That London naked restaurant now has a waiting list of 30,000

It's found a gap in the market few would have thought existed.

Christopher Hooton
Thursday 28 April 2016 14:48 BST

Remember that naked restaurant in London that we told you about last week with 5,000 people on the waiting list? Yeah, that number’s now at almost 30,000.

I can’t help but feel partly responsible for this, having disseminated its existence, although if this all ends in an overflow of people spilling out onto the streets of London covered in spaghetti and wine, it’ll pretty much be a career highlight.

On last refresh, 28,350 have submitted their email addresses to The Bunyadi’s waiting list. They’ll have a pretty long wait, as the restaurant’s capacity is 42.

Designed to get people back to nature and away from the ‘industrialised-world’s modern trappings’, the clothing-optional restaurant will also be free from phones and electric lights.

Guests will enjoy wood-flame grilled meals served on handmade clay crockery, reclining on wood-hewn furniture partitioned with bamboo and wicker under a canopy of candle lights.

“We believe people should get the chance to enjoy and experience a night out without any impurities: no chemicals, no artificial colours, no electricity, no gas, no phone and even no clothes if they wish to. The idea is to experience true liberation.” said Seb Lyall, the founder of Lollipop, the company behind London’s successful Breaking Bad bar pop-up.

The Bunyadi will be located in central London for three months from June, divided into ‘clothed’ and ‘pure’ sections. Gowns, changing rooms and lockers will be provided, and naturally no photography is allowed.

Look out for our review in due course.

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