A bunch of nuns are about to become friars.
Because – filling what must now be the last remaining niche in the Shoreditch food scene – a pop up eatery arrives this month that is staffed entirely by nuns, who’ll be taking
holy lunch orders for three days.
It’s setting up shop as a boost for Channel 5’s new show, Bad Habits, which sees a group of young ‘selfie-obsessed’ millennials join a convent for a month. But before you lose all faith at the excessive hipsterity of it all, it seems to have a decent message at its heart. They’re dishing out the soup for free, so we can only hope it’ll reach some people who really need it – plus, those unsavoury selfies will be discouraged by holding a phone amnesty on entering, encouraging visitors to engage with each other, take a meditative moment out of their day, or just have a chinwag with the Daughters of Divine Charity from Swaffham and Chesterfield.
And if you’re still not convinced, it’s only a three day stint.
So they won’t be making a habit of it.
NOTE: NUNdos is running on 17th (11.30-8pm), 18th and 19th (11.30-3pm) of October. It’s walk in only, and free to dine there.
NUNdos | White Rabbit, Dereham Place, EC2A 3HJ
Want to know about more unusual pop ups? Check out what else is in London this month