Surprise Menu

Surprise Menu

Our cuisine

Guests have the choice of a unique surprise menu. The idea is that each guest should not know exactly what he or she will be eating. It’s all about the flavours, aromas, textures and seasonings. It is an old principle often used in the industry called “blind tasting”.

The concept behind our menu is to re-educate our customers’ palate and mind, to make them truly experience the flavours being presented. Totally devoid of light, your eyes can’t deceive you, so therefore all preconceptions are gone.



Feed Me Chef

FEED Me chef


Menu’s Options

Allergies and specific diets

At Dans le Noir ?, we do not ask you what you would like to eat but rather what you cannot eat. We take into account all your dietary requirements when taking the order so we always make certain you won’t have any ingredients you are allergic to or need to avoid eating for any reason. Thanks to these precautions, each visitor can explore the adventure and enjoy the great excitement of the surprise menus.


The surprise menu is adapted in various ways, according to the seasons. At Dans le Noir ?, we work mainly with fresh products, and when it’s possible we’ll use organic and seasonal vegetables, line caught fish, and free-range and grass-fed meats..

We also try to offer fair trade products. In Melbourne, our cuisine is created by Christian Oblak, our Head Chef. The approach of cooking at “Dans le Noir ?” is to increase your senses in the dark and to separate tastes on your plate with a pedagogical and interesting organisation.
We try to make your sensory experience as complete and interesting as possible.

Wines & Drinks

Wines & Drinks



Choosing a wine with dinner is often a daunting decision, however, it is made even harder by the fact that our customers do not know what they are going to be served. Therefore, whatever your menu’s choice, you can go for a wine matching. Our sommelier has put together an excellent array of different wine and meal combinations for your convenience.




Surprises cocktails

Our surprise cocktails begin with a fresh fruit base, and are an excellent introduction to the experience you will encounter in the dark room.
Surprise cocktails are $15. Surprise mocktails are $10.




If you prefer, you may order “À la Carte” from the Dans le Noir ? beverage list. The wine and cocktail menu has a large selection for you to choose from.


hot beverages

Hot beverages

Coffee, tea and other hot drinks for safety reasons are not served in the dark but are available in the bar at the end of the experience.


Chef & Sommelier

Chef & Sommelier

“It is a unique experience to have a different approach of creating a menu that is particularly crafted to tap the other senses of our guests. We tend to rely on our sight most of the time so it is a challenge for my brigade and myself to create something that would arouse the curiosity of our patrons by relying on their other senses. It is all about being out of our comfort zone for both my brigade and our diners. I also believe that it is a unique opportunity to be a part of a global community of chefs within the worldwide Dans le Noir ? restaurants which fills me and my brigade with a great pride.”

Christian Oblak, Executive Chef, Dans le Noir ? at Rydges on Swanston