The first The Butler’s Pantry was opened on Mount Merrion Avenue, Blackrock in November 1987. Fresh bread and cakes were baked every day while new dishes were being cooked on stoves and packed and sold to the customers from the pot.
It was not unusual for customers to wait while mashed potato was piped on top of the shepherd’s pie or while a roulade was rolled and they would go home happy in the knowledge that the food had just come out of the oven.
Four years later, Mount Merrion was thriving and it was the right time to open a second location, this time in Donnybrook. A little second hand red Peugeot van delivered the food daily from Blackrock. Catering was provided for big and busy companies, dinner parties, christenings, birthdays, anniversaries and more, all serviced from the little kitchen at the back of a shop.
The business was growing very quickly and there was great demand for what was being done. As more and more shops were opened, there was a need for a bigger kitchen space. A state of the art kitchen facility was opened in Bray, Co Wicklow, Where The Butler’s Pantry kitchen remains to this day.