A naked restaurant opening in London now has a waiting list of nearly 30,000 diners before it has even opened - but only a tenth of those will actually have the chance to eat there.
The Bunyadi, which bills itself as London's naked restaurant, is set to open in the capital for three months.
But, despite the doors not being open until June, 28,984 have submitted their email addresses to Bunyadi's waiting list, charmed by the idea of a 'Pangea-like world' of wood-flame grilled meals and a ban on Instagram
The Bunyadi, which bills itself as London's naked restaurant, is set to open in the capital for three months. It aims to create a truly natural experience, and even the chairs are axe-cut (pictured)
But those hoping to get a spot at one of the wood-hewn seats might be disappointed - because the 42-capacity restaurant will only be able to seat around 3,000 during the pop-up period.
In the restaurant, diners will be allowed to wear clothes. But it will also have a naked section - where photography is strictly banned - in which gowns will be provided, which people must fold and put on the seats on arrival.
People will walk into the bar area (pictured) fully clothed and will be handed a gown to change into, and offered a locker to put their possessions in so the restaurant is free from phones
The website says they aim to create a world 'free from phones, electric lights and even clothing', using 'natural, home-grown ingredients' to envelope clients in the atmosphere.
Guests will enjoy meals served on handmade clay crockery and edible cutlery, in a space void of the industrialised-world's modern trappings, their website says.
They will dine under a canopy of candle lights, creatively partitioned with bamboo and wicker, as they recline on wood-hewn furniture.
Guests will be offered a vegan and a non-vegan menu, and those who sit in the naked section will be offered lockers to put their clothes in as they change in to their gowns.
The actual naked area in the restaurant is partitioned by bamboo screens so that the people you eat with may be the only ones who actually see you without clothes on
Seb Lyall, the founder of creators Lollipop, said: '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.'
He added: '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.'
Mr Lyall said the body positivity, the trend for more natural ingredients, and nostalgia surrounding days when people didn't take their phones to the table inspired the idea.
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- 01-05-2016 05:49
- 03-05-2016 20:40
My guess is that about 90% of the 30,000 are men, or man posing as women. So the diners hoping to see naked women may be disappointed.
- 03-05-2016 21:52
- 04-05-2016 01:42
Nudist beaches can be a very invigorating experience. This however doesn't seem like much fun. I don't want to be eating while looking at some fat monstrosity gorging on a rib-eye. If only attractive people were allowed, then maybe.
- 04-05-2016 22:20
- 05-05-2016 07:31
I hope it's warm in there.
Also, no chance of anyone doing a dine and dash from there.