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 and horse-racing (Béal Bán, July 9th), 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 – 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!

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!