London's first naked restaurant opening in June

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London's first naked restaurant opening in June

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While restaurant dress codes are nothing new, an upcoming London opening is asking diners to eat in nothing but their birthday suit.

Billed as the city's first naked restaurant, The Bunyadi will offer guests the chance to experience ‘true liberation’ when it opens in June.

The 42-cover venue will be split in to naked and non-naked sections (or ‘pure’ and ‘clothed’), with changing rooms, gowns and lockers provided on-site.

Phones and photography (ahem) will be banned in order to free guests from the ‘trappings of modern life’.

The slightly chilly-sounding restaurant will also outlaw gas and electricity in favour of an overhead canopy of candles.

It is the brainchild of Lollipop, the group behind London’s Breaking Bad Bar​ and Owl Café.

Seb Lyall, founder of Lollipop, said: “We believe people should get the chance to enjoy and experience a night out without any impurities; no chemicals, no artificial colours, no electricity, no gas, no phone and even no clothes if they wish to."

Diners will eat a wood-flame grilled menu using edible cutlery, with vegetarian and vegan options available.

“We have worked very hard to design a space where everything patrons interact with is bare and naked,” said Lyall.

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The Bunyadi floor-plan

“The use of natural bamboo partitions and candlelight has enabled to us to make the restaurant discreet, whilst adhering to the ethos behind it. No doubt, this has been the most challenging project for us yet, which makes us very excited about it.”

It seems demand for nude dining is high; the waiting list for tickets​ is already over 3,900 long.

Our advice – don’t spill your soup.

Related topics: Restaurants, Dining trends, Venues

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