Where: Bunga Bunga, Drury Lane, London WC2B 5PG
£: A three-course meal costs £38 per person
What is it?
Every Friday in August, the unique dining experience, Bunga Bunga Covent Garden, will transport guests back to ancient Rome for an orgiastic experience full of food, wine, gladiators, emperors and togas.
All inhibitions will be lost as Bunga Bunga’s resident satirical comic, Joe Morose, adorned with goats legs and horns, hosts a variety of acts that range from fabulously raunchy to downright ridiculous.
Guests will become a part of Rome’s magnificent history, which will be brought to life by Bunga Bunga’s band of travelling actors through a series of epic vignettes. All the Romans you know and love will be there, from gladiators and emperors, to Venus, the Goddess of Beauty.
The comedic entertainment will begin with the unruly combat of the gladiator duo, transporting the crowd to one of Rome’s most infamous and gruesome past-times. Swords will then be swapped for shells as Venus, the Goddess of Beauty seduces the crowd in her famous clamshell, with not only her body but her heavenly voice. Jewels will then be unleashed, as guests will become witnesses to one of the most infamous Roman parties; the crowning of the Emperor. From one king to another, it will then be time to be swept to Nazareth, where The Bunga Boys and Jesus will aim to steal guests hearts away.
Bunga Bunga have a three course menu on offer at £38, and for those who really want to live and drink like the Romans, bottomless prosecco can be added for two hours during the meal. The menu compliments the Roman flair with a selection of antipasto including burrata, pappa al pomodoro and Italian cured meats, followed by stone baked metro pizza, before finishing off with traditional Italian desserts.
Bunga Bunga Covent Garden’s bar team have created an evening cocktail list of all-Italian classics, which will be served with a modern twist, as well as signature sharing drinks, ranging from a model of The Colosseum, to a four foot high statue of ‘The David’, with a rather risqué part of his anatomy making the perfect serving tap.
The audience will be encouraged to douse themselves in Roman togas and attire, to embark on a true theatrical experience like no other.
Bunga Bunga Covent Garden is the latest project from Charlie Gilkes and Duncan Stirling’s Inception Group, immersing guests in two completely different worlds. BungaTINI on the ground floor is an authentic all-day family friendly Italian pizzeria and bar, serving as a pre-theatre dinner destination. However, look again and located in the far corner of BungaTINI is a secret door to a meat locker. Those brave enough to venture beyond the meat locker find themselves amongst some of London’s finest acts.
More info: www.bungabunga-london.com