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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 2 days ago

We thought we'd give this a try on the basis of it being something a bit different and it certainly ticked the box. The whole experience was fun. Try as we might, we had virtually no idea what we were eating and we gave up...More

Thank GuernseyCatlover
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The concept of the restaurant is just awesome. You eat like if you were blind. The waiters are blind and this is why they have no problem to help you in a total black room. If you go to to London, please visit Dans Le...More

Thank Raphael G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After watching this in a film I had a desire to go and I loved it! Yes it was scary but I put my trust in the waiter and then the food I chose the red menu thought I would play it safe and I...More

Thank Julie D
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a surprise gift from my partner for my 21st birthday, it was something I had heard of prior to coming so I was already excited. We arrived and were greeted at the door instantly and were taken over to one of the sofas...More

Thank roman456
Reviewed 5 days ago

My son discovered this concept restaurant via Snapchat the week we were leaving for a 3-week trip to Europe and we thought it would be a unique adventure to try. Just as other reviews have described, it is PITCH black for the entire dining time...More

Thank Mary D
Reviewed 5 days ago

Everyone must give this experience a go and tick it off their bucket list. I came here with my other half and four friends as a lunch time treat. We had no idea what to expect, i thought it would be dark but we would...More

Thank Lozza_H_07
Reviewed 5 days ago

Staff were friendly and helpful on arrival. We were talked through what was going to happen and given a choice of menus - insofar as Meat, Vegetarian, No fish etc but nothing about what we would actually receive. The rest of the evening was conducted...More

Thank Leona N
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is a spectacular experience! If you're claustrophobic then I wouldn't recommend the experience, as you genuinely cannot see anything once in the restaurant. Anything that generates light must be left in a secure locker outside. You're led through to your seats by the...More

Thank philgould84
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here on Friday and what an amazing experience it is. The staff were very attentive and helpful, especially our waiter Fabio, the food was cooked to perfection and tasted amazing and the wine was lovely too. Not knowing what you're eating and be...More

Thank Btc2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

The experience was weired for the first 30 minutes but got really exciting towards the end. The staff were professional although our waiter didn't seem to want to be there. The low point was the quality of the food considering the cost of the overall...More

Thank sibarton
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?
28 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.
27 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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