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The Pantry


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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The Pantry Cafe, Deli and Cookery School was established in 1982 by home economics teacher Imelda Bourke, and since then has earned a reputation as one of Kilkee's best food emporia, right in the heart of town. The cafe is open from Easter to the end of September and offers breakfast from 8.30Am, as well as lunch, soups, salads and sandwiches. All the menus feature local home-made produce and cater for coeliacs. At the side leading to the beach the deli caters for all your needs with cakes to die for and fish pies , Salads and Fresh Salmon , crab and healthy food for all your parties while holidaying in Kilkee. The Pantry is a member of Loop head Tourism and endeavour to use all local products
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Irish, European
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews lunch carrot cake cakes bread salad cottage pie crab prawns ham take away cookery school cookery class fresh food staff are very friendly and helpful home made the loop great coffee
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Reviewed January 10, 2019 via mobile

Myself and my husband went to the November Christmas cookery course and absolutely loved it! Apart from the warm welcome of freshly baked scones and the delicious aroma of mulled wine, we learned so much! There were so many wonderful tips gleaned throughout the day...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JulieEnnis
Reviewed December 17, 2018 via mobile

Went to the Christmas Cooking class & was greeted with warm scones & coffee on arrival. Learnt so much from Imelda & the girls, no question was too small. I’m really looking forward to trying the dishes for Christmas. Would highly recommend attending this course!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Kittybel
Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

Imelda, Maureen, Mairead looked after us so well. Learned lots of tips, ate wonderful food,any questions answered. Would highly recommend this day you will not go home hungry.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Odyssey16987211268
Reviewed November 18, 2018

A fab day out a the Pantry under the supervision of Imelda & Maureen who showed us their cullinary skills with amazing results scrumptious brown bread and savoury scones, a unique beetroot soup and salmon quiche. The main courses of Salmon under a bed of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 108Lizzie
Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

Imelda, Maureen and Mairead were amazing today showing us how to cook so many amazing dishes. The experience, the food and the overall day was fantastic. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank mairead l
Reviewed November 13, 2018

Imelda and Maureen provided a brilliant day of cooking - they demonstrated over 12 dishes that we feel we would have no issue cooking - simple, nutritious, easy to prepare meals including starters, mains and desserts. Great fun and chat. Best day ever !!! Mary...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Maire B
Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a stimulating cookery lesson today at The Pantry.Imelda and Maureen got through over 12 dishes and kept us laughing and entertained all the while. Highly recommended day out.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Fionnuala N
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely cafe with freshly prepared food and cakes made in their own bakery. They do an amazing open crab-meat sandwich and the coffee is really good. There is always a steady stream of people in and out of the bakery too, where...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank evonwise17
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Great spot for a cappuccino and cake on an afternoon. We went for the carrot cake and wasn't disappointed, try go during the midweek as it does get busy on the weekend.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank DPG1234
Reviewed October 8, 2018

The various Food Award Plaques we noticed as we entered were the first indication that The Pantry might be exceptional and our experience there confirmed this. Delicious offerings for all tastes, the various fresh breads all home made on the day, so many choices for...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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