If you’ve ever had a dream where you’ve been naked in public and you weren’t mortified by it, then London’s first ever nude restaurant may be the place for you.
Lollipop, the pop up company behind the Breaking Bad themed cocktail lab, recently announced that they’ll be bringing a clothing optional dining experience to London this June. The new pop up is called The Bunyadi, which means “fundamental, base, natural” according to their website.
As its name perhaps suggests, the pop up restaurant aims to provide guests with all natural (au natural) experience. According to a release, The Bunyadi will “take diners to a beginning where everything was fresh, free and unadulterated from the trapping of modern life.”
There will be no chemicals, artificial colours, electricity or gas involved in the food preparation and no phones or photography are allowed. “We have worked very hard to design a space where everything patrons interact with is bare and naked,” says Seb Lyall, the founder of Lollipop.
Despite the naked theme, kitchen staff will indeed be clothed, according to the Washington Post. Waiters will also have “minimal covering for hygienic purposes.”
Restaurant plan via The Bunyadi website.
The restaurant has also been designed to give patrons some privacy. Bamboo partitions will separate dining parties and the candle lighting ensures some shadows for shy guests to hide in. There’s also a changing room to undress in and gowns to wear. Lyall told the Washington Post that it took time to design the space and that he hopes people will “understand the attention to detail that the concept demanded.”
Visiting The Bunyadi will cost £55 to £65 (about $101 to $120 CAD) per person, which includes food and drink on a vegan or non-vegan tasting menu says Business Insider.
While dining in the nude may not appeal to everyone, their certainly seem to be many who agree with Lyall’s belief that eating naked is liberating. In a week’s time over 25,000 people have signed up for the waiting list.