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Dans Le Noir

#338 of 17,702 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
££££
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
12:00 - 15:00
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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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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The staff at the restaurant were so warm and friendly. We initially entered into a room with a small bar, chairs and lockers where you leave your personal items. No phones are allowed of course, because of the ban of any kind of light. It was a bit daunting at first, but the staff made sure you were comfortable. We... More 

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Thank staceyhaddican1
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a present from our children and we were so disappointed that they had spent so much on a less than mediocre meal. It was an experience to be in total darkness, but both the food and wine were very sub standard. Like a poor school meal. Will not be going back

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We opted for the two-course, and regretted it. We should have stayed for dessert. Our table mates were marveling over theirs as we got up to leave, intending to stop for dessert somewhere on the way home. In London food service stops after 9:30 p.m. or so and we were out of luck! The dark restaurant was a fun and... More 

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Thank Karen F
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very interesting and unique experience! I did't expect to be so dark, you can't see anything, the waiters are blind so they guide to your table and help you find what's on the table. However, the food wasn't the best I have ever tasted, but I guess this isn't the most important in that restaurant. Definitely would recommend it to... More 

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Thank Inna N
Montpellier, France
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fantastic experience, we love the service and Fabio was wonderful with us ! The food was very great, and prices are justified for a such incredible experience, Highly recommended for a once in a lifetime experience !!

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Thank victorialacube
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My friend booked this place for my birthday. I was excited to go when I found out. When we got there, they sat us down and after 5 mins they came to explain the concept and menus to us. We both picked the meat option. We then ordered some cocktails (which were very good), put our stuff in the lockers... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Its hard to explain this experience so it is best to just try it for yourselves. I would recommend an evening here but as it is not a cheap evening, you are likely to spend around £90 for a comfortable evening. I would recommend going for a special occassion and for us, being in a group ceratinly added to the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went here on a mid-week visit to celebrate my wife's birthday. You arrive in the light and have to check-in all of your valuables, coat, and especially items that emit light like mobile phones. We then met our blind waiter and told about the dark room. We were led with another couple into the dark room and it is... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What an enjoyable unusual experience. If you like a different type of restaurant eating in the dark is a really good experience. Thoroughly enjoyed although my husband was totally outside his comfort zone.

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Thank Gabriel S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took my boyfriend's parents here as a belated Christmas present and thought it was fantastic. It was not what I expected at all and initially I found it almost claustrophobic, but once I'd got past this it was a great experience and one like no other. My only regret is that I didn't go for the vegetarian option -... 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$54 - US$119
Cuisine
International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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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