Dining in the Dark


My latest venture in London saw me trying out a restaurant known as ‘Dans Le Noir’ (in the black).
The restaurant is situated in Clerkenwell, and is ran by blind waiters. When you arrive, you are introduced to your waiter for the evening and asked to stand in single file with your hands on the shoulders of the person infront of you so that the waiter can lead you to your table.
You pass through a black curtain and are met with darkness like you have ever experienced before. The majority of the time, even during the night we are surrounded by some form of light, whether that be moonlight or streetlights, we are never completely immersed in darkness and my first feeling was one of claustrophobia.
It took some will to keep going and follow my friends to our table, instead of turning around and running away. The best…

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