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!