Viewmount House, Dublin Road, Co. Longford
Before visiting Viewmount House, I knew three things about Longford. 1) My cousins live there, 2) my good friend Alan is from there and 3) Luigi’s on Main Street Longford serve some damn fine curry chips. I now know that if you want the most mouth-watering beef, go here. It is slow cooked over the course of 48 hours and, to steal a line from my cousin Rob, you could cut it with a butter knife. Flippin’ elicious.
What has it got?
Seating: The tables and chairs are all moveable here.
Doors: The majority of the doors inside are wide and easy to push open. I used the side entrance to get in and they had double doors there and they both opened easily.
Ground: Inside, the floor is wooden. Outside, there is cobblestones and tar. The cobbles aren’t too difficult to cross as the grooves aren’t too deep.
Stairs: There are a few steps inside the restaurant but if you ring ahead and inform them of what you need, they will bring you in the side entrance which is flat.
Bathrooms: They have a big wheelchair bathroom here. Unfortunately, there is no lock on the door so pee with your eye sharply on the door.
Spaciousness: There was plenty of room for me but when you are making a booking, again, inform them of what you need so they can accommodate you properly.
Helpfulness of Staff: They were incredibly helpful here. They covered every aspect and they’re very prepared when guests that use wheelchairs arrive.
Parking: They allowed us to park right beside the door so I had less ground to cover, which was very handy.
Why did it lose points? It lost one point simply because I had to use a different entrance to combat the steps inside. Other than that, it was a great experience. Longford is very lucky to have a restaurant like this. Luigi’s finally has some serious competition.