Some restaurants require diners to sport a jacket and tie. At a new pop-up in London, clothing is forbidden altogether.
Business Insider UK’s Chloe Pantazi had lunch at The Bunyadi on opening weekend, and was surprised to find that “being without my phone and clothes [felt] rather liberating.”
Keep scrolling for a (safe for work!) peek at Instagram photos taken at the restaurant.
At London's naked restaurant, patrons are handed robes and slippers before stepping into the dining room.
'I made a conscious effort to sit up straight and hold my shoulders back (It turns out, eating in front of people naked does wonders to one's posture.)' Business Insider UK's Chloe Pantazi (not pictured) wrote of the experience.
The Bunyadi doesn't use electricity, and the dining room is illuminated by candles. The tables and stools are made of wood and set with clay tableware.
The appetizer course, a garden salad with pickled apple, salted cucumber, radish, and a 'forbidden fruit,' along with a cold soup, is 'designed to evoke the Garden of Eden.'
The menu features a dish with asparagus, salted almonds, pickled red onion, and watermelon; Pantazi called it 'deliciously sweet yet savoury.'
For Pantazi (not pictured), de-robing during the meal came as a relief; the lack of air conditioning made the dining room 'stifling hot.'
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