Sunday Business Post Review: When In Loam, Fill Your Boots

Ah, Galway. Every time I visit the city – and that doesn‘t happen nearly often enough – I promise myself that I won’t leave it so long next time. This time I really mean it, though, and that’s despite the fact that I didn’t so much get rained on as bucketed-down on during my day […]

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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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John & Sally McKenna’s Guides: Galway’s Loam Restaurant Is The Sensual World

In Galway’s Loam restaurant, Enda McEvoy and Conor Cockram make the illogical seem entirely logical. Mr McEvoy serves up a wee taster of beef tenderloin to start dinner in Loam. It look like a prawn cracker, and eats like a prawn cracker. But it isn’t a prawn cracker. Mr Cockram, meantime, puts peat in your […]

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Irish Times: 50 Great Places To Stay Or Eat In Ireland

Keeping your Michelin-seeking customers happy while not scaring away more laid-back locals is quite the juggling act and Enda McEvoy manages it beautifully in Loam, his Galway restaurant that received a star in its first year. There’s a €40 two-course menu or a seven course €70 tasting menu for the full blow-out. Or you can […]

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Irish Examiner Review

The first time I interviewed Loam’s chef/proprietor, Enda McEvoy, four years ago, he mentioned we had both once worked for the same chef — in my case, 20-odd years ago — and suggested I might enjoy doing a stage (an unpaid stint in the kitchen to gain experience and knowledge). Loam had yet to open […]

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The New York Times – 36 Hours In Galway

Galway’s been building a reputation for imaginative cuisine that’s hyper-focused on local ingredients, thanks in no small part to Loam. It had been open only 10 months when it picked up a Michelin star in 2015, a testament to the detail-driven creativity of its chef, Enda McEvoy. The six-course tasting menu (€60) of deceptively simple […]

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Irish Independent: Food Awards – 2015 Highlights

Room of the Year Award: Loam The space was never intended to be a restaurant but it’s funny how things work out. Elegant, stylish and modern, Enda McEvoy’s food is a perfect match, and it gained him Galway’s second Michelin star earlier this year. Full article

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Irish Times: Catherine Cleary’s 2015 Food ‘Oscars’

Best Main Winner: Loam Enda McEvoy brought a second Michelin star to Galway this year in Loam, the restaurant he named after the kind of soil that makes great food. A mutton main made with meat hung on the bone for three weeks was a stupendous stop-you-in-your-tracks dish. Full article

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Taste.ie: A Star Is Born – Loam Turns One

After just one year in business, Loam has picked up numerous awards and received its first Michelin star in September. The restaurant and wine bar, which is located just off Eyre Square in Galway, will celebrate its first birthday on Sunday 8th November. It has been an action packed year for the restaurant that serves […]

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Review: Irish Independent – Into The West

Anyway, these luminaries of the food world have chosen to eat at Loam, Galway’s newest Michelin-starred restaurant, where Enda McEvoy is in the kitchen. McEvoy used to be the chef at Aniar, and was there when it won its star, a couple of years back. A year ago he opened his own place. His achievement […]

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