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“Small Menu but Spot On”
Review of Ard Bia at Nimmo's

Ard Bia at Nimmo's
Ranked #13 of 537 Restaurants in Galway
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Irish, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

The Cafe is located in a heritage building (what isn’t in Ireland?) on The Claddagh. The menu is small but interesting, local and very nice. Pass through the Spanish Arch and you are there. After lunch, pop into the museum. Well worth dropping in.

1  Thank Michael B
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

We had lunch here the other day and we ordered the fishcakes. They were overcooked but we were pressed for time so did not complain. Probably because they were overcooked there was no taste of the fish. We have eaten here a few times and we were always pleased with our meal. We will come back as the food, atmosphere, and service are great. Great location overlooking the river.

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1  Thank Brian O
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

Comfortable rustic room, attentive service and really interesting, delicious food. Close to the Latin Quarter, just far away enough to escape the chaos.

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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

We had a party of 6 people nine years ago and walked in without knowing anything about it. We all loved it! Yvonne, the owner, was our server at that time and we remembered her. She made us laugh a lot. Outgoing personality and remember she had interesting funny socks. She was memorable. So when we came to Galway again 9 years later we stopped in to see if Yvonne was still the owner and to have breakfast. Yvonne was off that day. Again the food was the BEST!!! Highly recommended!

1  Thank Drexelbo
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Reviewed 23 June 2018

Firstly, the food is second to none. We came here as a family without any expectations - we were lucky enough to have been given some vouchers by friends and booked kind of last minute. A tip - don't arrive early - the doors don't open until 6pm, so if you book for 6pm and arrive at 5:45, expect to sit outside. Luckily it was sunny. The staff are very welcoming. We had between us the goat's cheese starter, the lamb shoulder, the hot smoked salmon and the octopus and pork belly. No complaints! The kids shared the monkfish main; we had a vegetarian main and the rib eye steak. The rib eye is the stuff of dreams; if you have an idea of what a perfect steak should be, this is probably it. Deserts: Lemon parfait, cheese plate and two of us had a chocolate ganache each. These were all sumptuous also. We had a glass of what was described as a sweet fortified Malbec to go with the chocolate ganache - this is worth waiting for. We'll definitely be back - and if you're looking for somewhere to eat in Galway, this restaurant is well worth visiting, especially on an empty stomach!!

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