Yep, You Eat Dinner Completely Naked At This Insane New Restaurant
Pure. Natural. Naked.
These are the words the team behind The Bunyadi are using to describe their new London restaurant ... but they're not just talking about the food.
The pop-up eatery, set to open June 11, encourages guests to check their clothing at the door. (OK, in a locker room, really, but "at the door" sounds better.)
If publicly baring your naked body while stuffing your face sounds like a food coma-induced nightmare, you're apparently in the minority.
There's currently a list of 42,610 people anxiously awaiting the opportunity to take their clothes off, and the venue only seats 42 people at a time.
Everything from The Bunyadi's decor — bamboo, candle-lit canopies and wooden furniture — to the food — wood-flame grilled meals on clay dishes with edible cutlery — feeds into the natural vibes, but stripping down isn't mandatory.
The restaurant will provide robes and slippers, which you can decide to keep on or take off, and seating will be divided into two sections: "pure," aka naked, and "clothed," aka LAME-O LOSERS.
Naked or not, having your phone at the table is forbidden.
Seb Lyall, founder of pop-up experience company Lollipop, said in the press release,
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.
TimeOut London has already tried it out, "well-placed fig leaf"-clad waitress and all. But the writer says the experience leaves more up to the imagination than you might assume.
With such low lighting and bamboo partitioning between dining groups, we barely saw anyone else's bits (much to our disappointment).
The five-course menus cost between £55 and £65, but here's a shocker: No one is saying much about the food.
I know you probably have tons of questions, but let me leave you with an answer to the only one that truly matters: Yes, there is plenty of liquid courage on the menu.
The Bunyadi has five signature cocktails, classic mixed drinks and wine. So, shave your legs, please, for all of our sakes, take a shower and get yourself on the waiting list if this is your kind of scene, because it will only be open for three months.