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Dans Le Noir ?

30-31 Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0DU, England
+44 20 7253 1100
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“seafood” (41 reviews)
“our waiter” (447 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 3 days ago via mobile

Food was amazing, service was top notch and the experience is unique! Very close to Farringdon station. Amazing, thanks again!

Thank Luca S
Reviewed 3 days ago

I was worried that I might start to feel a bit meh in total darkness but it was fine. The experience is truly amazing and funny. It really teaches you how much we rely on sight. You would be for example eating a broccoli for...More

Thank Clai27
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was my companion's idea to do this, and I have claustrophobia so was very worried. But the staff are very friendly and caring, the food was outstanding, and being deprived of sight caused my other senses to work harder (much to my delight). This...More

Thank mcgarryjudith
Reviewed 4 days ago

WOW! when they say it's "pitch black" there not wrong. To experience only having to rely on someone else to guide you and tell you what's on the table and not take in the ambiance is a really interesting experience and how your other senses...More

Thank Denise D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This restaurant is like no other and will certainly not be for everyone, but if you're brave enough to give it a try I would certainly recommend it. The eating experience is in pitch black, not a shred of light however you enter into dimly...More

Thank TeeVashti
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a "must do" evening out. Don't expect the best food ever, it is all about the experience. But the food was still excellent! The service from our waiter, Jack, was attentive, courteous, considerate and understanding. We entered into his world and he could...More

Thank AlexChislett
Reviewed 1 week ago

If a good dining experience means good food and service, I can only say 0 for food and 2 for service hence 2/5. We went there as a group of eight. No one came out feeling satisfied with the food. The service was wonderful (Thank...More

1  Thank DaisyX906
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for my mum's birthday for lunch and after reading the reviews I was a bit apprehensive. However, it was brilliant! A strange different experience - I thought my eyes would get used to the darkness but you couldn't see anything. Waiter was brilliant, food...More

Thank LozATron13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I organised a visit as a surprise for my boyfriend and it did not disappoint! Our waiter, Jack, was brilliant. He made lots of jokes and was always there if you needed him. Surprisingly no drinks or food were spilt! The food was amazing and...More

1  Thank Sasha C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The experience started nicely and was unique and meaningful but the venue is not arranged or managed well. Shortly after we were seated, a large party of VERY loud, rowdy young men came in. They shouted to each other, made rude jokes, and cursed during...More

1  Thank Joyce M
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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Charli L
April 22, 2018|
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Response from juleswozere | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don’t know the area well enough to advise.
Soph W
February 18, 2018|
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Response from Dln D | Property representative |
We can accommodate for wheelchair users and wheel walker users in our main dining room.
August 31, 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$61 - US$131
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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
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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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