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Chapter 16

The Square | Silken Thomas, Kildare, Ireland
+353 45 522 232
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (19 reviews)
“shrimp” (2 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 23:00 Hours
European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
The Square | Silken Thomas, Kildare, Ireland
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1. Superb Fisherman's platter
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2. Smoked salmon roulade
"Kildare Village"
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3. Poached cod, katafi crab cake
"Dropped in recently after a visit to Dublin with friends."
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1 - 10 of 174 reviews

Reviewed today via mobile

I booked a table for father's day with the lovely Robert. The service was Top Class . We were seated early and orders taken promptly. The boys ordered the steak which was Beautifully cooked and presentation was superb..both Sean and Robert are an asset to...More

Thank Christine f
Reviewed 28 April 2018

I first went into the Pub next door, the Silken Thomas, getting seated was no problem, even though they did seem to be fairly busy, but after a look at the menu I knew there was no point staying to eat as the menu did...More

Thank Melly777
Caroline K, General Manager at Chapter 16, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2018

Hi Melly, thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant, Silken Thomas and Chapter 16 restaurant is a family run business and we pride ourselves in excellent customer service and good quality food, I am sorry you were greeted by an unfriendly staff...More

Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Arrived here yesterday with my family. We had no booking and they fitted us in. Was very busy but can not fault either the staff nor the food. Terrific portions and lovely staff. Service terrific considering they were very busy. Would go back.

3  Thank Jenny R
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Very Very disappointing meal last night. We have been to this Restaurant several times which we have really enjoyed but last night was appalling. Staff not interested, food below average.. One example was that I ordered sizzling prawns.. 3 prawns were on the plate and...More

1  Thank Liz_Drom
Caroline K, General Manager at Chapter 16, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2018

Hi Liz, thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant, I am very sorry to hear about your experience here the other night and I will discuss all issues you have pointed out with both our service team and our kitchen team, as...More

Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Have been here a few times. Food is always fantastic. They have a great wine selection. The service needs a bit of polishing. Empty restaurant with 3 servers and 4 tables and being told to wait by a finger from across the room was a...More

Thank leoni86xox
Caroline K, General Manager at Chapter 16, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2018

Hi Leoni, thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant, I am glad to hear you enjoyed your meal and I will pass on your lovely comments to our kitchen team, we have a fantastic team of chefs who work very hard and...More

Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Chapter 16 is the restaurant attached to a pub on the main square of Kildare town. It is a 10 minute walk from Kildare village shopping outlet (follow signs for the boardwalk, then walk to your left up the hill). Chapter 16 is a very...More

Thank gormsby98
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

We were there for a date. Nice food and service, for me just too many tables so you don't have enough spaces.More

Thank Justyna Ł
Caroline K, Manager at Chapter 16, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Hi Justyna Thank you for taking the time and effort to post your on-line review following your evening in Chapter 16 We listen to all our customers comments and use them to improve our service and standards Should you be available to discuss this matter...More

Reviewed 17 February 2018

We dined in Chapter 16 last night having requested a table at short notice. Robert went out of his way to facilitate us and after having a drink in the lounge bar we were greeted with a smile by Margaret, welcomed and brought to our...More

2  Thank patrickthomasc
Reviewed 8 February 2018

Lovely atmosphere - fabulous waiter, just the right amount of attention! Got a deal with staying the hotel.

Thank roscoe2007Ireland
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Exceeded expectations greatly, a large group of us all had mixed starters, mains and desert and not one person could complain! All overly satisfied with quality food, friendly staff and a lovely friendly environment! Needless to say we will be back! The beef daúbe..... unbelievablely...More

2  Thank DinoDave15
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$29
Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 00:30
08:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Square | Silken Thomas, Kildare, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kildare  >  Kildare
  • Phone Number: +353 45 522 232
  • E-mail
For the ultimate night out why not dine in our restaurant Chapter 16 and enjoy a few drinks in Traditional Irish Bar Squires-Lils (Live Music), or Flanagan's Lounge - our Award Winning and Failte Ireland Approved establishment will cater for all your needs ensuring a quality experience and service with a smile. Later dance the night away in our award winning state of the art night club Tigerlily. Sleep it off in one of our 18 bedroom en-suite Lord Edward Accommodation. Whatever takes your fancy, our staff will be delighted to help.
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