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Silken Thomas

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The Square | Kildare Town, Kildare, Ireland
+353 45 522 232
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08:00 - 23:30
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 08:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 00:30
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62 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Was recommended to come here for their carvery, 4 out of 10, beef and roast potatoes were tough, dinner could have been warmer, I ate less than half my meal, my niece rated her chicken similarly

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a late Sunday afternoon meal at the Silken. Great Irish Pub food in a very nice atmosphere. The main bar is dark & cozy just like you want an irish bar in the middle of winter. We enjoyed a few pints there and it seemed like a good spot to watch the football.

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Thank ShaunW1968
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food Friendly staff Great atmosphere Make sure you visit do not miss out this bar is amazing a must see

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Thank Jacsom63
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic venue, fantastic food options between carvery, pub menu and a lengthy specials board. The atmosphere is warm and cozy. The service is excellent as is the food. But probably what sets it apart is the staff. The friendliness and service made the experience a most satisfying one. Special mention to Valarie in that regard. Easily recommend the place to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Clean , good choice , warm atmosphere , plenty of helpful staff, Food Great! Been here twice , both times the standard was high and the place was busy, which is always a good sign. Cant wait to go back

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Thank John D
Kilkenny, Ireland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We left Kildare Village after 10 minutes of hell and decided to try Kildare town instead for lunch. Took a table in the restaurant section for very average food. Fish, chips, mushy peas. What could go wrong? Fish just ok, dredged around the green liquid for a few peas. Surely one of the cheapest ingredients around, so why skimp? The... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having no luck in Kildare village looking for food as the queues were so long in the restaurants, we walked into Kildare to Silken Thomas pub/restaurant as recommended to us. Tables in carvery section were all dirty waiting to be cleaned so were sat in the restaurant section. Our food took ages to come and when it arrived I had... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in the adjacent B&B the Lord Edward and used this place for my food and drink. A good variety of food and drink available and a choice of bars within the establishment. Overall I'd recommend and would certainly go back.

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Thank nige_d
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I go here once s week when I visit my mum. The food is excellent and service is just fantastic. A lady called Frances looks after us all the time she is a wonderful woman and an excellent waitress. Fantastic all round

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

We were at kildare village outlet and decided to grab a bit of lunch in the town went to a couple of places but were full and this was our last place to try it was very busy the restuarant was fully booked but they seen to us and found us a table right away. Our waiter was very pleasent... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 21
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, Pub, European, British
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 23:00
Monday
08:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:30
Thursday
08:00 - 23:30
Friday
08:00 - 00:30
Saturday
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
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.

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