6 Bachelor’s Walk, Dublin 1/CHQ Building, IFSC, Dublin 1
Here’s a bold statement: The Bakehouse make the best sandwiches in Dublin. That’s all I have on the matter.
What has it got?
Seating: All of the tables – out on the pavement and inside – have moveable chairs
Doors: The doors are wide and not too heavy.
Ground: Inside, the floors are tiled.
Stairs: In the Bachelor’s Walk shop, there is one large step in the front door but with one hoosh from a friend, you should be ok. There’s also a bar at the door which is good to hold onto. In the CHQ, it is all flat.
Bathrooms: In Bachelor’s Walk, their wheelchair bathroom is not only large, but it has a mirror and it’s not a storage cupboard. Hurrah. Over at the CHQ, the wheelchair bathroom is found in the mall area.
Spaciousness: It can be a little tight between the tables in the Bachelor’s Walk shop when it’s packed but if people move their chairs in slightly, you’ll be ok. In the CHQ, it’s very roomy.
Helpfulness of Staff: The staff here are amazing. Very chatty and helpful.
Parking: There is a wheelchair parking spot right at the door on the Quays. Because I drive, if I park there, I’ll be unloading on the road so I normally park on Great Strand Street
to avoid any clashes with buses or bikes. There is a car park beside the CHQ that has wheelchair parking and there is also street parking on Commons Street
Why did it lose points? The Bakehouse only lost half a point because of the step in at Bachelor’s Walk. However, they did their best with this by placing a bar beside it so if you are getting a hand in, you can hold onto it. The CHQ venue is perfect but it is full of suits so stick to Bachelor’s Walk if you want to leave the office vibes behind.