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Ard Bia @ Nimmo's is located in the Spanish Arch, Long Walk, Galway. The restaurant is located beside the river Corrib, under the Spanish Arch and across from the Musuem.The proprietor is Aoibheann McNamara.

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One of Galway’s most enduring restaurant operations which is now 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.

Ard Bia is about expecting great local food with an unusual twist, the best of Irish produce served with a little exotic magic: seasoning Atlantic scallops with tangy sumac, indulging pomegranate cake with freshly whipped Irish cream, pairing produce from local artisan heroes such as butcher-turned-charcutier James McGeough with eclectic influences from the Middle East and beyond.

Ard Bia was on Quay Street five years ago then we moved into Nimmos and ran both places for two years. In 2008 we moved Ard Bia to Nimmos building in the Spanish Arch. That space is now the combination of both Ard Bia and Nimmos."

Taken from the Ard Bia website

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Cultural History | Food and Beverage Management | History | Hospitality Administration and Management | Tourism and Travel

Ard Bia@Nimmo's Lunch Menu, 2012