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    Michelin-star restaurant Aniar in Galway city was named Best Restaurant in Connacht while chef Enda McEvoy of Loam restaurant in Galway was named Best Chef in Connacht at the prestigious Food and Wine Awards 2019, last night which was held at The Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin.

    Now in its 19th year, the Food and Wine Awards is considered the pinnacle event of the year for the Irish food industry.

    Aniar  on Domnick st in Galway city was named Best Restaurant in Connacht at the Food and Wine Awards 2019, last night  while Tartare, also run by JP McMahon and Drigin Gaffey in the city, was commended for Best Casual Dining in Ireland.

    Tartare opened across the street from Aniar in September last year.

    Enda McEvoy of Loam restaurant in Galway city took the title of Best Chef in Connacht at the awards, with Jess Murphy from Kai in Galway- highly commended and Seamus Commons of La Fougere in Knockranny Westport commended, in the same category.

    Loam in Galway was highly commended in the Best Restaurant in Connacht categoryalso,with Kai Galway city commended in that category as well.

    The Oarsman in Leitrim took the national title of Pub Food of the Year last night.

    The Inis Meain Suites  on Inis Meain was highly commended in the Farm and Sea to Plate category.

    Iniswallagh on Inisboffin was highly commended under Café of the Year

    While Gather Restaurant in Tuam was highly commended in the Readers Choice Award

     

  • Two Galway restaurants are included in the latest list of Michelin-starred restaurants in Ireland.

    The 2020 edition of the Michelin Guide for Great Britain and Ireland was launched in London yesterday evening, with coveted Michelin Stars for 21 restaurants on the island of Ireland.

    Aniar and Loam in Galway city have both retained their Michelin Star status.

    Meanwhile, three restaurants in Co Galway were earlier named on the Michelin Bib Gourmand list for 2020 - these restaurants offer good quality and good value cooking.

    Browne's in Tuam, Kai on Sea Road in Galway and Tartare on Lower Dominick St in Galway are among those that retained the status from previous years.