Dining in restaurants being ‘naked’ goes trending from U.K. to Australia. In London, it received more than 46,000 inquiries before opening and owners are looking for venues in France and the U.S.
In Melbourne, the noble experiment was like a home to a nude night hosted with two disk jockeys and they put 50 bums on seats according to Yahoo.
The Amrita naked nights in Tokyo were selling out tickets but won’t admit overweight diners. Neither people in their 60’s or people with tattoos.
There will be no restrictions at the ‘Bunyadi’ – or ‘fundamental’ in Hindi – in a secret location in south London.
Diners will first gather in a bar before moving to a changing room and put on bathrobe. The area feels so warm like a sauna.
The room has lit of candles with tables surrounded by bamboo screens for privacy while the young wait staff wear only-flesh-colored knickers and a flower-wreath on their hips.
It’s not a little surprise, but Phones are banned and there is etiquette for naked dining.
It’s naked theme follows through the food which is raw, vegan or non-vegan.
Carnivores start with salad, with cured salmon, seaweed salad with whipped spirulina mayo; goji-berry steak tartare; sweet-and-salt seasonal forage; blackberries, coconut & chia mousse, raw crumble. Vegans served asparagus, salted almonds, pickled red onion & melon; sundried tomato-stuffed courgette flowers, cauliflower couscous & seaweed flakes.
Seb Lyall founded naked dining concept whose previous success was with ABQ, a bar where guests cook cocktails in RV based on the meth lab of Breaking Bad. It has now moved on to Paris.
“We launch a concept,” Lyall says. “And if it works, we scale it.”
Lyall expects to sell out the three-month run and hopes that after that it will become permanent.