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Andersons

Andersons
1A Carlingford Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9
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Andersons is one of those places that’s cherished by all in the Drumcondra area. Locals talk about the crepes like they’re a wonder child who shot to fame (just like local Samantha Mumba) and, to be honest, they’ve every right to brag. Even though the menu boasts a fine selection of gourmet sandwiches and salads, if you don’t order a crepe or one of their filling savoury galettes, you’ve wasted a visit. Go and make the right decision. Or two right decisions if you’re going for the double whammy of a galette for your main and a crepe for dessert.

 

What has it got?

Seating:  All of the chairs have moveable chairs but not all of them have arm rests. The tables are at a medium height.

Doors:  The front doors are double doors but open easily. If you have any trouble with them, they’re right in front of the till so someone will be able lend a hand.

Ground: Stone tiles and wooden floorboards. A classic mix.

Stairs: It’s all flat here.

Bathrooms: Their ladies and gents toilets are both large enough for a wheelchair. However,  they don’t have any bars or railings.

Spaciousness: Even when Andersons is quiet, the tables and chairs are all very close to each other so you will have to clear the way.

Helpfulness of Staff: Super helpful. From opening doors to clearing chairs out of my way, they made sure I could easily get around.

Parking: There’s plenty of on street parking on Carlingford Road with one wheelchair parking spot available.
Rating: 8/10
Why did it lose points? Inside, there’s not a lot of room to get a wheelchair through. I was there at 2pm, after the lunchtime rush, and even then, I had to move empty tables and chairs out of my way to get to the bathroom. So if you’re planning a visit, go at offpeak crepe times. 

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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