I went along to Dans Le Noir, in Farringdon, last week and my cheeks are still aching from laughing. It was fantastic! For those who aren’t aware of the concept, you are taken into a restaurant that is set in pitch black and then served a 3-course surprise menu, you can choose what type of food you would like, so I obviously decided to opt for the vegan options.
Now, I don’t want to spoil the surprise by telling you exactly what I ate, however, I will say that it was not only a fantastic plethora of flavours for the palate to work through, as well as the textures, making the whole experience a fantastic sensory exploration. The meal is also paired with wine which made a very nice addition, but they also have non-alcoholic cocktails and other drinks if you prefer.
From being greeted on arrival right up until the end of the night, the staff were exceptional, they were knowledgeable as well as being so friendly and I really could not fault them.
The whole experience makes for an unforgettable night, not only because of the surprise element with the food but when you’re in the dark, there is no phone or anything to distract you from a truly wonderful evening. One thing I will say though is if, like me, you are a slightly messy eater, dark coloured clothes are probably preferable.
If you are looking for a restaurant that will make for an unforgettable experience, then this really is the one! it can get quite booked up so would suggest that you make your reservations well in advance!