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Dans le Noir?

630 Chapel St, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
+61 3 9825 2228
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International, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
630 Chapel St, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

Three of us went to Dans Le Noir for dinner last Friday. It wasn't simply for food, but for the whole experience. I agree with other reviewers re: delicious food and exceptional service. Their portion sizes were also very reasonable. What I want to highlight...More

Thank Sriyani
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

What an awesome experience! From the moment you walk in the staff go over and above! Walking into a dark room to eat is an indescribable experience! Our waiter, Gift, was the ultimate host! The food is amazing, the staff are super friendly and the...More

Thank leisl23
Aurore L, Manager at Dans le Noir?, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Leisl, I will share your kind words with the team. It was our pleasure to make you live an "out of this world" experience. Hope to see you soon in the dark, Kind regards,

Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

When we booked we didn’t know what to expect and felt a little uneasy! As we walked into the room it was such a strange sensation not being able to see. Once we made it to the table we where able to relax and really...More

Thank Jacob I
Aurore L, Manager at Dans le Noir?, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Jacob! Thank you very much for your amazing feedback. It takes usually 2 or 3 minutes to feel comfortable in a pitch dark environment. But when you are seated, you just have to enjoy your delighful experience. For your information, we changed the menu...More

Reviewed 26 April 2018

Get led hand in hand into a pitch black room by your blind host, to be seated with your fellow diners at a long, shared table for a unique social experience. We chose the 5 course surprise menu with matching wine and found the food...More

Thank dso1uk
Aurore L, Manager at Dans le Noir?, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Hello there, Thank you very much for your kind words. We are glad you had a unique experience at Dans le Noir ? Melbourne! Indeed, the social part of our experience is important in our concept, you don’t have any cellphone with you, conversations are...More

Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Not long after arriving we headed into the pitch black room. You literally cannot see a thing so all the eating and conversing happens without the sense of sight. Our waiter Callan was visually impaired. He did an amazing job of communicating, serving and keeping...More

Thank Bernie_Burnie
Aurore L, Manager at Dans le Noir?, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Hello Bernie, Thank you for your message and kind words about Callan, we will pass on the compliments to him :) As you know, Dans le Noir ? is also a social experience. In all our restaurants we only have large host tables, this is...More

Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

I can’t comment on the food because the restaurant cancelled our booking within the week due to a larger group wanting to visit. I had booked the table and my travel from interstate because a friend was keen to visit the restaurant, only to have...More

Thank Paul W
Aurore L, Manager at Dans le Noir?, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Dear Paul, Thank you for your feedback and once again we are very sorry for the inconvenience. We do understand the reasons of your disappointment and mutual obligations of a booking. We tried to reach you by phone on Saturday, left you voice mail and...More

Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Four of us came on a Friday evening to celebrate my brothers 40th birthday. We were served by Margaret and we all had the most AMAZING experience ever! Margaret was an incredible host who definitely added to our experience. The experience was challenging, confronting and...More

Thank Joanna M
Aurore L, Manager at Dans le Noir?, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Hello Joanna, Huge thank you for your kind message, Margaret will be so glad to hear your words as well as the Chef :-) If you want to come back we suggest you wait for the next surprise menus so you can guess something different!...More

Reviewed 2 April 2018

A truly sensory experience minus sight, this was an evening that relied on sound, smell and taste! The food served was a choice from either a meat, seafood, vegetarian or vegan set 3 course or 5 course menu. I chose the 3 course meat menu...More

Thank Leanne B
Aurore L, Manager at Dans le Noir?, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Dear Leanne, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are very happy you enjoyed this amazing experience. I'll share your words with the guide team, especially Margaret, and the kitchen team. We change the menu every three months, so don't hesitate to come...More

Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

We did this for a birthday celebration. It was an incredibly powerful experience. Confronting, humbling and definitely unique. The food was wonderful, the service impeccable. Our waiter Amir was a wonderful host. I love that people who are blind/low vision are employed here. It's a...More

2  Thank Tina B
Aurore L, Manager at Dans le Noir?, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

Dear Tina, It was our pleasure to welcoming you and your friends for this particular celebration. Thank you for your kind words, we will share with our team and especially Amir. The HUMAN experience is very deep and intense in the darkness and we are...More

Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

What a unique and unforgettable experience this was. All five of us loved every moment. The friendly positive staff, professional approach to all elements of our experience, the tasty food and fun filled atmosphere were great ingredients for a night out. Most importantly we gained...More

Thank Lawrie H
Aurore L, Manager at Dans le Noir?, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

Dear Lawrie, Thank you very much for your nice feedback. I'll share with the team! We are very happy you enjoyed the experience in pitch darkness. Have a good afternoon.

Chapel Street
Seek and ye shall find! Prahran is a treasure hunter’s
paradise of vintage stores, upscale boutiques and
emporiums. Chapel Street is a one-stop shop with
specialty stores selling just about everything. The
famous Chapel Street Bazaar has so many curious and
vintage knick-knacks that you will feel as if you're
in a huge and busy museum. By contrast, at the
northern end of Chapel Street, South Yarra and Windsor
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 71 - USD 85
Restaurant features
Reservations, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 630 Chapel St, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chapel Street
  • Neighbourhood: Chapel Street
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9825 2228
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DINING IN THE DARK - A UNIQUE SENSORY, SOCIAL & HUMAN EXPERIENCE In the heart of vibrant South Yarra, at The Como Melbourne MGallery by Sofitel, surprise your senses as never before! Enjoy a unique sensory experience, thanks to our famous surprise menus in three different versions assisted by unexpected guides. A SENSORY JOURNEY As sight is the sense we rely on the most, dining in absolute darkness is a sensory experience that awakens senses and enables guests to completely re-evaluate their perception of taste and smell. A PLACE TO SOCIALISE In the dark there is no preconception brought about by vision. Therefore, communication is more intense, authentic and spontaneous. A UNIQUE HUMAN EXPERIENCE Blind waiters become the diners’ personal guides during the experience. In this role reversal, the unsighted host becomes the guests’ eyes!
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