[COVID- 19 INFORMATION]
Dans le Noir ? Melbourne Restaurant is closed until further notice.
We can’t wait to welcome you again after this difficult period, to make you live happy moments thanks to our unique experience. Our e-shop remains open if you want to spoil your loved ones with our electronic gift vouchers (celebration, birthday …) This will also contribute to support our teams.


In the meantime take care of yourself and your loved ones.
See you soon - Dans le Noir ? Melbourne Team
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DANS LE NOIR ? MELBOURNE

DANS LE NOIR ? MELBOURNE, AMONG THE TOP10 OF THE BEST RESTAURANTS OF MELBOURNE ON TRIPADVISOR

A UNIQUE SENSORY AND HUMAN EXPERIENCE

The Dans Le Noir? restaurants

Since 2004, Dans le Noir? restaurant has offered all over the world the opportunity to taste gourmet, creative and seasonal cuisine in complete darkness, accompanied and served by unexpected guides. Dinner or lunch in pitch darkness is an original experience that allows us to re-evaluate our perception of taste while reclaiming our senses, to reinvigorate our relationship with the world and others and to experience a surprising encounter with something different.

Dans le Noir ? is an experience available in Melbourne since January 2018. Our team is delight to welcome you at Rydges on Swanston to make you live an unforgettable experience.

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UNUSUAL EXPERIENCE

Ranked among the best restaurants in Melbourne on Trip Advisor (with a certificate of excellence), Dans le Noir ? at Rydges on Swanston welcomes guests from all over Australia to make them live a unique experience in the dark.

A UNIQUE SENSORY AND HUMAN EXPERIENCE

Often ranked among the 10 most original restaurants in the world and one of the best restaurants in Melbourne on TripAdvisor, Dans le Noir ? was among the finalists of the Melbourne Awards 2018 (Community Category) and 2019 (Hospitality Category). Dans le Noir ? carries the social and human values of the city.

INNOVATIVE & GOURMET

Christian Oblak’s gastronomic and creative cuisine is based on the selection of high quality ingredients, especially fresh fruit and vegetable. All our menus are tested and improved through tastings by sensory experts in pitch darkness.

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Thursday 09 April 2020

Quarantine gift ideas : best gift ideas to celebrate a birthday during quarantine.

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How to celebrate your birthday during quarantine?

Celebrating a birthday is important and it is not because we are confined home that we cannot celebrate this special day properly! Anniversary of your husband, birthday of your wife, your parents, your grandparents, your childrens, your friends or even your colleagues, make them happy by offering them a unique and original gift during quarantine. Stay at home, spoil your loved ones, we take care of everything from our online shop with a nice selection of gift vouchers.
The top gift to send during quarantine, we tell you why :
  • #staysafe: It’s a good way to still spoil your friends, family and colleagues from home 
  • #quickandeasy: We have a large range of online editable and 36 months validity e-vouchers. 
  • #offersomethingunique: “Dans le Noir ? Melbourne” voucher is a ticket to an amazing dining and unique human experience 
  • #thinkpositive: Offering this voucher to someone you love is also something positive to look forward to when the situation gets back to normal.
  • #solidarity: You make the difference supporting a local business in this challenging time

Dans le Noir ? is an inclusive company that contributes to the employment of people with vision impariment, representing 50% of its employees worldwide. For more than 16 years, the social and innovative enterprise has developed, first in France and then internationally to challenge the senses of its guests with tasting and dining experiences in complete darkness, to promote diversity but also to encourage human encounters!

Visit our online shop: https://melbourne.danslenoir.com/shop/

🖤Thanks for your suppport, take care 🖤

PS: We will be able to extend the validity periods of gift vouchers if your voucher expires during the closing period.

Follow us on social media to be the first to know our re opening date :

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INSTAGRAM : https://www.instagram.com/danslenoirgroup  

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Friday 20 March 2020

COVID-19 INFORMATION : Dans le Noir ? Melbourne is closed until further notice.

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Dear Guests & Friends,

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, Dans le Noir ? Melbourne at Rydges on Swanston is taking additional safety measures. The scale of impact is still unknown, and we want to do our part to protect our team members and customers. As of Saturday, March 21st the restaurant in Melbourne will be closed until further notice. We apologise for the inconvenience and ask for your understanding and patience during this time of closing. If you have a reservation in the coming month, our team will be in touch by email. We will be sharing the date of reopening as soon as we know it, so let's stay connected and visit our website and Facebook page.

Our terms & conditions are adapted to this exceptional situation:
- We will be able to extend the validity periods of gift vouchers if your voucher expires in March or April
- We will refund the group deposit made for reservations from March 21st to April 30th.

We are at your disposal for any questions regarding your reservation by email only : contact us.We would like to thank you for your interest in our experiences and for your support. We can’t wait to welcome you again after this difficult period, to make you live happy moments thanks to our unique experiences. Our e-shop remains open if you want to spoil your loved ones with our electronic gift vouchers with 3 years validity (celebration, birthday …) This will also contribute to support our team.

We encourage our friends everywhere to take the extra precautions necessary to safeguard their health and protect others. For more information about Covid-19, we invite you to consult the official website of the Australian government here.

In the meantime take care of yourself and your loved ones.
See you soon - Dans le Noir ? Melbourne Team

 

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Saturday 07 March 2020

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2020: Meet Margaret, guide at Dans le Noir? Melbourne restaurant

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At the occasion of International Women Day we want to introduce you during the whole week Dans le Noir ? guides from all over the world. Women living in differents countries but who are sharing the same daily life. Women who have made their disability a strength and who highly inspired our concept. his is why this week we put on the spotlight thoses who guide you in the dark. Meet Margaret, guide at Dans le Noir ? Melbourne!

- What does it means to be a (vision impaired/blind) woman in today's society?

Being a totally blind woman certainly has challenges, but I try to make the best of what I have.

One of the biggest problems for me as a woman, totally blind and over fifty, is employment. It is very difficult to convince employers that you are capable and would be an asset to their workplace. I am fortunate to have my job at Dans Le Noir in Melbourne, serving diners in the restaurant and sharing my experiences with them.

Another aspect of life which can be challenging is physical appearance, something I feel today's society can be very judgemental about. When it comes to what I wear, for example, I can decide if I like the texture of a piece of clothing, but I don't know what it looks like on me. I am fortunate to have a couple of family members and friends on whose judgement I can rely in this area.

Something I have noticed increasing in recent years is, in their desire to lend a helping hand, many people will grab hold of a blind person. For women who are blind, this can be very intimidating and sometimes results in confrontation. Asking if help is required and seeking permission before touching will always end in a far more pleasant exchange. 

On the whole, I feel happy with my lot in life. I have a great family, many wonderful friends, I'm improving my health and fitness by going to the gym, I have the best job of my life and my guide dog Scottie by my side wherever I go.

- What women inspire you?

The women who inspire me are those I see excelling in their chosen field of work or sport!

- Which adjective best describes you?

« Resilient »!

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Find more portraits of Dans le Noir ? guides on our LinkedIn page !

 

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Friday 20 December 2019

Live a unique Valentine's Day in Melbourne

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Valentine's day in the dark

This year, valentine’s Day will be very special for the team of Dans le Noir ? Melbourne. It is the day of the Grand Opening of the restaurant in the new venue at Rydges on Swanston. We change the venue but we keep the same concept, the same team and the same unique experience. If you are looking for the best experience in Melbourne to live an unforgettable Valentine’s Day, Dans le Noir ? welcomes you from 6:45pm on February 14th.

“My Funny Valentine” in Melbourne

It not only romantic to eat in complete darkness, it is also a funny moment to share with your partner and use you other senses!

No candles just pitch darkness and the voice of your love along with a unique sensory, social and human experience whilst you are tasting an exquisite three or five courses menu designed by the Head Chef, Christian Oblak.

Anti-Valentine’s Day, you are welcomed too to live this unique experience in Melbourne

If you are not coping with the idea of this special day, you can also come with your friends and enjoy a great moment to share all together. Obviously, the room will be surrounded by a loving atmosphere but the more the merrier as we use to say at Dans le Noir ? at Rydges on Swanston.

Couples of friends?

Why wouldn’t come with your partner and some of old friends couples? It is the best way to celebrate a very romantic journey with your loved ones. We host 12 people on each tables at the restaurant so you have the challenge to bring 5 others couples of friends.

SPECIAL VALENTINES PACKAGES IN MELBOURNE:

In French we say “je t’aime, beaucoup, passionnément, à la folie … » (translation : I love you, a lot, with passion, to the moon and back) Say it with your surprise menus :

  • BEAUCOUP: 3 course meal & 3 matching beverages: $119pp
  • PASSIONNEMENT: 5 course meal & 3 matching beverages: $149pp
  • A LA FOLIE: 5 course meals & 5 matching beverages: $169pp

Finally, as a kind reminder, from the beginning of this amazing adventure, Dans le Noir ? Melbourne welcome their guests in large host tables of 12 people. Valentine’s Day is not an exception, so you will share your table with others lovely couples to live a complete experience in pitch darkness.

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Thursday 12 December 2019

Christmas gift - offer a unique experience at Dans le Noir ? Melbourne

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Don’t you think this unique experience would be the best Christmas gift? This year offer something different to your friends and family with our meaningful gift vouchers.

More than a gift, a unique experience in Melbourne

It is unique in Melbourne and more than 9,000 Melbournians have already experienced it. 

Challenge your loved ones with their perception of taste and smell to embrace the flavors, aromas, textures and seasonings. More than a restaurant, Dans le Noir ? Melbourne offers a unique and memorable experience. At Dans le Noir ? Melbourne your loved ones will socialise, will share with others and eat a 3 or 5 Course Menu in complete darkness. 

Best gift idea to enjoy a darkness experience in Melbourne

Probably the best gift idea, it is easy to purchase! Order this instant electronic gift card online and receive it by email. This original gift voucher is valid for 36 months from the date of purchase. Your loved one will have plenty of time to organise the experience in our Melbourne restaurant, the perfect christmas gift for the busy ones.  This voucher is very easy to get: purchase it online, make it personalised and download it. No need to wait for delivery, a good thing if you’re late in your christmas gifts shopping. 

How to purchase your gift voucher for Christmas ? Get easily this unique experience in Melbourne

  1. Go to Dans le Noir ? Melbourne shop: https://melbourne.danslenoir.com/shop/ 
  2. Select from the vouchers you wish to offer:
  • 3 or 5 courses menu, car parking, drink on arrival for 2 - $189 or $249
  • 3 or 5 courses menu & 3 or 5 matching drinks, car parking, drink on arrival for two - $249 or $349
  1. Check out your ‘Santa’s hood’
  2. Personalise your gift voucher
  3. Download it 
  4. Offer this unique experience in Melbourne as a christmas gift this year

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    Did you know that we have 2 restaurants in Spain, in Madrid and Barcelona? We can’t wait to welcome you again. In the meantime, stay connected here with us 🙏🏼 Take care 🖤
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    🍽FROM THE PLATE TO THE DRINK🥃-The experience of guessing never ends with our surprise cocktails. Let’s discover our last cocktail from Melbourne menu: Chambord – Cointreau – Lemon – Cherry⁣🙃 ⁣ ⁣ DE L’ASSIETTE AU VERRE- L’intrigue ne finit jamais avec nos cocktails surprise! Découvrez celui de notre dernier menu à Melbourne: Chambord – Cointreau – Lemon – Cherry
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    🥥DESSERT ALERT🍍- Pina Colada Cannoli, Cream Pineapple Filling, Coconut Sorbet, Coconut Flakes, Pineapple Fritter and Chips. Summer taste in the dark !⁣☀️🤤 ⁣ ALERTE DESSERT- Pina Colada Cannoli, crème à l'ananas, sorbet à la noix de coco, flocons de noix de coco, beignet à l'ananas et chips. La saveur de l’été dans l’obscurité!
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    //INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY// 👩 Today we want to introduce you Dans le Noir ? guides from all over the world. 🌍Women living in differents countries but who are sharing the same daily life. Women who have made their disability a strength 💪 and who highly inspired our concept. This is why this week we put on the spotlight thoses who guide you in the dark. ⁣⁣⁣✨ Find more portraits of Dans le Noir ? guides on our LinkedIn page ! ⁣⁣ A l’occasion de la Journée Internationale des droits de la Femme, nous souhaitons vous présenter toutes nos guides à travers le monde. Des femmes vivant dans des pays différents mais partageant le même quotidien. Des femmes qui ont fait de leur handicap une force et qui ont en grande partie inspiré le concept de notre entreprise. Cette semaine nous mettons en lumière ces femmes qui vous guident dans l’obscurité. Retrouvez tous les portraits de nos guides sur notre page LinkedIn !
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    FISH OR MEAT? 🤔🤤You think it’s IMPOSSIBLE to confuse their taste? Well we challenge you to try the dining in the dark experience! 🙈Discover your menu at the end… you’re not going to believe it! Here is one of our delicious and confusing plates from a previous menu: Grilled Flathead,Potato Shallot Mash, Crispy Potato Skin,Butternut Fondant, Saffron Sauce!⁣🤤🤤 ⁣ ⁣ POISSON OU VIANDE ? Vous pensez qu’il est impossible de confondre leurs saveurs ? Nous vous mettons au défi de tenter l'expérience Dans le Noir ? Découvrez votre menu à la fin… vous n’allez pas le croire! Voici un de nos délicieux plats : poisson grillé, purée d’échalote et de pomme de terre et fondant aux noix safrané !
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    FEEDBACKS MATTERS📝🙃- Because your feedback warms our hearts every day since more than 15 years around the world! Feel free to tell us about your experience in comment!⁣⁣🤓 ⁣ ⁣ VOTRE PAROLE COMPTE- Parce que vos mots nous réchauffent le coeur tous les jours depuis plus de quinze ans à travers le monde ! N'hésitez pas à nous laisser votre avis sur votre expérience dans nos restaurants en commentaire !⁣⁣
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    [Dessert alert] 🤤❗️Taste our desserts in the dark now and try to guess the flavour ! YUMMY! (Guess what ? We have vegan options for the desserts too!)⁣⁣⁣😉 ⁣⁣⁣ [Alerte dessert] 🤤❗️Venez goûter nos desserts dans l’obscurité! MIAM! Devinez quoi ? Nous avons des desserts vegans !😉
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    Let’s start the week with our surprise cocktails!😍 Would you guess the secret ingredients ?⁣🤔 ⁣ Venez commencer la semaine dans nos restaurants avec nos cocktails surprises ! 😍 Devinerez-vous les ingrédients secrets ?🤔
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    Pescaterian, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten free, we can cater for all 🥦🥬🙂 Don’t forget to let us know before the experience and we will sort it out for you to enjoy this culinary journey!!⁣⁣😁 ⁣⁣ Pescatérien, végétarien, vegan, sans gluten, nous nous adaptons à tous les régimes alimentaires 🙂 N’oubliez pas d’informer nos équipes sur place avant l’expérience⁣⁣ ⁣
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    1500 ! 😱😍 This is the number of you in the world who spent their Valentine's Day as a couple or with friends in our restaurants! ☺️ Thank you for being so many each year to join us for this occasion to share this unique moment!⁣⁣😁 ⁣⁣ 1500! C’est le nombre d’entre vous à travers le monde qui ont passé leur Saint-Valentin en couple ou entre amis dans nos restaurants! Merci à vous d’être aussi nombreux chaque année à nous rejoindre pour cette occasion afin de partager ce moment unique !
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    As part of the ITV FOOD AND DRINKS AWARDS 2020 (we won🥳), @tomreadwilson and @itv came to our London restaurant to live a unique night with us!😊
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