Advert for Porter's Dining Rooms
Printer: Bell & Co
Medium: Print on paper
For the Victorian professional classes eating out was a common occurrence; for those who commuted long distances into cities, it was a necessity. Because of this heavy usage, the dining rooms of the day were basically furnished and served unsophisticated food. They were, however, a step up from the coffee houses of the previous generation, and the quality of the food was in general much higher. A professional commuter could have a hearty breakfast here before starting work and a sizeable dinner here before travelling home for the evening.