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Silken Thomas

The Square | Kildare Town, Kildare, Ireland
+353 45 522 232
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“roast beef” (16 reviews)
“nachos” (5 reviews)
“lasagna” (9 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM Hours
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Square | Kildare Town, Kildare, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful atmosphere, fast friendly service, delicious food, generous portion sizes, decent prices which all made for the perfect dining experience.

Thank Strange-Nytmare
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Popped into the Silken Thomas for a snack and we weren’t disappointed! The place was quite full at 615pm however we were shown to a table for 2 and served very quickly. We had 3 sharing platters and a side plus drinks and were paid...More

1  Thank Brady49
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has won a lot of awards on a wet Thursday afternoon I need lunch so in I step great big bar lots of seating and it already busy and the smell of bacon and cabbage its just 12noon and the carvery is just...More

Thank gerald b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can't recommend this place highly enough. Great food, great atmosphere but more importantly, every single member of the staff were friendly, efficient and couldn't do enough for us. Fabulous place and everyone involved with this venue should be extremely proud

Thank trishhook66
Caroline K, General Manager at Silken Thomas, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review. Customer Service is a number 1 priority here at The Silken Thomas. Regards Caroline General Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the first stop in Ireland, on the way to Cloghane. We were seated in the restaurant, which was lacking the soul og the pub. The service was good, and the food quite al right. The best part of the meal was the small...More

1  Thank Nina Planting M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This has got to be the best place to stay this was our third trip to the Silken Thomas because of our positive visits. Beat and her husband are just wonderful, helped us so much. Rooms are all excellent, I don't think there is a...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There were 2 wonderful ladies that looked after me while I was there. Francis and Veronica. Two very lovely ladies. The breakfasts were always hot, the coffee was great and the dinners were really good as well. I ordered ribs for dinner and they were...More

Thank slm1351
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for our weekly family meal here for the first time today (23/9/18). We went here based on their recent success of best carvery in Ireland. It didn’t disappoint us at all from the warm welcome we got got from a member of staff...More

2  Thank Samantha M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Picked the place based on the trip reviews. Wow! This is great food. The options at the carving station were outstanding! Our waitress Valerie was so attentive, and made sure we were all set with everything. Recommend!

2  Thank zynfin
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

I was in Kildare village with my family and we were looking for a nice place to eat. Silen Thomas is a nice restaurant, with great atmosphere and really nice and friendly staff. The food is really good, and big portions even too big ;)...More

Thank anais n
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Questions & Answers
Louise B
September 15, 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
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
April 12, 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
$6 - $23
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, 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, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
8:00 AM - 12:30 AM
8:00 AM - 12:30 AM
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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