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Silken Thomas

The Square | Kildare Town, Kildare, Ireland
+353 45 522 232
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
The Square | Kildare Town, Kildare, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was my a second time staying here and I can honestly say I love it. We take the package for breakfast and dinner included and the food is fab. Its such great value. It's also only 5 minutes from Kildare Village outlets and when...More

1  Thank traytaaffe
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely cosy hotel with great food in adjacent lounge, friendly efficiency staff. Plenty of off street parking in private car park. Will be back.

1  Thank 810geraldinef
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Drogheda, Ireland
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It’s hard to fault my visit here in anyway, the atmosphere was very warm and lively of a Thursday night and the staff were rather welcoming. The food came out in less than 15mins and was flawless. Between us we got the wings, ribs, and...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had another fantastic stay, the staff are lovely. Rooms are very clean and comfortable, great value for your money. Would recommend to anyone, a big thanks to Beata for making us so welcome.

2  Thank Charlie2010-12
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Myself my brother and sister in law had breakfast today. The lovely FRANCES greeted us with a smile and walked us up to our table. She had our order out in no time . Got our tea and much needed coffee promptly. Breakfast was cooked...More

1  Thank Christine f
Caroline K, Manager at Silken Thomas, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you Christine F for your lovely review I will tell Frances and all the staff involved, as you know we are a family run business and we love to hear all reviews, all our staff try to create a warm welcome, provide great food...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

I booked the restaurant for a meal for a group of 40 to 60 after a funeral. The staff were most helpful and flexible when I was organising the event and the lunch and service were excellent on the day. All the guests were pleased...More

2  Thank kingpaul51
Reviewed 1 week ago

Only had breakfast there. Good menu selection. Can get full American or Irish breakfast. Great service.

2  Thank joed11777
Caroline K, Manager at Silken Thomas, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you Joe, our breakfast menu is very popular with the locals and tourists, we serve breakfast every day 8am till 12, and our full Irish, our fresh juices and healthy options are our best sellers, hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm a local & picked the Silken for a family dinner yesterday evening. We've been here many times & find the staff great. However yesterday felt like the day after the staff Christmas party with the poor service. We sat at the only free table...More

1  Thank Georgina M
Caroline K, Manager at Silken Thomas, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Georgina, thank you for your review, yes we look at all reviews daily and we appreciate all feedback both good and bad from our customers, I will discuss all points with my management team and all staff on duty and hopefully next time you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in here on a recent trip to Kildare outlet village for late lunch, was delighted with choice we went for carvary 2course for €14.95 good selection and really tasty. Dessert was delightful malteaser cheesecake and apple sponge with custard and fresh cream yummy! Staff...More

1  Thank lharvey25
Caroline K, Manager at Silken Thomas, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you Lharvey for your review, yes our carvery 2 course menu is great value especially after shopping in Kildare Village, we are open daily for breakfast at 8am, our carvery is served daily from 12 and our bar menu is served till 10pm nightly...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were steered to this place by a local gent on the street and surprised to come inside and find it nearly full at lunchtime. Seemed like most locals versus tourists (like us) and while the menu had lots of alternatives, the carvery seemed to...More

1  Thank BarryandJackie
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Nearby Attractions
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1,090 reviews
.89 miles away
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658 reviews
.34 miles away
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96 reviews
.15 miles away
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32 reviews
.09 miles away
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Questions & Answers
Louise B
15 September 2016|
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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
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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