Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Will you dine at London’s new ‘naked’ restaurant?

iStock_000082960565_Medium.jpg

London has seen its fair share of niche eateries of late - the cheese toastie cafe, the cereal cafe, the new all-avocado restaurant. But there’s a new pop-up coming to town set to trump the lot in shock factor; the naked restaurant.

Called The Bunyadi, the ethos of the venue is simple - no impurities allowed. Keeping everything natural, the restaurant plans to use no artificial flavourings, no chemicals, no electricity, and if you’d like to really commit to the idea, no clothes while you dine either.

It really is a naked restaurant in every sense.

A digital depiction of the dining experience at The Bunyadi

A digital depiction of the dining experience at The Bunyadi

Of course you don’t have to be naked to eat at The Bunyadi.

If getting down to your birthday suit for dinner sounds a bit too much, you can still enjoy the experience while sitting in the ‘clothed’ section, across the way from those getting ‘pure’.

The brainchild of Lollipop, which also created ABQ, the Breaking Bad themed cocktail bar which opened as a pop-up in London last summer, The Bunyadi hopes to transport diners to a time where ‘everything was fresh, free and unadulterated from the trappings of modern life’.

Meals will be cooked on a wood-flame grill and served on handmade clay crockery, the cutlery will be edible, and diners will sit beneath a ‘canopy of candle lights, creatively partitioned with bamboo and wicker’.

Furniture will also all be wood-hewn, though for the sake of those going bare, smoothly sanded we hope.

A plan of how the 'creatively partitioned' dining areas might look at The Bunyadi

A plan of how the 'creatively partitioned' dining areas might look at The Bunyadi

“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,” says Seb Lyall, the founder of Lollipop.

“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. No doubt, this has been the most challenging project for us yet, which makes us very excited about it”

The restaurant is set to open in a central London location this June, with both a vegan non-vegan menu on offer. You’ll need to be quick a nab a table however, as there’s already a waiting list of over 8,000 curious customers.

Open for three months, the restaurant will issue tickets on a first come, first served basis, and is planning to accommodate up to 42 diners at a time.

Fancy it? Register your interest at thebunyadi.com.

 

Related

queen 1.jpg

Annie Leibovitz captures the Queen and her family

KT_CS_graphic-04.jpg

A Hello Kitty café is finally coming to the UK

khfoodieblogger rainbow unicorn cheese toastie kala toast hong kong.JPG

Introducing the rainbow toasties of your Instagram dreams

pigeon.jpg

The graphic and grisly cakes your nightmares are made of

4_rt.jpg

The cocktails that help us hit our five-a-day

aaiaj858_rt.jpg

Food writer Yasmin Khan shows a side of Iran rarely seen in the news

19-hillary-ice-cream.w529.h352.jpg

Hillary Clinton has zero time for this reporter

barbie 2.JPG

“Saviour Barbie” is mocking gap year travellers on Instagram

Comments

Latest...

The best low-alcohol swaps for your favourite beers, wines and spirits

Time for a booze-not-booze?

by Amy Swales
01 Dec 2016

Now Brexit is making our Christmas dinner more expensive

Seriously?

by Moya Crockett
01 Dec 2016

A 24-hour doughnut delivery service is coming to London

Best of all? They’re (kind of) healthy

28 Nov 2016

Form an orderly queue: cheese advent calendars are now a thing

What took the world so long?

by Moya Crockett
28 Nov 2016

Prosecco mince pies exist – and 2016 suddenly doesn’t seem so bad

Ah, Santa Claus, you’re spoiling us…

by Kayleigh Dray
25 Nov 2016

Get ready: London's giant gin hotel will open next month

A must-visit for any gin fans

by Sarah Biddlecombe
25 Nov 2016

This restaurant's act of festive kindness has gone viral

“No one eats alone on Christmas Day”

by Amy Swales
24 Nov 2016

The ultimate Christmas list for gin lovers

We wish you a ginny Christmas

by Amy Swales
24 Nov 2016

How to make boozy Nutella, aka the antidote to 2016

You need this.

by Sarah Biddlecombe
24 Nov 2016

There's now a custard cocktail so we can all have a merry Christmas

And you can have the recipe

by Anna Pollitt
22 Nov 2016