It is common to find fine dining restaurants that have dress codes. From formal to smart casual, dress codes tend to be inclined to the restaurants brand image and most times patrons always oblige and follow the rules. However, when a restaurant’s dress code is your birthday suit, would you still oblige?.
The recently opened O’naturel restaurant in Paris will have you eating your entire meal in public and completely naked at the same time. At this 40 seater restaurant, patrons are required to leave their clothes in the cloakroom and magnificently proceed inside to dine with other cloth-less patrons.
O’naturel features a bistronomic menu which includes vegan dishes, and a vast wine selection. I bet you are wondering if the servers also lack clothes-well thankfully they keep their clothes on for no other reason than hygiene. Patrons are offered slippers which they wear while they dine and the seats all have disposable covers.
Privacy is emphasized such that the entrance is designed in a way that passers-by cannot see anything inside even when the doors are opened and the windows are fitted with screens that block the outside world from peeking. Has anyone visited this restaurant? Well, members of the Association des Naturists de Paris were invited to the first diner and they gave the experience a thumbs up.
It even gets more interesting to imagine that right next to the restaurant is a nursery. However, the residents are not bothered by this. O’naturel is owned by twin-brothers Mike and Stéphane Saada, who are ardent naturists and they wish to tap into the strong naturist community in France.