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Neon

Neon
17 Camden Street, Dublin 2
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Neon is a reliable sort. For in and around a tenner, you can get a tasty Thai dinner. It may not be the best Thai place in Dublin to visit but the restaurant is very laid back so you can nip in and out for a quick one or  kick back and take advantage of the free pour-your-own-ice-cream-cone machine. I’ve never had a disappointing meal from here but may I recommend the duck spring rolls as a starter. Holy coriander! 10 out of 10.

What has it got?

Seating:  The majority of the seating is a communal table with moveable benches, which is tricky for a wheelchair. They have a few table with individual moveable chairs (no arm rests) but the tables are quite close to each other so you will have a bit of an issue finding a comfortable angle for your wheelchair.

Doors:  The front door and the door out to the toilets are a bit heavy so you’ll need to give a whoosh to get them open.

Ground:  Painted concrete floor and tiles.

Stairs: It’s all flat here with a slope up to the bathrooms.

Bathrooms: They have a large wheelchair bathroom. Most of the time, wheelchair bathrooms or cubicles are found in the ladies bathroom but here it’s in the gents. Equality and all that.

Spaciousness: As I mentioned above, it’s a bit tight in places as the tables are quite close together.

Helpfulness of Staff: The staff will you get a table that suits the wheelchair best.

Parking: There is wheelchair and other parking available on Camden Street and Pleasants Street.

 

Rating: 8/10
Why did it lose points?  Neon lost two points because if the place is busy, it will be difficult to find a table that suits your wheelchair. Communal tables and benches are a pain in the ass for wheelchair users and unfortunately many restaurants are using them these days. The heavy doors might be difficult for some people but, other than that, Neon has a good wheelchair bathroom, it’s all flat and the food is just fab.

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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