If this idea seems to be a little strange at first, it is maybe because by suppressing the dominant sense of the sight, each person naturally starts a deep self-questioning. They replicate the environment for someone who is blind and have blind people as waiters. I have chosen fish menu and my fiancé meat. On a serious note, I've dined at a few places and thought the concept of this place would work really well. On the plus side, loved sharing a long table I think it was long with strangers in the dark.
Three courses, two new friends, and a mystery cocktail later I was quite satisfied. Without any shadow of a doubt I will be returning to sample their 3 course menu, and will then update this review with my more qualified thoughts on their culinary expertise. I didn't know if it was going to be tasty or if we were just going to pay for the experience. And my fiancé agrees with me! Rated It's a brilliant concept and a must-try in London! So I finally got to try it last night and see or not see as it were for myself. Michael has traveled the world from Hong Kong to London and brought his expertise and wide ranging knowledge and guide you through the Dans le Noir? Let me tell you, walking into pitch black is completely unnerving and however prepared you think you are, you aren't. London for 18 months, and really enjoys her job and new challenges and stepping out of here comfort zone.
Our first course which we found later to be Zebra!!! My main tip - take some form of bib so you don't spill the food all down yourself, especially if you plan to go out raving in Fabric in Farringdon afterwards! I had the White menu and my friend had the Red. It was truly a experience of discovery and excitement. I'm on the fence here as the experience is a five but the food is a disappointing and overpriced one. We were introduced to the waitress, Sarah. London for 8 years now. A friend brought me here a couple of years ago and ti was quite a nice evening. With our Wine Tasting, there is no need to close your eyes, to experience the explosion of flavours of wines in pitch darkness.
Other reviewers have already outlined the concept and process. After a while Trevor, our waiter who has brought us inside the dining area serves the food that you had chosen before. My sister struggled to cope and almost had a full blown panic attack at this stage, but we managed to persuade her to stay and soon our food and drinks began to arrive. Eating in the dark was surprisingly difficult, the lack of any tactile feedback from the cutlery makes it impossible to tell if you stabbing at food, your plate or just thin air! A slightly daunting dining experience that aims to encourage participants to re-evaluate their approach to eating. With my hand placed on the back of my chair, I fumbled around to find the seat and avoid the early embarrassment of sitting on the floor. Small portions, mysterious food and textures - often tastes that don't normally go together I had wild boar, calf liver and saffron rice with crayfish all together as the main.
We also took a bottle of wine, and the wine was amazing! We both opted for the 'not-for vegetarians' surprise menu. I like the concept of dating on the dark especially with the dating skills of Claire Balding however after being fisted by the price I don't think I'll be hurrying back. Went here for a birthday dinner-- they sing but sadly no candles-- and it was such an interesting experience. The price was steep £61 + service , but totally worth it for the experience. And then they have the cheek to ask for a tip. I like very spicy food and travelling with my wife and my family. Barce yourself when you come back out to the light too - it's awfully bright, and your eyes will probably feel like you're staring at the sun for a couple of minutes before they readjust.
The idea itself is fairly simple, but the history and the experience itself are pretty fascinating. I couldn't really tell too much, but I even managed to find the soap and wash my hands! As someone who eats with their eyes, turning the lights out at dinner time is usually a no-no for me but I thoroughly enjoyed Dans Le Noir. Not only will you discover a complete sensory journey, but also a brand new way to socialise. Figuring out how to use cutlery, how not to lose the cutlery, what the food is and where the food actually is on the plate is all part of the fun. If you want to see him performing, he will be waiting for you at South Bank on Wednesday 5th September. They themselves state if their staff who are visually impaired can show up to work, you can show up to a dinner reservation. So we went in as a large group, 1 hand on the shoulder of the person in front, don't let go, or you'll be left behind enemy lines and never find your way out.
You basically dine in pitch black darkness, a surprise menu, served by visually impaired waiters! Unluckily, everyone heard me grunt at the point of impact. We had few problems identifying what we were eating - so no real surprises when we were shown what we had eaten afterwards. But It was a great experience that i am glad to have tried. Love: - The staff was adorable. You are going to live an unbelievable experience: eating in pitch darkness. Made with our in house infused vanilla and cinnamon Makers Mark. It really was a wonderful experience and rounded off the night of sensory overload in a really good way.
Thomas nimbly assisted us in helping us locate our glasses and cutlery. Posted: Tuesday September 24 2013 For sure dining in a pitch black place is definitely a sensory experience. I came out of this place and my bank balance felt like a battery farm chicken who has just seen Bernard Mathews licking his lips. Trust us, you will enjoy for sure. We were having a wonderful.
I was worrying that it would be weird and I won't be able to manage my feelings and my senses in the dark; I was really afraid that I will be lost in the dark, though it can sound funny. The food was delicious, albeit hard to eat lots of disappointment when your fork reaches your mouth and you haven't gotten any food on it. Welcome to a truly sensory and culinary experience! For both my starter and my main I had to resort to running my fingers across the plate to determine if I had eaten everything or not. Well, aside from the wine pouring. We have visited the restaurant this summer. An almost inedible starter and a school dinner-type main course with one drink.
Rarely would I be willing to give up one of my senses for the evening, but with the promise of heightened smell, taste, touch and sound to compensate, I overlooked their chaotic website and made a Saturday night reservation. First off, my date and I were led to a series of lockers where were asked to leave our belongings and venture into the darkness. Having that opportunity to more fully understand what sort of challenges daily life must hold for the 350,000+ people registered blind or partially sighted in the U. Obviously the knife and fork was just foreplay, and could only be tolerated as long as your will power allowed, soon being sidelined in favour of the more direct and hedonistic strategy of digging in with your hands. Some items came out a bit cold. By the end of the night my taste buds were so excited with everything except the dessert which was a predictable chocolate flour-less cake but the other entrees were superb. However he landed up in Dans le Noir? Once in the darkness and it truly is pitch black! The first thought that springs to mind is but how the hell can you eat in the dark? It's not the cheapest of places, so definitely somewhere you'd go once to tick off your 'weird and wonderful restaurants in London' check list.