208 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

Oh, Manifesto. I dream about your pizzas sometimes. The way the dough is so light and fluffy, the sauce just oozes and the toppings – oh, my word, the toppings. Everything I have ever eaten on this menu is delicious and when I get to the last scrap on my plate, I have to take a moment before I inhale every last crumb.


What has it got?

Seating:  All of the tables have moveable chairs (no arm rests).

Doors:  The front door is a little bit difficult to open as it’s on a slope.

Ground:  The floor is tiled but the slopes at the front door and up to the bathroom are very steep and you’ll need to give a proper hoosh to get up there.

Stairs: No stairs anywhere.

Bathrooms: They have a wheelchair bathroom here but it is quite tight and it’s in a tight corner so you might have to get someone to hold the door for you. To fit through, I reverse in and it makes it a bit easier. Any chairs bigger than mine will have problems.

Spaciousness: The way the tables are laid out means that it’s a tight squeeze from the front door to the back of the restaurant. Ask for a table that is either at the very front or very back as there’s more space there.

Helpfulness of Staff: The staff are quite helpful here.

Parking: There is wheelchair parking across the road on Leinster Square and next door in the Swan Shopping Centre’s car park.

Rating: 6/10
Why did it lose points? Unfortunately, Manifesto loses four points because it’s a very tight squeeze as soon as you step in the door. The wheelchair bathroom isn’t really suitable for large wheelchairs and it’s quite tough to fit into. The food here is absolutely incredible so once you know the lay of the land, don’t let that stop you from sampling their spread. 

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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