Silken Thomas restaurant
The Square, Kildare Town, Kildare Town
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. Their 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 their extensive menu selection. Chapter 16 restaurant is their 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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Reviewed 04th January 2016 (visited 1 January 2016 )
Had a lovely family meal here. Couldn't fault the food, staff or anything! Really enjoyed it. Also excellent value for money!
Reviewed 15th July 2014 (visited 13 July 2014 )
Was heading to Kildare village and was hungry so went to this pub on Sunday morning with my wife for a breakfast. I love Irish breakfast and was looking forward to having one. Both of us ordered a full Irish. this was the first time in here. Order was taken promptly and there was not much delay either. To start with both our Irish breakfast was missing egg...Irish breakfast with no egg...waitress apologised for the mistake and then bought the two eggs quickly....I never had such a terrible Irish breakfast....so oily ...rashers were overdone...hash browns were also too oily...the whole thing just put me off..asked for an extra toast...but the waitress forgot about it ...only remembered when we almost finished our breakfast...the places wasn't too packed so there should have been no excuse...terrible service and terrible Irish breakfast served...reading reviews it looks like the lunch and sandwiches are better. My whole stomach felt so bloated with the oil.. will not recommend anybody to have irish breakfast in this place
Reviewed 17th June 2014 (visited 7 June 2014 )
I have been here four times now and it never disappoints! Myself and a friend had lunch in Flanagan's Lounge. We had the special offer carvery for a two course it was €13.95! Which is excellent value. For mains i had the chicken curry with rice and chips and it was delicious! For desert I had the death by chocolate cake - once again this was delicious! Staff are very friendly and helpful and atmosphere was nice too.
Reviewed 21st November 2013 (visited 17 November 2013 )
I have went to Silken Thomas for years, last Sunday made the mistake of going for the carvery, we had cold potatoes, cold vegetables, and well the fish was very bland. I looked for the vegetarian option, they did not have one. I was advised that I could have fish or an omelette, I decided I would go for the omelette, we were eating in a group and I was told if I had the omelette I would have to wait. I said that is fine. However then I couldn't pay for the omelette at the same part of the restaurant, i would have to go to the bar to pay there. I decided that this was two awkward and went with the fish option. I found, it took them 5 mintues to serve the fish and cold trimmings. The waitress at the tables were lovely but the carvery servers and staff in that area were just plonking food on the plate, both my guests and I asked for specific eatery items but we were not listened to. I will not be returning any time soon.
Reviewed 21st November 2012 (visited 18 November 2012 )
I had dinner here after a hectic day shopping at Kildare Village. This is my second visit and i will return again, It was a Sunday afternoon and it was very busy but the service and food was still excellent! We had the main and desert offer for €13.95 per person which was great value! I had the stuffed chicken and vegetables then i had the death by chocolate cake and both were delicious. It was cold and raining outside and the atmosphere in Silken Thomas was fab - warm and welcoming! Staff are friendly and the food is delicious.
Reviewed 14th December 2011 (visited 23 November 2011 )
Myself and a friend popped in here after a few hours at Kildare Village. It was a wednesday afternoon but it was busy enough we ate from the bar menu but carvery was available also. We were served immediately - prompt and very friendly! The food was good and very reasonably priced Soup and a Sandwich was just €2.50 and coffee and a dessert was just €4.95!
Reviewed 21st August 2011 (visited 20 August 2011 )
Popped in here for lunch after some retail therapy in KIldare Village, it was 2.30 on a Saturday afternoon and the place was hopping!! It's a huge place so we'd no problem finding a table. We ordered a cajun chicken bap and a club sandwich (6.70 each) plus a side of chips (1.75). Both sandwiches were very tasty and came with a bit of side salad, the chips were soso but we ate them all the same! We followed with a latte and a tea, service throughout was friendly and helpful. We ate off the bar menu but we noticed some people coming from the carvery and they had the most massive portions of food that I've ever seen - something to bear in mind if you fancied a 'real feed'!!!
Reviewed 21st April 2011 (visited 20 April 2011 )
Dined here last night with husband. We were very disappointed. Food was not great. Husband ordered chicken wings which came with a sauce laced with vinegar? He could barely taste them for the pungent smell of vinegar. In fairness the waitress noticed something was wrong and replaced them without the sauce. I had the chicken liver pate with melba toast and it wasn't great. For mains we had fish/chips and burger. The burger was ok but fish/chips were over done. Service was friendly but definately will not be back
Reviewed 10th January 2011 (visited 7 January 2011 )
Travelling from Cork to Dublin, having stopped off in Kildare Village shopping, we were in need of Dinner. Nothing to our liking in Kildare Village so we decided to stop in Kildare Town. We went into Flanagans @ Silken Thomas. Plenty of customers here. We both ordered steaks, one sirloin one fillet. They were both 'gorgeous', done to perfection (well done & medium). Staff were very helpful and pleasant. Will definitely stop off here again.
Reviewed 04th January 2011 (visited 29 December 2010 )
Called in here for lunch with my family while visiting Kildare Village for shopping after Christmas. Upon entering, the place seemed full and we were just about to leave when a very friendly member of staff came over to us and showed us to additional seating in the restaurant (we had come in through the bar). Three family members had the roast beef from the carvery, which they were very pleased with. I had a toasted sandwich from a very extensive menu of snacks and sandwiches, which I had to order separately. This came out very quick, considering how busy the place was. We were very happy with both the food and service, and if ever I found myself in the area again, I would look forward to eating here.
Reviewed 19th April 2010 (visited 18 April 2010 )
We had carvey here, good choice of menu. Unfortunately it was cold, they took it back and microwaved it. It was ok. I got turkey and my companion got beef. His was definitely nicer. We have been here before and it was much nicer. We probably got it on a bad day. Will try again.
Reviewed 25th March 2010 (visited 20 March 2010 )
had grub here last sunday got steak which comes with free starter. good value option. had duck spring rolls which were ok but didnt come with any dipping sauce. steak and chips were nice. bite to eat. was nice for pub fare
Reviewed 04th December 2008 (visited 1 November 2008 )
i went here with my family ranging in age from 3 up to 80. there was something for everyone on the menu and the service was excellent. anything we asked for was no problem. the food was fab. definately going back there.
Reviewed 23rd November 2008 (visited 23 November 2008 )
Had lovely family dinner here, food lovely, service good and the value for money was extremely good. Will return again.
Reviewed 21st May 2010 (visited 23 April 2010 )
Ate here for the first time in a while on Wednesday night, was amazed at how busy the place was. After eating here I could absolutely understand why. Staff, while obviously very busy, were friendly and efficient and our order was taken quickly by a very pleasant girl who was obviously very knowledgable about the menu. They have a deal where you get 2 courses for €14.95, and other deal for dessert and coffee. We had a great evening out, with beautiful food (my husband asked me to mention the salmon, he said it was fantastic), and the whole lot was less than €50. Great work guys, keep it up!!! Will be back soon.