Bunyadi Brings Naked Dining To London: The Ideal First Date Venue?

Apr 25, 2016 11:29 AM EDT | By Mark Jason Alcala

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London diners a little bored with formal dining will have something to look forward to. A new restaurant will soon open with an ambiance so relaxed that even clothing is optional.
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Londoner's are readying themselves for what could probably be the ultimate in casual dining. A restaurant is set to open in the UK capital this summer where patrons may dine naked if they prefer. Yes, it is that kind of casual.

The Bunyadi will be opening its doors this coming June offering London's first naked dining restaurant. And contrary to what one would normally expect from the proper British, Londoners aren't that bashful in showing their stuff. An astounding 12,100 is already on the waiting list for the chance to enjoy their meal unfettered by such minor inconveniences as clothes, reports RT News.

Minimalist would certainly be an understatement but it comes close in describing the restaurant's concept. Bunyadi is actually a Hindi term that means "base", "natural" or "fundamental", according to The Telegraph.

Keeping in line with this base and natural theme, the restaurant makes use of natural bamboo as a material for the screens provided to each table to give the occupants some sense of privacy. Light is provided by candlelight and food will be cooked by wood fueled fire and will be plated on authentic handmade clay crockery. Even the serving staff will be naked, enhancing the naturist ambiance of the restaurant.

It would be a little inconvenient for Instagram loving customers because phones are not allowed in the restaurant. This is probably a good thing to avoid unwanted Instagram postings of other diners without their clothes on.

But customers who do not wish to dine naked are welcome as well. There are two sections of the Bunyadi; the "pure" section also known as the naked zone and the clothed section.

The Bunyadi is owned by Lollipop, which is also the owner of ABQ London, the Breaking Bad-themed bar in Shoreditch. Its owners hope to target those crowd longing for a truly liberating dining experience. According to its founder Seb Lyall, the restaurant is expected to appeal to vegans and naturists. But Lyall explains it may not be the ideal first date venue when people are still getting to know each other. But for second dates and fun times with friends, it would be just perfect.



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