A new concept in dining has already taken London by storm with a waiting list of nearly 35,000 people for the new naked restaurant.

And now Tokyo is due to get a piece of the action although their approach is a little less inclusive with overweight diners being barred.

Up until very recently we didn’t have a Michelin Star in Belfast so who’s to say we won’t be a part of the newest trend in dining. Given the amount of tattooed individuals in the city, it would be a perfect opportunity to show off some body art while getting our foodie kicks.

Put it this way, it would save a lot of time worrying about what to wear. Perhaps not the best location for a first date though as it’s always nice to leave something to the imagination.

In London, The Bunyadi pop-up naked restaurant (yes, we realise pop-up isn’t the best choice of adjectives to go alongside naked) opened for three months at the start of June.

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Diners will be encouraged to disrobe and  “experience true liberation” while tucking into a tasting menu. On arrival, customers will be escorted to a changing room, asked to place their clothes and belongings in lockers and given a light gown. It is then up to them whether to remove the final item of clothing at the table. Tables will be partly obscured by bamboo screens, creating a semblance of privacy.

“Minimally clothed” serving staff will wait on tables, offering a menu which will include grilled meats as well as vegan options, all cooked on a wood fire and served on handmade clay crockery.

Meanwhile in Tokyo, The Amrita is due to open on July 29, but has listed a number of regulations on its web site that fly in the face of the ethos of other naked restaurants, whose founders say the entire concept is for people of all shapes and sizes to eat out au naturel.

They ask that anyone more than 15 kg (33 lbs) above the average weight for their height to refrain from making a reservation.

To add insult to injury, the management reserves the right to fetch a pair of scales for anyone they believe is a borderline case and eject the overweight.

And with reservations and payment made in advance, violators of the weight rules will not be entitled to a refund, the website states.

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