London’s first nude restaurant is set to open.
The restaurant will open in June, according to Fortune, and it will be clothing optional. The Bunyadi will only be open for three months and already has a waiting list of over 10,000 people, according to the Daily Mail.
The London restaurant will have a section for people who want to dine nude and a section for people who want to keep their clothes on. The tables will have some privacy for the nude customers, as they will be separated by bamboo partitions.
“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 Lyal, the owner of the company setting up the restaurant, said in a statement.
The creators want nude and non-nude customers alike to enjoy eating on clay crockery using edible cutlery under a canopy of candle lights.
“We have worked very hard to design a space where everything patrons interact with is bare and naked,” Lyal said. “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.”
The nude London restaurant will only be able to accommodate roughly 7,000 customers during the time it is open, so many of the people on the waiting list will not be able to get in. It will offer a vegan and non-vegan menu, and there will be no photography allowed for obvious reasons.
Lyal told the Daily Mail that there is a trend of people always having their phone at the dinner table, and that won’t happen at this nude restaurant. He thinks London locals will enjoy not just stripping themselves of their clothes and getting nude but stripping themselves of their technology habits.
There will be lockers where people can put their clothes if getting nude or whatever else they need to leave behind to enjoy the experience, including their phone. Not only will the customers be nude, but there will be nude staff members to serve these brave London residents.
A dinner at this nude London restaurant will cost you about £60, according to the Telegraph, which is about $85.
Beyond all of the concepts about stripping ourselves of our attachment to technology and going toward a more natural, less encumbered lifestyle, Lyal wants the restaurants to be a step forward in the body positivity movement. He wants people to come to feel more natural being nude and feel like they don’t have anything to be ashamed of by being nude.
“I think to feel comfortable, you need to experience that atmosphere, on the beach, or naked, and I think people want the opportunity to do that,” he told the Daily Mail.
Many celebrities and journalists have been pushing to make people more accepting of different body types, and being nude may help people make progress in that arena.
Whether patrons decide to go to this London restaurant nude or they decide to keep their clothes on, it looks like it will be a very unique experience. Unfortunately, if you’re not already on the waiting list, it’s an experience you are going to miss. Would you dine nude?
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