Naked restaurant has a waiting list of 7000 plus

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, a pop-up restaurant coming to London this summer for three months.

'Enter a secret Pangea-like world,' its website promises, 'free from phones, electric lights and even clothing (optional) and revisit the beginning where everything was fresh, free and unadulterated from the trappings of modern life.'

The Bunyadi - named after a Hindi term for 'base' or 'natural' - will have a naked and non-naked section, 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.

Would you be happy to dine naked at a restaurant?

This poll ended on 28 April 2016.

Current Results

Yes. But only if the food was good

47%

Yes. But only if the other guests looked great

15%

No way, couldn't think of anything worse

25%

No. Prefer naked food, not people

11%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

The pop-up - which at the time of writing has a waiting list of more than 7000 - is the brainchild of Lollipop, who were behind the similarly lucrative Breaking Bad-themed cocktail bar.

"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.

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

"Guests will enjoy wood-flame grilled meals served on handmade clay crockery and edible cutlery, in a space void of the industrialised-world's modern trappings,'' a news release says.

"They will dine under a canopy of candle lights, creatively partitioned with bamboo and wicker, as they recline on wood-hewn furniture.

"The venue is specifically designed to be split into two sections ("pure and clothed"), and has a capacity of forty-two.

"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.''

Note to entrepreneurs: Make naked versions of things and people will go.

Naturally (in all senses of the word), we'll be heading down to review the restaurant in due course



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