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Dans Le Noir ? at Rydges

59 Federal Street | Rydges, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-375 5920
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Overview
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“chef's menu” (2 reviews)
“lamb” (2 reviews)
“seafood” (2 reviews)
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International, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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$$$$
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59 Federal Street | Rydges, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It is an amazing experience to navigate a meal in total blackness, I say blackness because "dark" doesn't do it justice. Loved everything about it.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The team serving and out front organising the guest were amazing and the food was nothing short of excellent. This is an experience everyone should have at least once in their life time. To be served in total darkness and have each course placed in...More

Thank Tanya W
Hélène C, Manager at Dans Le Noir ? at Rydges, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Tanya, Thank you very much for your kind review. We are glad that you enjoyed this unique sensory, social and human experience. I will share your comment with Tamati and the whole team ! It was a real pleasure to have you for dinner...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Life changing Life appreciation experience Sena our guide was articulate clever and very patient. Food fab Well Organised Hélène amazing yo deal with Super super cool night out 🐾More

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Hélène C, Manager at Dans Le Noir ? at Rydges, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi nic957, Thank you very much for your kind review. We are glad that you enjoyed this unique sensory, social and human experience. I will share your comment with Sina and the whole team ! It was a real pleasure to have you for dinner....More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We totally loved this experience. Our guide/waiter Luke was superb. We really appreciated his care of us and his gentle manner. We would love to hear his penny whistle in the dark. Great food and wine too!

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Hélène C, Manager at Dans Le Noir ? at Rydges, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Anne, Thank you for your kind review. We are glad that you enjoyed this unique sensory, social and human experience. I will share your comment with Luke and the whole team ! All the best, Kind Regards Hélène

Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for a great experience which is totally different to anything else in Auckland, this is the place to go! Great service, good food and a really fun time had by all. Highly recommend!!!!

Thank Helen K
Hélène C, Manager at Dans Le Noir ? at Rydges, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Helen, Thank you for your kind review and for coming at Dans le Noir ? Auckland. We are glad that you enjoyed this unique sensory, social and human experience. All the best, Kind Regards Hélène

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came for a dinner and whiskey tasting and had a fantastic experience. A big thank you to Parveen who was our super friendly and funny guide for the evening, for sharing his story and making our night unique. Definitely recommend the experience. We would...More

Thank Marion H
Hélène C, Manager at Dans Le Noir ? at Rydges, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Marion, Thank you for your feedback and for coming at our Whisky Tasting in the Dark. We are glad that you enjoyed this unique sensory, social and human experience. I will share your comment with Parveen ! All the best, Kind Regards Hélène

Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Was not sure all what to expect! guided through to the table by our wonderful waiter Luke. We chose the chefs choice 5 course with a welcome cocktail and 2 wine matches. The food was amazing and created a healthy debate about flavors. I won...More

Thank Mark K
Hélène C, Manager at Dans Le Noir ? at Rydges, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Hi Mark K, Thank you very much for your kind review. I will share your comment about the food to the Chef but also with Luke! The whole team of Dans le Noir? is glad that you enjoyed this unique experience and hope to see...More

Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

It is an interesting experience, but the food, the taste, the texture we're pretty ordinary. I've been told that the old menu had kangaroo meat which would have been awesome. They take you in with a group of people you don't know. So we had...More

Thank TheGreatBumble
Hélène C, Manager at Dans Le Noir ? at Rydges, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Hi TheGreatBumble, Thank you for your feedback. At Dans le Noir?, we are constantly working with the whole team to improve and deliver the best experience possible. We are sorry that you did not enjoyed the experience in its fullest. We consider Dans le Noir...More

Reviewed 18 June 2018

Third time there and great as usual. Wonderful combination of flavors, textures, spices and ingredients all mixed in a clever way so you have to use all your senses left to best guess what you are actually eating. The wine matching had some challenge to...More

Thank Jusdepomme
Hélène C, Manager at Dans Le Noir ? at Rydges, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Hi Jusdepomme, We are glad that you enjoyed this unique sensory, social and human experience and that you still found some challenge, even for the third time ! I will share your comment about the food to the Chef ! Again, thank you for your...More

Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

We tried trust the chef option, food was good, desert was ok. As a suggestion, change the way you are serving vegetables, it can become tricky to get it on the fork in complete darkness. Experience is definitely worth it. Even basic sensoric deprivations can...More

Thank fanga607
Ana B, Manager at Dans Le Noir ? at Rydges, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Thank you very much Fanga607 for your kind review. I will share your comment about the vegetables to the Chef but also with the guides who are doing a great job! The whole team of Dans le Noir? is glad that you enjoyed this unique...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$49 - US$75
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Thursday
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59 Federal Street | Rydges, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-375 5920
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Description
In the heart of Auckland City, 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. Your evening will be full of conviviality, excitement but also self-questioning. A full immersion in this sensual dining adventure will impress you as a once lifetime experience.
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