Nude Restaurant

Jan Stanishek

How Liberating Really Is London’s First Naked Restaurant, The Bunyadi?

Selling The Bunyadi is of course selling liberation, according to Sebastian Lyall, the founder of Lollipop (which is the creative collective that started the restaurant). The concept is undoubtedly upmarket too: “Think luxury spa—candlelight, bamboo everywhere, fluffy white robes, and cocktails named after the elements...,” reads the blurb on the Bunyadi website. One is reminded of Slavoj Žižek’s notion that lavatories are not merely essential, but ideologically weighed and designed places -- well, then so can be restaurants, and especially one like The Bunyadi!