Grey’s Lane Bistro – April 2019 News

Summer’s on the way…

What beautiful weather we’ve been having (Storm Hannah aside) …. so much so that we got our summer drinks out…..!

Summer Drinks on Grey's Lane Bistro Sunny terrace.
Summer drinks in April on our sunny terrace…. we’ll take that thank you very much!

Jazz Sessions

……..and had Joe and Hakan back in town for our relaxing Jazz sessions on our sunny terrace. We’ll be seeing more of them at the Bistro from now on out …. weather permitting of course.

Hakan and Joe Jazz muscians at Grey's Lane Bistro Dingle Restaurant.
Hakan and Joe’s relaxing Jazz sessions……

Ride Dingle

Hard to believe Easter holidays coming to an end already! But some big weekends coming up starting with the Ride Dingle event this Sunday 28th, which was originally planned for Saturday 27th but was postponed due to Storm Hannah. By the way, we’ll have plenty of dishes for pre-race carbo-boosting and post-race recovery! So come on in….

Pasta and chicken with vegetables at Grey's Lane Bistro Dingle Restaurant.
Penne chicken tasty food as fuel.


Féile Na Bealtaine

Next Thursday 2nd sees the start of Féile Na Bealtaine, which runs through to Monday 6th. As always a wonderful lineup of music, street theatre, art exhibitions and more…. We’ll have no fewer than 3 artists displaying at the Bistro : Laura Barry, Elayne O’Connor and Susanne Mooney…..

Moonporcelain Handthrown Dingle Craft Porcelain images.
Susanne Mooney from MOONPORCELAIN at Grey’s Lane Bistro.

…..while in the room just above the Bistro,   Speir, Farraige agus gach rud idir eatarthu with Ruth Carbery, Jenny McCarthy and Lynne Stratton will complete our immersion in Art for the weekend!

Lunchtime promo

We’ll be continuing our lunchtime promotion until 31st May.
You can get a FREE dessert after your 6th Main Course Lunch….. Are you brownie, cheesecake, applecake or something else?

Lunchtime FREE dessert offer.
FREE dessert after your 6th main course lunch offer.

Opening times…..

As soon as our kitchen team is complete, we will be extending our opening hours for dinner especially at the weekends. In the meantime, do check our business opening times on our Facebook or Twitter for more updates. Remember you can tag your photos #greyslanebistro on Instagram and we’d love to hear from you on Tripadvisor if you feel like it, it is always greatly appreciated….

See you soon!

Anyway, we’re all really looking forward to a packed end of April in Dingle and at the Bistro… See you soon!

Grey’s Lane Bistro – March 2019 News

Hello Spring

Hard to believe that this time last year we were coming out from under a blanket of snow! Some beautiful spring days with the daffodils and primroses blooming… a sign of a beautiful summer to come!

Annual Leave

We’ve all been on our annual break at the Bistro since last week and we reopen refreshed and ready to go for another season in a couple of days on Monday 11th March…. just in time for St Patrick’s Day.

Lunchtime promos

We’ve been running two lunchtime promotions which will continue until 13th April: Ed has been busy on gourmet sandwiches that we’ve added to our lunchtime menu. You can also have one of these with a cup of soup (€9.25).

Soup and Gourmet Sandwich offer at Grey's Lane Bistro Dingle.
Our Soup & Gourmet Sandwich Offer.

With our second lunchtime offer we wanted to reward our loyal customers with a FREE dessert after your 6th Main Course Lunch….. Are you brownie, cheesecake, applecake or something else?

FREE dessert promo at Grey's Lane Bistro Dingle.

Loyalty Card

…..and while we’re on the subject of promos, our loyalty cards have arrived! So pick yours up at the counter next time you’re in….

Grey's Lane Bistro Hot Drink Loyalty Card.
Grey’s Lane Bistro Loyalty Card. Pick up yours next time your in!

Grey’s Lane Brown Bread Loaf

You may also have noticed Ed’s Brown Bread on our pastry table. Freshly-baked every morning and €3 per loaf.

Ed's Grey's Lane Bistro Brown Bread Loaf.
Ed’s freshly-baked brown bread loaf. Come and get yours!

Weddings at Grey’s Lane Bistro

We hosted another wedding for a beautiful couple and their wonderful guests. It’s always so nice to see people happy and really enjoying themselves on such a special day for them. ….. and of course the gorgeous flowers always look amazing around the Bistro.

Weddings at Grey's Lane Bistro Dingle
Weddings at Grey’s Lane Bistro. Call us on 066 915 2770

Jazz on the way back…… soon!

Well, enjoy the longer evenings and good weather…. long may it last! We’ll see you again in a couple of weeks when we can start thinking about a few ‘summer’ drinks on our terrace along with some soothing Jazz….

Hakan warming up for some jazz at Grey's Lane Bistro Dingle.
Jazz at Grey’s Lane Bistro….

Weather permitting of course!

Grey’s Lane Bistro – December 2018 News

Lights on

Another wonderful Other Voices festival last weekend…. As usual we were spoilt for choice with so many talented groups and musicians to choose from! On Sunday, Paráid na Soilse made its way around town and in the blink of an eye….. the Christmas lights are on !! Just over two weeks to go til Santa makes his way to Dingle…..

Thanksgiving Celebrations

We were wonderfully entertained by Larry Beau and the Velvet Bandits for our Thanksgiving “Beggars’ Banquet” Celebration. 

Larry Beau with the Velvet Bandits at Grey's Lane Bistro
Larry Beau and the Velvet Bandits at our Thanksgiving Celebration
starters platter at Grey's Lane Bistro Dingle
Ed’s starter platter for Thanksgiving Celebrations

It was so nice to celebrate with both locals and some passing visitors, and to share some beautiful“Thanksgiving Thoughts”.

Catering for the TV Stars!

We had a nice little surprise when Virgin 1’s  The Six O Clock Show arrived in town to do their show live form Dingle Distillery. Ed was asked to do the catering….. and it was a bit of fun also albeit a little chilly!

Dingle Distillery with the Six O Clock Show's camera crew setting up for LIVE TV
The Six O Clock Show arrives in town to go live from Dingle Distillery.

Christmas Parties

We’ll have our Christmas Party evenings on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th with a festive 4-course menu and of course complimentary mulled wine on arrival to warm you up….. 

Christmas Party Ad
Christmas Parties on 14th & 15th December

Our Christmas tree is up and it won’t be long before we have the Bistro all ready to get you and your friends into the Christmas mood…. You can book you table on 066 915 2770.

Holiday Period Opening Times

We’ll be open until Sunday 23rd 4pm and will be closing for a few days then for Christmas – Monday 24th, Tuesday 25th and  Wednesday 26th. We’ll reopen on Thursday 27th and will be open for dinner every evening up to and including  New Year’s Eve 31st when we’ll have a set menu for you (€35.00 per person). 

Christmas tree
Christmas Tree up and ready for the Holiday Period

Gift Vouchers

If you’re looking for a nice gift idea our gift vouchers are always very popular at this time of year…… you choose the amount to suit your budget.

Grey's Lane Bistro gift voucher.
Grey’s Lane Bistro gift voucher. A perfect gift idea!

Thank you

Finally, Ed and myself would like to thank you all for your support over the past year. We really appreciate it.  Wishing you and your family a very Happy Christmas and wonderful New Year…..

Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas

Grey’s Lane Bistro – November 2018 News

Welcome to our November at Grey’s Lane Bistro!

Daingean Uí Chúis Abú

Clocks changed, pumpkins carved and we’re already coming to the end of mid-term break. We’ve had some lovely October weather to enjoy the sunshine on the Bistro’s terrace. The Dingle GAA lads did the town proud and just came up short in the final. It was lovely to see the town in red and white to support them which added a real festive mood to the beginning of autumn ….. 

red and white dingle flag outside grey's lane bistro dingle restaurant
Red & White of Dingle flying ahead of the County Final 2018

Dingle Food Festival 2018

We had another wonderful Dingle Food Festival. Well done to the organisers and all the volunteers, who put in so much work behind the scenes throughout the year to make it happen. Thanks to everyone for stopping by…. It was great to see everyone!

grey's Lane Bistro Dingle during Dingle Food Festival 2018
Wine tasting, jazz and loads of fun at the Dingle Food Festival 2018

Closing until Tuesday 20th November
We’ll be closing for two weeks to recharge the batteries after a busy season from Sunday 4th November reopening on Tuesday 20th November 10.00am.

Thanksgiving celebrations poster
Thanksgiving “Beggars’ Banquet” Celebrations at the Bistro Sat 24th November

Thanksgiving “Beggars’ Banquet” Celebrations
We’ll be open for dinner on Friday 23rd November and have a really exciting celebration lined up for Thanksgiving on Saturday 24th !!! Larry Beau & The Velvet Bandits will feature at our Thanksgiving Celebrations “Beggars’ Banquet” with a 4-course meal, music, dance, a few surprises and lots of fun. Places are limited and tickets are available now for €30.00.

Other Voices poster
Other Voices 2018 – Friday 30th – Sunday 2nd December.

Other Voices
That will bring us nicely into the Other Voices weekend of November 30th to December 2nd. As always, we’re really looking forward to what fabulous music this festival brings to the town. By the way, have you started your countdown to Christmas yet? We are taking bookings for Christmas Parties now. Call in, call us on 066 915 2770 or email me at laurence@greyslanebistro.com

See you all on Tuesday 20th November at 10.00am  … Laurence

 

 

Grey’s Lane Bistro – September News 2018

Welcome to our September at Grey’s Lane Bistro!

Dingle Food Festival 2018

Not long to go now before another Dingle Food Festival gets underway Sat 6th & Sun 7th October for 2018! This will be our fourth year celebrating it at Grey’s Lane , the previous 8 editions we were on Goat Street as you all know…

Goat Street Bistro Dingle
Our early days in Dingle on Goat Street.

…..in fact come to think of it, come November 4th this year, Ed and I will have had the pleasure of your company and loyal custom both at Goat Street and Grey’s Lane for 14 years….!

Goat Street Bistro Interior.
The interior of our Goat Street Bistro.

Thank you all so very much!

Ed and Laurence outside their Grey's Lane Bistro in Dingle at the Dingle Food Festival.
Ed and myself at a previous Dingle Food Festival (image by John & Sally McKennas’ Guides)

Relaxed environment…
One of the great things about the Dingle Food Festival is that Ed and myself get to catch up with customers, friends and family in a much more relaxed environment and to enjoy copious amounts of good food and great music….what fun it is every year!!

Head Chef Ed at Dingle Food Festival 2016
Throwback to past Dingle Food Festival with Ed on duty…

Wine tasting…
Once again “The French Market” stand will be part of our food trail, anything you always wanted to know about red or white wine but never dared to ask, Stephen will have the answer for you…

wine tasting at Grey's Lane Bistro at the Dingle Food Festival
All hands on deck at a previous Dingle Food Festival.

Food trail…
As usual, you will be able to buy your Food Trail Tickets with us (we’ll let you know on our Facebook Page when they are available)…. We’ll have dinner Thursday 4th, Friday 5th & Saturday 6th and Jazz in the afternoon on both Saturday and Sunday. It’s advisable to book as soon as possible for those three nights as it fills up really quickly. We’ll serve the food trail menu only on Saturday daytime and Sunday daytime and back to our usual lunch menu from Tuesday 9th October.

Inside Grey's Lane Bistro Dingle Restaurant
Ready for dinner service at the Bistro.

Grey's Lane Bistro Dingle Restaurant
A sunny September morning on our terrace.

Well, enjoy all that Dingle Food Festival has to offer…. and be sure to call into us for a catch up… Laurence

4 years of Dingle Food Festival
Our 4th year at Grey’s Lane

 

 

Grey’s Lane Bistro – December News 2017

Welcome to our December at Grey’s Lane Bistro!

Christmas Time…

That’s it, we did it again, another year about to end and the next one about to begin!!!

Other Voices is over and we are still recovering : what a fantastic weekend of music of all kinds!!

…and it was time for some serious fun, time for Christmas parties!!

Christmas party set up
Christmas Party Ready!

We hosted such evenings a good few times this month : 8th, 9th and 13th and it was great to see everyone enjoying a festive meal with friends, colleagues or family.

Christmas tree at Grey's Lane Bistro
Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree…

We love the Christmas mood here at the Grey’s (as you might have noticed in the last 2 years), the trees are up, one outside at the very front of the restaurant, the other tree went upstairs, looks terrific at night!!

Christmas Tree at Grey's Lane Bistro Dingle
Our Wall Christmas Tree

New Dingle Music Choir & Orchestra

I nearly forgot to mention Gabor’sNew Dingle Music Choir & Orchestra” that will enchant you with Christmas Carols and other musical delicacies in St Mary’s church on Friday 22nd of December at 8pm, don’t miss it, it comes only once a year!!


Dingle Choir
New Dingle Music Choir & Orchestra

Opening Times

We will take a bit of a longer break over the festive season, the restaurant will close on Thursday the 21st at 4pm and re-open on Wednesday the 27th at 10am.  From there we will be open several nights until the 6th of January.

You can check our Facebook or Twitter for updates. Remember you can tag your photos #greyslanebistro on Instagram and we’d love to hear from you on Tripadvisor.

Mulled wine at Grey's Lane Bistro Dingle Restaurant
‘Tis the season for mulled wine!

Familiar faces…

You might have noticed a few new faces in our team recently (Neasa is helping out during the busy weekends) and a few familiar ones have made a come-back (like Sarah and Carolina from two years ago or Berenice who moved on after the summer season but is always ready to give a helping hand), again, mostly to help out but it’s a pleasure to have them back, even for shorter period of time.

See you soon…

From all of us here at  the Grey’s, I wish all of you people a fantastic end of year celebration, may you enjoy the friends and family who are sharing your lives or coming home from afar to be with you at that time of year.

Merry Christmas

To all, a peaceful Christmas and a Happy new year… See you soon…

 

Grey’s Lane Bistro – November News 2017

Welcome to our November at Grey’s Lane Bistro!

Recent Wedding…

I’d like to start this month’s news by sharing some of the photos from the wedding party we hosted at the end of October; it was such a beautiful night!!!

Top Table at Grey's Lane Bistro Dingle Restaurant Wedding
Top Table

Top Table at Grey's Lane Bistro WeddingWedding
Top Table from above

Above is the look of the restaurant just before the guests arrived, and below is during the speeches, between main courses and desserts…

Wedding Speeches at Grey's Lane Bistro
Wedding Speeches

….and the inevitable bit of dancing after the meal…

dancing at wedding at Grey's Lane Bistro Dingle
The dancing begins

This event ended the month of October on a very high note for us and we wish Susan and Padraig a long and happy life together!

Getting Married in 2018 ?

Anybody out there getting married next year and looking for an intimate venue for up to about 80 guests can give me a call on 087 264 0613.

Grey's Lane Bistro Wedding Venue
Getting Married?

Opening Times

For November, we are now open from 10am to 4pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays for breakfast, lunch and coffee, and on Fridays and Saturdays from 10.00am to 4.00pm and from 5.00pm to 8.30pm serving early evening and evening meals. We are closed on Mondays.

You can check our Facebook or Twitter for updates. Remember you can tag your photos #greyslanebistro on Instagram and we’d love to hear from you on Tripadvisor.

Thanksgiving dinner Thursday 23rd November

For those of you wishing to celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday 23rd November, we will be serving a traditional thanksgiving dinner, along with our regular á la carte menu. Booking is essential on 066 915 2770.

Happy Thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving

A Trip to the Circus Festival?

Dingle is much quieter in November, so why not check out the National Circus Festival in Tralee from the 9th to the 12th November?

Other Voices


At the beginning of December, Dingle will brace itself for the arrival of Other Voices, bigger festival than ever I would imagine, and the growing crowds they draw year after year…Looking forward to another great festival!

Other Voices
Eir Other Voices 2017

Christmas parties

We are already taking bookings for our night of Christmas parties on Saturday 16th of December. Do get in touch with us early to avoid disappointment!!

See you soon…

I wish you all a lovely few weeks until we meet again for the December edition of our blog. See you soon!

Grey’s Lane Bistro – October News 2017

Welcome to our October at Grey’s Lane Bistro!

Hello Autumn

So, Autumn is definitely here, no Indian summer for us this year but a blustery September instead…. Ah well, other parts of the world have had a really hard time so let’s count our blessings…

See you next year Dingle Food Festival

Dingle Food Festival Tickets and Programme
All gone now!

The 11th Dingle Food Festival just gone by was once again a very successful one: what great stalls, friendly atmosphere and fantastic music!!!…

Dingle Dinners book launch

Book signings at Grey's Lane Bistro
Book signings at Grey’s Lane Bistro

Trevis Gleason’s most recent book Dingle Dinners, was launched during  the festival, but beforehand all the local chefs whose recipes feature in Trevis’s book got together at the Bistro to sign their pages on 100 copies, a rare enough sight…

Book signing of Dingle Dinners at Grey's Lane Bistro
Trevor Gleason’s – Dingle Dinners – book signing

Trevor Gleason's Book Dingle Dinners book signing at Grey's Lane Bistro
Trevor Gleason’s – Dingle Dinners – more book signing

Dingle Dinners is available to buy at the Bistro for €25.00

Dingle Dinners book at Grey's Lane Bistro
Dingle Dinners available at Grey’s Lane Bistro

Interior Decor

A few things have changed at the Bistro, as you might have noticed our new tables or the way we have re-arranged them, making the centre part of the main room a much cosier space to sit in.

Grey's Lane Bistro New Dining Layout
New table layout at the Bistro

Bit by bit we have also been working on the wall decoration with the help of Emer Antar, who did such amazing work on the front last winter.

Front of Grey's Lane Bistro new deco panels
New decor panel

Wall Decor at Grey's Lane Bistro Dingle
More wall decor

Groups Welcome

These few changes mean that we are now able to accommodate much larger groups, we reckon up to around 90 people quite comfortably.

Grey's Lane Bistro Dingle Restaurant Upstairs Dinging Area
Upstairs Dining Area at the Bistro

Wedding Bells

We have our first big event, a wedding, taking place on Friday the 20th of October, and we’re really excited about it…. so looking forward to making the place look even more fabulous for the big day!!!!….

Opening Times

As the tourist season slows down we are now open from 10am to 4pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for breakfast, lunch and coffee, and on Fridays and Saturdays from 10.00am to 8.30pm also serving early evening and evening meals. We are closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Dingle Peninsula Festivals

Still plenty of festivals to look forward on the Dingle Peninsula. The Dingle Folk Fest takes place this weekend from Friday 13th to Sunday 15th October.

Dingle Folk Festival 2017
Dingle Folk Fest

Then the Annascaul Walking Festival from the 28th to the 31st …..and the Dingle Maritime Festival that same weekend.

Happy Halloween!

Halloween at Grey's Lane Bistro Dingle Restaurant
Happy Halloween!

We expect our usual numbers of visitors towards the end of the month during the mid-term break and Halloween from the 27th of October to the 6th of November. We will then be open for more evenings for early evening and evening meals.

You can check our Facebook or Twitter for updates. Remember you can tag your photos #greyslanebistro on Instagram and we’d love to hear from you on Tripadvisor.

Ich bin ein Berliner

One more thing I’d like to mention this month is the opening of a new route from Kerry Airport to Berlin on the 29th of October. This is fantastic news for us, as it means a potential 9 million visitors from the Berlin area (not sure if we can accommodate all in one go!!!). It is also such an easy way to reach one of the most vibrant European cities from Kerry. Can’t wait to go there myself…

See you soon…

Wishing you all a good month of October! Enjoy the longer evenings by the fire and don’t mind that stormy weather… See you soon!

Grey’s Lane Bistro – September News 2017

Welcome to our September at Grey’s Lane Bistro!

Catching our breath…!

August has come and gone, not a free minute to write this blog!! Now that things are quietening down a bit, I’m grabbing the opportunity to finally keep you all updated.

Dingle Harbour
Glistening water on a glorious sunny day in Dingle

Festival Season

It was a great month of August really, and although we didn’t get the opportunity to sample the festivals, races and live music ourselves, we heard tremendous feedback from many customers. So, a big “Well done!” to everyone who was involved in the organisation of these events and activities in Dingle and around the Peninsula…

Opening Times

In September the Bistro will open from 12.00pm (for lunch) until 8:30/9.00pm (for evening meals) Tuesday to Sunday, and from11am Saturday & Sunday for brunch. A significant part of our staff is leaving at the end of the season, so we are closing one day a week (Monday). Bookings are very much advisable for an early evening or evening meal on 066 915 2770 to avoid disappointment.

Vegetarian tagine
Vegetarian tagine, cumin, mint & chickpeas with couscous

“Jazz on Sunday” and Piano

Regarding the live music at the Bistro, we are still looking forward to our weekly dose of “Jazz On Sunday” throughout the month and a few Saturday evenings with Louise on the piano on the 2nd, the 9th and possibly the 16th of September. I will keep you updated on our our Facebook and Twitter.

Remember you can tag your photos #greyslanebistro on Instagram and we’d love to hear from you on Tripadvisor if you feel like it, it is always greatly appreciated…

September Festivals & Activities

The Dingle Marathon is just around the corner on the 2nd of September. Best of luck to everyone taking part! We are nearly fully booked for the early sitting, but a good few tables are still available for later Saturday evening .

Dingle-marathon-1-mile-sign
On your marks, get set, …..


The Dingle Tradfest takes place the following weekend on the 10th and 11th with artists like Kern, Velocity (half of that group being local…) and many more.

Dingle Food Festival 2017

The rest of the month, I’m sure, will fly by and then it will be time for what a lot of locals call “the best festival of the year”The 11th Dingle Food Festival takes place from the 29th of September to the 1st of October, and if last year is anything to go by it promises to be another fantastic weekend…

Head Chef Ed at Dingle Food Festival 2016
Throwback to Dingle Food Festival 2016 with Ed on duty…

We haven’t decided yet what we will prepare for that weekend, but it will definitely have something to do with food, wine and music!!!

See you soon…

Anyway, have a nice few weeks and enjoy the beautiful autumn light and softness in the air… See you soon at the Bistro or around Dingle!

Grey’s Lane Bistro – July News 2017

Welcome to our July at Grey’s Lane Bistro!

Summertime…?

Oh my, my, my, my …July!!!!
Well done to all the students who worked hard on their exams, hopefully they can now enjoy some well-deserved time off… Here we are finally: body boards down from the attic, swim gear at the ready, all we need is the sun to come out from behind the clouds!!!! June was an enjoyable month, growing steadily busier at the Bistro and we are now fully equipped and staffed to face the height of the summer season.

Mouth of Dingle Harbour
Any sign of Fungie at the mouth of Dingle Harbour?

July Festivals

There are plenty of activities to sample on the peninsula, horse-riding, rock climbing (Play At Height), sailing at the club or supporting the rowers at the Ventry regatta (22nd & 23rd), Irish learning or brushing up (10th-15th) and of course, mixing up with the locals at the Agricultural show (July 16th) or in the pubs during the trad sessions…… there has to be something for everyone!!!

National Holidays

On this month’s calendar we could also add some patriotic dates: the 4th of July for our American cousins (and 2 members of our staff), see a few snippets of our amazing stay in NY city last February.  We even found Fungie’s cousin, in Spanish Harlem of all places… the 14th of July for our French neighbours (and accounting for 22% of the work force at the Bistro!)…and last but not least, the 21st of July, Belgium’s national day, for our one and only Bérénice!!

trip to new york
Our trip to New York…

Updated Wine Lists

Our red and white wine lists have now been updated on our website if you want to browse through them to find a wine to complement your meal… Our staff will also be only to happy to help you in your choice.…

New wines at Grey's Lane Bistro Dingle Restaurant
Six new wines being added to our wine list!

Opening Times

The Bistro is now open every day of the week from 10 am to 9 pm (ish) and bookings are very much advisable for an early evening or evening meal on 066 915 2770 to avoid disappointment.

greys-lane-bistro-dingle-restaurant-trio-of-fish-saffron-cream-beetroot-and-anchovy-salsa
Trio of fish saffron cream, beetroot and anchovy salsa

“Jazz on Sundays” and Piano

Live music is still very much “alive” at the Bistro, Joe and Hakan with “Jazz On Sundays” and Louise on Saturday 1st, Saturday 15th and probably one or two more evenings this month. I will keep you updated on our our Facebook and Twitter. Remember you can tag your photos #greyslanebistro on Instagram and we’d love to hear from you on Tripadvisor if you feel like it, it is always greatly appreciated…

See you soon…

Anyway, wishing you all a wonderful July and looking forward to seeing you around Dingle or at the Bistro at some stage this summer… See you soon!