Galway’s two Michelin Star restaurants retain their awards in latest guide

Galway's Michelin Star restaurants — Loam, located just off Eyre Square, and Aniar on Lower Dominick Street — have retained their Michelin Star status in the new Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland 2017 published this week.

Loam is a restaurant and wine bar that serves simple and seasonal dishes with produce supplied by local farmers. Aniar serves contemporary Irish dishes inspired by the west of Ireland. These two inclusions in the guide bring to 10 the total number of Michelin star restaurants in the Republic of Ireland.

This year’s Michelin Guide lists a total of 371 establishments in the Republic of Ireland and 74 in Northern Ireland, including many that offer overnight accommodation.

Speaking at its launch this week, Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland editor, Rebecca Burr, noted that this year’s edition highlights "the rich diversity and variety" of Ireland’s restaurant scene.

“Every year we actively seek out new candidates while reassessing restaurants already in the guide. Consistency is key," she said.

Published by leading tyre manufacturer Michelin, the Great Britain & Ireland 2017 Guide is priced at €18.99 and is available in bookshops and at travel.michelin.co.uk

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