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Dans Le Noir ?

30-31 Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0DU, England
+44 20 7253 1100
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“seafood” (36 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 yesterday

Went here for something different with friends. Great fun, food seemed good although we could'nt see it. If you want to have a fun night out with decent enough food then this is cool place to go. You litterally cannot see your hand in front...More

Thank Dumbfest
Reviewed 3 days ago

I've been looking forward to visiting this restaurant for years. We finally booked a table for 5 guests, and all of us had a great experience. The manager attended to our every need and was helpful with guiding us through the experience. Jack our waiter...More

Thank Patsy H
Reviewed 6 days ago

The experience was very interesting - after a moment of panic when we entered the pitch black room, it was enjoyable and different to be sitting in the dark and experiencing for a short while what it would be like to be blind. The waiter...More

1  Thank Rosalind A
Reviewed 6 days ago

Party of 11. Very disappointed. Overpriced for what it is. Food was average tasting. Wine was awful. Cocktail was even worse. Toilets clean though..... My wife got a plate served in her head. If you are going to spend this amount of money, fair better...More

1  Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Go with the experience in mind. The food is fair, made more interesting because of the environment and whole challenge of eating in the dark. Yes you do have to leave your bags and phones in lockers in reception - for obvious reasons ! Restaurant...More

Thank LEW18
Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and I decided to go to this restaurant because honestly it was in the film "About time" and we wanted to see what was so extraordinary about it. The whole experience to a visually able person is quite unique. We spent the entire...More

Thank Chrissie H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited Dans Le Noir with my husband and another couple for my birthday in January. We were expecting an experience and eating at Dans ale Noir is certainly an experience. When you go in you leave all your bags/coats etc in a locker and...More

2  Thank MrsLTravel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Uniquely you dine entirely in total darkness , and you have no idea what you are to be eating either bseides the fact that it will be either meat, fish or vegetarian ! It's a really interesting experience and a test for your other senses...More

Thank NorwichCurrylover
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

2 couples and 3 our of the 4 of us Trusted The Chef... #donttrustthechef Food quality was poor, really quite poor considering the price tag. The whole experience whilst interesting/weird it was made a very un enjoyable experience when the table of 4 next to...More

1  Thank Rob_2Jags_Prescott
Reviewed 1 week ago

I heard about this restaurant and knew we had to try it. I am always looking for interesting and different experiences. Trevor, our waiter, was wonderful and made sure we were very comfortable dining in the dark. He had great touches of humor as well....More

Thank Shawn B
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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Questions & Answers
1 September 2017|
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Response from Vidar H | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know they only have big tables (8+ people), but the dark still makes it a surprisingly romantic setting. My girlfriend and I sat next to another couple and chatted most with each other and occasionally to them... More
Emily S
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
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 !
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$61 - US$134
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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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