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The Pantry

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13 Market Square, Portlaoise, Ireland
+353 57 868 1695
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08:30 - 17:00
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Portlaoise, Ireland
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Popped in for lunch as our first 2 restaurants of choice were closed on Mondays!! Pleasantly surprised by the decent salads. Main downside is if it's your first visit and you don't know the system it can be a bit hard to get your order in if you hit at lunch time rush. It's also very cramped but the food... More 

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Thank Samantha W
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place, the people are very friendly, and the food is always lovely.. I Will Defiantly Be going back again

Helpful?
Thank Lesley W
Ladonna M, Owner at The Pantry, responded to this review

Hi Lesley W We are delighted that you love our coffee shop and really look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Thanks so very much for sharing your feedback. More 

cork
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My two brothers, myself and other family members met in Portlaoise on 30th December. It was half way between Cavan and Cork!! I chose The Pantry based on reviews on Tripadvisor and was not disappointed. The salads, soup, paninis, coffee and hot chocolate could not be faulted. Food was freshly prepared and great value for money. I particularly want to... More 

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

Hi Ailishob Thanks for choosing the Pantry for your family get-to-gether this past Christmas. We were delighted to welcome your party and are very grateful for your kind review and thoughtful feedback. Hope to see you another time soon. More 

laois
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely place to go with a friend for treat after work. Staff very friendly. Food delious. Easy parking

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

Hi LaoisBer Your kind review is much appreciated and thank you for taking time to share your thoughts. Hope to welcome you and your pal back again soon. More 

Portlaoise, Ireland
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On Sat morning after trying to shop with a 13 and 8yr old boys, we decided to eat and regroup... We entered the Pantry and we're greeted by friendly staff and a well laid out menu board and of course the large fridge display with a mouth watering display of desserts. As it was cool outside myself and the lads... More 

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

Hi KevinDel Thanks for the kind review. We're delighted that you called in during your shopping day in Portlaoise and enjoyed your visit. Best wishes to you both and the boys for Christmas. More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

in their last saturday , really lovely staff so helpful , i am a vegetarian and gf so much food to choose from ,best lunch i had in a year , thank you very much

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Thank Susan K
Ladonna M, Owner at The Pantry, responded to this review

Hi Susan K, Lovely to read your thoughtful review & glad you liked our veggie options. Its kind of you to take time to post up your feedback. Thanks a mil. More 

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Had breakfast in this place which I was very impressed about their setting very cute food is great with a good price I would definitely come back 🖒😊😉

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Thank gen d
Ladonna M, Owner at The Pantry, responded to this review

Hi Gen D Delighted that you enjoyed brekkie with us. Come back soon for lunch :) Thanks for the kind review. More 

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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Nice food, very friendly service, helpful staff, child friendly and a lovely little cafe. The food is very fresh and I think they make it all up themselves.

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Thank zaty b
Ladonna M, Owner at The Pantry, responded to this review

Hi ZatyB Correct - we have 3 fultime chefs in our kitchen; foodies themselves - who enjoy bringing a host of tasty menu items to you daily. We very much appreciate your kind review. Thanks a mil. More 

Portlaoise, Ireland
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

I decided to drop my Pantry scone addiction for a day and try something different for breakfast. I was curious about one of the items on display which was a homemade roll. I ordered that and decided to have scrambled eggs with it. Both were amazing. The best scrambled eggs I have been served in any restaurant/cafe anywhere. If you... More 

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

Hi Laois Foodie Delighted that you are enjoying our breakfast menu. Since you are an obvious lover of all things home-made, we might even coax you next time to try our Eggs Benedict or French Toast made with brioche and spiced pear compote. Sincere thanks for your repeat custom & very kind review - which are very much appreciated. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Great lunch when called in will deffo be back loved it went back for breakfast was also first class a must try

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

Hi Lucas M, Delighted to know that you enjoyed your visits and thanks most sincerely for sharing your kind feedback. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$9
Cuisine
Irish, Cafe, European, Healthy, Soups
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday
08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday
08:30 - 17:00
Thursday
08:30 - 17:00
Friday
08:30 - 17:00
Saturday
09:30 - 17:00
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
Description
A taste of real 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. Tasty gluten free preference catered for. 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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