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13 Market Square, Portlaoise, Ireland
+353 57 868 1695
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Ranked #4 of 36 Restaurants in Portlaoise
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $9
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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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

On entry to the cafe we were made very welcome. The lady behind the counter went through the choices of fresh home made food. We had the chicken and spinach lasagne with Greek salad and this was unreal. Great place for lunch. Service exceptional. Roomy dining area. Definitely will stop by again when in the area.

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Portlaoise, Ireland
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21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I was looking for hot chocolate drinks for my two children in which they were not disappointed. They got large glasses with marshmallows and they found it not too hot. They were delicious. I had a cup of tea with a snack. The cup was pink with love hearts on it and as it was christmas the place was lavished... More 

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Portlaoise, Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The cafe is spacious and is regularly busy, which is always a good sign. I'm a big fan of their cakes, particularly the Toblerone Cheesecake, which I usually grab with a mocha, offer of cream always a plus. I've yet to try their savory foods but there is a pretty good selection and they look delicious. Coffee is at a... More 

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County Wicklow, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We moved to this area in recent weeks and just after the lunch rush we called into the Pantry in Portlaoise. It was a wet cold Tuesday and when we walked in we could feel the warmth in the restaurant. We ordered a chicken salad and my wife had a frittata( I think that what it was called). The menu... More 

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Dublin
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48 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Excellent coffees and seasonal mince pies.Gluten free mince pies available as well as several GF lunch options. Very good Lemon cake. Busy cafe with pleasant atmosphere. Art for sale .Different display every month.An oasis in a very dreary town centre.

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Galway, Ireland
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14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I had a lovely lunch here midweek. There's a great selection of salads, quiche and sandwiches on display. Decor fits in with the theme of the restaurant. It was very busy when I visited. I don't know how well the counter service works at busy times. I found the queue to be confusing and some patrons did not respect the... More 

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La Pineda, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

It was my first time at The Pantry last week while passing through Portlaoise. Beautifully decorated place with lovely atmosphere. Food all home made and of an exceptional standard. Staff totally focused and very busy. What a lovely place to have in this town. Keep up the good work. My friend was thrilled with the large variety of gluten free... More 

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merseyside
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8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

spacious coffee shop with loads of fresh salad quiches paninis and cake on display .Very difficult to choose .We had salad scones toasted sandwich all great .coffee was the business .Brilliant place don't tell everyone .

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Vancouver, B.C.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We wanted to get some lunch before we got to Dublin, so we pulled off the motorway at Port Laoise, not knowing what to expect. We parked the car in the first spot available, and right across the street was The Pantry. What a find. Good food and reasonable prices. Friendly service. We had the soup and bread for €4.... More 

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

Dear TPTVancourver_B_C_ So pleased we had the opportunity to welcome you to the Pantry during your trip to Ireland and hope it won't be long before you come back once again to the Emerald Isle..! More 

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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This cafe/lunch restaurant is a great place to grab lunch. Reasonably priced, fresh food, excellent coffee and pleasantly decorated. I would recommend it to anyone looking for coffee or a sandwich. Additionally they are celiac( gluten aware) with a good number of labelled options.

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

Dear Eoin F Its nice of you to take time to review the Pantry and thanks for your kind feedback. More 

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Additional Information about The Pantry

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: Bakery, Delicatessen, Dessert, Café

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