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The Pantry

13 Market Square, Portlaoise, Ireland
+353 57 868 1695
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Ranked #2 of 35 restaurants in Portlaoise
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $11
Cuisines: Bakery, Delicatessen, Dessert, Café
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
Abbeyleix, Ireland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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Meath
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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
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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

Dublin, Ireland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Good food, dessert menu is so tempting but a bit pricey. Not in a great location and can be difficult to find. Despite this, it has been busy on the two occasions I have been there. Seats very close together and can give an air of being cramped.

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

Dear Mermaid0072014 Thank you for your kind review and acknowledgement of good food at the Pantry. Surprised that our location at the very top of main street on market square (with parking directly opposite) proved difficult to find. All desserts are home made and priced from 1.50 to 3.95 which we'd feel offers genuine value and good choice. We hope... More

kildare
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Whilst travelling through Portlaoise recently we drove past this place at lunchtime. It looked nice from the outside so I took he next right and found a parking spot. We had a lovely lunch here and their food was really fresh. My work colleague had great soup and I had a great salad. All the food looked great and the... More

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

Dear EstateAgentKildare It's great that you were tempted to join us on passing by recently. Each item on the Pantry menu is made on the premises by an enthusiastic team in our kitchen and so we are delighted to have brought you 'A little taste of home' during your visit. Thank you sincerely for your recommendation. More

Carp, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

The Pantry is a definite must…you won’t be disappointed. Walking in I was immediately welcomed with friendly staff and a relaxing warm atmosphere. The food is absolutely delicious and very fresh. Incredible desserts and good coffee.

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

Dear Mindfulness3 Your kind review is in keeping with our intended levels of service and food standards which we constantly endeavour to provide to all our customers. Thank you sincerely for taking time to share your experience. More

Cavan, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I have only recently made a point of choosing Portlaoise to eat in when travelling through the region to meet friends . The only reason I have done so is my experience of eating in The Pantry. The one drawback is having to make up my mind what to have, the choice is of such high quality and so exceptionally... More

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

Dear Joan K How nice to receive your lovely review. We are grateful for your regular custom and hope to see you again soon. More

LAOIS EIRE
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Since the new proprioters have tastefully extended and decorated "the Pantry" it is even more pleasant to visit for lunch/snacks/coffee, with the same great food and staff.

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

Dear EN10, We appreciate the time you have taken to review the Pantry and thank you sincerely for your positive review and kind comments. More

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