Grey’s Lane Bistro – March News 2017

Welcome to our March at Grey’s Lane Bistro!

Welcome back everyone!

Although the Bistro was closed for a while in January and February, a lot was happening behind closed doors… here are a few snippets of the changes you can expect as you walk in the front door at  Grey’s Lane.

Grey's Lane Bistro New Lunch Area Dingle Restaurant
New high-stool dining area.
Service area at Grey's Lane Bistro Dingle Restaurant.
Service area…

New Dishes

Buttermilk battered hake at Grey's Lane Bistro Dingle Restaurant
Buttermilk battered Hake…

Ed has also been busy preparing some new dishes at the Bistro for the new season for our lunch and dinner menus. We’ve also added a brand new Kids’ menu to cater for the many families that visit us. 

 

 

March Festivals

Saint Patrick’s Day is nearly upon us and we will be open for dinner Friday 17th and Saturday 18th. Reservations on 066 915 2770 or contact us here. Hopefully, the weather will be more clement than it has been in the last few weeks for all our visitors and everyone taking part in the parade…!

Dingle Film Festival 2017
Dingle Film Festival 2017

For the ones who didn’t indulge in too much of the celebrations, there is also the Tom Crean Challenge Cycle to look forward to on the 18th!!…. while the following weekend, from 23rd to 26th March, Dingle will host the annual International Dingle Film Festival for all the film buffs among you and again, we will accommodate diners on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th evening.


Jazz on Sunday….

Jazz on Sunday at Grey's Lane Bistro Dingle Restaurant
Jazz on Sunday…

By then the month is already nearly over and it’s time to think about the next holidays and all it has in store for us: the return of “Jazz On Sunday” and some more live music…  we’ll keep you posted on our facebook and twitter.

 

See you soon…

Happy St Patrick’s Day to all at home and abroad!!!

St Patrick's Day Dingle
Happy St Patrick’s Day!


See you soon!

Grey’s Lane Bistro – February News 2017

Welcome to our February at Grey’s Lane Bistro!

Happy New Year!

The end of the year celebrations were a real success, despite the bad weather cutting our fireworks shorter than usual, plenty of visitors again this Christmas, Dingle town was buzzing!…

Blasket Islands
Looking out to the Blasket islands…

Annual Break

We’ve been closed at the Bistro since Saturday the 21st of January for our annual break. Ed and I are busy beavering away on the premises for a few weeks, there is plenty to do, to give the bistro a bit of well-deserved TLC.

February Festivals

Dingle Walking Festival
Dingle Walking Festival

In February there will be some fantastic activities & festivals to enjoy on the peninsula starting this coming weekend with the Storm Festival 3rd, 4th & 5th February. This will be followed by the Dingle Walking Festival 17th, 18th & 19th February and then the wonderful traditional music festival at Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh from 22nd to 26th  February in Ballyferriter during mid-term break.

Happy Valentine’s Day

And while I think of it a happy Valentine’s day to all you romantics out there!!..

Valentine's Day heart
Happy Valentine’s Day

Surprises on the way….

We have a few surprises in store for you when we re-open the doors at the beginning of March, the date hasn’t been fixed yet but we will keep you posted on our facebook and twitter .

See you soon…

Once again, thank you all for your support over the last year and we are looking forward to seeing you all again at the beginning of March, refreshed and ready for a new season!!!

See you soon!

Grey’s Lane Bistro – December News 2016

Welcome to our December at Grey’s Lane Bistro!

Other Voices

December started with a bang this year, a very loud one as a matter of fact: Other Voices brought its usual contingent of artists and technicians, but also a huge crowd of music lovers that really took over our quiet and sleepy community by storm…. It felt like being back in the busy summer all of a sudden, with the addition of music venues popping up all over the place and street vendors making a killing at midnight !!!!….

Dingle Marina and Fungie the Dolphin host Other Voices Sign
Other Voices comes to town…

On Saturday we had the pleasure to welcome a young artist form Galway, Maija Sofia. Her performance was greatly appreciated by all present, we just wish she could have stayed a while longer…
This year, Philip King and his crew really outdid themselves in terms the beautiful spaces created for the music, the quality of the sound everywhere and the sheer number of gigs available all weekend, well done to them.

Christmas Party

Christmas Tree at Grey's Lane Bistro Dingle Restaurant
Getting into the Christmas spirit…

Plenty of Christmas fairs and markets to go to over the coming few weeks, and Christmas decorations to enjoy all over town.

We also have our Christmas mood on at the Bistro.

Our big nights this month are Friday 16th and Saturday 17th when we host Christmas parties. There are still a few tables left so if you feel like treating yourself and friends or colleagues to a delicious meal, don’t hesitate to give us a call to check for availability.

Opening Times

We will all take a small break for Christmas, closed from the 24th to the 26th December included and will reopen on Tuesday the 27th December  for 12 days uninterrupted until the schools start again.

Sweets at Grey's Lane Bistro Dingle Restaurant
Chocolates anyone?

Come and join us before or after our seasonal break for a meal, a coffee or a glass of mulled wine, the chocolates are on the counter, as the tradition dictates for the last 10 years….

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

Thank you!

We would like to take the opportunity to thank you all for your support over the past year and a half. Moving to Grey’s Lane has been a big deal for us, a huge learning curve and all in all a very enjoyable adventure…

See you soon…

May you all have a happy and peaceful Christmas and a smashing New Year!!

See you soon!

Grey’s Lane Bistro – November News 2016

Welcome to our November at Grey’s Lane Bistro!

…back to school …again!

Mid-term break is over, back to school!!! (or not…)
We had a lovely and busy week with lots of visitors from near and abroad, enjoying the mild autumnal weather and the Halloween celebrations.

“The Road Not Travelled”

John Holstead’s  “The Road Not Travelled”, is attracting its fair share of bidding and positive comments at the Bistro (don’t forget, every time you place a bid, €5.00 goes to the charity Hope Guatemala!!!!)
The sculpture is particularly striking in the evening when the lights come on…

John Holstead's The Road Not Travelled Sculpture
“The Road Not Travelled” when the lights come on.

From the kitchen…

Nougat dessert at Grey's Lane Bistro Dingle Restaurant
Nougat… new desserts on the way.

November is when we prepare for the upcoming end of year celebration. Ed and the team are trying out new ideas and recipes, for desserts in particular, what do you think about this lovely looking nougat?

No worries, you will get to taste it soon…

Opening Times

As for us at the Bistro, we are concentrating mostly on day trade : we are open every day from 11 to 4pm for breakfast, lunch and coffee, and Jazz On Sunday is still going on, Joe and Hakan are looking forward to entertain you with their mix of modern and old time Jazz from 2 to 4pm every Sunday, call by for a bite or a drink.

On Saturday the 12th of November we will also be open for dinner. Bookings will be essential for this particular evening as most tables are already reserved.

National Circus Festival of Ireland

November is a much quieter month before the buzz of December. Still, there is a bit to do when you know where to look for it. For example, the National Circus Festival of Ireland takes place in Tralee (November 10 -13) and  this year is their 15th anniversary. They’ve got some amazing international acts, acrobats, magicians and jugglers to name but a few performers… a great way to beat the grey, misty November blues and fun for all ages.

Camphill Annual Winter Craft Fair

On the 20th it’s the Camphill Annual Winter Craft Fair. You always get a warm welcome and it feels good to visit this long established community and sample their delicious jams and herbal teas (Christmas stocking ideas!!).

Christmas Party Menu

Grey's Lane Bistro Christmas Party Menu 2016
Christmas Party Menu 17th December

Keep an eye out for our posters and flyers in town, advertising for our Christmas party night on Saturday 17th December.  Whether with friends or colleagues, small or larger groups, all are welcome!

Other Voices arrives in town

From the 27th of November the crew of Other Voices will start arriving into town!!… Rejoice, music lovers, if last year is anything to go by,  the 2nd, 3rd & 4th Dec 2016 should be exceptional!!!

See you soon…

Last year we were delighted to host Maria Kelly and Saramai. Of course we will host some of the Music Trail acts at the Bistro again this year, but which ones??….. You will have to check our  Facebook or Twitter for updates…. See you soon!

Grey’s Lane Bistro – October News 2016

Welcome to our October at Grey’s Lane Bistro!

Bye Bye Dingle Food Festival 2016

Wow! Just catching our breath! The the 10th Dingle Food Festival has passed and gone; a great success seems to be the consensus. So much colour, entertainment, wonderful food, glorious sunshine and of course a fantastic food-loving crowd out to enjoy themselves! Did you enjoy it as much as we did? Thank you all for coming to visit us and sharing in the good-humoured fun!

Dingle Carnival Band providing the entertainment outside Grey's Lane Bistro
Dingle Carnival Band outside Grey’s Lane Bistro

If I had to choose one of my favourite things out of the two days, out of so many great magical moments, it would be when Hakan went on full hard rock mode while jamming with the Dingle Carnival Band outside the Bistro … priceless….!!

“The Road Not Travelled”

John Holstead’s magnificent sculpture, “The Road Not Travelled”, takes pride of place in the main dining area and is getting great reaction from our customers. Have you had a chance to admire it from different angles? Why not call in to the official launch at the Bistro this Thursday the 13th at 7pm, all welcome!!

John Holstead's The Road Not Travelled Sculpture
“The Road Not Travelled” by John Holstead… from above.

John’s work will remain within our walls until it leaves for a new home during Feile Na Beailtane 2017. There will be a sealed auction for the work ending on the 1st of May 2017. Bidding forms and envelopes can be obtained from the Bistro for a fee of €5 which will be donated to the charity Hope Guatemala.

Dingle Folk Festival 2016

Dingle Folk Fest 2016 Lineup Poster
Dingle Folk Fest 2016

Despite being a quiet month, October on the peninsula still has a lot to offer both locals and weekenders alike: the first edition of the “Dingle Folk Festival”  takes place from the 14th to the 16th  and we are really looking forward to enjoying both national and local talent in Dingle! The likes of Damien Dempsey, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Breaking Trad to mention but a few…..

Opening Times

As the tourist season slows down our opening times from now on will be 11am to 4pm daily, Sunday 11 to 5pm, for breakfast, lunch and coffee, and for early evening and evening meals on Fridays and Saturdays 6 to 9pm.

Roast Butternut Squash with Cardamom & Rosemary Soup
Ready for some Roast Butternut Squash with Cardamom & Rosemary Soup?

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.

More October Festivals

The end of the month will see two more events. The Annascaul Walking Festival from Friday the 28th to Monday the 31st  if you like hillwalking and want to explore some of the beauty of the Dingle Peninsula. We are so spoilt for choice with so many beautiful walks right on our doorstep!

Walking South West off Conor Pass towards Dingle
Hillwalking near Conor Pass overlooking Dingle

The Dingle Maritime Weekend is also on that weekend on the 29th & 30th if you’re more of a sea lover… I’m sure the weather will oblige and provide the perfect backdrop….

Halloween

…and before we know it, the holidays will be here, Halloween celebrations and bonfires, plenty of pumpkins and autumnal colours, turf burning in the fire place: my favourite time of the year….. that is, after Christmas, of course!!

Happy Halloween from Grey's Lane Bistro Dingle Restaurant
Happy Halloween

See you soon…

….but too early to talk about Christmas Parties, Santa, decorations….., isn’t it? We’ll talk about that next time…. Let’s enjoy October at the Bistro first… See you soon!

Grey’s Lane Bistro – September News 2016

Welcome to our first Grey’s Lane Bistro News!

We hope to keep you up to date on a monthly basis with everything that’s going on at the Bistro. Be sure to stay in touch with us on Facebook or Twitter. You can tag your photos #greyslanebistro on Instagram and we’d love to hear from you on Tripadvisor.

“The Road Not Travelled”

We are delighted to be displaying “The Road Not Travelled”, John Holstead’s latest work from next Tuesday 27th September.

Watch this ceiling space to see what art will be displayed at Grey's Lane Bistro Dingle Restaurant
Watch this space – soon to be filled by…

John’s work will remain within our walls until it leaves for a new home during Feile Na Beailtane 2017. There will be a sealed auction for the work ending on the 1st of May 2017. Bidding forms and envelopes can be obtained from the Bistro for a fee of €5 which will be donated to the charity Hope Guatemala. Let the secret bidding war begin!!….

Dingle Food Festival 2016

It’s that time of year again and we’re gearing up for the 10th Dingle Food Festival in just over a week’s time. Plenty of treats will be available at the Bistro on Saturday the 1st and Sunday the 2nd of October and Steven, our wine provider from The French Market – Kerry, will find the matching wine for every tasty bite.

Throwback to Dingle Food Festival 2015 at Grey's Lane Bistro, Dingle.
Throwback to Dingle Food Festival 2015 at Grey’s Lane Bistro, Dingle. Image by Louisa Khalfi via Instagram.

Entertainment

The smooth, relaxing sounds of LIVE jazz will be provided by, Joe and Hakan, on both Saturday and Sunday from 3 to 5pm …. and from 8.30pm on Saturday 1st, Jazz Swing Collective with Dubhaltach Tracey, Ben Janning and Mattie Barker will ‘take to the stage’…

We are all very excited and really looking forward to an amazing weekend! Such a treat for all and a great way to end a very busy season.

German Wine Tasting

So much to see and do at the Food Festival! We’re spoilt for choice.

German wines at Grey's Lane Bistro.
German wines at Grey’s Lane Bistro.

If you want to learn about some of the German wines we serve from Wein & Genuss Gerlach check out their presentation at one of Dick Mack’s Drinks Masterclasses or sample their wines at The Coach House.

Jazz on Sunday with One-Eyed Kings

After the Dingle Food Festival our opening times will be changing. We will still be open every day and we’ll keep you updated on opening times for early evening and evening meals. “Jazz on Sunday” as usual, 2:30 to 4:30.

Joe and Haken playing Sunday jazz session at Dingle restaurant at Grey's Lane Bistro.
Joe and Hakan: Sunday jazz at Grey’s Lane Bistro.

October Festivals on the Dingle Peninsula

October is another busy month on the Dingle Peninsula, with no fewer than 3 more festivals to look forward to after the Dingle Food Festival: the first Dingle Folk Festival, the Annascaul Walking Festival and Dingle Maritime Weekend.

See you soon…

In the meantime, have a great Dingle Food Festival! Looking forward to seeing you out and about or at the Bistro… See you soon!