About Us

What makes us different

The Butler’s Pantry is all about getting people together around a table to share good food. We cook the way you would at home, with a generous spirit and using only the very best of fresh, natural ingredients.

At The Butler’s Pantry, we make all our food by hand and from scratch in our own kitchen. We rely on the finest ingredients, and we don’t use additives and preservatives, so our food has a shelf life of just a few days. Our menus are short and change with the seasons. The talented chefs and bakers in our kitchen are privileged to work with an abundance of wonderful Irish produce.

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We are always learning from you, our customers. Because our shops are located at the very heart of communities, our staff get to know you, your likes and your dislikes, and the little things that make your life easier. We like nothing better than exceeding your expectations on a daily basis.

“Hand-made delicious
recipes from our
kitchen to yours.”

Our Awards and Accolades

The Butler’s Pantry is proud to have been included in the Bridgestone/McKenna’s Guide Award every year from 1995 – 2013.
- “The mighty Irish traiteur and baker.

We are recommended in Georgina Campbell’s Ireland Guide, 2014.

Our Sourdough Bread was awarded Silver at Blas na hEireann, October 2013

The Butler’s Pantry has won single and triple Gold star Awards at the Great Taste Awards for a number of our dishes including Lamb Tagine, Beef Bourguignon, Chicken with Artichokes & Girolles, Celeriac, Pear & Brie Soup, House Dressing, Lemon Drizzle Loaf to mention but a few.

Other business awards include:

Winner and finalist at the Retail Excellence Ireland awards for Mount Merrion and Castleknock.

Best in Fresh Finalists for our bakery offering.

Outstanding Large Business of the Year at the Bray & District Chamber Endeavour Awards.

SFA National Retailer of the Year Award at the National Small Business Awards.

Small Business Award Winner at the Irish Food and Drink Industry Awards.


Our Growers, Producers and Suppliers

At The Butler’s Pantry we work with the best growers, producers and suppliers in Ireland. They make us what we are; bringing us the ingredients that make our food taste so good. We use only grass-fed Hereford Irish beef, and all our lamb is from Co. Wicklow, the garden of Ireland. TJ Crowe in Co. Tipperary supplies us with quality outdoor-reared pork, and our chickens are happy and 100% Irish.

We source our fruit and vegetables as locally as possible, our trout from Goatsbridge in Co. Kilkenny, and our mozzarella from Toonsbridge, Co. Cork, where the buffalo have Irish citizenship. Our fish is sustainable, our eggs are free-range, our butter is real, and we use pure Irish rapeseed oil for everything except our pesto. We even use Irish balsamic cider vinegar, a wonderful indigenous product produced from apple farmer David Llewellyn, in North Co. Dublin.

pheasantOur shops stock a selection of our favourite Irish artisan products, including Gubbeen chorizo and salami, Crossogue preserves and Lorge chocolate. Working closely with the artisan food community has helped us to develop our reputation for distinctive Irish cuisine with a modern twist.

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Our Chefs and Bakers

Our chefs and bakers are the beating heart of The Butler’s Pantry. In our kitchen in Bray, Co. Wicklow, under the leadership of Niall Hill, we prepare fresh food for delivery to our shops twice each day.

Everything is done by hand, from the chopping of the onions to the mashing of the potatoes to the making of the pastry and the icing of our gorgeous cakes. We make all our food in small batches, because it tastes better that way, and we package and label everything by hand.

Fabrice Hergaux, our master baker, prepares his bread the old-fashioned way, by hand, using only premium natural ingredients. He proves his loaves on traditional French couches and carefully nurtures his sourdough starter, which has been on the go for almost four years.

If you would like to visit our kitchen or there is a dish you would like to suggest.

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