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Simit Sarayi

1-4 Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7NA

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Summary

Getting Here (Leicester Square)

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:00 - 01:00.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 01:00.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 03:00.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 04:00.
  • Friday 08:00 - 04:00.
  • Saturday 08:00 - 04:00.
  • Sunday 08:00 - 01:00.

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.
  • British Sign Language interpreters cannot be provided on request.
  • There is not an assistance dog toilet or toileting area at the venue/nearby.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • There are not mobility aids available.

Outside Access (Ramped)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Leicester Square.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'Simit Sarayi'.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • There is a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance that might be perceived as a hole.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) by sliding.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 280cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.

Outside Access (Ramped and Stepped)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the junction of Leicester Square, Leicester Street and Swiss Court.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'Simit Sarayi'.
    • There is ramped/sloped and stepped 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.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 160cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in the doorway.
    • There is/are 1 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 3cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Eating and Drinking (Ground Floor)

  • Location and Access View
    • The following information is for the café.
  • Service and Menus View
    • Tables cannot be booked in advance.
    • There is a counter where food and drink can be ordered.
    • Staff can bring food and/or drinks to tables.
    • Menu types include; menu boards.
    • Menus are clearly written.
    • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
    • Staff can read menus to customers if requested.
    • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.
    • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
    • Adapted cups are not available.
    • Adapted cutlery is not available.
    • Drinking straws are available.
    • This area does play background music.
    • Background music is played at all times.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Service Counter(s) View
    • The height of the counter is 87cm.
    • There is a moveable card machine available for payment.
  • Tables and Seating View
    • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
    • The majority of tables are accessible to wheelchair users.
    • The distance between the floor and the underside of the lowest dining table is 69cm.
    • The distance between the floor and the underside of the highest dining table is 71cm.
    • Some tables are permanently fixed.
    • No chairs are permanently fixed.
    • All chairs have armrests on both sides.
    • There are also long tables.
    • The type of flooring in this area is tiles.
    • There is some flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Other Floors

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located beyond the service counter.
    • The stairs are approximately 15m from the ramped entrance.
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not available from the entrance.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G and 1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 21cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are not 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 not easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is not a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are good.
  • Other Information View
    • The service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are additional seating.

Eating and Drinking (First Floor)

  • Location and Access View
    • The following information is for the café.
  • Tables and Seating View
    • Staff are unable to make a table accessible to wheelchair users.
    • The standard height for the underside of dining tables is 70cm.
    • The surface height of the lowest table is 48cm.
    • No tables are permanently fixed.
    • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
    • Some chairs have armrests on both sides.
    • There are also coffee tables, armchairs and sofas.
    • The type of flooring in this area is laminate.
    • There is some flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • There is additional seating and standard toilets on the first floor.
    • These are accessed via 6 steps.
    • This area was closed off and the toilets were out of order at the time of the survey.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) available.

Standard Toilet(s) (First Floor)

  • The standard toilets were out of order at the time of the survey.