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A naked restaurant is opening in London today with 40,000 people waiting to get in

Diners will have the option to either wear, or not wear, white robes and slippers that will be provided.

LONDON’S FIRST NAKED restaurant, which attracted over 40,000 people on its waiting list since April, will open its doors today.

Diners will be provided with white robes and slippers to wear (or not wear) at tables in The Bunyadi’s two sections divided by bamboo screens: “non-naked” or “naked and pure”.

“The idea is to experience true liberation,” Seb Lyall, the founder of pop-up company Lollipop which is behind the event, said in a press release.

People should get the chance to enjoy and experience a night out without any impurities.

Everything from the menu to the decor promotes the idea of purity.

Food is made with natural ingredients using simple cooking methods, like flame-grilled over wood.

Here’s a preview of the inside of the restaurant and a peek at the menu:

13332744_1553753511586124_5709207962040470147_n The Bunyadi Facebook Page The Bunyadi Facebook Page

Diners can choose from a vegan or non-vegan five-course tasting menu with dishes such as goji-berry and coriander steak tartare and courgette flowers stuffed with sundried tomatoes served with cauliflower couscous, The Financial Times reports.

All food is served on clay plates and the cutlery is edible.

The space, designed to be “void of the industrialised-world’s modern trappings,” is filled with wooden furniture and illuminated only by candlelight, according to the press release.

To complete the experience, diners aren’t even allowed to bring their phones inside.

The Bunyadi will be open for three months and seats 42 people at a time.

Tickets are priced at €88 each, according to The Financial Times. - Chloe Pantazi for Business Insider

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