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The Pantry

13 Market Square, Portlaoise, Ireland
+353 57 868 1695
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Ranked #4 of 35 restaurants in Portlaoise
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $11
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dessert
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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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dessert
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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English first
Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Got a take away from here, the ciabatta was nice. Picked up a couple of deserts and didn't find them that much to write home about... The coffee wasn't spectacular either.... Nice would be the best word for it, don't know if I would bother going again

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Great cakes, lovely soup, nice bread, good coffee, warm welcome, reasonable prices, comfortable environment.

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ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Had lunch here on way home from Kerry very friendly staff, coffee and food were delicious will be back

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Ladonna M, Owner at The Pantry, responded to this review

Dear Matilda, We're delighted with your kind feedback - thank you. It was nice that you chose to have a bite of lunch with us and we hope to see you again soon, More

County Laois, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I have had lunch here on numerous occasions and while I find that the service and atmosphere is always top class, the quality of the food can vary. The last day I was here I had the goats cheese tartlet with salad, as I have had a few times before, and it was nowhere near as good as usual. The... More

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Ladonna M, Owner at The Pantry, responded to this review

Dear Claire, We would like to thank you for your repeated custom and valuable feedback. I can assure you with every sincerity that our team strives to provide excellence for our customers every single day that we flick over the 'OPEN' sign on our door. So it is genuinely disappointing to learn of a lost opportunity to address in a... More

Dublin, Ireland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Lovely for a coffee and a snack. Some nice treats on show. Could have more choice of breads for sandwiches. Staff very friendly and reasonably priced

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Ladonna M, Owner at The Pantry, responded to this review

Dear Maro86 Thanks for your coffee compliment & glad you liked the cakes on display. Our bread selection includes homemade wholemeal (2 varieties), sliced brown and white aswell as offering wraps, paninis and ciabatta choices. Gluten free bread is also always available. Would you be kind enough to email me to yum@thepantry.ie with your thoughts on what other breads you... More

Abbeyleix, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Had tea here twice. Offered large pots for two. Milk In jug on the table. Plenty of staff clearing tables, even carrying trays for customers,delicious desserts,

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Ladonna M, Owner at The Pantry, responded to this review

Dear Stan I, Thanks for dropping into the Pantry. Glad you enjoyed your cuppa and hope to see you again soon. More

Monaghan, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

nice homely food and nice staff. i ate late in the evening, by then they had no bread left, but i guess thats a good sign, as it shows there had been lots of customers before me.

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Ladonna M, Owner at The Pantry, responded to this review

Dear Frances O Glad that you enjoyed your recent visit but I'm sorry to learn that some menu items had sold out prior to your arrival. This can happen on a rare occasion towards the end of an exceptionally busy day which had been unforeseen. I hope nonetheless that we were successful in satisfying your hunger with other tasty menu... More

Kilkenny, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We Stopped off in Portlaoise for a coffee and some local people recommended this Restaurant. It is beautifully kept with delicious desserts which the owner informed us were all homemade on the premises. Portions are generous and an offer to top up our quaint cups was offered on two occasions. These folks are doing everything correctly, including the price. Its... More

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Ladonna M, Owner at The Pantry, responded to this review

Dear Rosfly, Kind of you to take time to post your review and we're grateful for the lovely recommendation. Look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More

Meath
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Took a detour off M7 at Portlaoise to refuel myself and found the Pantry on the main street. Got the jammer parked nearby and after a warm welcome sat down to a hearty salad. Took away some baking for the relations and a top coffee for the road. Everything is prepared on the premises from scratch they told me, certainly... More

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Ladonna M, Owner at The Pantry, responded to this review

Dear Beastie14 Delighted that you appreciated some Pantry style home cooking on a recent visit to Portlaoise. Perhaps by the next time you drop in, you will notice our brand NEW menu boards which are currently in design but will be in place by month end. They feature a range of breakfast / sambo / savoury menu descriptions along with... More

York, England
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

Called in for just a cup of coffee and was amazed to find such high quality home made food from probably the friendliest, most helpful people we have met during our week in Ireland. The panini I had was so tasty, my wife's frittata was excellent and were followed by stunning home made cakes. And we only called in for... More

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Ladonna M, Owner at The Pantry, responded to this review

Dear Grand Old Duke, So pleased you enjoyed your recent trip to Ireland and we were delighted that you had the opportunity to call in to visit us at The Pantry. Hope you had enough time to (sample...) and collect your purchases en route home. Most appreciative of your very kind review. More

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