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“Great food, excellent value for money” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Silken Thomas

Silken Thomas
Ranked #2 of 35 Restaurants in Kildare
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$22
Cuisines: Irish, Bar, European, Pub
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Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Portadown, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great food, excellent value for money”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

Visited Kildare Outlet Village and ventured into Kildare town. This seems to be part of a bar complex including a restaurant, bars and a club. The menu offered great choice and the food was great and excellent value for money.

Visited July 2014
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2 Thank Gary A
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Cork. Ireland
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“excellent food and Menu.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

i have eaten here quite a few times and i found the Price, Quality, Service, Food always of a high Standard. well worth a visit if you want a nice relaxing bit of grub....

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank hugowolfie
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Hyde, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

Visited the Silken Thomas in Kildare recently on a weekend trip to Ireland and have to say the welcome ,food and service are second to none. The carvery is really excellent value for money with plenty of choice. The bar in the restaurant is well staffed with quick service,even when pouring the Guinness.
At the rear of the restaurant is another bar area where visitors can enjoy a quiet drink while watching sport on various televisions.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Liam W
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Tubbercurry, Ireland
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64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Fantastic range on menu”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

My husband and I had lunch here recently and it was delicious. It's a very busy spot which is a good indication. All the staff are extremely friendly and the service is quite fast. There is a great range to choose from and a carvery as well as a la carte at lunch time with great offers. The menus are all reasonably priced and the portion sizes are great. Will definitely be back!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Oonagh M
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Tullow, Carlow, Ireland
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Bank Holiday Carvery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

We went out for the day last Monday, and ended up in Kildare town. We went to the Silken Thomas for lunch, where they were serving a carvery. There were four of us, my husband had the beef, the parents had the boiled bacon, and I had lasagna. It was all lovely and very reasonably priced. We also had desert, all of which were equally lovely.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Lesley B
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