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13 Market Square, Portlaoise, Ireland
+353 57 868 1695
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Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
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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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
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Stopped here for lunch on the way Ashbourne, delightful little cafe beautiful decor spotlessly clean lovely friendly staff lovely clean toilets and the food is gorgeous, freshly prepared with a great selection of salads I had a turkey and ham salad plate the meats were as fresh as the lovely salad... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Liam C
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English first
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Stopped here for lunch on the way Ashbourne, delightful little cafe beautiful decor spotlessly clean lovely friendly staff lovely clean toilets and the food is gorgeous, freshly prepared with a great selection of salads I had a turkey and ham salad plate the meats were as fresh as the lovely salad selection with very generous helpings would highly recommend a... More 

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Offaly, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Excellent restaurant, food home made. Had soup, brown bread very good. Defineatly will recommend to all my friends

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

While I don't get to visit as often as I'd like to, I should have reviewed The Pantry a long time ago. An intimate, welcoming and friendly atmosphere awaits you once you push open the door. Whilst always busy, you will always be accomodated in terms of seating and I am indeed guilty at rush hour spending too much browsing... More 

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Cotswolds, United Kingdom
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Travelling through Co Laois we stopped for lunch in Portlaoise. Walking up and down the main street we were a bit worried we wouldn't find anywhere suitable to have lunch with a 3 year old but then stumbled on The Pantry. Lovely fresh food and cakes and very friendly service. Very good.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

A real gem,excellent food,great choices served by the friendliest and most efficient staff you could ever hope to meet

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Portlaoise, Ireland
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Myself and my boyfriend pop in here for some breakfast or lunch from time to time, and it's always a delight! The staff are very friendly and always smiling. The food is delicious and there's a large variety of things to choose from. The place itself is pretty, bright, and they always have great music playing in the background. It's... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Love popping in here, from the window front to the delicious food calling you from behind the deli counter, this spot is a delight. The service is quick and friendly & the place spotless and beautifully decorated. They also display the work of local artists which is lovely to look at it while enjoying your food. The food, which is... More 

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

Dear Joff F, To be referred to as 'a delight' has made our day! Thank you. So very pleased to receive such lovely feedback on our food. We promise to never change our philosophy to 'cook everything from scratch' at The Pantry, More 

co. laois
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I would usually go to this restaurant for coffee and cake in the afternoon once a week with my friends, Always a lovely experience Spacious very easy to chat and the staff are pleasant, fast table service Reasonably priced,we are never disappointed with the lovely fresh homemade food. When I see other meals coming out I want to have lunch... More 

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

Dear Rambo0 What a lovely review title. Always nice to receive a review from a returning visitor (and thank you for your repeat custom). Hope we're getting closer to tempting you in for a lunchtime visit :) More 

Hacienda Heights, California
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44 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I visited the pantry on my way to the Rock of Dunmase. It was one of those shop fronts that draws you in. Once inside, the food does not disappoint. Each of us had a different panini or sandwich and not one of us had a negative thing to say. Great lunch menu with generous portions. The coffee was Waldo... More 

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

Dear IloveIreland13, First of all, we just love your tripadvisor name. (We think there's a lot to love about Ireland too!..). The entire team at The Pantry is so very touched by your kind review and thank you for taking time to share it online. Delighted to have earned your recommendation. Thanks again. Ladonna More 

Portlaoise, Ireland
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We had a tailor made ciabatta with turkey and ham and greek salad made order to suit our dietary requirement, pastries looked wonderful but unfortunately out of bounds for us. The atmosphere was good in a busy way, we had a wonderful table watching the main street.The daily news paper (Irish times) was available for a euro a very nice... More 

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

Dear Retired039 Thank you for acknowledging our helpful staff. We value each and every one of them very highly and are proud to have them on our team at the Pantry. Your kind comments have been passed along to them. Regards & thanks again. Ladonna More 

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Address: 13 Market Square, Portlaoise, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 57 868 1695
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Laois  >  Portlaoise
Average Prices: USD 4 - 9
Cuisine: Cafe, Delicatessen

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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, Delicatessen

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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