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“Great place for lunch”
Review of Silken Thomas

Silken Thomas
Ranked #2 of 33 Restaurants in Kildare
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $22
Cuisines: Irish, Steakhouse, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: 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.
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Great place for lunch”
Reviewed September 21, 2012

While visiting Kildare last week, our group of five stopped at the Silken Thomas for lunch. We thoroughly enjoyed our soup and sandwich combo meal, which was excellent value. The pub has an excellent atmosphere and was doing a very brisk trade for lunch. The waitress was very helpful and even provided us with a written sheet detailing the history of the pub.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Catherine O
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Customer service outstanding!”
Reviewed September 10, 2012

Me and a few friends made a visit to the Sinken Thomas for the weekend fri and Saturday. We had breakfast Saturday and Sunday and evening meal on the Saturday. The breakfast on the Saturday morning was delish full Iirsh! The best part of it was the service we received from the lady waitress, she was more than helpful and friendly, she went out of her way to make us welcome. On the Sunday we were late for breakfast but again the same lady sorted it that we could get a breakfast! Was no problem for her. The evening meal on the saturday was first class again with the service along with it. The accomadition was also lovely, clean and just what we needed for the weekend. We went to the night club that night brill ole Craic. Allround a class weekend and will be back for sure! Can't remember the name of the lady waitress on breakfast duty them two mornings but management should be thankful they have such a great team on the floor.... Well done you guys

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3 Thank Stevenpp
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Caroline K, Manager at Silken Thomas, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
Steven, we thank you for for your recent reveiw and aim to please, we pride ourselves on our customer service as well as our food, and I have informed the staff or your positive review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you in the near future.
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Kildare, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food & Staff”
Reviewed September 1, 2012

We eat here regularly as a family with toddlers, such a child friendly place, the kids are always looked after with colours & paper, I love the children's menu as you can get small portions of meat & veg, as well as the usual sausage/goujons & chips. The Silken also do great daily deals, the food is always lovely, & the customer service is top class.

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank MrsSmith54
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Arklow, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed August 31, 2012

The best beef I've had this year. Simply mouth watering and fantastic service from a brilliant young woman called Aislinn. She is a credit to the best of hospitality.

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank BigEater71
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“Brilliant staff and service no complaints”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

Thanks so much to all the staff they were great. The service was excellent and the food was top class. The ribs were amazing altogether and presentation was great and so was the quality :)

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1 Thank DanielleD18
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