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You want to live a unique experience in the heart of Brussels?

Come and meet us at Dans le Noir ? Brussels restaurant, within the Stanhope Hotel Brussels, Rue du Commerce 9, 1000 Brussels, from January 11th, 2024!

Ideally located between the European Quarter and the Palais Royal, let yourself be guided during a culinary adventure like no other in complete darkness…



N°1 (Re)discover your senses in Brussels

The experience Dans le Noir ? Brussels at Stanhope Hotel Brussels is above all a sensory adventure.

Without the sense of sight, our guests out of their comfort zone are ready to challenge themselves and their senses during the whole experience in pitch darkness. As we are used to first eat with our eyes, assimilating colors and shapes to the flavors of the food we taste, this moment is an interesting experience to question our ability of guessing the flavors using all the other senses.

For a unique evening, we invite you to use your other senses: the smell, the taste and why not, the touch! (Cutleries are available of course, but you are free to leave it behind as no one can see in the dark!)

The end of the adventure is highlighted by the unveiling of the menu. Our Head Chef Laurent Gauze, proud member of the Académie Culinaire de France, is delighted to create the surprise menu to challenge your tastebuds.



Fun fact: Some of our customers even confuse meat and fish, or even red wine with white wine! It’s always a big surprise when they discover what they ate and drunk once they return to the light.



N°2 Live an original inclusive adventure in Brussels

This sensory experience would not be what it is without our guide-waiters.

More than waiter we call them “guide” because for an evening, our guests slip into the shoes of a visually impaired person. Our guide-waiters will become their eyes and will accompany them throughout the dinner. Chatting with the mis very enriching, they all have incredible life stories to share and have turned their disability into a strength. You could discover how they adapt to everyday challenges. And you, will you be able to fill your glass of water without overflowing and eat in the dark?

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N°3 The best place to meet people in Brussels

Dans le Noir ? Brussels is also a moment of conviviality and sharing as a couple, with family and friends, but not only!

In pitch darkness, barriers and apprehensions disappear, which is why we welcome our guests at large host tables. It’s an opportunity to meet and get to know each other beyond appearances with a common goal: identifying the surprise menu.

Fun fact: Without smartphones (to guarantee complete darkness in the room), our guests enjoy a real digital detox and social reconnection. Back in the light, they have generally lost all sense of time!

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N°4 Learn to trust others.

This unique human experience disrupts all our habits, we must then learn to trust others. Our guides accompany you, reassure you and guide you during this meal. There are no traps, just a great evening in perspective with people you trust by your side.

Dans le Noir ? Brussels is an inclusive experience. We adapt the surprise menu to each dietary restriction. So, take a breath, let go for an evening and let us take care of everything for you! 😉

Don't wait any longer, book now:

We want you to have the best experience possible, that’s why our team remains at your disposal to answer your questions. You can contact us by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone on +32 (0)2 506 91 11.

Many people also want to offer this unforgettable experience to their loved ones… You can now order online one of our Solo or Duo gift cards:

The whole Dans le Noir ? Brussels team looks forward to welcoming you at the Stanhope Hotel Brussels.