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The Pantrí team of Cáoimhe Bailey and Chloe Woods with Siobhán and Brendan Mulligan

The Pantrí team of Cáoimhe Bailey and Chloe Woods with Siobhán and Brendan Mulligan

The Pantrí team of Cáoimhe Bailey and Chloe Woods with Siobhán and Brendan Mulligan

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It takes courage to open a business at any time but especially so during a pandemic.

However, having tasted success with The Spotted Dog, the Mulligan team have now launched their latest venture – The Pantrí.

Located next door to their highly successful restaurant at Aldephi Court, Long Walk , The Pantrí is a deli and takeout offering the best of locally produced food.

Siobhan Mulligan, whose husband Brendan is The Spotted Dog’s head chef, is leading the team in The Pantrí and says that it was something they had been planning to do but the pandemic gave them the push to open up this new venture.

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"We were lucky that we had already got The Spotted Dog established and had got out name out before the pandemic.”

They had quickly switched to offering a take out menu when the first lockdown was imposed back in March 2020 which had enabled them to  keep providing their customers with their award-winning cuisine.

People have really grown to appreciate quality locally produced food during the past twenty months, when often it was the only treat available.

Now with the opening of The Pantrí they are offering another option for people looking for tasty healthy food on the go, from breakfast and elevenses to lunch and afternoon treats.

Following the same ethos as The Spotted Dog, the menu features a host of delicious salads, burritos, soup, quiches. and sandwiches, all given Brendan’s unique twist. There’s also freshly baked sourdough and tray bakes from Matilda’s Bakes in Carrickmacross.

For those looking for a break from cooking, there’s a selection of meals to take home such as Thai curries and beef bourguignon.

"We’ve also got a small retail section of produce rom about twelve or fourteen different suppliers, mostly from Co Louth with one or two from Meath and Dublin and are looking to expand our range of artisan foods,” says Siobhan. 

At the moment, they stock produce  from Oriel Sea Salt, Newgrange Gold oil, Great Northern Larder rubs and sauces, Corderry Farm jams, Dunany Flours, Ballymakenny potatoes, Peninsula Honey, Unglu-d granola, a bit on the side jellies, Harry's nut butter, Koffy coffee, Muchgrange Milk,and  Nitroground kombucha. They also have their own  Christmas puddings and pate that can be pre ordered for Christmas.

"At the moment it’s all take-away with no sitting in but we’d like to get some seating outside in the summer,” says Siobhan.

She says that they are delighted with the support they have got since opening.

"Everyone has been so good, wishing us well and it’s great to see a lot of customers from The Spotted Dog coming in.”

Working alongside her are Cáoimhe Bailey and Chloe Woods who are both familiar to customers of The Spotted Dog, while Brendan continues to work in the kitchen.

The Panti is open from 8.30am to 4pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm on Saturdays.


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