No shoes, no shirt, no service?
Not at this new restaurant coming to London, where you don’t even need your undies to dine.
The pop-up restaurant will have a special section, called “Naked and Pure,” where diners can eat in the buff – as in you might not want to order soup, coffee or anything flambe.
The premise of dining naked is so alluring that more than 12,000 people are on the waiting list, according to the restaurant’s website.
The Bunyadi opens in June, but just for three months.
Only about 3,000 people will get the chance to dine there because of its limited capacity, according to British media reports.
Bunyadi was created by Lollipop, the same company that made headlines in London last year with the controversial Owl Cafe where patrons met live owls and their handlers. The cafe had to open in a secret location after animal rights activists protested.
Bunyadi – said to be a Hindi term that means “fundamental” or “natural” – hews to a similiar back-to-nature theme.
Patrons can choose to dine fully clothed or take a seat in the naked section. They’ll be assigned lockers to stash their clothes in then be given gowns to fold and use as cushions on their “chairs” of log stumps.
The meals – vegan and non-vegan – will be prepared on wood-flamed grills since no electricity will be used. The food will be served on handmade clay crockery with edible cutlery. Everything happens by candlelight.
“We believe people should get the chance to enjoy and experience a night out without any impurities – no chemicals, no artificial colors, no electricity, no gas, no phone and even no clothes if they wish to,” Lollipop founder Seb Lyall told the The Daily Mail. “The idea is to experience true liberation.”
IB Times reports that the restaurant is keeping the menu a closely guarded secret. (You can presume no owls.)
And did we mention that back-to-nature also means no cell phones at the table?
There will be no Instagram records of this experience. Photography is strictly prohibited.
“Everyone has their phone at the dinner table these days,” Lyall told the Daily Mail. People in their late 20s, 30s and 40s will remember a time when that wasn’t the case, and I think they crave the chance to go back to that.”
That right there was the sound of 11,999 people canceling their reservations.