, locally sourced food that's what it says Overlooking the river Corrib which flows quickly by outside occupies the old customs office, which dates back to medieval times and is rumoured to have once been visited...More

3  Thank JoKallarackal
Reviewed March 20, 2016

The food is wonderful and the service attentive, but providing a nice leisurely pace to the dinner. This is my second visit and I intend to return when I'm next in Galway. Fantastic. Loved the monkfish and the cheese platter to share at the end.

Thank Catherine C
Reviewed March 17, 2016

Absolutely Love Ard Bia, one of my favourite restaurants in Galway, with delicious home-made food . As you step inside there is a lovely inviting cosy warm atmosphere to this lovely restaurant, with stunning views from the window overlooking Galway Bay. It is very hard...More

1  Thank MarshMellowBunni
Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

I recently went for brunch at Ard Bia based on a friend's recommendation and I wasn't disappointed! Staff were very friendly and the decor was nice and quaint. I had poached egg and bacon with a side of smashed avocado. My girlfriend had French toast....More

1  Thank POC-CW
Reviewed March 10, 2016

From service, to the food to the location everything about this place is unique. It feels like your at an old friends house. They food is exceptional. Can't rate it high enough.

1  Thank James D
Reviewed March 7, 2016

My husband & I had lunch here. The best fish cakes I've ever had! So delicious. The slaw with them was excellent. My husband really liked his lamb sandwich. Cozy interior. We hope to return soon.

1  Thank Piero M
Reviewed March 6, 2016

Excellent food and a friendly service which is delivered in a relaxed way in keeping with the charm of the city itself and in many ways typical of the best of Irish hospitality Recommended for groups , family although perhaps not small children. Seating is...More

1  Thank Discoverireland
Reviewed March 3, 2016 via mobile

Very enjoyable night spent here, food was very tasty. All drinks are craft so dont exect coke or 7up or the likes. Only downfall is that although portion sizes were okay, no sides with main courses. Still quite hungry afterwards!!

1  Thank countrylass2015
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic
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: +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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