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Advert for Porter's Dining Rooms

Advert for Porter's Dining Rooms

Printer: Bell & Co

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1881

Shelfmark: Evan.6585

Item number: 6585

Genre: Leaflet

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.

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