London's First Nudist Restaurant To Open In June

Helen Graves
By Helen Graves Last edited 27 months ago
London's First Nudist Restaurant To Open In June

A new minimalist pop up will encourage diners to go back to basics by dining without phones, electric lights... or their own clothes.

Bunyadi — from the same people who opened a Breaking Bad-themed cocktail bar last year — will be open for three months from June.  

The organisers stress that dining naked will be optional — just as well considering the potential dangers of eating without protection. The lack of electric light means candles will be used in the dining area (hmm), where guests will be seated on 'wood-hewn furniture' (splinter in the bum, anyone?)

We’d suggest you make use of a napkin when eating the 'wood-flame grilled' food, which will be served on handmade clay plates, and eaten with edible cutlery. Why edible? Perhaps it’s to prevent the likelihood of injury should you drop your knife on the wrong sausage.

A plan view of the restaurant. Naked diners will walk the 'path to purity'.

A vegan and non-vegan tasting menu will be available, which can be eaten in the 'pure' (naked) or 'clothed' (duh) areas of the restaurant.

Founder Seb Lyall says: "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."

We can't help speculating about the type of customer who might frequent such a pop-up. Will it be existing nudists, thrilled at the opportunity to spend an evening out 'as nature intended' or just the basis for the weirdest, most intense date ever?

Thankfully, no photography will be allowed.

Ready for some skin on log action?

Bunyadi will be open for three months from June 2016. Tickets will be released on a first come first serve basis – sign up via the website. Gowns, changing rooms and lockers provided. No photography allowed. Follow Bunyadi on Twitter.

Last Updated 20 April 2016