[COVID- 19 INFORMATION]
Dans le Noir ? London Restaurant is closed until further notice.
We can’t wait to welcome you again after this difficult period, to make you live happy moments thanks to our unique experience. Our e-shop remains open if you want to spoil your loved ones with our electronic gift vouchers (celebration, birthday …) This will also contribute to support our teams.


In the meantime take care of yourself and your loved ones.
See you soon - Dans le Noir ? London Team
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DANS LE NOIR ? LONDON

DANS LE NOIR ?, RANKED AMONG THE 10 MOST ORIGINAL RESTAURANTS IN THE WORLD

A UNIQUE SENSORY AND HUMAN EXPERIENCE

Dans Le Noir ? restaurant

Since 2006, Dans le Noir ? restaurant, located in the heart of London in the traditional Clerkenwell district, has been offering the opportunity to taste gourmet, creative and seasonal cuisine in complete darkness, accompanied and served by unexpected guides. Dinner or lunch in pitch darkness is an original experience that allows us to re-evaluate our perception of taste while reclaiming our senses, to reinvigorate our relationship with the world and others and to experience a surprising encounter with something different.

Dans le Noir ? Sensory Lounge

To go further, Dans le Noir ? also has a Sensory Lounge offering convivial workshops: delicatessen and wine tastings selected by our sensory experts and our Sommelier Fabio Sutera. Work with our teams to plan memorable, effective and unique Team Building events. We also offer Kids Tasting sessions to awaken your children's senses.

From June 2020 come and test our new Sensory Escape Game. A unique sensory and human experience. Register now to be among first to book.

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UNUSUAL EXPERIENCE

Regularly ranked among the 10 most original restaurants in the world, Dans le Noir ? is a unique location for a romantic dinner, or an evening with friends. It is also a place to meet and discover others, as popularised in the Richard Curtis film "About Time". It is also an excellent choice when celebrating a diploma, success, a contract, a birthday, a wedding anniversary, a stag do or a hen party. You could meet a celebrity, or simply somebody interesting. On our large sharing tables, you never know who is sitting next to you!

INNOVATIVE & RESPONSIBLE

At Dans le Noir ? we pay particular attention to our ecological impact and more generally to matters related to social and environmental responsibility. We take particular care with the traceability of meat and fish, and use a large proportion of organic fruits and vegetables. Fred Dickieson gastronomic and creative cuisine is based on the selection of high quality ingredients. All our menus are tested and improved through tastings by sensory experts in pitch darkness.

THE SPIRIT OF WINE

Blind wine tasting in pitch darkness accompanied by our sommelier Fabio Sutera: rediscover wine through an original and multi-sensory approach combining taste and smell.
On request, the team can also organise tastings of delicatessen products. An excellent suggestion for a Wine Club, a stag do or a hen party.

TEAM BUILDING

Plan memorable, effective and striking Team Building events for your team. By going off the beaten track, participants will be forced to step outside their comfort zone and cooperate to find solutions. A convivial experience that breaks with conventions and hierarchies as you dive into darkness and discover others... without preconceptions.

KIDS TASTING

By prior reservation only, Dans le Noir ? offers Kids Tasting sessions, to awaken the senses of children between 6 and 12 at an emotional session with a difference. This unusual activity will arouse their curiosity. Organise your group (8 to 20 children) and contact our team. An excellent idea for a birthday celebration, for example.

ESCAPE GAMES

From June 2020 come and test our new Sensory Escape Game. A unique sensory and human experience. Register now to be the among first to book.

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Thursday 26 March 2020

Best gift idea during quarantine in London

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by chanael

How to spoil yourself, friends and family from home and support a human and sensory experience in London?

Dear food amateurs and fans of conviviality,

If you haven't already visit “Dans le Noir ?”, you may have seen it in “About Time” the famous film by Richard Curtis. For 15 years, we offer in the lovely area of Clerkenwell, a very unique human and food experience, the dining in the dark experience with unexpected guides.

It’s a challenging time for everyone. Our number one priority is our clients and team members safety and wellbeing, that is why our London restaurant is now closed until further notice, as well as other Dans le Noir? Restaurants across the world. 

Thanks to the help of government scheme, we'll keep our crew on board as we plan to re-open with a strict health & safety policy as soon as it will be allowed by the government. So please, stay in touch, visit our website and Facebook Page

We are also thinking of all our colleagues in the industry everywhere who are in the same situation. We need to support each other as best as we can. If you wish to support us, purchasing gift vouchers is the best way to help!

Why buying a gift voucher at Dans Le Noir? London is a great idea? 

  • #staysafe: It’s a good way to still spoil your friends, family and colleagues from home 
  • #quickandeasy: We have a large range of online editable and 12 months validity e-vouchers. Vouchers bought in March or April will have availability extended to December 2021.
  • #offersomethingunique: “Dans le Noir? London” voucher is a ticket to an amazing dining and unique human experience 
  • #thinkpositive: Offering this voucher to someone you love is also something positive to look forward to when the situation gets back to normal.
  • #solidarity: You make the difference supporting a local business in this challenging time

Visit our online shop: https://london.danslenoir.com/shop 

More reasons to purchase a voucher at “Dans le Noir? London”: 

  • Did you know that more than 1.6 million people over the world (nearly half a million in London) have already enjoyed this unique experience? 
  • Did you know "Dans le Noir ?" is also a social enterprise with 40% of staff having a difference (mainly blind/visually impaired and deaf/hard hearing staff)?
  • Did you know also that Dans le Noir? London won the Best Restaurant Awards in 2019 and recently won an award at the ITV Food & Drinks Awards for the most unusual place in the UK?

We can’t wait to welcome you soon at our restaurant on Clenkenwell Green to make you live happy moments, enjoying the famous and delicious surprise menus of our Head Chef Fred Dickieson and sharing the experience with our amazing guides.

Let me personnally thank you for your interest in Dans le Noir ?, and please take care of yourselves. 

Edouard De Broglie

Director and Founder of Dans le Noir ?

 

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Friday 20 March 2020

COVID-19 INFORMATION : Dans le Noir ? London is closed until further notice.

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by chanael

Dear Guests & Friends,

As per the official announcement of UK government, as of Friday, March 20th after service, Dans le Noir ? London will be closed until further notice. The safety of our team members and our customers is our priority. If you have a reservation in the coming month, our team will be in touch by email. We will be sharing the date of reopening as soon as we know it, so let's stay connected and visit our website and Facebook page.

Our terms & conditions are adapted to this exceptional situation:
- We will be able to extend the validity periods of gift vouchers if your voucher expires during the closing time

We are at your disposal for any questions regarding your reservation by email only: contact us.We would like to thank you for your interest in our experiences and for your support. We can’t wait to welcome you again after this difficult period, to make you live happy moments thanks to our unique experiences. Our e-shop remains open if you want to spoil your loved ones with our electronic gift vouchers with 12 months validity (celebration, birthday …) This will also contribute to support our team.

We encourage our friends everywhere to take the extra precautions necessary to safeguard their health and protect others. For more information about Covid-19, we invite you to consult the official website of the UK government here.

In the meantime take care of yourself and your loved ones.
See you soon - Dans le Noir ? LondonTeam

 

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Wednesday 04 March 2020

5 Questions to Fred Dickieson, Head Chef at The Taste of Silence restaurant and Dans…

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Be a chef in London: what is your background working in a restaurant?

My background started on a pig farm next to the Atlantic Ocean in a tiny island off the coast of Canada. I moved to London at the age of 19 and dove straight into a restaurant that served British food from oysters to beef and kidney puddings. My experience has included spellbinding events with Lorna Wing in the Naughties, along with events coordinator at ICA- thru to owning my own gastropub restaurant, working with Tom Conran and a seminal 2 years with Fergus Henderson at the inception of St. John. I am the meatballs at Leon and after 3 years working with the still spellbindingly humble and earnest Neal’s Yard Dairy, I had the supreme honor of being the Late and unmatched in innovations of artisan cheesemaking- Mary Holbrook’s cheesemaker. I eat, sleep and breathe food, making it, producing it, cooking and eating it- quite often mid meal thinking of my next!

Be a chef in London: how do you design a menu for a restaurant?

Designing a menu is a totally collaborative process. I learned a lot about this from creating bespoke events with VIP clients with both Lorna Wing and at the ICA. You need to listen and understand the event, space, person and allow all of the possibilities in- whilst clearing out what the client doesn’t want! It can be done alone, but having an epic kitchen brigade and an hospitable service team-who always have elegant take on firsthand knowledge and feedback.

Be a chef in London: what is your favorite dish?

Anything at St John, London or ANYTHING at any time at Chez Denis, Paris. my Mom’s western omelette, or my grandmother’s clam chowder- octopus from the giant bbq at Nonna Rosa, Mola di Bari.

Be a chef in London: what is your most unforgettable memory about food?

So many, the first steak with my Dad and his pals at the age of 8, key lime pie made by my auntie Joycecool. Or even my first meal with my partner of 24 years.

Be a chef in London: What “The Taste of Silence” represents to you

As a chef, I feel we have a splendid wide multipurpose space with we can do practically anything. The comptoir is being widely accepted. The tapas bar will be fun for interaction and the “a la carte” offers a supreme selection for the vegan diner.

It needs to be fun, and normal except for the creative potential of exploring different means of communicating as a chef at DLN- we have already added super touches and tweaks to the existing menu, a perfumed a table cocktail, a little zip here, a crunch there, all to stretch and expand the limits of the team of the whole theatrical experience.

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Wednesday 04 April 2018

Dans le Noir ? the social media detox experience in London

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A unique social experience in our London restaurant

If the first thing you do every morning is to take your phone and watch your Insta feed before feeding yourself, If the last thing you do every night before kissing your partner and saying “Good night” is to use your device and check the latest news on Facebook. Well, this article might give you a solution to have a social media detox for an evening.

At Dans le Noir ?, the unique dining in the dark restaurant in London, we collect everything that may glow in the dark prior your experience. Cellphone, watches, no source of light is tolerated. It is one of the most impacting principle of the night: you will reconnect with your friends, colleagues or partner and even meet with some new friends at your table while never be disturbed by a text message or a notification on your phone. It’s one of the great power of the dark room, so enjoy!

No judgement, just social exchange in our London restaurant

For once, no one will look at you or judge you. We are all convinced that using social media platform gives us credit and gratitude. In the dark room, you reconnect with yourself and your senses. The French Prime Minister in 2004 has experienced the dining in the dark restaurant in Paris and during his introspection he didn’t say a word. Everyone was very worried but at the end, he told the founder of the concept, Edouard de Broglie: “Tonight, I was with myself and it felt good.”. And that’s a major reason for the VIP to come at the restaurant because no one will recognise them and ask them a selfie!

What is essential is invisible to the eye, so live now this social experience in our london restaurant

Entering the dark room is a powerful experience, you are guided by one of our blind or vision impaired staff and that person becomes your eyes for the evening. You will transfer your trust and be helped by someone with a disability.  Forget your feed or your last Facebook post, we’re talking about REAL human encounter.

But more than a human exchange, you will have to guess what is on your plates and trust us in pitch darkness your taste buds can be confused. No cellphones mean no endless food photography’s session, just the pleasure of enjoying the moment for its true flavor. Our plates are designed by our Chef to awaken your senses (you can even use your finger to eat, no one will blame you for that!). Is it soft as a pork fillet or tasty as a braised lamb? In the dark room, you are losing your preconceived ideas brought by vision.

Are you ready to reconnect with yourself and be guided by your other senses ?

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Wednesday 04 April 2018

Dans le Noir ? Vegan and vegeterian friendly restaurant in London

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Live this unique experience with our vegan and vegeterian menus in our London restaurant

In our London restaurant you will be invited to choose between differents colors menus (red / blue and green). One of our mysterious menu suits any vegan requirements. Enjoy three or five courses meals without any animal products and guaranteed cruelty free. We are flexible and adapt ourselves to your expectations, if you are vegetarian and happy with dairy products you can have the selection of cheeses. 

We pay a special attention to your allergies or dietary’s requirements and we will double check your order when you come at the restaurant. Book your table now to live this incredible experience in our London restaurant !

A vegan/vegetarian dining experience in our restaurant like no other in London 

Don’t miss your chance to taste one of our seasonal menus, we change every three months (new one early October!). It isn’t because it is vegan that it is less challenging. It is quite the opposite. Are you sure that you would recognise the tofu in pitch darkness? You can’t rely on your sight, so you have to trust your other senses.

The perfect gift for your vegan or vegetarian friend : a night in our London restaurant

If you still searching for the perfect christmas gift for your vegan or vegetarian friend, offer this year a unique experience. Take a look at our gift voucher and choose between a large choice of dining experience ! The perfect gift for your vegan or vegetarian loved one !

Our vegan and vegetarian friendly gift vouchers : https://london.danslenoir.com/shop/

Book now your table and live this incredible vegan/ vegetarian friendly experience : https://london.danslenoir.com/fr/reserver-londres.html

 

 

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    Did you know that we have 2 restaurants in Spain, in Madrid and Barcelona? We can’t wait to welcome you again. In the meantime, stay connected here with us 🙏🏼 Take care 🖤
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    🍽FROM THE PLATE TO THE DRINK🥃-The experience of guessing never ends with our surprise cocktails. Let’s discover our last cocktail from Melbourne menu: Chambord – Cointreau – Lemon – Cherry⁣🙃 ⁣ ⁣ DE L’ASSIETTE AU VERRE- L’intrigue ne finit jamais avec nos cocktails surprise! Découvrez celui de notre dernier menu à Melbourne: Chambord – Cointreau – Lemon – Cherry
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    🥥DESSERT ALERT🍍- Pina Colada Cannoli, Cream Pineapple Filling, Coconut Sorbet, Coconut Flakes, Pineapple Fritter and Chips. Summer taste in the dark !⁣☀️🤤 ⁣ ALERTE DESSERT- Pina Colada Cannoli, crème à l'ananas, sorbet à la noix de coco, flocons de noix de coco, beignet à l'ananas et chips. La saveur de l’été dans l’obscurité!
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    //INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY// 👩 Today we want to introduce you Dans le Noir ? guides from all over the world. 🌍Women living in differents countries but who are sharing the same daily life. Women who have made their disability a strength 💪 and who highly inspired our concept. This is why this week we put on the spotlight thoses who guide you in the dark. ⁣⁣⁣✨ Find more portraits of Dans le Noir ? guides on our LinkedIn page ! ⁣⁣ A l’occasion de la Journée Internationale des droits de la Femme, nous souhaitons vous présenter toutes nos guides à travers le monde. Des femmes vivant dans des pays différents mais partageant le même quotidien. Des femmes qui ont fait de leur handicap une force et qui ont en grande partie inspiré le concept de notre entreprise. Cette semaine nous mettons en lumière ces femmes qui vous guident dans l’obscurité. Retrouvez tous les portraits de nos guides sur notre page LinkedIn !
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    FISH OR MEAT? 🤔🤤You think it’s IMPOSSIBLE to confuse their taste? Well we challenge you to try the dining in the dark experience! 🙈Discover your menu at the end… you’re not going to believe it! Here is one of our delicious and confusing plates from a previous menu: Grilled Flathead,Potato Shallot Mash, Crispy Potato Skin,Butternut Fondant, Saffron Sauce!⁣🤤🤤 ⁣ ⁣ POISSON OU VIANDE ? Vous pensez qu’il est impossible de confondre leurs saveurs ? Nous vous mettons au défi de tenter l'expérience Dans le Noir ? Découvrez votre menu à la fin… vous n’allez pas le croire! Voici un de nos délicieux plats : poisson grillé, purée d’échalote et de pomme de terre et fondant aux noix safrané !
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    FEEDBACKS MATTERS📝🙃- Because your feedback warms our hearts every day since more than 15 years around the world! Feel free to tell us about your experience in comment!⁣⁣🤓 ⁣ ⁣ VOTRE PAROLE COMPTE- Parce que vos mots nous réchauffent le coeur tous les jours depuis plus de quinze ans à travers le monde ! N'hésitez pas à nous laisser votre avis sur votre expérience dans nos restaurants en commentaire !⁣⁣
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    [Dessert alert] 🤤❗️Taste our desserts in the dark now and try to guess the flavour ! YUMMY! (Guess what ? We have vegan options for the desserts too!)⁣⁣⁣😉 ⁣⁣⁣ [Alerte dessert] 🤤❗️Venez goûter nos desserts dans l’obscurité! MIAM! Devinez quoi ? Nous avons des desserts vegans !😉
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    Let’s start the week with our surprise cocktails!😍 Would you guess the secret ingredients ?⁣🤔 ⁣ Venez commencer la semaine dans nos restaurants avec nos cocktails surprises ! 😍 Devinerez-vous les ingrédients secrets ?🤔
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    Pescaterian, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten free, we can cater for all 🥦🥬🙂 Don’t forget to let us know before the experience and we will sort it out for you to enjoy this culinary journey!!⁣⁣😁 ⁣⁣ Pescatérien, végétarien, vegan, sans gluten, nous nous adaptons à tous les régimes alimentaires 🙂 N’oubliez pas d’informer nos équipes sur place avant l’expérience⁣⁣ ⁣
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    1500 ! 😱😍 This is the number of you in the world who spent their Valentine's Day as a couple or with friends in our restaurants! ☺️ Thank you for being so many each year to join us for this occasion to share this unique moment!⁣⁣😁 ⁣⁣ 1500! C’est le nombre d’entre vous à travers le monde qui ont passé leur Saint-Valentin en couple ou entre amis dans nos restaurants! Merci à vous d’être aussi nombreux chaque année à nous rejoindre pour cette occasion afin de partager ce moment unique !
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    As part of the ITV FOOD AND DRINKS AWARDS 2020 (we won🥳), @tomreadwilson and @itv came to our London restaurant to live a unique night with us!😊
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    WINE TASTING IN THE DARK🍷👌- In Paris, Nantes and London, let’s try our wine tasting! ⁣ ⁣ DÉGUSTATION À L’AVEUGLE🍷👌- A Paris, Nantes et Londres, laissez-vous tenter par nos dégustations de vins à l’aveugle ! ⁣ ⁣
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