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New Years Eve

Our restaurant these days has a casual and modern approach to dining – from the service to the share style menu. For dinner on the 31st December, Alan and his team have decided to go back to where it all began for them – a la carte cooking and classic French cuisine. The root of their training is based on this food and these techniques, and so they are looking ()


Pair – Thank you

It was wonderful to have Lukas Mraz cooking in our kitchen last night. He presented a beautiful and inspiring 8 course menu to 17 guests in the Whiskey Room, with paired wines selected by Emily. Thank you Lukas!


Ard Bia X Michelberger

One of Galway’s most beloved restaurants is coming to visit. On Sunday 26th November the folks from Ard Bia at Nimmos will take over our restaurant for the afternoon. They’ll be serving some of the top dishes from the epic Ard Bia brunch menu, with cocktails created by our bar team and tunes provided by ex Ard Bia and now Michelberger team player Byron Yeats. Ard Bia is a place close ()

The Pair-Invite-November Blog


We’re thrilled to be hosting Lukas Mraz for our next Pair dinner on Thursday 16th November. Lukas was head chef at the wonderful Cordobar in Mitte, from its opening in 2013 up until earlier this year when he left to focus on developing his next project. Those who visited Cordobar while Lukas was at the helm will know his cooking to be about invention, re-creation, creativity and respect for the ()


We’re Hiring!

We are looking for a professional bartender to join our team. Someone with strong cocktail experience who loves being creative behind the bar. The position involves making drinks for hotel guests and local alike, using fantastic products from independent businesses. This is an evening job, with shifts of around 8.5 hours. English is the main language spoken in the bar, however a reasonable level of German is highly beneficial. A job at ()


Thank you

…for warming our hearts and getting us dancing on that rainy Sunday afternoon. Wonderful to have you back!

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We’re really pleased to now be offering twice weekly yoga classes for our hotel guests in our small and serene studio up on the second floor. On Monday evenings at 6:30pm Jadi leads us through a class which is both a relaxing and powerful way to start the week. Jadi is a dancer, choreographer and yoga teacher and the integration between body, mind and spirit is integral to her practice. ()

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Liima Live
in the lobby

This Sunday 5th November we invite you to walk straight from the sunset and into our lobby for a special matinee performance from Liima. The band consists of all three members of Efterklang plus their drummer Tatu Rönkkö. Their new album 1982 comes out on Friday on City Slang. Four songs on the album were written here at the hotel during a residency the band did with us last year. This intimate release party concert is ahead of their headline ()


The Havels & Claudio
Donzelli Concert

Join us on 29th October as we gather around the piano for a cosy afternoon of beautiful music in our lobby.  The Havels – Irena and Vojtech Havlovi – will be in town from Prague and will open the show. We first met these gentle and sensitive musicians last year when they joined us for Michelberger Music. We were treated to an intimate performance again in the summer just gone at the hotel, ()


Our New

Last week we closed off our bar for five days and operated service out of the lobby. In the small hours of Saturday morning, a beautiful new, all-the-mod-cons, proper cocktail bar emerged from the dust! Our clever cocktail team have come up with some new additions for the list: Drew’s creation is the fountain of youth rum punch, made with hazelnut, honey, lime and coconut. And Jan’s contribution is the ()