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Silken Thomas

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€€ - €€€Irish, , European
The Square | Kildare Town, Kildare, Ireland
+353 45 522 232
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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The Square | Kildare Town, Kildare, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went into the bar area last weekend for a meal , Superfast service as always , great meals and drinks . Love the hot wings , choose 2 courses or 3 courses at a great price . Will be back !

1  Thank Stephen R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a birthday party in the restaurant last weekend and went into the squires bar after for drinks. Made the booking through manager, Caroline. From start to finish the organising was top class and nothing was a problem. Had a brilliant night and in no...More

1  Thank andybar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recently had bar food here and it was very nice. Good size portions, friendly staff. Very good menu to suit all diets. Very reasonable price. I will definitely return here!

1  Thank Danielhg84
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The silken thomas is fantastic.. the staff are excellent especially Frances and Caroline.. we are looked after 100 💯 .. brought to our table food ordered coffee brought down straight away.. food always piping hot and fresh Always asked would we like more coffee .....More

1  Thank Judith B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here an a few occasions, and haven't been disappointed so far. Very busy spot on the last time I visited, and I presume if its busy, it must be doing well. Hope it stays popular, as I will be stopping again.

1  Thank Nephinlodge
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My sister, daughter and I stayed here as we were on a shopping trip to kildare village and decided to make the most of it and stay overnight in the Silken Thomas. So glad we did! Beata gave us a warm welcome and on the...More

Thank Marie T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just spent 3 nights over St Patrick's weekend at the Silken. I have nothing but good to say about my stay. Having eaten 2 breakfasts and 3 evening meals, I can only rate the food as excellent both quality and quantity. The staff were very...More

Thank Keith F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've eaten here before and always thought it was decent enough pub grub. But we were very disappointed here yesterday. We both opted to eat fom the carvery. I had a burger in pepper sauce and my wife had a breast of southern fried chicken....More

Thank PadraigOC
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

I was with my son and his partner and my brother in law checking out his new home in Kildare and we all needed some food. We decided to go to The Silken Thomas, where we knew they had a lovely carvery dinner available. The...More

Thank johnjonea
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

The Silken is such a great place to eat at any time of the day. My favourite dish is the homemade Lasagne. Always a big serving and fresh. Quick service and amazing staff.

1  Thank Melanie K
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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$25
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
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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