When the first toilet-themed restaurant, Modern Toilet, opened in Taipei in 2004, public reaction was mixed. Was it weird, funny or just plain unsavory? Whatever the answer, the concept’s popularity quickly became obvious — the chain now has successful franchises across Asia. London, however, has put a new spin on the business.
One of London’s most hotly anticipated openings of 2013 is Tom Sellers’ new restaurant, Story, which opened last week. It’s not just Sellers’ culinary pedigree that’s piqued interest in his new project. It’s the fact that his new restaurant is located on the site of a former toilet block.