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Silken Thomas

€€ - €€€Irish, , European
The Square | Kildare Town, Kildare, Ireland
+353 45 522 232
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
The Square | Kildare Town, Kildare, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stayed here two nights, while visiting national stud and kildare village, nice place, nice staff and food is very well made, including breakfast, bar food and dinner in chapter 16

1  Thank Andrej M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Came up the motorway heading to Dublin and had difficulty finding a decent place to eat. Luckily I had eaten in Kildare some years ago and remembered there are good places to eat. Silken Thomas was my choice and did not disappoint. A great range...More

Thank whwhughes
Reviewed 6 days ago

Fantastic venue with great weekend music. They now have the added bonus of a Beer Garden which opens at the weekend with local bands playing.

1  Thank Catherine G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there to celebrate a birthday. The food was absolutely gorgeous and the service was great even though there were other parties there. They are very expensive. The wine was great to, a really good selection. Great selection on the food side too.

Thank Clair N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

30 of us dined with the carvery. We had rang in advance and booked tables over which they were most accommodating. Feeding 23 young girls was never so painless and they all ate good decent food which was so tasty that every plate was cleaned....More

1  Thank LiamO125
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and my 2 friends were heading to Croke park last Sunday for the Leinster football final. We pulled off the motorway at Kildare and went to the Silken Thomas. We parked in the carpark at the back and went straight in for the carvery...More

Thank Joe B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot to eat after being in 3 times in the last 6 weeks . Keep bringing back a different family member. Perfect place to stop on way home from Dublin. Handy parking. Great food, kids menu, lovely staff great advice and value for money....More

1  Thank rcarrollrc2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came for breakfast meeting. The service was very good. Food was average for a breakfast. it was good value but a little run of the mill.

Thank mickmc2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food is always fantastic, food is fabulous. Lovely place to go for something to eat, whether it's breakfast , lunch or dinner, there is a wide variety of food to choose from

Thank Ann-marie P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Made an unexpected stop in Kildare, and found this gem. Staff was very accommodating to our group of 8, she made great recommendations to those of us who were not sure what we wanted, and the desert options were fabulous! Food was great, portions were...More

Thank Mark M
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Questions & Answers
Louise B
15 September 2016|
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Response from Caroline K | Property representative |
Hi Louise, we have a separate restaurant called Chapter16, and we also have a full bar menu in our lounge area, all our menu's are available to view on our website, or our facebook page, Silken Thomas kildare, hope to see... More
Roy G
12 April 2015|
Response from BarryFlanagan1 |
Hi, Apologies in coming back to you. Yes, we do have Sky Sports in our bars & lounge.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$23
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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 | Kildare Town, Kildare, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kildare  >  Kildare
  • Phone Number: +353 45 522 232
  • E-mail
Silken Thomas is a family operated business, established for over 30 years. Focussed on giving that warm Irish welcome, the Silken has a proven record in quality & service. Silken Thomas is centrally located in the heritage town of Kildare. Silken Thomas has everything under one roof. Two traditional bars that offer that unique Irish pub atmosphere, with live music to entertain. Our contemporary lounge is the perfect place for that quick bite or meal with friends. From breakfast, to a late evening snack, you will always find something to satisfy, from our extensive menu selection. Chapter 16 restaurant is our flagship eatery, and offers that little bit extra for your dining experience. With locally sourced produce, quality & freshness is assured. Silken Thomas provides all the services you would expect from a Quality assured pub, including ample free parking, wheelchair facilities, and a warm inviting welcome. Relax and enjoy your time in the Silken. In the heart of Kildare, use the Silken as your base to visit local attractions. These include, The Irish National Stud & Japanese Gardens, The Kildare Village Outlet, Golf, Fishing and The Curragh racecourse.
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