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 – 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!