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Dans Le Noir ? at Rydges Restaurant

) #98 of 1,911 Restaurants in Auckland $$$$ International, , European
59 Federal Street | Rydges, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-375 5920
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  • Excellent93%
  • Very good5%
  • Average0%
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International, Gastropub, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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$$$$
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59 Federal Street | Rydges, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I recently invite my husband and son to Dans Le Noir for my husbands birthday. It was great fun and the food was very tasty, we were not sure what we were eating so had to do a lot of guessing. It was really lovely...More

Thank Karen255
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited recently and had a fantastic experience. The lovely food was accompanied by the other friendly guests at the table who were great company. We had Jacinta and Luke guide us through the experience and they were absolutely lovely not to mention hilarious which made...More

Thank traveller20170
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the time of arrival everything is explained without feeling like you're overwhelmed with information. You really get to engage with the wait staff as they are very much your guides and I think they managed it really well. The complete lack of visual reference...More

Thank kiwikurt
Ana B, Manager at Dans Le Noir ? at Rydges, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and recommend it. The whole team of Dans le Noir? is glad that you had a great time eating in the dark! Kindest Regards, Ana - Project Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Long story. Booked for the Friday for a birthday surprise. We got there, everything was fine, then just as we were going in the dining room, the birthday boy, bailed! Shame he was claustrophobic and didn't know it. Really didn't like the dark. So we...More

Thank MYSB
Ana B, Manager at Dans Le Noir ? at Rydges, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Kelly for your great feedback! We are very glad that you had the chance to live this unique sensory, social and human experience and you enjoyed it 100% ! The whole team of Dans le Noir? hopes to see you again. Kindest Regards,...More

Reviewed 5 July 2017

We did not know much more than that we would be having a 3-course dinner with wine in the dark, we were incredibly surprised by the experience. We had to leave jackets, bags, phones and watches (that light up), before being seated. The staff explained...More

Thank 792Carol_H
Ana B, Manager at Dans Le Noir ? at Rydges, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Carol for your constructive review. I am sorry to hear that your dining experience was below your expectations for the food. Your comments will be discussed with our team in the kitchen in order to improve it. Thank you for having recommended Dans...More

Reviewed 30 June 2017

From the time of arriving at the hotel, service is obliging and nothing is too much. Food was beautifully presented and very tasty and service was just right, and carried out with pride.

Thank KerryHannam
Ana B, Manager at Dans Le Noir ? at Rydges, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Kerry, thank you very much for your nice comment. I will share it with the whole team of Dans le Noir? Rydges Auckland! Have a great week-end, Ana - Manager of Dans le Noir? Rydges Auckland.

Reviewed 28 June 2017

A very special evening with family and friends, and a total success as a Dinner in the Dark is so different. Looked after by lovely Annaelle and Tamati, who explained and guided us all the way. We enjoyed the 'trust the chef' menu, which was...More

Thank BriAkl
Ana B, Manager at Dans Le Noir ? at Rydges, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Dear Brigitte, We are glad that the surprise was a success and you enjoyed this unique experience! Thank you for your kind words. We will be pleased to welcome for another occasion with a new menu ! Kindest Regards,

Reviewed 19 June 2017

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
Ana B, Manager at Dans Le Noir ? at Rydges, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Dear Melissa, thak you for your kind feedback! I will share your comment with the whole team of Dans le Noir? espacially Luke. Kindest regards, Ana

Reviewed 12 June 2017

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
Ana B, Manager at Dans Le Noir ? at Rydges, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Thank you Rachel for taking the time to describe your experience. We are glad that you enjoyed all the benefits of being in the dark: The social, sensory and human apsects! Kindest Regards,

Reviewed 9 June 2017

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
Ana B, Manager at Dans Le Noir ? at Rydges, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Dear Jacqui, thank you very much for your comments. I will share it with the whole team of Dans le Noir? especially Carolyn and the chef! New menu is designed, we will be pleased to welcome you again and make you guess new flavours in...More

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Average prices
US$69 - US$84
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
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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