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Hot Stuff: A Peek into London's First Naked Restaurant

Hot Stuff: A Peek into London's First Naked Restaurant

Many articles and listicles on the internet argue that sleeping in the nude is more beneficial than getting some shuteye with pajamas on. Well, sleeping naked is one thing, but is eating naked also now a thing?

The answer is yes, at least in this London pop-up restaurant called The Bunyadi.

In The Bunyadi, clothes are optional. Dining with just your birthday suit on is perfectly okay. And the concept behind it isn’t about getting attention—it’s about liberation, according to owner Seb Lyall. The restaurateur claims that it’s a social experiment that aims to give people a space to challenge their assumptions about nudity, modernity, and the kind of behavior that’s considered as natural.

For the more conservative crowd, there’s also an area wherein the clothed are allowed. What’s totally banned are smartphones, as these are considered by Lyall as “modern, industrialized impurities,” which goes against the ethos of The Bunyadi.

“It’s my home and my space, and that’s kind of the space we’re trying to create in the restaurant—our own little space. It will be fascinating what the response is,” the owner said in an interview with the Washington Post.

And the response? There are more than 27,000 people on the restaurant’s waiting list as of this writing. Lyall never expected such an overwhelming reaction. Perhaps for these people, they suppose that food just tastes better when butt-naked. It’s either that or the chance to moon the world is just too good to pass up.


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