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Dans le Noir Dining Experience

I've been curious to try this since I heard about it (although I've heard the food is fairly average).

It's basically a dining experience where you eat in complete darkness. More details here http://london.danslenoir.com/

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  • Naomi

    how was it?

    June 21, 2013

  • Katie B

    Great thanks Sez.

    If anyone suddenly can't come along, please do let us know so that we can fill your spot in time.

    June 9, 2013

    • Teka (.

      Hi K.B .. hello _If there is space let me know _ TK

      June 10, 2013

  • Sez

    I've made the reservation for the 2nd group as Carolyn is not part of it. See you guys Monday!

    June 8, 2013

  • Katie B

    Hey, the second group is Sez, Deep, Ana and Pavan K.

    Nicky - Dans Le Noir require a deposit for bookings of over 4 or 5 people but if you guys want to come along, you could reserve a spot for 2 people directly with Dans Le Noir if they still have space (or more as Pete, Pavan and Odete have said that they are interested in coming along).

    From what the website says everyone starts in a room that is lit to choose their food and then goes into the restaurant so we could still all meet each other and say hi at the first part even though we won't necessarily be all sat together.

    June 5, 2013

    • Jamina W.

      Yes that's right - there's a fully lit entrance and bar area for pre- and post-dinner drinks. Don't forget you only get to choose which menu you want, the actual food you eat is a surprise!

      June 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes!!! I want to join if there is an cancellation. Plus one of my friend.

    June 4, 2013

  • Odete

    If there are any cancellations I'd love going to this!

    June 3, 2013

  • Carolyn

    So there are 4 of us definitely coming at the moment - Katie, Robert, Nicola & I. Just to note we ideally need either 4 or 6/7/8 (so enough to make a second group) as with the room being pitch black they can't just shove the tables together and make one big group on the night, and it might be awkward to have just 2 people on the overspill table!

    May 30, 2013

    • Carolyn

      Looks like we have 8 definites - you can change the RSVP of the two who haven't replied and I will make the second reservation for 4 in the next couple of days. I will ask if we can have two tables next to each other if poss.

      June 2, 2013

    • Katie B

      Thanks Carolyn, I've changed the RSVPs. And if someone drops out Pete and Pavan, we'll let you know :)

      June 3, 2013

  • Pavan

    Hi, I'm up for this if there are any cancellations!

    June 2, 2013

  • Katie B

    Thanks Deep.

    Vela, Stéphanie and Ana Cristina please can you confirm by end of day tomorrow (Sunday 2nd June) that you can definitely make the 10th June, so that we can make sure we get a second reservation.

    June 1, 2013

  • Pete H.

    If a spot opens up for this I'd love to come along

    May 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would also like to come on the 10th.

    May 31, 2013

  • Katie B

    I've messaged everyone about the event, but basically the main question is can Vela, Deep, Stéphanie and Ana Cristina please confirm that they are 100 % sure they are coming along :)

    May 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I'll be there too

    May 30, 2013

  • Sez

    I'm a yes as well!

    May 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I too can make the 10th at 6.30pm, so will leave my RSVP as stands :-)

    May 30, 2013

  • Doug

    Thanks for the research everyone, but it will be a bit pricey for me. My RSVP is changed.

    May 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can definitely make the 10th so I'll leave my RSVP at is stands. Look forward to seeing everyone there ... or more accurately NOT!

    May 29, 2013

  • Carolyn

    Can everyone who can't make the 10th at 6.30pm PLEASE CHANGE YOUR RSVP so we have accurate numbers for the booking!

    May 29, 2013

  • Katie B

    OK I figured the easiest way to organise going without having to put money down in advance is to make several small bookings. I've made a reservation for 4 people on Monday 10th June 2013 at 6.45. So far there 7 of us who can definitely make that date.

    Could someone else make a reservation for 3 or 4 people? You just need to make an account with them but don't need to provide any payment details.

    May 27, 2013

    • Carolyn

      I can do it, as long as we have enough people *actually* going to turn up! Katie, will you ask Jamina to make you event host, and email the list of people who have RSVP'd with costs/times etc and ask them to confirm they are still interested? Don;t want to be sitting alone in the dark :'(

      May 29, 2013

  • Katie B

    Hi Tom, it's pretty expensive - they do a two course menu for £42 and three course menu for £52 - not including any drinks. There's a £3 discount for students.

    May 27, 2013

  • Katie B changed the date and time to Monday, June 10, 2013 at 6:30 PM

    May 27, 2013

  • Sez

    Just to make this easier to track and split the group if necessary maybe people can log their availability here: http://www.doodle.com/q38gtnahdtap8u4r
    I've put down anyone who's already commented (but you can edit it if the situation changes).
    Won't mind paying the fee in advance either.

    May 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    At the moment, I can make any of the dates suggested, ie:

    Monday 3rd June
    Tuesday 4th June
    Monday 10th June
    Tuesday 11th June

    I'm also happy to pay £ 15 in advance (if that's decided). It only seems fair on Katie B, and shows commitment.

    May 22, 2013

  • Katie B

    Hey. thanks for looking into this guys!

    Since there are currently 17 of us it might be worth splitting into two or three groups and going on different days. That way the organising might be a bit easier.

    There is also a £15/15 Euros fee (not clear which amount in the T&Cs) if someone from the group drops out of a reservation and no replacement person can fill their spot.

    Possible dates I can do earlier in the week and after pay day are:
    Monday 3rd June
    Tuesday 4th June
    Monday 10th June
    Tuesday 11th June

    It looks like the London location doesn't require you to pay in advance but do debit £15 per person if you don't show up. I guess I could either ask people coming to pay £15 and give it back to everyone when they arrive, or as Carolyn suggests, we just show up and hope they have a spot in the earlier dining slot.

    May 20, 2013

    • Carolyn

      I vote 3rd/10th/4th in that order. I think asking people to pay will be a massive hassle, but it's up to you...

      May 22, 2013

  • Katie B

    Hey, good idea Carolyn. I was thinking of just going for 2 courses as well to make it a little bit less super-expensive. I guess pay day for most people will be end of May, so maybe a date around the beginning of June?

    I'm going on holiday tomorrow until Sunday but I'll pick this up when I get back.

    May 14, 2013

    • Carolyn

      Hey Katie, I had a look the T&Cs are here and they are BRUTAL re deposits and no shows for large groups: http://www.danslenoir...­ if you have a group over 4 and people don't show up for a reservation, they charge £15 per person to the credit card which secured the booking. As people often say they are coming then don't turn up for things, this could be a nightmare. To avoid all the faffing around, as bookings aren't mandatory, what do people think about picking a quiet night (eg. a Monday, Tuesday or Weds), limiting numbers and going early for the first seating (6.30pm) and turning up and trying our luck? We could call in advance to check availability, hopefully it would be ok...

      May 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      sounds like a good idea Carolyn... Other option would be that each person going transfers £15 to the person who makes the booking to reserve their place (that way the person making booking isnt out of pocket)... might be too much faffing for the organiser though...

      May 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm also curious about this. Advisable not to wear your best clothes ... and order the least messy food!

    May 14, 2013

  • Carolyn

    Can I put in a request that we do this post pay day as it is mega expensive? Also you may have to call them Re numbers Katie, as they might ask for a deposit if we are booking for a large number of people...

    2 · May 13, 2013

  • Doug

    Sounds interesting!

    May 13, 2013

  • Doug

    Sounds interesting!

    May 13, 2013

  • Ramona

    A friend of mine has just done this in San Francisco aand said it was amazing.

    May 13, 2013

  • Katie B

    Hey, I didn't yet. I can do most evenings apart from Thursdays.

    May 13, 2013

  • Sez

    I've also wanted to try this! Do you have any dates in mind yet?

    May 11, 2013

  • Jamina W.

    I actually rather enjoyed the food for what it was, but it's a bit too expensive to go again. If anyone wants to read about what I thought, you can check out my blog.

    May 8, 2013

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    Event Host
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    Vice-chairwoman of Lists
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