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The Pantry

13 Market Square, Portlaoise, Ireland
+353 57 868 1695
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“lunch” (56 reviews)
“salad” (38 reviews)
“scones” (14 reviews)
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Irish, Cafe, European, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
13 Market Square, Portlaoise, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very friendly and welcoming, lovely cakes and good variety of sandwiches,salads sommething for everyone. Lovely atmosphere. Worth a visit,

Thank Deirdre M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely unique restaurant with a very pleasant atmosphere. very attentive staff and super Food. We had Lunch and then later we called back for Tea/Coffee and Cake. Both visits was super and we really enjoyed our food. A great place to meet up and...More

Thank Eliza S
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

My family and I stopped here for breakfast on the way to Dublin. Lovely looking restaurant with cosy decor. My wife and I ordered Eggs Benedict. They happen to be a favourite of ours. So much so we have had them for breakfast literally from...More

Thank Tony L
Ladonna M, Owner at The Pantry, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

Hello Tony L, Thank you for stop ping in with us recently with your family. We are genuinely very sorry that you didn't enjoy your breakfast choice with us - this is certainly not our intention and we have read with sincere interest, the specific...More

Reviewed 8 November 2017

Absolutely fabulous food at great prices. Worth finding a parking space to try this little gem. If you're on a diet 'do NOT visit' as the food is irresistible.....

Thank T1885UNlindaf
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

I have been into the Pantry on many occasions over the past 3 years since I’ve come to reside in Portlaoise. The display of top class savories & sweets as you walk into the cafe is surely ‘mouth watering’! I enjoy the Banoffi, Meringues, Quiches...More

Thank Martinjohncr
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Fab place myself and OH adore the food here and the staff are by far the best I’ve ever met their customer service and attention to detail is second to none. They always ask about our day and have pleasant conversation while we wait for...More

Thank Minnie M
Ladonna M, Owner at The Pantry, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

Hi Minnie M Thanks for your very kind review which we have proudly shared with our team. We really appreciate your comments and visits to the Pantry.

Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Great place to eat especially for picky eaters although I have one thing to point out to the staff there, it’s not “gluten free” if you double dip a spoon in mayo after doing a regular sandwich. Other than that the food tastes great, good...More

Thank Conna_Corpor
Ladonna M, Owner at The Pantry, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

Hi Conna_Corpor Your feedback is valued and your point regarding the mayo will indeed be taken on board. We appreciate your recommendation and thank you for taking the time to make your observations and experience known.

Reviewed 24 September 2017

We were driving from Doolin to Dublin and needed a break from driving. Just happened to drive through the town of Portlaoise and luckily found this place. (I don't know how but am so, so glad we did!) The glass cases had so many spectacular...More

1  Thank cocoanutty
Ladonna M, Owner at The Pantry, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

Hi Cocoanutty, I think it was in fact 'our' luck that you found us! Thanks for your very kind review and we're delighted you had a nice time during your visit. Hope you had a great time on holiday in Ireland and that it wont...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Met friends here for a quick meet and lunch. Great selection and good service. If you have a sweet tooth... You'll enjoy. Well worth a visit if your in Portlaoise.More

Thank Jimmy H
Ladonna M, Owner at The Pantry, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

HI Jimmy H Aha... so you tried one of our homemade cakes! Yep our pastry chef does a mighty fine job and we're often caught lurking around the kitchen to see what ingredients she has on her counter, in a bid to guess what sweet...More

Reviewed 31 August 2017

Great cafe for a light meal, everything homemade.Soup was very tasty on both visit and the scones were to die for. One word for The Pantry-Excellent

Thank nywlid
Ladonna M, Owner at The Pantry, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

Hi there, Your comments are very much appreciated & many thanks for your return visit. Hope to see you again soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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
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A taste of real home cooking and premium coffee (3fe) 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 as well as hot lunch daily specials. Tasty gluten free preference catered for. Wellknown for outstanding home-baked pastries and cakes, this is a fulltime owner operated neighborhood eaterie where a warm welcome and friendly, efficient customer service is guaranteed. Did I mention that we also serve REALLY great coffee :)
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