October 6, 2017
Nundos. Nuns open Shoreditch restaurant offering ‘food for the soul’.
Channel 5 is opening the doors to convent life by launching ‘NUNdos’- a brand new, soulful soup pop-up in Shoreditch, London.
The activation is the world’s first nun-powered eatery promising ‘food for the soul’ where diners will be invited to break bread and reflect on modern life over a hot lunch cooked and served by the Daughters of Divine Charity from Swaffham and Chesterfield convents.
Visitors to ‘NUNdos’ will find themselves transported to a spiritual haven where they will be encouraged to relax, slow down and take stock of their lives over a bowl of hearty chicken or wholesome lentil soup.
To help wash away any unsavoury thoughts of Instagramming their food, diners will be encouraged to drop their phones in the amnesty collection bin and follow NUNdos easy to follow restaurant rules (thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s food etc).
Customers have the opportunity to order ‘Mother Superior’s Chicken Broth’ or ‘Wholesome Lentil Soup’, and will be encouraged to take part in life affirming exercises and soul-searching activities. As guests discourse with fellow diners or settle in to chat with the sisters about daily life, millennial malaise will be under the spotlight.
For dessert, the nuns will serve a takeaway treat as a reminder to diners to nourish the soul beyond the walls of NUNdos.
NUNdos: Food for the Soul
Where: White Rabbit, Dereham Pl, London EC2A 3HJ
When: Tuesday 17th – Thursday 19th October 2017
Tuesday – 11.30am – 8.00pm
Wed and Thurs – 11.30am – 3.00pm
NUNDOS is totally free of charge. Demand is expected to be high and whilst pre-booking is not available, people can pre-register their interest via [email protected] where a limited number of pre-assigned dining slots will be allocated
Bad Habits: Holy Orders is a ground breaking new series that follows five selfie-obsessed young women as they swap hedonism for a life of humility, by living in a working convent in East Anglia for four weeks under the guidance of the sisters.
The show breaks new ground as it is the first time that the Daughters of Divine Charity have allowed filming.
Bad Habits: Holy Orders airs on Channel 5 on Thursday 19th October at 10pm