London’s first-ever naked restaurant strips away the tech as well as the clothes

naked restaurant bunyadi
Eating breakfast in your underpants is one thing, but a three-course meal at a restaurant in your birthday suit? Now that’s another proposition entirely.

Keen to get back to basics – the very basics – a pop-up restaurant in London is from this Saturday offering diners a naked, no-tech dining experience.

The 42-seat restaurant, Bunyadi, says it wants to offer Londoners their “first naked food experience,” and although you might think there’s not much call for places where you can pay to eat in the nude, it already has a staggering 46,000 people on its waiting list. Considering it’s only open for three months, it’s safe to say not everyone is going to get to dine in the buff.

Bunyadi actually operates a clothing-optional policy, though the mere act of booking a table at the restaurant suggests its customers are rather keen on having that “naked food experience.”

No smartphones

Diners should forget grabbing a selfie though, as smartphones and cameras are strictly prohibited. Remember – restaurant founder Seb Lyall is aiming for a plain and simple experience, and anyway, where would you put your device, unless you’ve a fold or crevice substantial enough to take it, of course.

Lyall said he wants people to “get the chance to enjoy and experience a night out without any impurities” – so be sure to scrub up before you go. There’ll be “no chemicals, no artificial colors, no electricity, no gas, no phone, and even no clothes if they wish to; the idea is to experience true liberation.”

Upon arrival, guests can either strip off and head straight for the naked section, or change into a robe and take a seat in the non-nude part. Should a clothed diner later change their mind – perhaps after a couple of glasses of the restaurant’s finest wine – they can slip out of their robe and take the “path to purity” which leads straight to the naked section.

In case you’re wondering, the maitre d’s will reportedly have their vital parts covered, perhaps a wise move if Lyall’s idea for the restaurant is to keep distractions to a minimum. There’s no word on the chefs, but simply for safety you’d imagine they’ll be wearing an apron at the very least. Though best not to picture that.

Bunyadi‘s menu includes wood-flame grilled dishes “served on handmade clay crockery and edible cutlery, in a space void of the industrialised-world’s modern trappings,” while customers will dine “under a canopy of candle lights, creatively partitioned with bamboo and wicker, as they recline on wood-hewn furniture.”

It sounds rather idyllic, apart from the nude bit. And let’s just hope spotted dick isn’t on the menu. After all, ordering the quintessentially British dessert could potentially cause all kinds of confusion at a naked restaurant.


Verizon is launching real standards-based 5G in 30 cities in 2019

Verizon is in the midst of a massive 5G rollout. In addition to fixed 5G service, it will also begin deploying mobile 5G in the coming months. Here's everything you need to know about Verizon's 5G network and when it will be in your town.
Home Theater

Here's a handy guide to mirroring your favorite devices to your TV screen

A vast arsenal of devices exists to allow sending anything on your mobile device (or PC) to your TV. Our in-depth guide shows you how to mirror content from your smartphone or tablet to the big screen.
Home Theater

Make the most out of your new Apple TV with these must-have apps

If you're looking to turn your fourth-generation Apple TV or Apple TV 4K into an all-in-one entertainment powerhouse, we can help you get started with this list of the best Apple TV apps you can download.

The best place to print photos online in 2019

Have you been looking around for the best place to print out your favorite photos online or in store? Don't fret, we've pored through dozens of options and narrowed it down to the seven best.

Xbox's app lets you access your console while away from home. Here's how

Microsoft's Xbox allows you to access your profile information and launch media content directly from your mobile device. Check out our quick guide on how to connect your smartphone to an Xbox One.

Stay fit and save cash with our top 10 affordable Fitbit alternatives

As much as we love Fitbits, they're rather expensive. If all you want is a simple activity tracker, however, then check out these great cheap Fitbit alternatives. With offerings from brands like Garmin, you don't need to pay full price.

Samsung’s wide range of Galaxy products means there’s something for everyone

Samsung launched a host of new products on February 20, with prices ranging from just $35, all the way up to nearly $2,000. This was not by chance, and the company believes it has something for everyone in 2019.

Samsung Galaxy S10e vs. OnePlus 6T: Can the Flagship Killer survive?

The Samsung Galaxy S10e is the new affordable flagship on the block, but at $750, it's $200 more than the OnePlus 6T. Does the Flagship Killer stand a chance against the new generation of flagship devices? Let's take a closer look.

Make some time for the best smartwatch deals for February 2019

Smartwatches make your life easier by sending alerts right on your wrist. Many also provide fitness-tracking features. So if you're ready to take the plunge into wearables and want to save money, read on for the best smartwatch deals.
Product Review

Samsung’s Galaxy Buds are a brilliant combination of value and comfort

With six hours of battery life, an extremely comfortable fit, sweatproofing, and a very palatable price tag, Samsung’s Galaxy Buds are putting all other true wireless earbuds on notice.

Amazon drops a sweet deal on the Kate Spade Scallop smartwatch for women

Unlike many other smartwatches geared toward women, the Kate Spade Scallop offers a more chic and minimalistic look. With this Amazon sale going on right now, you can get it for $109 off its retail price.

Lyft’s Shared Saver service offers cheaper rides, but you’ll have to walk a little

Lyft has launched a new ride option called Shared Saver that offers cheaper rides if you're willing to walk a little. Shared Saver designates a nearby pick-up point and drops you off a short distance from your final destination.

The 5 best Apple AirPods alternatives for Android, Windows, and iOS devices

Apple AirPods, nice as they are, aren't the only game in town. Other makers are offering their own truly wireless earbuds, and if you're looking to buy a pair of high-end in-ear headphones, we've got the best AirPod alternatives on the…

Samsung Galaxy S10e vs. iPhone XR: Cut-price flagship showdown

The Samsung Galaxy S10 range has been revealed, and it heralds a new age of powerful technology. The Galaxy S10e packs the new power and design into a cheaper price point. But is it better than the iPhone XR?