Gallaher & Co. Bistro

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).
Rating: 10/10
Why did it lose points? None were lost. It has everything you would need for a quick meal. 

About the author

Louise Bruton

Reviewing Dublin, step by step, in terms of wheelchair accessibility. Freelance journalist and pop culture enthusiast.

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