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The Pantry

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13 Market Square, Portlaoise, Ireland
+353 57 868 1695
08:30 - 17:00
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County Laois, Ireland
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71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the food here , they cater for vegetarians and have a lovely array of salads and deserts. The decor is lovely ,

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

Thanks so very much Bridandtom for your kind review which we value. Appreciate your custom lovely comments regarding the food and decor. More 

Tipperary, Ireland
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222 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly local street lunch restaurant with good family vibe and excellent plain food. Seems all cooked on premises or by friends nearby.

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

Hi Paul Thank you for visiting the Pantry and for taking time to share your kind review. Your tastebuds are indeed correct - all cooking and baking is done on our own premises. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Enniscorthy, Ireland
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37 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped by here last Sat, just in need of coffee and cake. My God, to die for carrot cake was delivered to me with delicious coffee while my husband had a tasty chicken wrap. This is a gorgeous place to enjoy a bit, in a lovely square in Portlaoise.

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

Hi Kay D Thanks to you and your husband for stopping by. We're very grateful for your kind feedback and hope to welcome you back before too long. More 

Level Contributor
17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely little cafe in the centre of portlaoise town. Very wide selection.of food indeed. Have visited seldom over the last few months but it's always good

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

Hi Cidsgym, We strive hard to ensure consistently high quality in all areas of the customer experience and its very nice therefore to have earned your kind praise in this regard. Hope we have an opportunity to welcome you back again soon. More 

County Laois, Ireland
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Have eaten here numerous times. My only complaint (and it's not really a complaint) is that it's very hard to get a seat during lunchtime. This will tell you how popular the place is. Food is fresh and tasty. Love the breakfast - if they could do an all day Saturday breakfast that would be great as I don't always... More 

Thank laoisgirl2016
Ladonna M, Owner at The Pantry, responded to this review

Hi Laoisgirl2016 Firstly, thank you for your repeat custom & kind feedback - which are much appreciated. We're a little time-pressed on Saturdays to extend breakfast service time as the days lunchtime work swiftly becomes the next kitchen priority .... but may I suggest the toasted 'maple bacon ciabatta' (for an optional breakfast-y fix?). More 

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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Visited the cafe with 2 work colleagues on our way back to Dublin on Monday. Although it was after the normal lunch time they still had an excellent choice available. Our mains were excellent and included salads on the side, as were the desserts (especially the carrot cake). It's a really nice cafe and the staff were very friendly (they... More 

Thank Dub-Ireland-Visitor
Ladonna M, Owner at The Pantry, responded to this review

Hi Dub-Ireland-Visitor We are delighted that you came upon The Pantry recently and are so very pleased to read your kind feedback. So, did you send us that CV eh? .... :) More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Staff very friendly and helpful...food fr eshly made daily...great choice of savoury and sweet.. look out for local artists whose work is on show....busy spot but staff very efficient so waiting time is minimal.

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

Hi Noreen, Well you've really made us smile with your thoughtful review. Thanks so much. More 

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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Ive had a coffee and a cheesecake here at the pantry. While the cheesecake was really nice, the coffee wasnt one of the best ive ever had. Nothing beats my favourite at costa. The staff are really friendly, and its a nice place overall

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

Hello Agata, Really appreciate your feedback and please know that we are always very happy to adjust the coffee strength, temperature or even preferred drinking cup to ensure we completely accommodate your personal coffee tastes if you visit again. Delighted you enjoyed our home-made cheesecake and thanks for your nice review. More 

County Laois, Ireland
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Really lovely cafe. Friendly staff and nice atmosphere. Always very busy which is a good sign. The food ordering can be a bit difficult if it's busy but once you've been there you know how it goes. Staff are so so nice as is the coffee. Definitely recommend

Thank RachelMcd55
Ladonna M, Owner at The Pantry, responded to this review

It's very rewarding for us to be described as a 'gem' RachelMcd55 and apologies that the deli queuing space can be quite crowded at times. Our experienced deli staff are keen to ensure customer wait time is kept to the smallest possible wait time and it's nice of you to recognise their friendliness. Thanks again. More 

Portlaoise, Ireland
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Food is fantastic very fresh its clean and lovley staff feel right relaxed in it well worth a visit have been back a few times since

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

Hello Margaret, Thank you for choosing The Pantry for your family lunch and we really appreciate your kind words. 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
Cafe, European, Healthy, Irish, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
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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