Fine dining in a lavatory

London's Attendant Cafe, which opened last month, has a concept that it hopes will attract the curious. It's situated in a former public lavatory, and instead of trying to play that down, it's playing it up. So none of the old toilet fixtures have been removed. Instead, countertops were installed around them. Patrons can munch on "super gourmet sandwiches, salads, coffee and cakes" while perched in front of a urinal.

The challenge for the restaurant will be to overcome what psychologists call the law of contagion. "Once in contact, always in contact." That is, once an object is associated with something offensive, such as a urinal being associated with urine, it will always maintain that association in our minds, no matter how clean the urinal is. [nydailynews]

     Posted By: Alex - Tue Mar 05, 2013
     Category: Food | Hygiene | Body Fluids | Restaurants

Well, if the food is gore-met then what's there to complain about, the price?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/05/13 at 09:57 AM
Ya ever notice that the best food is always found at some small, out to the way, Mom & Pops diner and the price is so right you never, ever want anyone to "discover" it?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/05/13 at 09:58 AM
Reminds me of the words of the great Lenny Bruce regarding "Dirty toilet jokes". He said "You can take this toilet, And BOIL IT! It's STILL going to be a dirty toilet!" Some things CAN'T be cleaned enough! :lol: :coolsmile:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 03/05/13 at 11:08 AM
The concept would have worked better as a beer bar. A urinal at every bar stool would save a lot of walking!
Posted by tadchem on 03/05/13 at 11:29 AM
'original fixtures' GROSS! I agree some things can't be cleaned enough.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/05/13 at 07:25 PM
If somethings can't be clean enough, how about your hand post wiping? It is probably dirtier and more germ infested than the toilet. I'm sure the restaurant has been steam cleaned and is considerably cleaner than most local eateries which are roach and rat infested.
Posted by dumbledoor on 03/06/13 at 05:32 AM
New fixtures would be bad enough. Kind of a twisted idea. But there's twisted and the other kind.
Posted by ssalty on 03/11/13 at 01:31 AM
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