January 31, 2019
When the festive season feels like a distant memory and the dark nights are getting you down, remedy it by being good to yourself! To celebrate AccessAble’s re-launched online guide to accessibility, we’ve compiled some great accessible restaurant and hotel options for you to shake off the winter blues.
Ten Square Hotel – Belfast
Proudly standing in the heart of Belfast city centre is Ten Square. While it doesn’t have its own car park, there’s blue badge street parking and ramped access to the hotel entrance for wheelchair users. After sampling the steak in Jospers Restaurant and perhaps a nightcap in the two bars on offer, you can retreat to a luxurious and fully accessible room for a restful night’s sleep.
Make sure to try: The nearby Titanic museum is a must! Take a peek at Helen Dolphin’s review of the museum in our magazine, Access All Areas.
Millworks – Cambridge
This historic old mill has been given a new lease of life as a sleek, modern brasserie, specialising in smoky, grilled steaks. There’s a separate accessible entrance with ramp access and the spacious dining area allows ample room to move about in. The wide doorways are wheelchair-friendly and assistance dogs are welcome and catered for.
Make sure to try: Millworks has an extensive gluten-free menu so try the BBQ aubergine and crispy cauliflower for a tasty and healthy meal.
Wahaca – London
Wahaca specialises in flavourful Mexican street food that packs a punch. Level access and double width doors improve access for wheelchair users. Once inside, the décor and soundtrack immerse you in the sights and sounds of Tijuana. Mobility scooters and powerchairs can be used and for those who are visually impaired, the restaurant benefits from bright lighting and menus in braille or large print.
Make sure to try: The chargrilled steak baja tacos for hearty and authentic flavour.
The Royal Highland Hotel – Inverness
For a touch of Highland luxury in the centre of Inverness, make a stop at the Royal Highland Hotel. Tucked neatly beside the town’s train station, it’s a perfect location for getting around to take in the Highland scenery. There’s ramped access to the main entrance with automatic doors. Indoors, the traditional interior sets the tone. With spacious and comfortable accessible rooms and a friendly atmosphere, this hotel is ideal for your very own Highland fling!
Make sure to try: Afternoon tea in the famous Gallery café with its iconic staircase.