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    Dans le Noir ? MELBOURNE

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  • Dans le Noir ? MELBOURNE

    Dans le Noir ? MELBOURNE

    Convivial, inclusive, unusual
  • A SENSORY EXPERIENCE

    Dans le Noir ? MELBOURNE

    One of the best restaurant in town on Tripadvisor
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 12 December 2019

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

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by chanael

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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Monday 28 October 2019

WHILING TO ORGANISE AN UNFORGETTABLE AND UNIQUE CHRISTMAS PARTY IN MELBOURNE?

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by chanael

Dans le Noir ? is the best idea ever! Be immersed in a unique culinary, convivial & social experience.


Do your team and colleagues a favor by organising your Christmas Dinner at Dans le Noir ? in Melbourne. We look forward to welcoming you!


We can offer a space for your team in the light, either before or after (or both!) the dining in the dark experience. Our team will be more than happy to make your experience the most unique and unforgettable.


FOR CHRISTMAS BE IMMERSED IN A UNIQUE CULINARY, SOCIAL & HUMAN EXPERIENCE!


The options are limitless! Surprise menus in the dark, concert in the dark, Secret Santa in the dark… Dans le Noir ? at Rydges on Swanston, ideally located in the city center, is ready to organise for your team the best Christmas party ever and tailor made this amazing Christmas Package:


From $99pp, your guest will be welcomed with a drink, then will be plunged into the darkness to enjoy a two Course surprise menu and to play Secret Santa! Otherwise, choose a full package at $119 adding two pairing drinks.


WHAT DOES INCLUDE OUR CHRISTMAS PACKAGE?

A SENSORY AND FUN EXPERIENCE…


Guess what? Our menu is surprise! Would you be able to guess what is in your plate and what color is your wine? And also what is your secret santa gift offered by your colleague in complete darkness?


… IMPROVING COMMUNICATION AND TEAMBUILDING DURING CHRISTMAS…


What could be more interesting than meeting your colleagues or friends in a completely different environment? Despite of your sight, all preconceptions are gone. Live a spontaneous moment with your team for Christmas.


…WHILE THINKING OUT OF THE BOX


Who else but our amazing blind guides to get the most out of this unique experience?
“Reversing everything, the unsighted host becomes your eyes!”


EXCLUSIVE CHRISTMAS PACKAGES:


• $99pp – 2 Course Menu + Welcoming drink + Secret Santa in the dark
• $119pp – 2 Course Menu + 2 Matching Beverages + Welcoming drink + Secret Santa in the dark
• Valid during our regular services (Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights) with a minimum of 10 people booked
• Valid out of our regular sittings (Privatisation required) with a minimum spend subject to availability


READY TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS WITH YOUR TEAM IN THE DARK?
PLEASE, CONTACT US VIA EMAIL AT MELBOURNEDANSLENOIR.COM OR GIVE US A CALL AT 03 9347 7811.

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Saturday 11 May 2019

Valentine's day in the dark

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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”

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

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 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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Friday 10 May 2019

Mother’s Day in Melbourne : lunch in the dark! A sparkling Lunch in the Dark…

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by Super User

You’ve been wanting to experience Dans le Noir ? Melbourne for so long but you were never available during our regular opening days on Thursday, Friday and Saturday? Well, take your chance we open one Sunday for lunch in May! Oh and, get your Mother maybe because … It happens to be Mother’s Day that day and this is the best way to celebrate with a lunch in the dark.

This year, on May 12, 2019 we celebrate and spoil Mummies with a unique Lunch in the Dark hosted at Dans le Noir ? restaurant located in Carlton close to the city center of Melbourne.

An original way to cherish Mum

What a great idea to say “I love you” to your Mum (or even your Mother-in-law) or your wife. Choose the lunch in the dark to experience an exquisite and original lunch guided by our incredible team of blind or vision impaired hosts.

Early-bird? You still have the option to purchase a gift voucher in advance and offer it prior the day. AMAZING!

A unique three-course surprise menu

Designed by the Executive Chef Oblak, the surprise menu will challenge your senses. Worried about allergy? No problem, we are vegan, vegetarian and pescatarian friendly. We also cater for any food allergies and dietaries. Trust us, nothing weird in the surprise menu, just a tremendous selection of flavors, textures and aromas. The fun part? You will get the chance to guess the menu at the end. The moment where you find out if you can trust your senses…

General information:

  • DATE : Sunday 12th of May 2019
  • TIME : every 30 minutes – 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30 and 14:00
  • PRICE : $99.00 for a unique package : Drink & canapés upon arrival + 3 courses meal of Chef’s surprise menu
  • RESERVATION : http://www.melbourne.danslenoir.comor call the 03 9347 7811
  • Gift voucher available here

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Thursday 05 April 2018

First anniversary of Dans le Noir ? Melbourne

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January, here we are! One year ago, we launched the amazing adventure of Dans le Noir ? Melbourne in the foodiest city of Australia. This year has been so intense, rich and powerful for everyone who has taking part of the project.

2018 : Melburnians learnt three French words, “Dans le Noir ?”

Located within The Como Melbourne Mgallery by Sofitel, Dans le Noir ? Melbourne opened on January 19th and offers since this moment a unique sensory, social and human experience to Melburnians, Australians and overseas visitors. Experienced by more than 4,500 guests over the year, the concept has been released in many local and national media such as Time Out, Urban List, Fox Fm, Herald Sun, The Age.

MAY – Brunch in the Dark

Willing on offering a new lunch experience, Dans le Noir ? organised the first edition of Brunch in the Dark at the occasion of Mothers’ Day in 2018. A sold-out event where mothers have been taken out of their comfort zone. A Mothers’ Day they will definitely remember for a very long time! 

JUNE – NOVEMBER – Melbourne Awards 2018

Proud of the project, Dans le Noir ? Melbourne team has applied to the prestigious Melbourne Awards 2018, providing a high-quality application and an intriguing oral presentation to the jury. The team participated to the Melbourne Awards Gala 2018 and was proud to be awarded finalist in the category “Contribution to Community by a Corporation”. After 10 months of business it is such a huge achievement and a massive reward to all the team.  

JULY –

Bastille Day: Dans le Noir ? organised a special French Sensory Journey at Bastille Day Festival by plunging dozens of people in a pitch black environment with an exquisite wine and cheese tasting in collaboration with Romeo Wine.

Auction in the dark: The team was very pleased to host a special evening including an Auction in the Dark in partnership with Vision Australia to raise funds for the employment of the blind and vision impaired community.

SEPTEMBER – Dating in the Dark

Always seeking to offer patrons an original experience, Dans le Noir ? Melbourne partnered with WeClick to host the first Dating in the dark event in Australia. During a 5-tapas style menu, daters had the opportunity to meet 5 people and break the ice in a different and powerful way. In pitch darkness there is no preconception brought by vision, people have to rely on their other senses, a brand-new way to date and a good opportunity to rediscover the art of conversation and chemistry!

DECEMBER – Christmas Parties

Dans le Noir ? Melbourne has welcomed dozens of corporate groups this year for their Christmas Parties including Commonwealth Bank, GSK, HG Financial, Travel Associates, Broameadows Primary School, BF Brokers, BSGM, WEP, Bunnings, Lakeside Sport Medical Center…  

2019 : New opportunities

JANUARY – FEBRUARY: After one year in South Yarra, the restaurant is moving to a new location in Melbourne! Dans le Noir ? is glad to announce its new partnership with Rydges on Swanston (701 Swanston street) and is excited to welcome more and more people in Melbourne and continue to make them live this unique sensory experience! New venue, new prices, new offers but same team and powerful experience from February 14th!

The team can’t wait to start 2019 and has already with many exciting new projects on going: Valentine’s Day, corporate events, EOFY, Good Beer Week (yes, we will be there!)…

Want to organise something with us? Let’s discuss opportunities together: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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