Dans le Noir ? Restaurant is famous in London and over the world for welcoming guests in pitch darkness and raising awareness about disabilities, all waiters being blind or visually impaired. The venue now welcomes curious Londoners every Thursday evening from 8pm for Dans le Noir ? Otra Vista Social Club in the upper restaurant’s lounge. The event will offer a unique opportunity to enjoy a silent musical bar where sign language will be the main way of communication, paired with a surprise food tasting in pitch darkness. A new fun and unusual experience!
THE MOST UNUSUAL MUSICAL BAR IN TOWN
This unique bar concept animated by our hard of hearing team will make you familiar with the basics of British Sign Language (BSL). The experience will make you realise communication is much more than words! You will be able to practice BSL with your friends and other guests but also when ordering drinks at the bar, as drinks menus are in BSL only! You will be invited to grab a pair of headphones and enjoy music the night away: chilling and dancing on two special playlists recorded by DJ Tom Parris. The participants will be able to switch between these two different channels. With a 25 years experience, Tom Parris is recognised as a leading figure on the European electronic music scene.
TASTING IN THE DARK: A GREAT PLACE TO SOCIALISE
Feeling hungry? Dans le Noir ? Otra Vista Social Club has other secrets. A cosy chill-out dark room in pitch darkness awaits for you to try tasty surprise appetizers. Three versions will be available: vegetarian, chef’s surprise or sweet surprise appetizers. Food Tasting will be composed of a selection of awarded sensorial and delicatessen products, all winners of the “Dans le Noir? Blind Tasting Awards” which will be available to buy on site.
Enjoy time away from the dance floor and experience heightened conversation as being in the dark enhances communication. Unlike pretentious cocktail bars that populate London, the Chill Out allows uninhibited conversation free from visual judgement or preconceptions and offers a friendly and open minded atmosphere like nowhere else in town.
Entry is only £19 including headphones for the evening, access to the bar plus one free welcoming surprise cocktail. If you would like to try the appetizers in the dark options, each option costs £10. Entrance and headphones are free for guests dining at Dans le Noir ? restaurant on the night.