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Advert for the Star & Garter Restaurant

Advert for the Star & Garter Restaurant

Printer: Andrews, Abliss

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1890

Shelfmark: Evan.6627

Item number: 6627

Genre: Leaflet

While couples in neighbouring France could dine in restaurants without fear of being frowned upon by their peers, the eateries of Victorian England were a far more restrictive environment. At the top end of the market, they were dominated by gentleman's clubs, which naturally did not admit women. At the bottom end were working-men's cafeterias, which seldom admitted women either. Women thus tended to eat or entertain friends at home.

This restaurant is emblematic of the late-Victorian trend towards mixed eateries: the Star and Garter had a separate dining room for ladies.

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