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The London Restaurant, 1840-1914

Brenda Assael


This book offers the first scholarly treatment of the history of public eating in London in the Victorian and Edwardian eras. The quotidian nature of taking a meal in public during the working day or evening should not be allowed to obscure the significance of the restaurant (defined broadly, to encompass not merely the prestigious West End restaurant, but also the modest refreshment room, and even the street cart) as a critical component in the creation of modern metropolitan culture. The story of the London restaurant between the 1840s and the First World War serves as an exemplary site for ... More

Keywords: Restaurant, Food, London, Globalization, Culture, Consumption, Service Sector, Commerce, Immigration, Waiters

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198817604
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198817604.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brenda Assael, author
Lecturer in Modern History, Swansea University