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…
…..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….!
Thank you all so very much!
One of the great things about the Dingle Food Festivalis 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!!
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…
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 dinnerThursday 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.
Well, enjoy all that Dingle Food Festival has to offer…. and be sure to call into us for a catch up… Laurence
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
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…
Dingle Dinners is available to buy at the Bistro for €25.00
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.
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.
These few changes mean that we are now able to accommodate much larger groups, we reckon up to around 90 people quite comfortably.
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!!!!….
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.
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.
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!
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.
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…
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 & Sundayfor 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.
“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…
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…
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!
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!
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’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.
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…..
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!
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….
…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!!
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!
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.
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!!….
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.