No more ifs or ‘butts’ for nude restaurant forced to face the naked truth

A restaurant in Paris where diners pay to eat completely naked is set to close its doors barely a year after its launch.

O’Naturel, based in the city’s 12th district, will serve its final meal next month after failing to attract enough business.

The restaurant won reviews for both its food and the unique experience when it opened in November 2019, but the owners have called time on the venture for financial reasons.

A post on O’Natruel’s Facebook page confirmed it was shutting: “It is with great regret that we are announcing the final closure of the restaurant O’Naturel on February 16, 2019. 

“Thank you for participating in this adventure by coming to dinner at O‘Naturel. We will only hold good times, meetings with beautiful people and customers delighted to share exceptional moments.”

Its owners called on customers to take advantage of the remaining time that the restaurant is open and “enjoy a last naked dinner in Paris”.

Guests at O’Naturel remove their clothes in a cloakroom when they arrive at the restaurant and dine naked. The restaurant is screened off from the outside world and staff are fully clothed when serving food.

In an interview with the news agency AFP last year, one of the owners said: “Our role is to put people at ease. As soon as customers enter the dining room, we accompany them to their table and we reassure them that it’s not like the whole room is looking at them.”

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