Kildare (Irish: Cill Dara, meaning "church of the oak") is a town in County Kildare, Ireland. Its population of 8,412 (2011 Census) makes it the eighth largest town in County Kildare and the 55th largest in the state, with a growth rate of 8% since the 2006 census. Although Kildare gives its name to the county, Naas is the county town. The town lies on the R445, some 50 km (31 mi) west of Dublin – near enough for it to have become, despite being a regional centre in its own right, a commuter town for the capital.
Things to do in Kildare
4 based on 160 reviews
Welcome to the Hanged Man’s Bar and Restaurant…we hope you visit our family run Bar, Restaurant and Venue located beside the Grand Canal. Pat meets and greets the guests, son Jeff leads the kitchen team and Gabrielle keeps us all on our toes! Our philosophy is simple…excellent fresh ingredients, where possible, sourced locally from trusted supplier partners. We treat each dish to a creative twist with no pretension. We’re lucky to have a great team who are committed to making your visit memorable.
My favourite restaurant in Kildare. The food is amazing, good value & love the staff. Pat the owner is fantastic, has such high standards and runs the place like a Michelin star restaurant. I can never resist the black pudding & apple starter, seriously tasty and so different. I'm a regular visitor and never had a bad experience. Two big thumbs up.
4 based on 182 reviews
For the ultimate night out why not dine in our restaurant Chapter 16 and enjoy a few drinks in Traditional Irish Bar Squires-Lils (Live Music), or Flanagan's Lounge - our Award Winning and Failte Ireland Approved establishment will cater for all your needs ensuring a quality experience and service with a smile. Later dance the night away in our award winning state of the art night club Tigerlily. Sleep it off in one of our 18 bedroom en-suite Lord Edward Accommodation. Whatever takes your fancy, our staff will be delighted to help.
The venue is nice, plenty of parking, the staff were friendly and and the food was good. It was good but it wasn’t great. Not a bad experience, but I better options around.
4.5 based on 658 reviews
We source our food and drinks carefully, providing high quality, fresh and sustainable products whenever possible. Our staff strive for excellence in the creation, preparation and service of our meals, for example we can recommend the perfect craft beer accompaniment for your main course or even help you choose from our extensive gin menu. It is our ambition to create a hospitality business where service, quality, value for money and consistency are always the main focus.
Stopped off here last Sunday for an impromptu lunch with my wife and son as we had been in the area that day and I know from last time the food in Hartes never disappoints.
We had no booking but were lucky to be seated as Sunday lunch understandably can be busy so I suggest to book in order not to be disappointed. This is probably our 3rd time there and it always has delicious food well presented and cooked to a high standard. They also have a great selection of local craft beer to choose from.
The staff could not be more friendly and we are already looking forward to our next visit.
4.5 based on 438 reviews
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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Silken Thomas does fantastic food and all staff does a fantastic job.
My food was fantastically cooked and throughly enjoyed.
I had the apple pie dessert last night (8/2/18) which came with custard and cream. Tastes amazing but could of done with a little more cream.
This morning I had the full Irish breakfast which was amazing. Fantastic quality of food.
Aimee was a great server and makes you feel very welcome.
3.5 based on 401 reviews
I had a wonderful meal following shopping at Kildare Village. The food was delicious, compliments to the chefs. The waiting staff were really friendly. A very enjoyable experience and a definite return.Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a lovely review, everyone on the team appreciates
4.5 based on 68 reviews
A small comfortable and very cosy restaurant with the best Chinese food around at great prices,We also have take away and Delivery service available.Open for Sunday lunch from 12 mid day and from 5pm each weekday and on saturday, Closing time is 11pm,We are situated beside the entrance to the Cathedral in market square Looking forwaed to seeing you there,
Sunday ah the day of rest. Bring Wifey out for lunch and none better than Kingsland Restraunt the Square Kildare town. Alert No MSG in this Restraunt. Only pure chicken stock. This is always my issue with restraunts from the Orient. I love the food here. Sarah and Joe ann greet you with a big smile and the dining experience begins. Joe Ann's brothers are the two chefs and they simply love their work. The dining is intimate with little nooks and lovely decor. Only around 25 covers now so ring a head when you book. The service is friendly and unintrusive. I have been dining there for years and I have not ever had a unsatisfying meal. Food cooked to perfection and MSG free. This little gem in Kildare is worth a visit. Only problem is now once I've given the secret away you'll all want to come. Happy Dining.
4 based on 33 reviews
3.5 based on 35 reviews
I always enjoy visiting the Kildare outlet and especially to see the wonderful new extension. Starbucks has moved as a result and has lost some of its charm in decor moving away from small cosy tables. The coffee and snacks are the same fare, pricey but I have to say I had the best hot chocolate ever! Convenient that the high standard village bathrooms are right next door.
4.5 based on 45 reviews
This restaurant has the best Indian food I have ever tasted the flavours are just fantastic, it was definitely the best Indian food we have ever had. We both prefer very spicy food and most restaurants just destroy the taste with spice but the chef prepared the best flavoursome spicy food we have ever tasted an at €15.95 for 2 courses mid week this is a steal .... Highly recommend well worth a visit just Delicious .
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