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 ()


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 ()



Here’s a glimpse at some of the dishes on the current dinner menu. Cured trout, apple, celeriac, almond milk. Pork neck, salted plum, borscht. Black pudding, smoked potato, fermented peach. Quince, rose hip, bay leaf rice pudding. Book a table online here or make a reservation by emailing us at or calling on 030 297 78590.  



On November 3rd the new album from Liima comes out. Called 1982, the first single (and title track) was written right here at the hotel! At the end of summer last year Casper, Rasmus, Tatu and Mads stayed with us for a week and spent their time up on the fourth floor in the Overlook, writing, rehearsing and playing new music. At the end of the week they played a ()



Traditions surrounding food and wine are deeply rooted in the culture of Georgia. The ultimate Georgian occasion is the supra, or feast, and on Sunday 22nd October we’ll hold our own version – a long and late lunch in the restaurant with some of our Georgian friends. A few months ago our wine director Emily travelled to Georgia to explore the rich and vibrant diversity in both food and wine ()