Advert for Thunder's Star tea, coffee, dining and oyster rooms
Printer: Lewis, S
Medium: Print on paper
During the 19th century, men often dined out but women usually remained at home, as it was not thought respectable for them to join their husbands. Cafes and restaurants like the Thunder’s Star were common in towns and cities and were usually frequented by working men who wanted a cheap and nutritious meal.
Oysters were the speciality of this restaurant. They would have been eaten salted or covered in vinegar and were an inexpensive dish.