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Silken Thomas

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Irish, , European
The Square | Kildare Town, Kildare, Ireland
+353 45 522 232
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • 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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1 - 10 of 383 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I only had time for a dessert and a tea. I ended up getting a strawberry scone and it was fantastic. The art and the overall ambiance was fantastic! If I'm back in Kildare, I'm coming back here.

1  Thank Oliver M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For those of us visiting from the southwestern parts of the U.S.: if you feel homesick for Mexican food, the burrito isn't a bad option. It's slightly sweet, like most Irish food has been at this point. The salsa is strange and the guacamole is...More

Thank Leandra B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went here with my friend on a Saturday. The barman poured a terrible pint. There was a back and forth. Long story short he gave me a substandard pint and had a serious unreasonable attitude about it. Instead of handling the situation professionally he...More

Thank Lorcan G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We go on a historical tours and have called to Silken Thomas on the way home each time. The food is always excellent. I had fish and it was cooked beautifully and everybody on the tour enjoyed their meal. Staff are friendly and helpful.

1  Thank Kate O
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This restaurant has a wonderful atmosphere, it was so cozy and fun! My group came in and enjoyed some delicious coffee and scones. The staff was extremely kind and helpful, and I strongly recommend this restaurant!

1  Thank sneby99
Reviewed 15 August 2017

With a group of 17, damp and rainy outside, we were welcomed with warm hospitality. We were seated together in a back section of the pub. We all had coffee, tea or hot chocolate and scones! We were cared for by Valerie Flynn who as...More

1  Thank nsgood71
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We had lunch at this busy and well run eatery just in the middle of Kildare town yesterday. I am old enough to remember when it was on the main road to Dublin and passed it many a time in the old days. I never...More

Thank Chumley171
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Good place to be. Prices are not excessive. I recomand burgers and wrap. The restaurant is cosy and the personal has full attention with cusomer.

Thank pascalc175
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

I've stayed in the Silken Tomas' B&B for a week, and I've loved everything about that. Beautiful room and amazing staff. I've had breakfast every morning in the Silken Tomas' bar eating top quality food, and dinner was perfect as well. The best part of...More

1  Thank Silvia L
Reviewed 10 August 2017

I was part of a large group who found ourselves here after trying to avoid the frequent rain showers of Ireland. They allowed all 17 of us to sit in an area of the restaurant/bar that was seemingly not open at the time. It was...More

1  Thank mrlatsch
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Nearby Attractions
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1,079 reviews
1.43 km away
Kildare Village
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.54 km away
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95 reviews
.24 km away
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.14 km away
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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
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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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