Rydges Auckland


More than a restaurant,
A true SENSORY, SOCIAL & human experience!
(09) 375 5920
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A story of sense

Dining in pitch darkness, hosted and served by visually impaired people, may change your point of view about many preconceived ideas of the world. This unique experience will focus and sharpen your senses and enables you to taste a surprising wine & food experience adapted to this unusual context.

During this sensory journey, you will be lead by unexpected guides and you will learn to socialize in the dark!

Welcome to Dans le Noir ? at Rydges Auckland, A UNIQUE RESTAURANT IN THE HEART OF AUCKLAND CITY!


Dans le Noir ? the Restaurant

Dans le Noir ?

The restaurant


Our surprise menus

Designed by our Head Chef Luis Milla

Our talented Head Chef, Luis Milla, and his team use locally sourced fresh produce with a combination of new flavours and distinctive techniques. We aim at offering our guests the opportunity to rediscover their senses of taste, aroma & texture, in this unusual environment through a tasting experience that is both seasonal and original.

Our priority is to please our customers, therefore we always pay attention to our guest’s requirements. The food and wine matching are harmonized to offer a complete and amazing experience.

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Upcoming events

Upcoming events

Musical Dinner

With Everybody Sings Chamber Choir

Surprise your senses as never before with this unexpected and magical acapella performance directed by Kate Bell.
An immersive sensory, social and human experience and a one-of-a-kind musical event.

$89/pp early bird price
$99/pp onsite

More Information

E:   Rydges-auckland@danslenoir.com
PH:  021 333 929



Join us for a special 3-course menu at Dans Le Noir, Rydges Auckland as we take part in the Elemental AKL.
Featuring seasonal, locally sourced ingredients from Earth to plate and inspired by the Creation Story from Maori mythology.


E:   Rydges-auckland@danslenoir.com
PH:  021 333 929

Dans Le Noir?

Mid-Winter Christmas Party

$99 Per Person
Unique Dining Experience
Bubbles on Arrival
3 Course Meal: Starter – Main – Dessert


E:   Rydges-auckland@danslenoir.com
PH:  021 333 929

Dating in the Dark

With the Soulmate Coach

In pitch dark, no judgement, no preconception. Come as you are and speak with your soul !

Every month we welcome you for a unique dating experience
$99 – including a three course meal dinner


E:   Rydges-auckland@danslenoir.com
PH:  021 333 929

Date in the Dark
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