77 Camden Street, Dublin 2
It’s possible that you’ve gone by Jerusalem on Camden Street a few times but never stepped in. In the last few months, I’ve heard of people going there with groups; work nights, hen nights, reunions, that kind of thing. The Lebanese and Palestinian-influenced menu has a huge range and it is delicious, affordable and the mezzas are great for sharing. It’s BYOB so you can set the pace of your night.
What has it got?
Seating: The tables are at a good height for a wheelchair and they all have moveable chairs (no arm rests).
Doors: The front door is quite difficult to open as there is a slight step, a slope and the door opens outwards so you’ll either have to master the balancing act or get someone to hold it open for you. The other doors are all easy to open but the entrance to the bathrooms is where they store the highchairs so you might have to get someone to shift them.
Ground: Wooden floors.
Stairs: It’s flat inside with slopes bringing you up to the back of the restaurant.
Bathrooms: They have a wheelchair bathroom that has lots of room.
Spaciousness: It’s a bit tight for space and if you’re going from the front to the back, you will have to ask everyone to pull their chair in. Also, the tables are very close together so it can be difficult to get your chair at a comfortable angle for your meal.
Helpfulness of Staff: The staff are very helpful and if you mention that there’s a wheelchair in your party when you’re booking, they will make sure you get a table that has more space around it.
Parking: There is a wheelchair parking spot available on Pleasants Street, just outside Devitts Pub and there is more on street parking available in the area.
Why did it lose points? Even though it’s all flat inside and they have a wheelchair bathroom, the front door is very difficult to open on your own and it’s quite a tight squeeze once you’re inside. I personally find it a bit daunting and if I’m in a bad mood, it’s not something I’d want to deal with. However, if you’re ok with that, the food here is B+ and the BYOB element is A++.