Loam is a Michelin-starred restaurant and wine bar located just off Eyre Square in Galway city. It first opened its doors in November 2014 and is owned and run by Head Chef Enda McEvoy and his wife Sinead Meacle. In May 2019, we took the top accolade at the prestigious Restaurants Association of Ireland Awards when Loam was voted ‘Best Restaurant in Ireland’ 2019.

At Loam – meaning ‘rich, fertile soil’ – we focus on modern ambitious cooking rooted in tradition. Seasonally driven, we work very closely with local farmers and producers, many of whom are close friends, to get the products we need to reflect and capture the feeling and magic of the west of Ireland. Here’s a little look behind the scenes (video).




We are sad to Loam will not be reopening in its current location in Fairgreen this spring. We have been given the opportunity to be released from our lease and we have decided, after much deliberation, to accept this offer. The cost of running such a large space right now is insane and it doesn’t look like it’s going to get any easier. In the background we are working on a new project and of course our other premises, éan, will be running as usual.
Fairgreen road, the unlikeliest of places for a restaurant, has been great to us the last 8 years and we will miss being up there but ultimately we feel this is the correct course of action for us.
It has been a real and genuine pleasure for us to serve you over the last 8 years. We have made new friends in our regulars both local and international and we have seen countless first dates, anniversary’s, birthdays and a number of weddings hosted in this space. We know this restaurant is special to a great number of you as it is to us. We thank you all for choosing to spend your special moments with us and there will be more special moments in the future.
And to our staff, and suppliers, past and present. You are Loam. You have made this adventure on the Fairgreen a real rollercoaster and each and every one of you have been essential to making Loam the fantastic place it is! We cannot thank you enough. Genuinely. You are the greatest bunch of people we could ever wish to work alongside.
Stay tuned to this page to see what we are planning in the future
Farewell Fairgreen it’s been a blast. See you down the line.
Much love and thanks
Enda & Sinead