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The Pantry

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13 Market Square, Portlaoise, Ireland
+353 57 868 1695
09:30 - 17:00
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All hours
Mon - Fri 08:30 - 17:00
Sat 09:30 - 17:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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

Thank Susan K
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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 🖒😊😉

Thank gen d
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank zaty b
Portlaoise, Ireland
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

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 

County Laois, Ireland
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food is quite varied and of very good quality and value,good healthy options. Staff lovely. Worth a return visit.

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

Hi Ann S Glad to know that we earned your recommendation. Thanks very much for sharing your views. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was looking forward to going here with my Mam for lunch as I heard it was nice, however we were not happy with the service! First we had to queue for a seat, even my Mam was stopped from sitting down! The food was average! The thing that annoyed us the most was that it appeared the owner allowed... More 

Thank Michelle996
Ladonna M, Owner at The Pantry, responded to this review

Hi Michelle996 I'm very sorry to read this review - especially since you had chosen to take your Mum with you for lunch based on the recommendations of The Pantry by others. I can assure you that the last thing we want to know is that a customer has left our premises in any way disappointed and we work very... More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Beautifull food, great service, highly recommend, great value for money owner very welcoming and chatty ,Fab little place , plenty to choose from , food was lovely , would definitely recommend , staff were friendly and helpful , really enjoyed it and will visit again ...

Thank jessehaqq
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
62 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I have tried this place several times before writing a review because I am just not sure about it. The food is great but it's difficult to figure out which queue you should be in. It seems to take too long to order and pay. The owners probably know what the plan is but I always get confused and annoyed.... More 

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

Hi there, We appreciate your feedback and thank you also for your custom to date. We're genuinely sorry that you have found our ordering system difficult on occasion and that's certainly not our intention which is why we have large signage above the food ordering area at the deli counter and also above the beverage ordering area where our barista... More 

Portlaoise, Ireland
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Very good for morning coffee,lunch & afternoon snacks. Friendly staff and good food My wife & friends use it regularily but are remarking of late that it is becoming noisy and therefore hard to have a conversation with friends. A suggestion therefore that maybe some sound deadening furnishings might help .

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

Hi there, Really appreciate your kind review and honest feedback - which we value. Thank you also for your regular custom. Gotta say, we love the buzz which comes and goes throughout the day - but will certainly take on board your very valid suggestion. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$9
Irish, Cafe, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
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
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?