Since opening in November 2014, Loam has won a wide range of accolades from food critics in Ireland and abroad.

Michelin Star 2016 – 2020

In September 2015, Loam became Galway’s newest Michelin star restaurant when it was awarded a star in its first ever mention in the prestigious guide. The achievement was made all the more impressive by the fact that the restaurant had only been open for ten months at that point. On 7th October 2019, it was announced that Loam had been included in the 2020 Michelin Guide UK & Ireland and retained its star for the fifth year running.


‘Best Restaurant in Ireland’ 2019

On 13th May 2019, Loam took the top accolade at the prestigious Restaurants Association of Ireland Awards in Dublin as we were named Ireland’s restaurant of the year for 2019.

Photographer - Paul Sherwood 087 230 9096 Restaurants Association of Ireland Awards, Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road, Dublin. May 2019.

‘Best Chef in Ireland’ & ‘Best Restaurant in Connacht’ 2016

In May 2016, at the Restaurants Association of Ireland  Awards, Enda McEvoy was named as the ‘Best Chef in Ireland’ and Loam also won the award for ‘Best Restaurant in Connacht’.



‘Best Chef in Connacht’ 2016

Enda McEvoy was named ‘Best Chef in Connacht’ at the prestigious Food & Wine Magazine Restaurant of the Year Awards on 28th August 2016.


‘Best Dining Experience’ 2015 & ‘Best Restaurant’ 2016

Loam picked up the award for ‘Best Dining Experience’ at the National Hospitality Awards in October 2015 and followed it up a year later by winning the overall ‘Best Restaurant’ in Ireland’ award. 


‘Best Emerging Irish Cuisine’ 2015

Loam was named as All Ireland winner of the ‘Best Emerging Irish Cuisine’ title at the annual Irish Restaurant Awards in May 2015.

344 - Conor Lynch from Loam - Best Emerging Irish Cuisine Ireland - Irish Restaurant Awards 2015