It’s a familiar sight; two people sat at a restaurant table, idly rearranging the food on their plate while staring relentlessly at their smartphones. No conversation, no interaction and, seemingly, absolutely no mutual enjoyment whatsoever.

Clearly rather fed up with this trait of modern society, two London restaurants have taken to offering a ‘lock-up’ service for their guests’ smartphones, where the addictive devices can be stowed away during the meal and returned on departure, thus forcing human interaction.

A sad reflection of society or genius marketing tactic? You decide!

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