The Pantry At Shamrock Farm

Feb 19 2010

(Elaine Dobbin Centre for Autism)
722-8200
70 Clinch Crescent

3 responses so far

  1. Attention all foodies in St. John’s!

    If you haven’t tried this place yet for lunch, you must! A simple cafe with gorgeous and tasty items – scallops cakes, rosemary and carmelized onion tartlets, beautiful homemade soups of the day and unique fresh salads. Incredible desserts as well.

    All homemade using fresh herbs, cheeses and other ingredients. A small standing menu along with a daily selection of sandwiches, soups and desserts.

    I’ve been here about 7 times or so and not yet disappointed. Expect lunch to run you around $15 – which I don’t mind when they are using real, fresh ingredients and imaginative flavour combinations. It’s getting busier all the time and it’s a small place, so really worth calling ahead for a rsv.

    Really delightful!

  2. Hands down, favorite place to eat lunch in the city.

    I’ve never ordered off the standard menu as the daily specials are always too good to pass up. If it’s available, I recommend the bread pudding for dessert! I can’t say I regret a single order, the food is always amazing.

    I love how it’s nestled away in the trees, the blue ceiling and the artwork by Ann Downton. It’s a cozy little spot to sneak away for lunch with a friend.

    The service is excellent! They take the time to explain how the menu works and the different components of each dish. The staff are very knowledgeable about what goes on in the kitchen and are more than capable of making a delicious recommendation.

    Price wise, I generally pay around 20-25$ for one of the daily specials, a drink and a dessert.

    My only negative comment would be sadness at the fact that it’s only open Monday-Friday, 11-3:30.

    As someone who’s visited the Pantry numerous times, I can honestly say I’ve had a 5 star experience every time. I look forward to my next visit! :)

  3. Very disappointed and disheartened by the change at The Pantry. This used to be my favorite place to eat and I am no longer a returning customer. The quality of food has declined so much since the new chef arrived. The soups are greasy and lack creativity and taste. The sandwiches are sloppy and I have yet to receive my sandwich without onions as requested. The desserts used to be delicious and a large variety and now are slim and lack taste for the price. I have often seen store bought desserts there for sale. What happened to homemade? The desserts are always the same. The menu used to change with pumpkin soups in the fall and Christmas themed desserts but that has been lost. The room is so noisy. Service has always been and still is wonderful at The Pantry!! Unfortunately we are no longer coming here to eat. I used to praise this place and recommend it to everyone. I am very disappointed and sad to have lost my favorite lunch spot!