If we eat with our eyes, what happens when we can't see what we're eating? You can find out at Dining in the Dark is the latest offering from Billykart West End, a modern bistro-style restaurant that our reviewer described as 'first class'.
Dining in the Dark is an atmospheric experience involving a blindfold, a surprise menu, and a little bit of courage. Diners are served in complete darkness, with the lack of vision said to heighten the senses of taste and smell.
Picky eaters don't need to worry - Dining in the Dark offers a fixed menu, based on seasonal ingredients, with no weird or unexpected ingredients. Diners with food restrictions should get in touch prior to the event to arrange substitutions.
And as for the darkness? It's almost as complete as you can get, with any sources of light (like mobile phones, lighters, and watchers) to be handed over to staff during the event. Waiters wear night vision goggles during service and can direct patrons to the bathroom when necessary (the pre-dinner orientation cover security and access issues in more detail.)
Dining in the Dark takes place at Billykart West End on Wednesday nights. The standard dining duration is approximately 90 minutes.
Bookings are essential and can be made by calling 07 3193 6314. Please note - this experience is limited to diners aged 15 and older.