Smoky and relaxed
This review is especially helpful for those who have or use the following: Powerchair
Spacious bar and restaurant with a roaring log fire and super smoky aroma! Good disabled access, including an accessible toilet at the end of the bar and low tables with moveable seats to allow wheelchair access.
Transport & Parking
OX184 is located in the Cowgate area of Edinburgh which can be a little challenging to access without a car or taxi. There are some less steep streets nearby which can offer a route down to the restaurant, but there are no buses that pass by directly.
There are two main entrances to this restaurant, one has a small step (a few inches high) and the other is a flat entrance with just a small lip to get over the threshold. There is plenty of space between the furniture and there are tables with moveable chairs right beside the log fire! I didn't see a dropped counter at the bar, but it was table service all night.
Once inside, the accessible toilet is directly to the right of the level entrance and is at the end of the bar. The staff keep a key for the toilet behind the bar, but as the toilet is next to them they should see you straight away. The toilet itself is spacious and clean.
Staff were very helpful during our visit and they left the accessible toilet unlocked during our stay. We had booked a table in advance which meant we could use the tables which had moveable chairs - be aware that many of the other tables have fixed benches.
Anything else you wish to tell us?
You will leave smelling of smoke, of that I have no doubt! Great food and drink here, as well as good access made this a great experience all round. I recommend the blueberry and passion fruit sundae - the toasted marshmallow on top is a dream.