Advert For A Restaurant In Holborn
Printer: Cooper & Budd
Medium: Print on paper
At the start of the 19th century it would have been very difficult for anyone to find a restaurant serving good quality food, unless they were a member of a select gentleman’s club. These clubs did not allow women to enter so gentlemen ate at their clubs and ladies ate at home. In France restaurants were very fashionable eateries and couples could dine together without fear of being frowned upon by their peers and would have instead been the envy of many of their acquaintances. Gradually the idea of eating good quality food away from the home gained popularity in England and restaurants, usually selling foreign food, opened in cities around the country.