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).
Facing such uncertainty this Winter and after much deliberation we have decided to close Loam for the Winter season. It’s been a great Spring and Summer season, better than we could have imagined really, however we are acutely feeling the effects of staff shortages and spiralling costs as is widespread across the industry. We have decided to hibernate Loam for the winter and amalgamate all staff into Ean and continue to develop what we have started on Druid lane. This has not been an easy decision by any means but we believe it is the correct one for us right now.
We will have some events at Loam, private functions, music and some wine tastings over the Winter season so keep an eye on our social media for updates.
Our last day of normal trading for this season will be the 10th of September. If you have a booking affected by this decision we will be in touch over the next couple of days.
Thanks as always to all our wonderful staff suppliers and guests and see you on the other side.
Enda and Sinead