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.
Bad Habits: Holy Orders is a 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, which airs on Channel 5 on October 19 at 10pm, breaks new ground as it is the first time that the Daughters of Divine Charity have allowed filming.
Source: Taylor Herring