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 – 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!