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The Pantry

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O'Curry Street, Kilkee, Ireland (Formerly Pantry)
+353 65 905 6576
08:30 - 18:00
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Sun 08:30 - 06:00
Mon - Thu 08:30 - 18:00
Fri 08:30 - 19:00
Sat 08:30 - 18:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Just had an amazing day here with my extended in laws. Imelda and maureen were super organised and professional. They made a wonderful variety of dishes which we had the great pleasure of tasting at lunch and tea time. Questions were welcome and great tips were in plentyful supply. The food was outstanding and even better they accommodated an awkward... More 

1 Thank Marie T
County Galway, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

We were passing through and spotted this restaurant. The food was fresh and delicious, brown bread was amazing. The desserts all looked fab. The staff were very friendly and very helpful. Very busy which speaks volumes. Very mother and baby friendly which as a mother of a 6 month old is great. I would highly recommend and will go back... More 

Thank sjkilgallon
Croydon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I attended a cookery lesson on Saturday at The Pantry. The theme was healthy eating and there were 10 of us all looking forward to watching Imelda and Maureen preparing and cooking delicious healthy food. I love coming to these lessons. It's an opportunity to learn to cook different dishes in a relaxed and friendly environment. Then, the best bit,... More 

Thank Brenda M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

I went to Kilkee on a family vacation. Everybody raved about The Pantry. The staff are really friendly. I really enjoyed their deserts, especially the carrot cake. I got dinner there once. I got the veg lasagne. I wasn't that impressed, but their breads etc were very good.

1 Thank Máiréad R
Billericay, England, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

A delivery man recommended the Pantry to us when he overheard us discussing where to have lunch, and we're so glad he did! This bustling cafe seems to be popular with everyone! The food was hot and tasty, with friendly, efficient service. Try it, you'll like it!

1 Thank julezabelle
Kilrush, Ireland
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The Pantry is well known as the place to eat in Kilkee with such a wide range of tasty food to choose from whether is breakfast, lunch or just a snack - and to top it off vist its take-away section down the labe for something tasty to take home - treat yourself at The Pantry - you deserve it!

Thank Pcoady1997
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

This is a great place for a cup of tea and fruit scone with raspberry jam. The jam is excellent and I always buy a few jars to take home with me. The shop which is accessed on the left hand side of the building is super. A great lunch option is the poached salmon which is sold by weight... More 

Thank robbiefan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Fresh spectacular food and coffee . We stayed in dunbeg at the trump hotel which was an absolutely beautiful hotel but the food at the pantry was so good we drive over twice during our three day stay . The service was great, the food delicious and the cappuccino topped it off.

Thank Michael D
Syracuse NY
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Small and crowded, but you will love it. The food is fantastic, everything is homemade and looks delicious. One of those places where you want to say "Can I have one of everything please . . ." We stopped for lunch and I highly recommend the Coronation Chicken Sandwich. But anything would be good especially the homemade soups. The staff... More 

2 Thank Ann H
Reigate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Wide and varied choice of lunches, sandwiches, salads, soups, pies and roasts! Recommend the Chicken Stuffer, with a side of US deli style potato salad! Very busy. Staff very good at finding seats!

1 Thank R4therbeonabeach

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Irish, European, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:30 - 06:00
08:30 - 18:00
08:30 - 18:00
08:30 - 18:00
08:30 - 18:00
08:30 - 19:00
08:30 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: O'Curry Street, Kilkee, Ireland (Formerly Pantry)
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  Kilkee
  • Phone Number: +353 65 905 6576
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 , with Bridestone awards and Lonely Planet recommendations.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?