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 – April News 2017

Welcome to our April at Grey’s Lane Bistro!

Spring is in the air…

April has finally arrived and it’s starting to feel like spring… plants are blooming, lambs are prancing around the fields and everybody’s spirit is lifted by the milder weather…
The holidays will be upon us in no time and we are looking forward to the new and returning visitors for the 2017 season at the Bistro!

Opening Times

We will be open for dinner 6.00 – 8.30pm on Saturday 8th, Sunday 9th, from Friday 14th to Monday 17th and from Thursday 20th to Saturday 22nd during mid-term break. We’ve added some new dishes and a few changes to our breakfast, lunch, early evening and evening meals .

April dinner opening times at Grey's Lane Bistro Dingle Restaurant
April dinner opening times.

Tapas & Live Music

Kai Heumann guitar virtuoso
Kai Heumann guitar virtuoso

There will be two Tapas and Music events taking place at the Bistro, both from 10pm :

On Friday the 14th, Kai Heumann (virtuoso guitarist) and friends (Ben Janning & Mattie Barker) will enchant us with Latin and gypsy rhythms and on Thursday the 20th, The Hunters, a Sligo based trio (Guitar, Bass and Percussion) will take the stage with their mix of folk, alternative music and blues.

 

Hope Guatemala Walk & Run

Hope Guatemala
Hope Guatemala

Soon after that it will be time for our annual “Hope Guatemala Walk & Run” on Sunday 23rd, for which the sponsorship cards can already be obtained at the Bistro. This day has always been a fantastic opportunity for our community to support this charity’s work in small Guatemalan communities, every euro raised goes directly to where it’s needed, it’s a fun day, a beautiful walk from the Bistro to Paudie O Shea’s  pub in Ventry and plenty of food, spot prizes and music on arrival.

 

New playground

Hopefully by now our new playground will have been in use for a while already, an opening ceremony with some surprise guest is in the planning but I can’t divulge anything yet…

Féile Na Bealtaine

Feile Na Bealtine 2017
Féile Na Bealtaine 2017

This year, April will end with the Féile Na Beailtane festival from Thursday 27th to Monday 1st,  during which two events will take place in the Bistro :
On Thursday 27th Gábor Péli (conductor of the Dingle New Choir)  will officially open an exhibition by Emilia Varsanyi. Emilia  is a Hungarian artist recently arrived on the peninsula and whose oil paintings are primarily inspired by the plants, trees and flowers that surround her.

Emilia Varsanyi's art at the Bistro
Emilia Varsanyi’s art on display at the Grey’s Lane Bistro

“The Road Not Travelled”

On Monday May 1st, John Holstead’s Sculpture, “The Road Not Travelled” will be sold to the highest bidder during Feile Na Beailtane 2017!!!
It has been a long wait to find out who will get to go home with John’s piece but it was so amazing to get to admire it and enjoy it during all those months… Bids can be placed until noon on the 1st of May, so if you’re still hesitating, do come by the Bistro for one more look. Bidding forms and envelopes can be obtained from the Bistro. And don’t forget that every bid costs €5 which are donated by John to the charity Hope Guatemala
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John Holstead's The Road Not Travelled Sculpture
“The Road Not Travelled” by John Holstead… from above.

See you soon…

You can check 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.

Anyway, we’re all really looking forward to an event-packed April at the Bistro, which will bring us nicely into the summer months… Hope you enjoy it too… See you soon!