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First Naked Restaurant to Open in London, Waiting List Hits 30,000
Rabat - London is set to open its first “naked dining experience” coming in June, according to the International Business Times.
More than 32,000 people have signed up for a chance to dine at Bunyadi, (meaning fundamental, base, natural), a three-month pop-up restaurant billed as the UK capital's first restaurant to serve its clients naked.
The restaurant is a project of the Lollipop company, a pop-up group. The company said they were "amazed" by the interest in the "fascinating social experiment" that will take diners to a "Pangea-like world."
"I'm both surprised and excited by the response," Lollipop Founder Seb Lyall said in an interview with CNN.
"People want to be naked,” he said. “Whether it's on a beach or in a sauna, if the opportunity is there to be in a natural state, they will take it.”
The restaurant will provide lockers for customers to store their clothing. There will be naked and non-naked sections for diners.
Clients will be served natural vegan and non-vegan dishes on earthenwares with edible utensils.
As the restaurant will not be equipped with any electric or gas ovens, the food will be prepared using wood fires by chefs who will be wearing only hairnets and aprons.
The restaurant said that waiters will be semi-naked while serving the clients.
Bunyadi aims to offer customers "true liberation" by serving unprocessed food in a nature-like environment away from modern technology. Customers will be required to leave their smart phones and other technological devices outside and taking photos will not be allowed.
Lyall said he wants clients to "experience a night out without any impurities," including chemicals, electricity and gas. Customers will be seated in sections partitioned by bamboo and lit only by candlelight, where they will be given the option to dine naked.
"We have worked very hard to design a space where everything patrons interact with is bare and naked,” Lyall said. “The use of natural bamboo partitions and candlelight has enabled to us to make the restaurant discreet, whilst adhering to the ethos behind it.”