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Silken Thomas

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The Square | Kildare Town, Kildare, Ireland
+353 45 522 232
08:00 - 00:30
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Sun 09:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 08:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 00:30
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58 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It wasn't my first time here as I am quite regural Sunday visitor. Usually packed, mostly frequent patrons. Food is very good and staff is always helpful. Carvery lunch on weekends cost €12.95 (beef and other joints of the day), €11.95 home special (chicken curry, home made burgers, chicken kiev and fish) and €14.95 for 2 course meal including dessert.... More 

Thank bigbrother1969
Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed here with a large group of girls down for a shopping trip to Kildare Village. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. The accommodation was clean and very comfortable and the food both at dinner and breakfast was of a high standard. I would thoroughly recommend staying here.

1 Thank Fiona T
London, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this place yesterday on the way back from Dublin after the Munster v Sarries game. Came across it by accident as the restaurant we were going to go to could not accommodate us due to sell the other supporters coming home from the match. The place was busy but they were able to get us a table for 7... More 

1 Thank Johnny123186597
Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate in restaurant on Easter Monday and must say food was fab. Service was the same. Service perfect being there a few times now and always being fab.

1 Thank Teresa G
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here after a long day of walking and driving. I just really needed something quick to hit a spot. I ordered a pull bbq pork sandwich. I can't complain. I like more sauce in my meat :-) but food was tasty. I had some garlic mushrooms on the side too. I love them! And all that not crazy expansive!... More 

1 Thank Mattia P
Kildare, Ireland
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always have a great meal when we go here. Carvary on a Sunday is always busy but have a good selection. Roast beef is very nice and comes with all the trimmings. Staff are friendly and helpful. Not guarenteed a seat here and sometimes there is a bit of a wait but is worth it

1 Thank michelleoconnor23
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food. Lovely old pub. Sat right by the fire. Fantastic service from our waitress.she even took a picture of us all. Will return. Highly recommended.

1 Thank Barbara I
Hillsborough, Co Down, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely lunch here before hitting the Kildare Shopping Village. Had our breakfast here when we stayed at the Lord Edward. Breakfast was great, the staff were friendly and the service was very good.

1 Thank 82Angela
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Normally have carvery here but was closed, pity because the food is always consistent. So had bar food which was outstanding, great value, choices of menu and food all excellent. Would recommend families to take a visit to the silken thomas, very family friendly. Ps try the desserts all homemade

1 Thank Colmkaren
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at the Silken Thomas for lunch with family and it was fantastic! We all had the soup and sandwich special. Leak and potato soup was great as well as the roast beef. Our waitress, Valerie, was the best part. So personable, friendly and overall just great. Thank you for making our meal even more enjoyable.

2 Thank Melissa M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$22
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, 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
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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