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#482 of 15,109 Restaurants in London
Travellers' Choice2023
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£52 - £110
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International, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews three course meal seafood surprise menu complete darkness our waiter dining in the dark red menu black room blind waiters pitch darkness pitch black knife and fork dining experience your plate course menu food was lovely front of house
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What an interesting experience. Being deprived of sight (& it really is pitch black) enhanced my other senses. From start to finish the staff were friendly courteous and kind. I felt in good hands, trusting our partially sighted server fully. She put us at ease...explaining things and guiding us to our seats. The food was clearly excellent cuisine and they went for flavours you really wouldn’t expect (even in the light!) so it was an all round surprise when we found out what we’d had. We guessed close.. My hubby managed with a knife and fork (the dishes are carefully selected so no chopping is needed!) but I went for using my hands which actually added to the sensory experience. I found the sounds and smells were enhanced so be prepared if this might distress you. I had to take a few deep breaths every now and then to not feel a bit panicky in the complete dark. But that’s not the restaurant’s fault! We were very well looked after. Overall I recommend. Good food, new tastes, excellent service.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a unique experience. We were looked after really well by Ghow who guided us through the whole process. We had the surprise menu so didn't know what we were eating. It was quite a surprise at the end when you are told what...you had. Some things we had identified correctly - others not! All delicious though.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here on the 7th of May for my bday and I had a sublime experience. Ghow and Simona really took good care of us and Ghow in particular made me feel special on my special day. Would like to thank the staff for...the amazing experience.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WOW what an ABSOLUTE RIP OFF!!!!!! Ok so after the first 10 minutes of the excitement of eating in pitch black the novelty soon wore off. Room absolutely freezing. Food good but not worth the extortionate price tag. In the words of my friend “there...are 100s more amazing restaurants to choose from if you are spending that sort of money”. If I can give one piece of advice for anyone questioning whether to go here PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE book somewhere else.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thank you to the Dans Le Noir ? Team for such a unique and incredible experience. I could not recommend it more. All the staff were lovely and our waiter Ghow was amazing. Our experience was perfect - thanks to him. I will definitely be...returning in the future.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Initially full of intrepidation my wife and I were quickly put at ease by the friendly staff and sat down in the bar. Once everything was ready we were lead up to the restaurant floor and introduced to our waiter 'Ghow' who was so welcoming...and guided us throughout our whole meal experience. Not knowing what we would be eating and trying to guess what each course was, was certainly an experience and all of it tasted exceptional. A great experience to have and one we would happily do again. Thankyou Ghow for your service !More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This spot is ideal for a special night out, if you want to experience something different with your friends or family. Everyone was very friendly and made the experience worth repeating, expecially our waiter Ghow. Definitely a place worth coming back to.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 11 April 2024

Served by the lovely Ghow. Such a wonderful immersive experience with great tasting food and great hospitality service!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 7 April 2024

Such a cool experience! Takes a while to get used to, but it’s very fun and interesting. Food was really good and Ghow made us feel very at ease, his service was excellent!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 6 April 2024

Really enjoyable and unsurprisingly unique. Ghow was really attentive and very helpful throughout the experience. Finding out what we ate at the end compared to what we thought we ate was great fun. Would go again.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 5 April 2024 via mobile

I'll start with the team, all friendly and welcoming. Our host, Ghow, was superb and led us through the experience with confidence, ease, tact, and good humour. The maître d was a tad brusque. Location, just around the corner from Farringdon station couldn't have been...better for us. The food was ok. I was hoping for some kind of heightened taste experience given that one of our senses had been very effectively shut down. Sadly not. The food was well cooked. Our starter was well under seasoned. The meat/fish surprise main had a good sauce but the rest of it was underwhelming. The vegan main was stodgy and definitely underwhelming flavour-wise. We didn't have dessert. Would I go again? Most probably not. I am delighted that I got to experience something of the world of a person with impaired or no sight which made me reflect hard on how much I value something which is just there, always, isn't it?More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 31 March 2024 via mobile

Such a brilliant experience! The staff are all fabulous and they really take care of you from start to finish of your experience. So glad we both did it. It was great for me and My partner and it helped us appreciate how differently we...can all experience the same world. Plus the food was yummy and our waiter Ghow was funny, kind and wonderfully informative about he’s own experiences. XxMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 31 March 2024

Gal was an awesome waiter and the experience was one of a kind. The food was tasty and everything went smoothly. Thank you!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 28 March 2024 via mobile

I have been meaning to visit Dans Le Noir for many years, and finally had the opportunity to do so last night. My first reaction upon entering was that the place was a bit run down, scruffy looking, but I would later appreciate that this...is all quite beside the point, as is the quality of the food which at best could be described as pleasant. What this place offers is a humbling experience that reminds you of the power of our senses. Stumbling into a dining room of utter darkness, after being warmly met by our lovely, waitress, Manel, really overwhelmed me (in a good way). After some time acclimatising to the darkness, I realised that my other senses had woken up to try to fill the gap. It is amazing what you can smell and hear when you are deprived of vision. But most of all this was an elucidating experience on how different, and challenging, life must be for our blind compatriots, who I truly salute. I enjoyed the game of trying to guess what our food was, too: again this reminded me of how much we take for granted every single day. I understand that my review has a ‘sensitive’ mood to it, but I also want to emphasise that, aside from being memorable and humbling, it was also a great deal of fun.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 27 March 2024 via mobile

A fab evening and a unique experience. Our waiter Ghow was very attentive and made us feel at ease in the pitch darkness. Food was good. Ended up eating with our fingers which was weird but helped us to really experience the food, would recommend...for a totally unique dining experience.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Cem S
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I think if you arrange it in advance with them, yes they can serve halal food, they cater to any cuisine.
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Response from Neil C | Reviewed this property |
They’re the same price. It’s a set menu and the difference is between Meat or Fish. There is green as well which is vegetarian.
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4