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Food in the nude: Diners strip off back to basics

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  • August 17, 2016
  • Elly Strang
Food in the nude: Diners strip off back to basics

Restaurants where patrons are allowed to get their kit off are now the next big thing, popping up in cities such as London, Milan, Melbourne and Tokyo.

In particular, a pop-up restaurant where clothing’s optional called Bunyadi boasts over 46,000 people on its waiting list for its London store.

The store describes the experience on its website as: “Enter a secret Pangea-like world, free from phones, electric lights and even clothing (optional) and revisit the beginning where everything was fresh, free and unadulterated from the trappings of modern life.”

Customers are advised to arrive fully clothed to the restaurant and are provided with lockers and a robe to slip into if they wish.



Source: CNN

The menu – made up of raw food dishes – costs £60 a pop for a three course meal that’s served by “minimally clothed” waiting staff. Tables are divided up by bamboo-shielded booths for privacy, while tables are lit by candlelight.

Seb Lyall, the brains behind the Bunyadi, has described the restaurant as a "social experiment".

He told CNN he hopes the concept will help tackle body objectification and inspire other restaurants to ban modern distractions like mobile phones being used in-store.

Over in Japan, its answer to Bunyadi is a bit less inclusive when it comes to customers.

At Amrita restaurant, patrons must wear paper underwear, be aged 18 to 60, have no tattoos and must not be overweight.

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Hell Pizza challenges Valentine’s Day tradition

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  • February 19, 2019
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Hell Pizza challenges Valentine’s Day tradition

Yesterday, Hell Pizza challenged the idea of Valentine’s Day with a campaign promoting a night for one, rather than a night out with the masses at a restaurant or bar.

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Just in Valen-time: Krispy Kreme shows its love

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  • February 14, 2019
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Just in Valen-time: Krispy Kreme shows its love

Where there is a gap in the market, it will eventually be filled. So, has reigned true for the poorly timed disappearance of Candy Hearts and Krispy Kreme’s new ‘Conversation Doughnuts’ which have seemed to take the place of the classic Valentine’s Day candy.

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Real Groovy record store moves location, again.

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  • January 31, 2019
Real Groovy record store moves location, again.

Popular record store Real Groovy is moving for the sixth time in 30 years, this time only making a small hike up Queen Street where it will resettle.

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As the unruly tourists saga continues, Hell Pizza decided to join the conversation with a billboard 'launching' a limited edition pizza.

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