Gallaher & Co. Bistro
16a D'Olier Street, Dublin 2
In the city centre, it's very difficult to find a restaurant that has all the bells and whistles in terms of accessibility. So it was a very happy surprise when I learned that Gallaher & Co. was not only a good place to drop in for a quick pre-theatre early bird meal but it was also properly wheelchair friendly. Huzzah.
What has it got?
Seating: All of the chairs are moveable. There are tall stools with even taller tables in the centre but there are lower tables and chairs suitable for a wheelchair.
Doors: You might need a hand with the front door here as there is a slight raise at the doorstep but they fit a wheelchair grand.
Ground: The ground was tiled and wooden (I think... Let me double check)
Stairs: There was a slope up to the wheelchair bathroom and a flight of stairs down to the ladies and gents.
Bathrooms: Their wheelchair bathroom is large and has all of the railings in place.
Spaciousness: There are a couple of tables en route to the wheelchair bathroom so I had to ask people to move their chairs in. Other than that, plenty of room.
Helpfulness of Staff: The staff made sure I was at a table that suited me and they helped with the door. Top marks for them.
Parking: There is a wheelchair parking spot on Foster Place beside the Wax Museum and there is on street parking on D'Olier Street too (map here).
Why did it lose points? None were lost. It has everything you would need for a quick meal.