Date
17 January 2017
Fancy looking at your partner's skin while sharing a candlelit dinner? Bunyadi offers a "back to nature" eating experience. Photo: Bunyadi
Fancy looking at your partner's skin while sharing a candlelit dinner? Bunyadi offers a "back to nature" eating experience. Photo: Bunyadi

Thousands sign up for London naked restaurant

It may not be the ideal spot for a first date, but a restaurant that is soon to open in central London offers its customers a naked dining experience.

At Bunyadi, diners have to shed their clothes as they partake of the largely vegetarian menu.

If you think you won’t be caught with your trousers down in such an eatery, you’ll probably be surprised to learn that more than 32,000 people have already booked tables in this joint that will open in June, CNN reports.

Only 42 diners at a time will fit the restaurant, however.

“I’m both surprised and excited by the response,” Seb Lyall, whose company Lollipop is behind the venture, tells the news network.

Lyall has yet to disclose the location of the restaurant, but what’s sure is that it will be run by Daniel Humm and Will Guidara,  the pair behind three-Michelin-star Eleven Madison Park.

The bill may run to about US$95 per head, and guests can choose between clothed and “naked and pure” seating areas, where they’ll be served by semi-nude staff.

No selfies will be allowed; guests have to leave their phones behind before they enter the candlelit restaurant.

To reinforce the “back to nature” experience, the place will prepare their vegan and non-vegan dishes using wood fire. Yup, no electricity or gas. 

Guests will dine on wooden tables separated by bamboo partitions and use eartheware crockery and edible cutlery.

Sound like fun? 

If you like the idea of eating with your partner au naturel, but you feel intimidated by the crowd or a date at Bunyadi is a bit beyond your budget, you have a cheaper, probably more relaxing option: just do it at home. 

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