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Dans Le Noir

30-31 Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0DU, England
+44 20 7253 1100
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“seafood” (29 reviews)
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International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
30-31 Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0DU, England
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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Anyone lucky enough to have already been to Dans Le Noir will say the same - it is an unforgettable experience. You will never have known dark like it, nor how much you focus on the food and conversation when there is simply nothing else....More

1  Thank TQ2016
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Definitely worth trying this at least once in your life! Opens your eyes about how the blind deal with day to day activities, and the food is just delicious!

Thank nour94
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Wasn't sure what to expect when us and another couple went, was a little nervous in truth! But everyone there, from the reception service to our outstanding waitress Courtney (only her 2nd day and she was a delight) it was such a great experience. It's...More

1  Thank Graham D
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Great fun for friends and couples. Very interesting experience trying to help you experience how the blind navigate through the world on a daily basis. I was a little bit disappointed though at the end of the experience the lady at the bar was not...More

Thank FluffyKiwi
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Was taken here for a surprise birthday present! Was the strangest experience ever and I recommended everyone should do it at least once!! Food was lovely and service is amazing. Fabio our waiter was lovely. The strangest experience sitting in a restaurant eating with your...More

Thank Vab1094
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Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Booked the restaurant for my daughter's 16th birthday as a fun experience. The staff were really helpful, catering to different allergies and were happy to cater for a vegan in the group. The evening itself started out well, but they had a kitchen issue which...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 21 October 2016

A truely Amazing and grounding experience . Our waiter Simon was incredible .. Totally blind and dealt with my loud lot made up of 16 year olds and adults . 13 in total . Not once did he make a mistake and i really can...More

Thank Charley C
Reviewed 19 October 2016

I was gifted this by my children. Myself and my wife went up for the meal ( full day out to the big smoke), on the paperwork it said come early and have a drink. when we knocked on the door at 6 pm for...More

Thank M3020YIjohnh
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Different, difficult and a struggle to pour water. Non off us did well guessing what we had eaten. Texture without vision can be off putting. As an experience it was great but the food was just ok and the price was excessive considering the location...More

Thank MyTyGy
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is an incredible experience. It forces you to appreciate your other senses, it makes you think about how you would lead a normal life without sight and you realise how much you depend on your eye sight. The menu was not what you would...More

Thank MatttFrancisss
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
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Emily S
I am going for dinner tomorrow with my partner for his birthday. Originally I was thinking of doing the 5 course but now thinking the two course will be sufficient enough as a friend said to me that two will be plenty as felt that he was ready to leave the darkness by that point? What does everyone suggest? All comments welcome?
27 May 2017|
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Response from Celia C | Reviewed this property |
We did the 5 course and it was too long for us
Hi. I have a booking at your restaurant this Saturday. I have tried several times to speak with a member of staff on the phone but with no success. I have to have a gluten and wheat free option is this possible ? I look forward to hearing from you.
26 January 2017|
Response from Dln D | Property representative |
Hello, Of course, this is not a problem, you just have to remind us when you will order at the restaurant Saturday. We are looking forward to welcoming you at the restaurant !
hi, my daughter in law will be 6 month pregnant as we booked a table for her and my son as a surprise birthday present. will it be ok for her and she also need to have all meat cooked well done.
16 January 2017|
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Response from Dave G | Reviewed this property |
At 6 months pregnant I'd probably avoid the place as you spend a lot of time worrying about falling over, even if they are pretty good at preventing it, this is not a comfortable experience.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$56 - US$123
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
13:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
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
  • E-mail
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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