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HM Visits: Dans Le Noir

An experience like no other! We headed do 'Dans Le Noir' in London for one of the most unforgettable experiences.

'Dining in pitch darkness, hosted and served by visually impaired people, may change your point of view about many preconceived ideas of the world. This unique experience will focus and sharpen your senses and enables you to taste a surprising wine & food experience adapted to this unusual context. Not only will you discover a complete sensory journey, but also a brand new way to socialise.' -

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When we first set up visiting here I knew it would be dark but, I didn't expect it to be so dark you can't even see your hands. Your eyes become surplus which is what they

aim for. When you sight is taken away from you a sense of insecurity kick in, you dont know where you are, who's serving you or even what your eating. Before you head in you choose your choice of menu and then your meal id designed on that.

There are 5 menus;

– The White Menu: TRUST OUR CHEF with an exotic selection of both seafood and meat. – The Red Menu: A surprise menu which will include a selection of meat based dishes. – The Blue Menu: Our pescatarian option, this surprise menu includes a selection of fish and shellfish based dishes. – The Green Menu: A completely vegetarian menu (please note that we also cater for vegans).

We both went for the white menu and are both glad we did the food is incredible. After your meal you get to see images of what you've eaten and it all looked beautifully presented on the plate and then it comes to you and your squish it with your fingers because you can't use a knife and fork because you cant see where things are, it's all about feeling and smelling. An experience like this is explainable but s defiantly something everyone should do. There are 6 people on a table you sit opposite your friend or who you came with, then you get a chance to speak to people. You make your opinions on there personalities rather than there looks which again is amazing because now in 2018 it's always opinions on looks rather than personality.

After meal you are led back out, you then can go upstairs to the silent bar where you can put on head phones which play music and block out all other noises requiring you to us sign language. There is a little book which teaches you how to order a drink using sign language.

It's an incredible place for anyone to visit and really make you see the world from other peoples perspectives. I would defiantly go back without question. The customer service is 10/10 the food is 10/10 and the experience 10/10

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