• Pitch Black: Dining in the Dark - Melbourne

    Dining-in-the-dark is an evening designed to amplify your taste by eliminating external distractions. 

    • Aunty Kims, 92-94 Johnston Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    • From 21-Mar-2021
    • To 22-Apr-2021
    A$0 - A$90.00
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  • Pitch Black: Dining in the Dark - Melbourne

    Dining-in-the-dark is an evening designed to amplify your taste by eliminating external distractions. 

    • Aunty Kims, 92-94 Johnston Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    • From 21-Mar-2021 To 22-Apr-2021
    A$0 - A$90.00
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General Info

Date: 21-Mar-2021

Venue: Aunty Kims, 92-94 Johnston Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

About the event

PITCH BLACK: DINING IN THE DARK

It's a stab in the (almost) complete dark

Melbourne is host to new concept dining-in-the-dark event 'Pitch Black'. 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. 

There are no food snaps here, so Insta-happy snappers be warned! All diners must hand over phones, watches and any other light sources before the event begins, dining is in pitch black after all. Diners will enter a warmly lit room, before being accompanied by waiters into the dining room and plunged into utter darkness to enjoy an unusual dining experience.


There is an option of 3 set menus, and although secret, dietary requirements and allergies can be catered for. Diners will also have the option to pre-order all of 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 2-course meal with a drink, blindfolded. Diners can hang around after their meal as there is a cash bar on site. The 'Pitch Black' event will run on select dates only and pre-booking is essential. 

 

* You will receive a Google Form prior to the event so please ensure you fill in your dietary requirements here.

** Tickets are sold on a non-refundable basis.

FAQS

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… very 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.

WILL I BE SHARING A TABLE WITH STRANGERS?

No, unless you are on a blind date. You will have neighbours so don’t be shy and talk to them. You never know who’ll you bump into, they might turn out to be your new best friends!

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.

CAN WE TAKE PHOTOS WHILE IN THE DARK?

Any light source is not allowed. Mobile phones, watches, cameras, torches, matches, cigarette lighters and any other luminous gadgets that may produce light will need to be handed over and stored prior to entry. We would appreciate everyone to abide by this essential rule as each and everyone’s experience counts.

WHY DO WE HAVE TO SURRENDER OUR MOBILE PHONES? CAN’T WE JUST SILENCE THEM AND KEEP THEM IN OUR POCKETS?

This is a concept restaurant, and we want all of you to relish the experience that you deserve. We recommend our guests to detach themselves from their worldly affairs and simply enjoy the meal and the fellowship with your dinner companion(s).

WHAT IF I NEED TO BE CONTACTED BY PHONE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY?

Our venue phone is manned throughout the whole evening and you will be contacted if needed.

WHAT ABOUT DRINK SERVICE? 

If you require drinks during meal service you can ask your waiter. 

 

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