The New Hippest Restaurant Around Is One Where You Dine Naked, So Reservations Anyone?
Huge news, bros!
Now naked dining doesn’t have to be relegated to your couch on Sunday nights, locked and loaded with a large pepperoni pie and a 12-pack of Whatever-Lite, because “Fuck me, it’s really Monday again tomorrow?”
No, no, no. Naked restaurateuring is about to become the next en vogue thing that you can do IN PUBLIC, and you can enjoy it if 1) you’re going to be in London this summer and 2) you’re lucky enough to land a reservation at The Bunyadi. And if you want one, you better hurry up and get your name on the damn list, because something tells me this is going to be trendy AF. Like, why has no one thought of this before? Who doesn’t want to dine out without wearing any clothes!? Exactly.
From The Bunyadi’s press release:
With great attention to detail, The Bunyadi plans to use only the most natural, home-grown ingredients to envelope its patrons in a Pangea-like world, free from phones, electric lights and even clothing (not compulsory)!
Guests will enjoy wood-flame grilled meals served on handmade clay crockery and edible cutlery, in a space void of the industrialised-world’s modern trappings. They will dine under a canopy of candle lights, creatively partitioned with bamboo and wicker, as they recline on wood-hewn furniture.
“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. The idea is to experience true liberation.” Seb Lyall, the founder of Lollipop.
Love that they have to say not compulsory. Come on, what kind of a psycho would purposely go to a NAKED RESTAURANT and then leave their clothes on. Talk about ruining the experience for all the other guests. That’s like 1,000,000 times worse than looking at the table behind you and staring…wait, what?
The Bunyadi pop up experience is set to take place in central London. The venue is specifically designed to be split into two sections (“pure and clothed”), and has a capacity of forty-two. There is already a waiting list of over 3,700 people, and Lollipop plans to open the restaurant to the public in June.
“We have worked very hard to design a space where everything patrons interact with is bare and naked. 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”
Unfortunately, but probably fortunately, there will be no photography allowed in the troves of the Pangea-themed eatery. And believe it or not, there’s already in excess of 11,000 patrons on the waiting list for reservations.
I am not one of them…yet.