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Silken Thomas

The Square | Kildare Town, Kildare, Ireland
+353 45 522 232
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (5 reviews)
“beef” (15 reviews)
“lasagne” (7 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 11:30 PMAll hours
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
The Square | Kildare Town, Kildare, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in while in Kildare village. Had a lovely chilli burrito, just the right size. Quick service too. There is a carvery on a Sunday.

1  Thank CBear64
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

lovely onion rings, large 10oz sirloin steak, well cooked and tasty. A busy place at times, service ok.

1  Thank lillywhites2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a meal with friends and relatives yesterday afternoon. Great ambiance. Food was well presented and delicious. The staff were very courteous and well mannered and attended to ones needs pretty quickly. We will certainly come again.

1  Thank karen g
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here Saturday with my partner we were starving and didn't want to eat in the outlet centre. We had 2 beef sandwichs with chips. The staff were really friendly and helpful. When the sandwiches came out the beef looked very dry and tough thankfully...More

1  Thank Rachael C
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Checked TripAdvisor for a place to eat and Silken Thomas was nearly at the top. It was a great find. Waitress was great. Friendly and knew the menu well. Took our order and served us very promptly. Food was excellent. Not expensive.

1  Thank Michael O
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

We were fortunate to drop in to this little gem some years ago and we have been back both as a couple and as a family a number of times since, and we have never been disappointed. We were thete again on Friday and its...More

2  Thank thelittlefella
Reviewed 5 December 2017

A group of us stayed overnight and had a mix of family rooms and doubles. All agreed the accommodation was spotless. It's also fairly quiet as its tucked away from the main pub. Only small concern was the heat in our room was too much...More

2  Thank pillhill
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

While driving south towards Limerick, I decided to stop here for a quickie lunch. I was not disappointed. It is self service but a very kind waitress offered to give me table service. I chose baked cod from their extensive lunchtime menu & I had...More

1  Thank silverfox711
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

We love eating here and never have a bad experience. The food is 5star quality with a fantastic ambiance and the staff are very friendly and helpful one lady in particular Valerie is fantastic. The decor is beautiful. I Would Highly recommend this place, for...More

2  Thank Maggie B
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

I had Lunch in Silken Thomas today. I had the sweet chili chicken wrap, which was fresh warm and tasty. Bit pricey at just over €8 but a big wrap and very filling. My 3 Colleuges also ate with me and all enjoyed their lunches...More

1  Thank TripingTara
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Questions & Answers
Louise B
15 September 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
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$24
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
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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