Lon­don Gets First Naked Restau­rant, Wait­ing List 10,796...

The Bun­yadi — named af­ter a Hindi term for ‘base’ — will have a naked and non-naked sec­tion

The Economic Times - - Around The World -

CHRISTO­PHER HOOTON

I don’t know about you, but if there’s one thing that’s al­ways bugged me about eat­ing in restau­rants it’s hav­ing to wear clothes. Why stain them, when you can im­bibe as the Ro­mans might, naked, with sauce and wine spilling all down your body?

This is pre­sum­ably the gap in the mar­ket The Bun­yadi is hop­ing to fill, apop-up­restau­rant­com­ing­toLon­don this sum­mer for three months. The Bun­yadi — named af­ter a Hindi term for ‘base’ or ‘nat­u­ral’ — will­haveanakedand­non-naked­sec­tion, along with a chang­ing room to cater for the for­mer.

There will also be food, you’d hope, though it’s not im­me­di­ately clear what will be served.

The pop-up — which at the time of writ­ing has a wait­ing list of 10,796 — is the brain­child of Lollipop, who were be­hind the sim­i­larly lu­cra­tive Break­ing Bad-themed cocktail bar.

“The idea is to ex­pe­ri­ence true lib­er­a­tion,” founder Seb Lyall told the IB­Times.“We­have­worked­very­hard 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 Bun­yadi will of­fer Lon­don­ers an un­con­ven­tional din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence

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