Grey’s Lane Bistro – December 2018 News

Lights on

Another wonderful Other Voices festival last weekend…. As usual we were spoilt for choice with so many talented groups and musicians to choose from! On Sunday, Paráid na Soilse made its way around town and in the blink of an eye….. the Christmas lights are on !! Just over two weeks to go til Santa makes his way to Dingle…..

Thanksgiving Celebrations

We were wonderfully entertained by Larry Beau and the Velvet Bandits for our Thanksgiving “Beggars’ Banquet” Celebration. 

Larry Beau with the Velvet Bandits at Grey's Lane Bistro
Larry Beau and the Velvet Bandits at our Thanksgiving Celebration
starters platter at Grey's Lane Bistro Dingle
Ed’s starter platter for Thanksgiving Celebrations

It was so nice to celebrate with both locals and some passing visitors, and to share some beautiful“Thanksgiving Thoughts”.

Catering for the TV Stars!

We had a nice little surprise when Virgin 1’s  The Six O Clock Show arrived in town to do their show live form Dingle Distillery. Ed was asked to do the catering….. and it was a bit of fun also albeit a little chilly!

Dingle Distillery with the Six O Clock Show's camera crew setting up for LIVE TV
The Six O Clock Show arrives in town to go live from Dingle Distillery.

Christmas Parties

We’ll have our Christmas Party evenings on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th with a festive 4-course menu and of course complimentary mulled wine on arrival to warm you up….. 

Christmas Party Ad
Christmas Parties on 14th & 15th December

Our Christmas tree is up and it won’t be long before we have the Bistro all ready to get you and your friends into the Christmas mood…. You can book you table on 066 915 2770.

Holiday Period Opening Times

We’ll be open until Sunday 23rd 4pm and will be closing for a few days then for Christmas – Monday 24th, Tuesday 25th and  Wednesday 26th. We’ll reopen on Thursday 27th and will be open for dinner every evening up to and including  New Year’s Eve 31st when we’ll have a set menu for you (€35.00 per person). 

Christmas tree
Christmas Tree up and ready for the Holiday Period

Gift Vouchers

If you’re looking for a nice gift idea our gift vouchers are always very popular at this time of year…… you choose the amount to suit your budget.

Grey's Lane Bistro gift voucher.
Grey’s Lane Bistro gift voucher. A perfect gift idea!

Thank you

Finally, Ed and myself would like to thank you all for your support over the past year. We really appreciate it.  Wishing you and your family a very Happy Christmas and wonderful New Year…..

Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas

Grey’s Lane Bistro – November 2018 News

Welcome to our November at Grey’s Lane Bistro!

Daingean Uí Chúis Abú

Clocks changed, pumpkins carved and we’re already coming to the end of mid-term break. We’ve had some lovely October weather to enjoy the sunshine on the Bistro’s terrace. The Dingle GAA lads did the town proud and just came up short in the final. It was lovely to see the town in red and white to support them which added a real festive mood to the beginning of autumn ….. 

red and white dingle flag outside grey's lane bistro dingle restaurant
Red & White of Dingle flying ahead of the County Final 2018

Dingle Food Festival 2018

We had another wonderful Dingle Food Festival. Well done to the organisers and all the volunteers, who put in so much work behind the scenes throughout the year to make it happen. Thanks to everyone for stopping by…. It was great to see everyone!

grey's Lane Bistro Dingle during Dingle Food Festival 2018
Wine tasting, jazz and loads of fun at the Dingle Food Festival 2018

Closing until Tuesday 20th November
We’ll be closing for two weeks to recharge the batteries after a busy season from Sunday 4th November reopening on Tuesday 20th November 10.00am.

Thanksgiving celebrations poster
Thanksgiving “Beggars’ Banquet” Celebrations at the Bistro Sat 24th November

Thanksgiving “Beggars’ Banquet” Celebrations
We’ll be open for dinner on Friday 23rd November and have a really exciting celebration lined up for Thanksgiving on Saturday 24th !!! Larry Beau & The Velvet Bandits will feature at our Thanksgiving Celebrations “Beggars’ Banquet” with a 4-course meal, music, dance, a few surprises and lots of fun. Places are limited and tickets are available now for €30.00.

Other Voices poster
Other Voices 2018 – Friday 30th – Sunday 2nd December.

Other Voices
That will bring us nicely into the Other Voices weekend of November 30th to December 2nd. As always, we’re really looking forward to what fabulous music this festival brings to the town. By the way, have you started your countdown to Christmas yet? We are taking bookings for Christmas Parties now. Call in, call us on 066 915 2770 or email me at laurence@greyslanebistro.com

See you all on Tuesday 20th November at 10.00am  … Laurence

 

 

Grey’s Lane Bistro – November News 2017

Welcome to our November at Grey’s Lane Bistro!

Recent Wedding…

I’d like to start this month’s news by sharing some of the photos from the wedding party we hosted at the end of October; it was such a beautiful night!!!

Top Table at Grey's Lane Bistro Dingle Restaurant Wedding
Top Table

Top Table at Grey's Lane Bistro WeddingWedding
Top Table from above

Above is the look of the restaurant just before the guests arrived, and below is during the speeches, between main courses and desserts…

Wedding Speeches at Grey's Lane Bistro
Wedding Speeches

….and the inevitable bit of dancing after the meal…

dancing at wedding at Grey's Lane Bistro Dingle
The dancing begins

This event ended the month of October on a very high note for us and we wish Susan and Padraig a long and happy life together!

Getting Married in 2018 ?

Anybody out there getting married next year and looking for an intimate venue for up to about 80 guests can give me a call on 087 264 0613.

Grey's Lane Bistro Wedding Venue
Getting Married?

Opening Times

For November, we are now open from 10am to 4pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays for breakfast, lunch and coffee, and on Fridays and Saturdays from 10.00am to 4.00pm and from 5.00pm to 8.30pm serving early evening and evening meals. We are closed on Mondays.

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.

Thanksgiving dinner Thursday 23rd November

For those of you wishing to celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday 23rd November, we will be serving a traditional thanksgiving dinner, along with our regular á la carte menu. Booking is essential on 066 915 2770.

Happy Thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving

A Trip to the Circus Festival?

Dingle is much quieter in November, so why not check out the National Circus Festival in Tralee from the 9th to the 12th November?

Other Voices


At the beginning of December, Dingle will brace itself for the arrival of Other Voices, bigger festival than ever I would imagine, and the growing crowds they draw year after year…Looking forward to another great festival!

Other Voices
Eir Other Voices 2017

Christmas parties

We are already taking bookings for our night of Christmas parties on Saturday 16th of December. Do get in touch with us early to avoid disappointment!!

See you soon…

I wish you all a lovely few weeks until we meet again for the December edition of our blog. See you soon!

Grey’s Lane Bistro – December News 2016

Welcome to our December at Grey’s Lane Bistro!

Other Voices

December started with a bang this year, a very loud one as a matter of fact: Other Voices brought its usual contingent of artists and technicians, but also a huge crowd of music lovers that really took over our quiet and sleepy community by storm…. It felt like being back in the busy summer all of a sudden, with the addition of music venues popping up all over the place and street vendors making a killing at midnight !!!!….

Dingle Marina and Fungie the Dolphin host Other Voices Sign
Other Voices comes to town…

On Saturday we had the pleasure to welcome a young artist form Galway, Maija Sofia. Her performance was greatly appreciated by all present, we just wish she could have stayed a while longer…
This year, Philip King and his crew really outdid themselves in terms the beautiful spaces created for the music, the quality of the sound everywhere and the sheer number of gigs available all weekend, well done to them.

Christmas Party

Christmas Tree at Grey's Lane Bistro Dingle Restaurant
Getting into the Christmas spirit…

Plenty of Christmas fairs and markets to go to over the coming few weeks, and Christmas decorations to enjoy all over town.

We also have our Christmas mood on at the Bistro.

Our big nights this month are Friday 16th and Saturday 17th when we host Christmas parties. There are still a few tables left so if you feel like treating yourself and friends or colleagues to a delicious meal, don’t hesitate to give us a call to check for availability.

Opening Times

We will all take a small break for Christmas, closed from the 24th to the 26th December included and will reopen on Tuesday the 27th December  for 12 days uninterrupted until the schools start again.

Sweets at Grey's Lane Bistro Dingle Restaurant
Chocolates anyone?

Come and join us before or after our seasonal break for a meal, a coffee or a glass of mulled wine, the chocolates are on the counter, as the tradition dictates for the last 10 years….

Mulled wine at Grey's Lane Bistro Dingle Restaurant
‘Tis the season for mulled wine!

Thank you!

We would like to take the opportunity to thank you all for your support over the past year and a half. Moving to Grey’s Lane has been a big deal for us, a huge learning curve and all in all a very enjoyable adventure…

See you soon…

May you all have a happy and peaceful Christmas and a smashing New Year!!

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!