ARD BIA AT NIMMOS
Spanish Arch, Long Walk, Galway, 091-561114, ardbia.com ¤¤ Forever getting rave reviews, and with good reason, Ard Bia at Nimmo’s is a gem of a place. The décor, the menus, the crockery, the food - everything is so pretty and inviting you’d be tempted to get a job there just so you can come back every day. Making the best of local ingredients with a dash of the Middle East in its delicate flavours, the silver hake with fennel and samphire or savory baklava with beetroot, feta and pistachios are dinners to die for. At lunchtime, the grilled Five Mile Town goats cheese salad is a winner. And you absolutely have to stay for dessert.