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“The best in Ireland”
Review of Ard Bia at Nimmo's

Ard Bia at Nimmo's
Ranked #10 of 466 Restaurants in Galway
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, Irish, European
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Good for: View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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.
Sydney
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15 reviews
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“The best in Ireland”
Reviewed 8 May 2014 via mobile

Accidentally hit on this restaurant. It's quirky, but the food is outstanding . Including the coffee. Best in Iteland

  • Visited May 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“discretely Kicked out...”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

While the food and the tea/juices and the atmosphere were very nice there was one problem with this place. The staff were trying to discretely kick us out... We had desserts and tea/juices and wanted to relax a bit. However, the staff kept coming to ask if we needed anything and brought us the bill in the first 25-30 minutes. Then lied that the table was booked and that we had to leave. That is unacceptable. I would not recommend it if you want to have anything else apart from having a quick bite. Sorry chaps, but you need to understand that your business is not fast food...

  • Visited May 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews
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“I'm in love... but actually IN LOVE with this restaurant”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

My experience at Ard Bia was probably the most pleasant experience I have ever had. I am a foodie, so choosing a restaurant means a lot to me. Ard Bia was such a wonderful experience because of the ambiance, friendly staff, family feel and absolutely fantastic food. The brown bread must be eaten slowly because the flavor, without anything to alter it, bursts in your mouth. The texture is wonderful. It is seriously lucky if you have the intelligence to choose this restaurant over others. The veggie brunch and the ham lunch were unbelievable. The meals were actually something I couldn't believe I was eating. Both entrees looked like a paintings and tasted like something you would taste if you were royalty. DO NOT MISS THIS restaurant, please. Give them your money because it will be the best 10 euros you'll spend. Oh, did I not mention the meals are so reasonably priced you should stock up and get 10 meals just to experience the joy over and over again? Just do it.... do NOT pass by this restaurant, you will regret it.

  • Visited May 2014
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Greenlawn, New York
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Don't Miss It!”
Reviewed 4 May 2014 via mobile

Such a quaint restaurant with really nice staff. Right by the river and Spanish Arch. I had a brunch pancake with fruit which was tremendous. Also had a very nice cup of tea with my wife. A great break from the "chips" and the pub scene. Loved it!

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Westlake Village, California
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“Galway Gem”
Reviewed 28 April 2014

Stumbled upon this little gem on a recent trip to Galway and were fortunate enough to get a late booking. It is located in a stone building by the Spanish Arch with the river rushing alongside. The interior is warm and inviting, like stepping into a nearby farmhouse. Candles provide a touch of romance! The atmosphere alone is reason to stop in but the delicious food makes this a special venue. Each dish was filled with local, fresh ingredients, well prepared, often with an interesting twist. For mains we opted for the cod and the spiced monkfish, both were wonderful and the brown bread was exceptional! It is a small restaurant and it is advisable to book. Hope to return!

  • Visited April 2014
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