London's first naked restaurant opens - 44,000 on waiting list
Offering a natural dining experience, The Bunyadi's customers are free from phones, electric lights - and even clothing. A restaurant where people shed their clothes to dine in the nude has thrilled diners on its first service in London.
The Bunyadi, set to open to the public on June 11, is London's first nude restaurant, offering an entirely natural eating experience, free from the trappings of modern life.
This includes phones, electric lights and even clothing.
A 42-capacity venue, it currently has almost 44,000 people on its waiting list, but it's only open for three months.
The first diners at the undisclosed venue - invited as part of its 'soft opening' - have praised the food, ambiance and freedom as they shed their threads.
Harriet Starling wrote on the restaurant's Facebook page: "I didn't want it to end! Was absolutely incredible - every moment.
"Pure freedom, the best staff and atmosphere, flawless food. To whoever gets to go, you will never forget it."
Another, Lizzie West, wrote: "I felt so relaxed, comfortable, free!... it just worked."
Others said the food was "inspired" and "delicious" and the the whole experience was "perfection".
Yoann Belmere reviewed his trial meal, writing: "You enter a cocktail bar and after a cocktail you're invited to change into a comfortable gown before being led to the atmospheric restaurant area where tables are separated by bamboo curtains, see-through to stimulate the brain but hidden enough to feel in your private booth.
"The raw food was exquisite too! Highly recommended with a group of friend or for a unusual experience with your special someone!"
The venue also offers a "clothed" section for those who don't wish to drop their drawers before dining.
The eatery is the latest idea from Lollipop, the people behind the Breaking Bad-inspired cocktail bar ABQ.
Guests at Bunyadi restaurant - which means fundamental, base or natural - enjoy wood-flame grilled meals served on handmade clay crockery and edible cutlery.