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The Pantry

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13 Market Square, Portlaoise, Ireland
+353 57 868 1695
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: A taste of home cooking is on offer at The Pantry where every single menu...
A taste of home cooking is on offer at The Pantry where every single menu item is prepared in our own kitchen by a small team of enthusiastic foodies. In addition to a wide range of fresh salads, customers enjoy savoury tartlets, frittatas, quiches, roulades, ciabattas, wraps, paninis, open sandwiches in addition to a hot lunch daily special. Wellknown for outstanding homebaked pastries and cakes, this is a fulltime owner operated neighborhood eaterie where a warm welcome and friendly, efficient customer service is guaranteed. We also serve really good coffee.
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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely coffee and salad-

Cosy, lovely decor and welcoming staff, food very well presented and fresh salads are lovely, very nice gift shop up the street also owned by this coffee shop

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cosy, lovely decor and welcoming staff, food very well presented and fresh salads are lovely, very nice gift shop up the street also owned by this coffee shop

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Thank aidIreland
pita1969, Owner at The Pantry, responded to this review

Hi AilIreland Thanks for your lovely review - we're delighted you enjoyed your visit to both the Pantry and our sister gift shop; Nook and Cranny. More 

1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to the pantry several times. I went to meet a friend for lunch today. I found a hair in my coleslaw and I just left the rest of my side salad to the side and said I'd tell the staff on my way out. I was in a hurry back to work and so my friend went... More 

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1 Thank Olivia O
pita1969, Owner at The Pantry, responded to this review

Hi Olivia, FIrstly, thank you for your custom to date. Secondly, we're incredibly disappointed you found any reason for complaint during your visit but would like to thank you for bringing it to the attention of our staff member at the time. This ideally gives us an opportunity to address and / rectify any problem. We are genuinely very sorry... More 

Ireland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch here mid week and the place was quite full. Ordering at the counter and then waiting for good to be served at our table seems fine but our drinks didn't come. Staff at the counter where we ordered were very pleasant. Eventually we asked for our drinks and had to tell the waitress what drinks we had... More 

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Thank M O
pita1969, Owner at The Pantry, responded to this review

Hi MO, Thanks for taking time to share your experience. We appreciate hearing the view of all customers and at the outset let me apologise that your drinks were not served as promptly as you would have liked. Our waitress will have double checked your order in order to avoid any further delay to you and also to cross check... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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80 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can't really complain nice cute decor and friendly staff, tasty cakes but pricey. Would return but for a special treat.

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Thank kony21
pita1969, Owner at The Pantry, responded to this review

Hi Kony21 Thanks for your kind headline and for your feedback. At the Pantry - we have one simple aim and that is to delivery quality with value. To ensure quality we make everything from scratch in our own kitchen. In terms of delivering value, we feel that our price range (from €1.50 chocolate chip cookie to €3.95 for a... More 

Portlaoise, Ireland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have the pleasure of enjoying a lovely coffee (and an occasional scone) here most weekdays. The staff are always very friendly and welcoming which brings us back every day. Recently I inquired about getting a special cake made for my fathers 70th birthday. As my father is a diabetic, we couldn’t just buy a regular cake. The staff here... More 

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1 Thank AvWhelan
pita1969, Owner at The Pantry, responded to this review

Dear AWhelan, Thanks for your wonderful feedback which is highly appreciated and has been passed on to our baker. We were delighted to be able to help with your request and hope you and your family enjoyed your fathers special birthday celebrations. More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly and relaxed atmosphere where we all meet for our weekly coffee and scones. Staff very helpful.

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Thank niamh m
pita1969, Owner at The Pantry, responded to this review

Hi Niamh M What lovely feedback. We're delighted to welcome you to the Pantry each week (not to mention your adorable little tots!). Appreciate your regular custom. More 

Kilkenny
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

The food in the pantry is to die for, their choice of salads is second to none and their brown bread is superb. lovely setting with old world charm.

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Thank kilkenny010
pita1969, Owner at The Pantry, responded to this review

Dear Kilkenny 010 Thrilled to read such a rewarding review. Big thanks on behalf of all the team here. More 

Ireland
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

Lovely place to eat. Beautiful food. Would definitely recommend. Desserts are especially delicious. Staff very nice.

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Thank queenhelen84
pita1969, Owner at The Pantry, responded to this review

Hi Queenhelen84 We're deeply grateful for your really lovely review and delighted that you had a nice experience here at the Pantry. More 

Columbus, Indiana
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59 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

The desserts are amazing. The food was well priced and the staff were very attentive. I really liked the decorations and the paintings!

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Thank Jennifer D
pita1969, Owner at The Pantry, responded to this review

Hi Jennifer D Thrilled that you like our desserts so much. With 13 choices on offer daily, we hope you might come back and try another again soon! More 

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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

while down in the midlands we decided to stop in portloaise for a nice healthy lunch so we spotted the pantry and went in. lived up to the excellence 5* from me.

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Thank carmel s
pita1969, Owner at The Pantry, responded to this review

Hi Carmel S Your 5 star rating is so very welcome - thanks for taking the time to send us your feedback. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13 Market Square, Portlaoise, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Laois  >  Portlaoise
  • Phone Number: +353 57 868 1695

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 9
  • Cuisine: Cafe, British, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

A taste of home cooking is on offer at The Pantry where every single menu item is prepared in our own kitchen by a small team of enthusiastic foodies. In addition to a wide range of fresh salads, customers enjoy savoury tartlets, frittatas, quiches, roulades, ciabattas, wraps, paninis, open sandwiches in addition to a hot lunch daily special. Wellknown for outstanding homebaked pastries and cakes, this is a fulltime owner operated neighborhood eaterie where a warm welcome and friendly, efficient customer service is guaranteed. We also serve really good coffee.

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