Questions and answers
What you always wanted to know about the Dark Restaurant NOCTI VAGUS…
Is it really so dark down there that you can’t even see your hand in front of your face?
Yes, in the NOCTI VAGUS you will see absolutely nothing. But have no fear, you will get used to it very quickly.
Is it dark even in the lavatories?
No, don’t panic, everywhere except in the Dark Restaurant itself will be dimmed lightning.
Are the waiters really blind?
Yes, our staff in the Dark Restaurant is blind or severely visually impaired (which means, they can just see contours and have around 2 – 3 % of eye sight). Many are totally blind.
Are the cooks blind?
No, just the team in the Dark Restaurant is blind or severely visually impaired.
Will night vision goggles be used?
No, neither our staff nor our actors or musicians, who work in the dark, use any night vision goggles. This corresponds to the philosophy of our house.
How long does a “Dinner in the Dark” in the Dark Restaurant NOCTI VAGUS take?
When you have decided for a Dinner in the Dark with a show included, then please arrange to have 3 hours time. When you chose a “Dinner in the Dark” on Monday or Tuesday without a show, the visit in the Dark Restaurant will last about 2 hours.
Do you have any further questions? So don’t be shy to call us: 030 / 74 74 91 23
Some more questions about the “Dinner in the Dark”
How many courses does a dinner in the dark in the Dark Restaurant NOCTI VAGUS have?
From Wednesday to Sunday we serve 4-course-menus. At a taster evening we spoil you with 3 courses.
What do I have to take care for when in the dark?
In the Dark Restaurant no mobiles should be switched on, watches with glowing dials have to be hidden or taken off. Please pay attention to the instructions our personnel is giving to you and we guarantee that your visit will be unforgettable.
How does the Dark Restaurant NOCTI VAGUS actually looks like?
This will be our big secret. Only so much shall betrayed: the room is as tastefully equipped as all other areas in the NOCTI VAGUS. It possesses of the famous Dark Stage, an acoustic ceiling, upholstered chairs (easy-chairs in the séparée), with fine fabrics setted tables and an extravagant system for orientation.
How do I find my way in the dark?
You will be surprised how easy you will get your orientation back in the Dark Restaurant – your eyesight isn’t needed. After entering the Dark Restaurant you will recognize in about 5 -10 minutes that with your remaining senses you will get used to the unfamilliar surroundings.
What is invisible to the eye
Though the menu will be served in the dark, it meets the highest requirements of taste and looks. If you like you can take a look at the prepared plates by light.
Why do you have variable check-in times?
We want to make you feel good right after entering our rooms and want to take time for you. To create a relaxing atmosphere we welcome our guests individually.
There will be no mass processing. Even into the Dark Restaurant only small groups or separate pairs will be led. You will recognize the difference to other Dark Restaurants right after entering our rooms.