Venue: Millwater Parkway, 17 Drake Street, Auckland, Auckland Region, New Zealand, 0932
About the event
You may wonder what the benefits are, but the absence of distractions promotes the idea that eating in the dark heightens diner's senses making for a more pleasurable experience. The focus is instead on taste, smell, mouthfeel and sound, as well as promoting the art of conversation.
Diners will enter a warmly lit room, and will be accompanied by waiters and seated before being blindfolded and plunged into total darkness to enjoy this unique culinary experience.
There will be 3 available main dish options (meat, fish and vegetarian) and although the menu is secret, dietary requirements and allergies can be catered for. Diners will also be able to order their favourite drinks to accompany their food before entering the dark dining room.
Each dining experience lasts 90 minutes, giving diners ample time to get comfortable with their new surroundings and enjoy a delicious two course meal with a drink, blindfolded. The 'Pitch Black' event will run on select dates only and pre-booking is essential.
** Upon purchasing you will be sent a form in the coming weeks to fill in your details including dietary requirements. This form will be visible to all customers your session - if you are uncomfortable sharing your details please only fill in first name and surname initial. If you don't wish to be visible on the seating plan then please contact us directly
** Tickets are sold on a non-refundable and non- transferrable basis.
DO I NEED TO MAKE A BOOKING OR CAN I JUST WALK-IN?
Bookings are essential.
ARE CHILDREN ALLOWED?
No, this is a strictly 18+ event.
WHAT IS THE DRESS CODE?
We recommend smart casual.
I AM PREGNANT, CAN I DINE HERE SAFELY?
Definitely! Our restaurant is the same as any other restaurant, just dark.
HOW DO WE EAT IN THE DARK? HOW DO WE KNOW WHETHER WE HAVE FINISHED?
Be creative! Find a method you’re most comfortable with. We won’t tell.
DO I HAVE TO CHOOSE THE MENU?
No, there is a set mystery menu only. Please let us know your food restrictions due to allergies/religion/health reasons etc. and we will make the alterations as necessary.
DO YOU SERVE VEGETARIAN FOOD?
Yes, we do. Simply let us know whether you are a vegetarian/vegan, and we will modify the menu accordingly.
HOW LONG WILL I BE IN THE DARK?
Our standard dining duration is approximately 90 minutes.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I’M UNCOMFORTABLE AND WANT TO LEAVE?
If the atmosphere does become uneasy for you, you can ask your waiter to take you outside the dining room to calm yourself or you can continue your meal in a lit area of the venue.
WHAT IF I NEED TO USE THE BATHROOM DURING DINNER?
You can ask your waiter to take you outside the dining room. The bathrooms are lit and you can go back to the dining room afterwards with the help of your waiter.
WHAT ABOUT DRINK SERVICE?
If you require drinks during meal service you can ask your waiter.