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 – 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!

Grey’s Lane Bistro – June News 2017

Welcome to our June at Grey’s Lane Bistro!

Summer time just around the corner…

It has been a busy couple of weeks and we’re easing into the summer season despite the weather! It’s great to see so many events almost every weekend: you may have heard the rhythmic beats of Dingle’s Global Rhythm Festival or seen the throngs of courageous participants in the annual Dingle Adventure Race last weekend brave not only the challenging courses, but also the less than clement weather! Bravo to both competitors and organisers!

Dingle's Global Rhythm Festival programme.
Browsing Dingle’s Global Rhythm Festival programme.

The Volvo Dún Laoghaire to Dingle Race

The Volvo Dún Laoghaire to Dingle Yacht Race leaves Dún Laoghaire on Wednesday 14th June and is expected at the weekend. You can track the progress of the participants on-line. Started in 1993, this year has a record number of 45 entrants according to the organisers. There is an interesting article in afloat.ie with some of the history of the race. Should be a busy marina and hopefully good weather will await them!

Dingle Marina County Kerry Ireland
Dingle Marina

Fluoride-free water

As you might have seen already, the Bistro is now serving fluoride-free water. This means that the coffees, water jugs and ice cubes in your drinks are all fluoride-free!! If you are interested in learning more about the subject, a talk with Paul Connett, renowned water fluoridation critic, will take place in An Diseart this weekend, Sunday the 18th of June at 7pm.

Drinking fluoride-free water at Grey's Lane Bistro Dingle Restaurant
Enjoying some fluoride-free water at the Bistro!

New Wine Lists

So, even if our water now tastes and feels great, it is no reason not to try out our wines!…
We are taking our wine list to a new level here at the Bistro by adding a total of 6 new wines. Some of them are coming back on the list, like the Mokoblack Marlborough Valley, a New Zealand Sauvignon blanc, others are grapes we haven’t tried yet, like the Pinot Noir from the Muret vineyards in Languedoc. Joining our wine list are also some Chardonnay (including a Chablis), Montepulciano and a Chȃteau St Emilion Grand Cru … We’ll be updating our red and white lists shortly and you can check out our Facebook or Twitter for more updates.…

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

Opening Times

Now that I have made you curious about all these new wines you are surely wondering when can you book a table for an early evening or evening meal at the Bistro ? Well, we are open for dinner all through the month of June every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and most Sundays so give us a buzz on 0669152770 to book your table!! …and we’ve added some new dishes and a few changes to our breakfast and lunch from Tuesday to Sunday.

Father’s Day

Now Father’s Day falls on Sunday 18th June this year. If you’re struggling with gift ideas, why not treat your dad to a Grey’s Lane Bistro gift voucher?

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

Jazz on Sunday

“Jazz on Sundays” from 2pm to 4pm is back and in full swing already with Joe and Hakan and we also have Louise entertaining us on the piano in the evenings.

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.

See you soon…

As soon as our kitchen team is complete, we will be extending our opening hours, 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….

Anyway, we’re all really looking forward to an event-packed summer in Dingle and at the Bistro… Hope you enjoy it too… See you soon!

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 – 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!