Three Galway restaurants, all CBE customers, have been awarded a Michelin Guide ‘Green Star’ for their efforts in promoting and supporting sustainable practices.
They are the only Irish eateries to be given the new accolade, out of a total of 23 businesses selected across Ireland & the UK.
Kai and Loam restaurants in Galway city were chosen, along with the Inis Meáin Restaurant and Suites on the Aran Islands.
The awards are aimed at recognising businesses that are at the forefront of the industry with their ethical and environmental standards.
They are also being selected for their efforts to work with sustainable producers to avoid waste, and reduce, or eliminate, plastic and other non-recyclable materials from their supply chains.
The three Galway restaurants work extensively with local farmers, fishermen and other suppliers. They are known for the way in which they prioritise use of seasonal produce throughout the year.
All Green Star recipients are identified by a new green sustainability symbol.