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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Review: Taste.ie – A Love Affair With Loam

Loam in Galway has been on my foodie bucket list for a while so I was delighted to finally get the opportunity to visit recently. Located off Eyre Square in a rather anonymous looking building, this restaurant cum wine bar has a spacious, modern feel inside which reflects the style of the food perfectly. Full […]

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Review: John and Sally McKenna’s Guides

Enda McEvoy is inimitable. Amongst the phalanx of brilliant creative chefs in Ireland today, he is the one you would find the hardest to copy. You might eat his cooking in Loam, his Galway restaurant, and set out to try to be his culinary doppelganger. But, when you got there, you would find he had […]

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