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Dans Le Noir

#372 of 17,841 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
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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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Surrey, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really different experience, and eating in the dark was a new idea that made it all a lot better. Plus Roberto was great.

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Thank charliebrown2599
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I booked this as a surprise to do something different with my husband for Valentines and it definitely met expectations. We had the three course degustation menu - husband had meat and I had veggie. Other than that it's a surprise what you get. Two glasses of (surprise) wine and a (surprise) cocktail are included along with water which you... More 

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Thank Marni H
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8 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been to dining in the dark experiences before, but this one isn't up to the scratch. Entrance and reception is moderate, but I wasn't expecting much more, as it should be about the dinner. Once we were invited for dinner we had to wait in a hallway for 10 min, before we were taken in. Once I sat... More 

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Thank Felix v
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7 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My girlfriend really loves the film 'About Time', which this restaurant appears in. So I booked 3 months in advance to secure Valentines day evening! To start - the street and lobby area is nothing like in the film, which isn't a problem - it's a film after-all! We had a 9:15 booking, which we turned up promptly for. The... More 

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1 Thank Robert B
Dln D, Manager at Dans Le Noir, responded to this review

Dear Robert Thank you for your feedback I can only deeply apologise for the whole experience, that night we had many issues regarding the organisation and timing. 99% of the time our guests love the experience but unfortunately Valentines night was one to forget. I can promise that other nights run smoothly and without any problems. Please let me know... More 

london
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I took my partner as a surprise and we initially opted for the 5 course tasting menu but right after the first course we realised this wasn't for us and changed to a 3 course meal. As you cannot see you end up eating a big chunk of meat and then a mouthful of mash a mouthful of veg etc.... More 

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Thank astills99
Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were in London for holiday weekend and valentines day. A local pub tender recommended Dans Le Noir to us and it was perfect because we were looking for a nice valentines dinner. The front parlor staff was very attentive and clearly explained how the process worked for this restaurant. The waiter was amazing and knowledgeable as well as very... More 

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Thank Balto123
Porrentruy, Switzerland
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Interesting experience but I won't go back. The food wasn't good. We had to share the table with other people on the right and on the left. Everything was expensive for a poor quality. Our waiter, Gao, was fantastic, very nice and helpful. But for the rest it is worth triying it once in a lifetime, but not for culinary... More 

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Thank olifante99
Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with a open mind, front of house was good explained everything. Simon our guide was first class. We went for a meat menu and exotic menu. Must say the food was very ordinary no flavour and the price of £55 per person you would expect much better food. It seems because you can't see they can dish up something... More 

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Thank hilltop55
Te Aroha, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My friend and I went here for dinner and both agree hands down this is a must do experience if you get the chance. From the get go the staff were lovely and very accommodating. The evening was full of laughs, interesting foods and experiences. It was exciting trying to muddle your way through eating (a lot of mine ended... More 

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Thank JessMcC7
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Being adventurous is what my partner and I thrive on. We went to dans lenoir? after researching their website, what they had to offer and all they do for charity. Not knowing what to expect we were very excited. as we approached the venue we found a very understated building in the heart of Farringdon. we opened the door 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$55 - US$121
Cuisine
International, Vegetarian Friendly, 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?
  • 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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