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London is getting its first naked restaurant, and 12,000 people have already joined the waiting list

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Call us old fashioned, but sitting stark naked in a busy restaurant while a fully-dressed waiter tries desperately not to spill gravy over your exposed groin does not sound like the recipe for a pleasant evening out.

Not so for the 12,000 Londoners who have already joined the waiting list for a table at The Bunyadi – London’s first (and hopefully last) naked restaurant, which will be opening its doors to its first clothes-shirking customers in June.

Nudity isn’t compulsory at the restaurant, mind, but those who do want to eat their beef in the buff will be led into the dining room via private changing rooms, where they can deposit their valuables and expose their gems.

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Perverts be warned: tables in the dimly lit dining room will be separated by bamboo screens. Which is just perfect if you’re comfortable enough to sit naked in front of your friends, family and loved ones, but too shy to expose yourself in front of strangers.

“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,” says The Bunyadi’s owner, Seb Lyall, the gimmick king behind Breaking Bad-themed cocktail bar ABQ.

Modern trappings such as tables, chairs and cutlery are also out. Customers will instead sit on wooden stumps while they eat, which strikes us as being at once horribly uncomfortable, unhygienic and a splinter-related accident waiting to happen.

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While “pop-up” is not a phrase we care to associate with a room containing quite so much nudity, the restaurant is set to open initially only from June - September. Though it’s already proving so inexplicably popular that we wouldn’t be surprised if the pop-up stayed up.

If any of this sounds in any way appealing to you, then you can join the 12,000-strong waiting list here. Excited? Alright, alright, keep your clothes on…

No really, please keep your clothes on.

[Images: Shutterstock; The Bunyadi]

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