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53 Mt Merrion Avenue
BlackrockDublin
Ireland

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The Butler’s Pantry Shops are heaven to walk into. We love them all. Modern, bright design and layout, friendly, knowledgeable staff, and most of all, fresh home made foods delivered daily.Eileen Bergin started her first shop in Mount Merrion in 1987. She manned it alone, arriving early each morning to bake breads, pastries and scones.  She also spent hours over the stove, cooking her home made ready to go range which served a busy clientele during and after a hard day’s work. Today the brand may have grown into eight shops and a main production kitchen and kitchen shop in Bray. But that doesn’t mean it’s all been mechanised and computerised. Far from it.  The Butler’s Pantry range is still hand made daily with fresh ingredients by a working team of professional chefs, with love and care for product and end result, and delivered to each shop daily for your guarantee of freshness and total enjoyment. Just the way Eileen wants it. The business has grown over 25 years to become a large concern, losing none of the original one man show dedication and commitment that made it successful in the first place. Jacquie Marsh is now Managing Director, with Eileen a non-executive member of the Board of Directors. Her influence is still huge in the way The Butler’s Pantry range is developed and moves forward.If you don’t fancy cooking, you don’t have to at The Butler’s Pantry shops.  The chefs have done it all for you.  A superb range of ready meals reflect the time of year.  Warm months see lots of fresh salads and light starters and mains. When the chill comes in, find hearty stews, comforting pies and lots more to warm the cockles. Shelf life is short – and customers often ask why. The answer is always that dishes are made fresh every day in small batches, from fresh ingredients, with nothing added but care and time. No life extenders in sight. This is food as good as you would expect to get if you made it yourself at home.The pastry counters at The Butler’s Pantry shops are always a sight to behold. Tarts, cakes, roulades, gateaux and all things nice are displayed for wonderment and temptation! A huge bread menu includes fresh sourdough, Irish Cobble, yeast and rye breads, Foccacia, Brioche, and seasonal breads like the rich and moist Guinness Bread, Raisin and Walnut, Tomato and Fennel or Sundried Tomato and Bacon. Shelves contain a useful selection of storecupboard items, including own label preserves and jams, plus others from the likes of Good Food Ireland Approved Provider Janet’s Country Fayre.  There are oils, pastas and other kitchen basics, plus a few surprises like Italian sourced antipasti and lovely clementine marmalade, to name a few.  In the chill cabinet, find Irish apple juice, Killowen Yogurts, Irish cheeses, smoked salmon and charcuterie, plus The Butler’s Pantry range of wholesome food to go starters, main courses and soups. For the busy working crowd, a great choice of salads and sandwiches to take away and fill the gap at lunchtime. This is definitely a one stop shop for all hunger pang needs! And if you fancy a hit of caffeine or a rejuvenating cup of tea, you can get one at the counter to take away.The Butler’s Pantry outdoor catering service is extensive.  Menus can cater for up to 200 people, and the team here will even organise marquees, entertainers and other necessities for a good party. Business occasions are also looked after in professional manner. Discuss your requirements with one of the team at any of the shops then sit back and relax. The chefs will work their magic and your guests will be well happy with the result.  Read more about The Butlers Pantry, here is their Producer Review  

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