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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” (34 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

I can't praise this place anymore - but truly speaking everyone needs to try this atleast once. I won't give away too much just because it is all about your individual experience and I really don't want to ruin it. The food is good and...More

1  Thank SabreenaMmmFood
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I’m not sure what I was expecting here, a taste sensation maybe, but I certainly didn’t get it. We used the toilet facilities before we dined and they set the tone for the night. Basic. Though completely pitch black it felt like we were sitting...More

Thank Mary D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I organise a surprise dinner for my boyfriend’s bday. While we were waiting at reception, the manager acknowledged that it was my boyfriend’s birthdays and offer us a glass of bubbles (really nice touch),than the experience began. Simon, our waiter, guided us into the pitch...More

Thank Camilla P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Loved every minute, highly recommend visiting, the staff were great food was amazing and the venue played out great 10/10

Thank Luke T
Reviewed 4 days ago

The food here was average at best, which is unfortunate because the cost is very expensive. I did have a great time at the restaurant though, it was quite the unique experience. Make sure you head to the 2nd level after your meal...not only can...More

Thank grovert2
Reviewed 5 days ago

This experience is fantastic and something I feel everyone should try! It's totally mind-blowing and you cannot prepare yourself for just how strange it all is. The waiting staff are super kind and gentle, and patient, and the food and cocktails were really good. Taking...More

1  Thank Lydia C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone needs to experience this dining concept. Upon our arrival we were greeted and quickly asked if we would like a drink while we waited. We didn't wait long and were seated. The dining room is pitch black. You cannot see your hand right in...More

3  Thank kspahr
Reviewed 1 week ago

So I didn't read any reviews before visiting. I got 1 recommendation and was told that the food was really good and that you eat in the dark. Arrived and they ask you to pick from a surprise menu (meat/fish/veg) decide if you want a...More

1  Thank Carls W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked this place for my wife and I on our London vacation. We arrived, put out valuables in a locker and chose from 4 dinner options. Meat, seafood, vegetarian, or chefs choice. We were lead back to the completely pitch black dining room by...More

1  Thank spangyo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'd heard about this place years ago and was amazed to discover it was still going when my nephew suggested it as a venue for a long overdue new night out. Having been there, I am even more amazed. It's true that one's other senses...More

2  Thank KTSUK
Dln D, Public Relations Manager at Dans Le Noir ?, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to give us a feedback about your experience. Some of our guides have been working in the restaurant from the beginning and they are all happy to raise awareness about their own disability. For 11 years, Dans...More

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
27 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$ 58 - US$ 128
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, 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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