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Dans Le Noir

#390 of 17,967 Restaurants in London
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Neighbourhood:
Clerkenwell
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30-31 Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0DU, England
+44 20 7253 1100
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Today
18:30 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun 13:00 - 14:30
Sun - Sat 18:30 - 00:00
Sat 12:00 - 15:00
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was a great experience. The food was great and we ended up eating most of it with our hands which was good fun. The service was excellent, our waiter Carl was very amusing. Definitely worth a visit.

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Thank Katie R
Greater London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A surprise meal in a restaurant I had never even heard of, so my first thought was wearing a cream silk blouse was not a clever idea.. But what a great concept well executed with excellent service and very good food. We experienced the first night of their pop up with accompanying music in a private room with two other... More 

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Thank NiceTern
1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Can't recommend Dans le Noir enough - so much fun, delicious food and truly unique. Words can't do the experience justice. The service was fantastic - our waiter Jack was a true pro and hilarious. We found the nature of our conversation to be much more interesting than at a regular restaurant - maybe because there is strictly no phones... More 

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Thank Jane D
1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was really quite excited to visit this place and thankfully it exceeded my expectations! It was a very strange to eat in the dark therefore me and my partner were acting slightly childish (sorry, not sorry) We had chosen the fish and exotic menus, food was very tasty but as we couldn't see the plate ended up eating with... More 

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Thank Abby P
Reading
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this evening for the first time. We were warmly welcomed and the structure of the evening explained to us. We were dining on the degustation menu with cocktails and wine included. We were excellently served by Simon. From start to finish it was a unique experience for a sighted person. It was noisy but maybe that was because... More 

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Thank LizH27
San Luis Obispo, California
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you've never been fully in the dark while attempting to eat a meal, this is something you gotta try. The first 5 minutes were super disorienting, but after that the Mister and I had a blast. We were chatting with the folks sitting around us and all laughing and having such a great time. One thing to remember though... More 

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Thank Outlawler
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

For a dining experience you'll never stop talking about, you must go here. Pricey, yet paying for the experience. In for a penny, in for a pound, go EXOTIC! Upon arrival a cosy, dim reception room where you choose your menu choice. Exotic, meat, fish or veggie. Meet and greet your waitor who then leads you in to the pitch... More 

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Thank LadyN84
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Booked Dans le Noir? for my boyfriend's birthday and it was a great and very unusual experience - it sounds like a silly thing to say but it was PITCH black, and considering that there was no visual stimulation this made it a very overwhelming experience at times. The food was good - although cutting it up and getting it... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were given a £150 voucher to spend at Dans le Noir (we managed to spend £200). So firstly be warned it's not a cheap experience! I cannot fault the service we received. Our waiter was Jack who was funny, charming and very efficient. He put us at ease as it is a quite a strange and panicky experience if... More 

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Thank Fiona O
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We didnt know exactly what to expec, and it surprised us deeply. It is unique experience, that is revealing you so many different things. Although we all felt a bit uncomfortable and panic at the begining because of its uniquness. I will recomend it, but I am not sure I would like to repeat it. Stuff is supper nice and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$56 - US$124
Cuisine
International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 00:00
Monday
18:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
18:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
18:30 - 00:00
Thursday
18:30 - 00:00
Friday
18:30 - 00:00
Saturday
18:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30-31 Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0DU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Clerkenwell
  • Neighbourhood: Clerkenwell
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7253 1100
Description
Located in trendy Clerkenwell, the novel concept behind Dans le Noir is to re-think the notion of taste by serving your food in complete pitch darkness. The eclectic menu is designed to maximise such heightened sensory awareness; instead of listed dishes, there are surprise menus with omissions to suit different tastes (such as vegetarian). Blind staff serve and guide diners in the main restaurant, with a lit bar and lounge for ordering and pre- or post-dinner cocktails.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Clerkenwell
Owing to its proximity to Smithfield Market – the site of an ancient meat market which remains in operation today – Clerkenwell boasts a plethora of globally renowned restaurants, fabulous local eateries, and some of London's favorite pubs. This isn't merely a focal point for all things foodie though. Spend enough time wondering through the area's maze of streets and you might become accustomed to the litany of slinky models passing between Clerkenwell's handful of fashion houses. Far outnumbering the models are craftspeople and designers, many of them are more than happy to welcome visitors into their studios and showrooms.
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