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Brasserie Joël

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge - First Floor, 200 Westminster Bridge Road , London, SE1 7UT

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Introduction - Brasserie Joël

  • Brasserie Joël is a French dining experience at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London.
  • The restaurant is located on the first floor of the hotel.

Getting Here

Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.
  • There is not a member of staff trained in British Sign Language.
  • There is not an assistance dog toilet or toileting area at the venue/nearby.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • There are mobility aids available.
  • The mobility aids available include wheelchairs.

Parking

  • Parking View
    • The hotel does not have its own parking facilities.
  • Drop-off Point(s) View
    • There is a/are clearly marked drop-off point(s).
    • The drop-off points(s) is/are located to the left of the main entrance, off York Road.
    • The route from the drop-off point(s) to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
  • Comments View
    • Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London offers guests on-site recharging facilities for electric vehicles.
    • Hotel guests are welcome to use one of the two charging points for free in accordance with our Green Commitment.
    • A charge of at least £15 for two hours will apply for the parking space only.
    • For further information, please contact the Concierge Team at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London on 020 7620 7260 or by email at ppwlconcierge@pphe.com.
    • Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London recommends guests use their professional valet parking service, which offers guaranteed parking spaces at competitive rates. Please contact our third-party supplier, Car Spa Logistics, for more information or to make a booking.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off the corner of York Road and Westminster Bridge.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 95cm.
  • Comments View
    • This door is activated by a key fob held by security.
    • There are two large rotating doors on the right of the accessible entrance.

Lift (First Floor Reception, First Floor Bars and Restaurants, Hotel Rooms and Mandara Spa - Standard Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the rear of the ground floor.
  • Signs indicating the location of the lift are not available from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 57m (62yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A member of staff does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are -4, G, L, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
  • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is poor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is good.
  • The clear door width is 101cm (3ft 4in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 192cm x 171cm (6ft 4in x 5ft 7in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is not a list of floor services available within the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The internal controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are low to moderate.
  • There is a/are similar lift(s) available.
  • Comments View
    • There are 6 similar lifts in this location which access the ground floor upwards and 2 lifts which additionally access floor -4.

Access To (First Floor)

  • This section describes access from the ground floor to the first floor.
  • The stairs lead from the ground floor main entrance to the main reception area on the first floor.
  • There are 15+ steps.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
  • The going of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
  • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
  • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
  • Handrails are easy to grip.
  • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
  • There is a landing.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on landings.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are good.
  • The escalator(s) is/are located either side of the stairs.
  • The escalator(s) is/are clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The escalators go both up and down.
  • The floors which are accessible by escalator(s) are G and 1.
  • The escalator(s) steps are not clearly marked.
  • The foot and head of the escalator(s) are clearly marked.
  • The lighting levels at the escalator(s) are good.
  • Comments View
    • These steps and escalators are bypassed by the main lifts at the rear of the ground floor.

Eating and Drinking (First Floor - Brasserie Joël)

  • The following information is for the restaurant.
  • The restaurant is located on the first floor, at the rear.
  • There is step-free access to the restaurant.
  • Full table service is available.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is step-free access within the restaurant.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • This area does not play background music.
  • The type of flooring in this area is tiles and laminate.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests on both sides.
  • The nearest table is approximately 2m from the entrance/opening.
  • The standard height for tables is 70cm.
  • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic/takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • There are hand held menus and wall menus available.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • Breakfast is served in the restaurant.
    • Breakfast is a buffet service.
    • A member of staff can provide assistance if required.

Accessible Toilet(s) (First Floor - Primo Bar)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The accessible toilet surveyed is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the rear left of Primo Bar.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 83cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 170cm x 210cm (5ft 7in x 6ft 11in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The toilet has a non-slip floor.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 105cm (3ft 5in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a waste bin.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on the left.
    • There is not a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a lid.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • Taps have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 95cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Step(s) (Standard Toilets - First Floor - Primo Bar)

  • There is a/are step(s) located at the rear of Primo bar.
  • There is/are 2 step(s).
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
  • The going of the step(s) is/are between 30cm and 45cm.
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are good.

Standard Toilet(s) (First Floor - Primo Bar)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located at the rear of Primo Bar.
    • There is stepped access to the female and male toilet(s).
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • There is not a lowered urinal in the male toilet(s).
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is not available.
    • There is not a lowered wash basin.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is sensor.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.
    • Lighting levels are good.