Accessible Restaurant with an Amazing View
This review is especially helpful for those who have or use the following: Wheelchair
Darwin Brasserie is on 36th Floor at the Sky Garden overlooking the River Thames. The tables are small and space is a little cramped for a wheelchair user but it is a fun experience and the staff are friendly. It is busy but we had a table for lunch at 2.30pm when the restaurant was much quieter and we were also able to sit at a table with a better view. The Sky Garden is an accessible garden set over 3 floor at the top of the 20 Fenchurch Street and offers 360 degree uninterrupted views across the City of London. It is free for visitors to view the gardens as long as you book an entry ticket on line in advance, although if you book a table at one of the restaurants you do not need to book an entry ticket. Darwin Brasserie overlooks the gardens on floor 35 and the 360 degree external viewing platform. As part of your visit to the restaurant you should make time to look around floor 35 and go outside but make sure you have a coat as it is very cold both inside and outside on the main viewing floor. Darwin Brasserie itself is enclosed and is therefore warm.
Transport & Parking
The Sky Garden is about a 15 minute (max) push from London Bridge Station which is completely wheelchair accessible. There is no disabled parking in the location.
Access is via a lift straight to floor 35. You take a separate lift up to Darwin Brasserie on floor 36. Allow at least 20 minutes to go through security and queue for a lift even though wheelchair users receive priority access to the lift.
There were two spacious accessible and clean toilets.
Staff were friendly in the restaurant as were the security staff and lift operators.
Anything else you wish to tell us?
Its a great experience to go to a trendy London restaurant with a great view and have no access issues.