Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare
As shocking as it may seem, the best Italian food I’ve ever had in Ireland was in Ballyvaughan’s prizewinning L’Arco. Every time I have been there, there has been a queue of people waiting to get a table. If you’re going yourself, I’m a big fan of their crepes which are stuffed with spinach and risotto and then baked in a tomato sauce.
What has it got?
Seating: All of the tables have moveable chairs. There are a number of tables that are closer to the bathroom which would be handier for those less nimble on their toes.
Doors: The doors are big and are easy to open.
Ground: Limestone flooring as far as the eye can see.
Stairs: There are no steps in or out of L’Arco and everything you need is on the ground level.
Bathrooms: They have a large wheelchair bathroom downstairs and the ladies and gents are upstairs.
Spaciousness: Loads of room here and no obstacles whatsoever.
Helpfulness of Staff: The staff here are very helpful when it comes to getting you the right table or helping you pick out the right prosecco.
Parking: There is a wheelchair parking spot located behind the Spar, which is across the road from L’Arco. There is a lot of street parking available outside too.
Why did it lose points? It didn’t lose any here. L’Arco is a huge asset to the village.