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Dans Le Noir ? at Rydges Restaurant

) #130 of 1,866 Restaurants in Auckland $$$$ International, , European
59 Federal Street | Rydges, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-375 5920
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  • Excellent94%
  • Very good3%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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International, Gastropub, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
59 Federal Street | Rydges, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Our group was apprehensive with the unknown but was placed at ease with the guidance of our waiter "Luke". High class service with outstanding dishes. Can't stop raving to everyone to "give it a go". Thank you team for having us as your guests.

Thank sunrisemelissa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Without knowing much more than that we would be having a 4-course dinner in the dark, we were incredibly surprised by the experience. We checked our jackets, bags, phones and watches (that light up), before being seated to wait for our waitress. Carolyn came through...More

Thank Rachel K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a great evening, the food was amazing; we did trust the chef so didn't know what we were getting. Guessing and finding out after was a fun end to the evening. Our server, Carolyn, was brilliant. Really friendly and helpful :) Thank you! Overall...More

Thank Jacqui B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely experience at dining in the dark. The waitresses were so helpful and funny, the food a delight, and the entire experience so unique and special. We loved it.

Thank 907kiwi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When told we were doing this experience, my first thought was "I can't do this" so far out of my custom zone. But just as quick thought "Chris this is not how you view life". Do it. Well I am so glad that I have...More

Thank Christine A
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Christine to share your experience. We are glad that you enjoyed it in both way sensory and human. I will share your comment with Luke. Kindest regards, Ana - Project Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best experience ever! Highly recommend. My partner and I went on opening night at Rydges in Auckland and were blown away by every single aspects of this experience. The staff were incredible, being blind themselves and waiting on an entire table. Our server was Luke....More

Thank penny_layn
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Penny for your feedback. This is great if you enjoyed 100% this experience. I will share your comment with the all team of Dans le Noir?, espacially with Luke. We will be pleased to welcome you again. Kindest Regards, Ana - Project Manager...More

Reviewed 16 May 2017

Our family of 4 decided to dine here for our mother's 50th birthday, it was one of the best dinners we have ever had. It exceeded out expectations (and we had high ones at that). We found the whole experience wonderful, surprisingly dining in pitch...More

Thank anniewu98
Management response:Responded 18 May 2017

What a great moment for the team (especially Michelle) to read your feedback Annie! It was a pleasure to welcome you 4! Happy Birthday again to your Mum! We will be pleased to have you with us again for a new intriguing and strong experience....More

Reviewed 14 May 2017

I would highly recommend the pop up Dans Le Noir here in Auckland. Chantell and the team at Rydges hotel were fantastic hosts of a most remarkable sensory dining experience. Arriving, we left our coats, bags and mobiles in a secure cloakroom, met our fellow...More

Thank MidlandsSam01
Management response:Responded 18 May 2017

Many thanks for this detailed feedback and for your best wishes to see Dans le Noir? as a permanent restaurant. As the restaurant is very successful, we very hope that the future will be the same than in the other countries (France, UK, Spain...): more...More

Reviewed 12 May 2017

A must do experience! From the initial greetings by the amazing hosts to the fantastic service (and ability) of our waitress Mel it was an unforgettable experience. We were very intrigued by the concept of Dans Le Noir "Dining in the Dark" and entered with...More

Thank Toni C
Management response:Responded 18 May 2017

Thanks for your comment Toni! On behalf of the whole team of Dans le Noir?, we were delighted to welcoming you and make you live this experience. Kindest regards, Chanael - Manager of Dans le Noir? at Rydges Auckland.

Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Our group of eight had a wonderful night, guided by our superb table attendant, Mel. Our classic five course menu, with three wine matches, was delicious & really well designed to tease our senses while we dined in pitch darkness. Really special & memorable!More

1  Thank T183T
Management response:Responded 18 May 2017

Thanks a lot for your comment. I will be pleased to share your feedback with the whole team, especially Mel & the Chef! New menu in few months... we will be pleased to welcome the 8 of you again to make you discover these new...More

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$69 - US$83
Restaurant features
Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59 Federal Street | Rydges, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-375 5920
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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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