Maynooth Road, Celbridge, Co. Kildare
Whenever I go back to the homestead, Marios is the restaurant that my family go to celebrate anything. Birthdays, anniversaries, graduations or just a Friday night. It's a family-run Italian restaurant and they know their food and wine, particularly of the Sicilian variety, like the back of their hands. All of their pasta and pizza comes as a gluten-free option and they have an adjoining takeaway.
What has it got?
Seating: All of the tables have moveable chairs and if you mention when you are booking that there is a wheelchair user in your party, they'll make sure your table is easy to get to.
Doors: The front doors are a little tight to navigate but a wheelchair fits through them. The doors out to the bathroom are wide and easy to open.
Ground: The floors are tiled.
Stairs: There is one large step at the front door but it is completely flat outside.
Bathrooms: They have a wheelchair bathroom with all of the correct bars and handrails.
Spaciousness: As the place fills up, tables and chairs and bodies can block your path but if you have a table on the edge of the eating area, you will be fine.
Helpfulness of Staff: The staff are very helpful here as they always help me in and out at the front step and hold all the doors open for me.
Parking: There is a car park at the back of Marios which has wheelchair parking available.
Why did it lose points? The entrance is a bit tricky as the there is a step in and, after that, you immediately meet a set of doors. This means that you definitely need helping getting in and out if you are in a wheelchair. Other than that, the inside is completely flat and the wheelchair bathroom is practically perfect.