The Staff Canteen: “We’re Facing A Huge Crisis, So You Have To Play Your Part Or F**k Off”

Chef Enda McEvoy opened Loam in Galway five years ago. It has since received numerous awards, including a Michelin star. Last year it became the first restaurant in Ireland to earn a three star rating from the Sustainable Restaurant Association, and was the inaugural recipient of Michelin’s sustainable restaurant award in the 2020 Guide. What […]

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Forbes: Michelin Guide UK & Ireland’s New Sustainability Award Goes To Irish Restaurant Loam

“Young chefs and young restaurateurs do look up to more successful and well established chefs and restaurateurs that have stars, to emulate them, so there is a responsibility there on more established businesses to behave more responsibly,” Enda McEvoy, Head Chef of Loam restaurant in Galway in the west of Ireland told me on the […]

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Lovin Dublin Review: Loam – Galway’s Michelin Star Restaurant Is A Must-Visit

I stroll through the drizzly and eerily calm streets of Galway in the wake of a post-June Bank Holiday weekend. I spot some empty bottles of Buckfast and cans of cider in the crevices of the city around the Spanish Arch, evidence of a lively and no doubt slightly hedonistic weekend had by many. I’d […]

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Ireland’s Best Restaurant For 2019 Revealed

Loam, a Michelin-starred dining room and wine bar in Galway city, is Ireland’s restaurant of the year 2019. The restaurant, which opened in 2014, only uses ingredients from the west of Ireland, and has a strong sustainability ethos. It is owned and run by Enda McEvoy, who was voted best chef in Ireland at these […]

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‘Loam Atoms’ Exhibition Launch – Sunday 10th December

  We invite you to join us at the opening reception of ‘Loam Atoms’ – an exhibition by Frank Corry in Collaboration with Loam. Sunday 10th December, 6pm at Loam Wicklow-based artist Frank Corry has delved into the world of food and fine dining for his latest project. He’s joined forces with Loam and our artisan suppliers […]

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Loam Shortlisted for Food Made Good Business of the Year Award

We’ve just received some amazing news! Loam has been named on the shortlist for the much coveted award for the most sustainable foodservice business alongside a fellow Michelin star restaurant, a fish and chip shop, country pub and street food stall, as well as cookery schools, a workplace and university caterer. We’re vying with restaurants from […]

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Niall Flynn – A Day In The Life Of A Sommellier

Our very own Niall Flynn chatted to Good Food Ireland about what has driven him to become involved at the highest level in the wine world and gives an insight into his life as a professional Sommelier, working at one of Ireland’s best fine dining restaurants. When and how do you begin your working day? I usually […]

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The Staff Canteen: Menu Watch

Enda McEvoy, head chef of Loam Restaurant in Galway, Ireland is no stranger to working in Michelin-starred kitchens having worked for the likes of René Redzepi at Noma and retaining the star for Loam in the Michelin Guide UK 2017 for the second year running. Translated as ‘rich, fertile soil’, Loam is a seasonally driven […]

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Loam Wins ‘Best Restaurant’ At The National Hospitality Awards

The best overall restaurant award went west to Galway with Enda McEvoy’s Loam scooping the accolade ahead of Dublin’s Luna and Taste At Rustic. Full article

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Enda McEvoy: How To Become A Chef

WHO I AM Enda McEvoy, Head Chef and owner of Loam with my wife Sinead. We opened in 2014 and got our first Michelin Star in 2015. I like to describe our food as progressive regional cuisine. We use Galway ingredients from people we know and trust. THE NITTY GRITTY What type of training did […]

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