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Food and Drink


see also Entertainment - Drinking and Drugs

see also Professions - Food and Drink

§ Adulteration, Contamination, Preservation

— adulteration (1) (2)

— beer and gin

— bread

— drink (1) (2)

— ice

— in Whitechapel

— lozenges

— meat

— milk

— preserved meats

— sausages

— sweets

— The Seven Curses of London, ch. 9

— tea recycling

§ Animal Husbandry

— poultry

— poultry as fashion accessory

§ Coffee houses / coffee rooms &c.

— Baker's Coffee House

— Baltic Coffee House

— British Coffee House

— character of

— coffee houses, 1844

— coffee-preparation

— coffee shops

— coffee taverns

— Garraway's Coffee House (1) (2)

— George's Coffee House

— Gray's Inn Coffee House

— Gliddon's Divan

— Grecian Coffee House

— Jamaica Coffee House

— Jerusalem Coffee House (1) (2)

— Langbourn Coffee House

— Peele's Coffee House

— Slaughter's Coffee House

§ Cookery Books, Hints and Etiquette

— cookery (Cassells)

— dining invitation etiquette (Cassells)

— dinner during the London season, a typical dinner

— dinner parties (Cassells)

— heating food at the bakers

— Hints on Arranging the Dinner-Table (Cassells)

— Hints on Carving (Cassells)

— Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management [1861]

— The Scholars Handbook of Household Management and Cookery

— waiting at table and dining ΰ la Russe (1) (2) (3)

§ Diet

— aerated bread (1) (2)

— bakers heating/preparing meals

— bread in diet

— breakfast (1) (2)

— Christmas clubs

— cocoa in 1850s & 1860s

— curry

— dieting / "Banting"

— eggs

— English food and drink by an American, 1895)

— 'The Feeding of London'

— food in early childhood

— food in infancy

— food in youth

— food of the poor

— food of the middle class (Mrs. Beeton)

— ice

— "Meals and Parties"

— meat

— milk

— Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management [1861]

— offal

— packed lunch

— pies

— recommended food for children

— sources of London's food

— Sunday dinners

— Vegetarianism

§ Fast food and food sold on streets

— apple-fritters (from Living London - click here for article)

— baked chestnuts (from Living London - click here for article)

— baked potatoes

— boiled puddings

— brandy balls

— bread

— buns

— cakes, tarts &c.

— 'capital and income'

— chestnuts, roast

— coffee stalls (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)

— curds and whey

— food sold to dockers

— fish (1) (2) (3)

— food sold at the Crystal Palace

— food sold at Vauxhall Gardens

— fried fish

— ginger-beer, sherbert, lemonade (1) (2)

— gingerbread

— ham sandwiches

— hot eels see Pea Soup

— hot elder wine

— hot green peas

— ices and ice-creams (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)

— iced lemonade

— "London's Light Refreshments" (Sims)

— milk

— muffins and crumpets (1) (2)

— oranges (1) (2) (3)

— oysters

— pastry and confectionary

— peanuts

— pea-soup and hot eels (1) (2)

— peppermint water

— pickled whelks (1) (2)

— pies and pie-shops (1) (2) (3)

— plum duff

— pub snacks

— rice-milk

— sandwich shop

— sarsaparilla

— sausages

— sheeps trotters

— shell-fish

— shrimp;

— soup shop

— strawberries

— 'sweet-stuff'

— water

— water-cress

§ Foreign Cuisines

— a French Restaurant

— Italian food

§ Night Houses and Supper Rooms

see also the Alhambra

see also Entertainment - Dancing

— Barnes's

— The Blue Posts, Haymarket

— Bob Croft's

— Cafe Riche

— "The Cave of Harmony"

— Coal-Hole (1) (2)

— Cyder Cellars

— Evan's

— Jack Percival's

— 'Judge and Jury Clubs' (1) (2)

— Kate Hamilton's

— the "Kitchen"

— Mott's

— the "Pic"

— song-and-supper rooms

— supper-rooms

§ Public Dinners

— at Fishmongers' Hall

§ Restaurants, hotels, taverns, chop-houses &c.

— Albion, Great Russell Street

— Albion Tavern

— Avondale Hotel (Piccadilly)

— Ball's A la Mode Beef House

— The Bay Tree

— Bedford Hotel

— Berkeley Hotel (Piccadilly)

— Berthollini's

— Birch's

— Blue Posts (1) (2)

— bringing your own chops

— Cafe L'Europe

— Cafι Royal

— The Cavour (Leicester Square)

— Challis's (Rupert Street)

— Cheshire Cheese

— chop and steak houses

— City eating places in the 1840s/50s

— Clarendon

— Claridge's (Brook Street)

— Clunn's Hotel

— The Coburg (Carlos Place)

— confectioners shops

— cookshops (1) (2) (3)

— Criterion, American Bar

— Criterion, East Room

— Dieudonnι's

— dining-rooms, 1844; see also eating-houses, below]

— Dolly's Chop House

— Earl's Court

— eating-houses

— eel-pie shops

— Ellis's

— Epitaux's (1) (2)

— Fenton's

— fish and chip shops 

— fish dinners

— Frascati's (Oxford Street)

— Freemason's Tavern

— Gatti's

— Goldstein's (Bloomfield Street)

— The Grand Hotel (Northumberland Avenue)

— Grillon's

— Gunter's

— 'Hancock's Dining Room'

— Hans Crescent Hotel

— Holborn Restaurant

— 'hotel and tavern dinners'

— Hotel Cecil

— Hotel Continental (Regent Street)

— Hotel de Paris (Leicester Place)

— Hotel Victoria (1) (2)

— Howchin's

— 'The Imperial Restaurant and Luncheon Bar'

— in hotels

— 'Jimmy's', see St. James Restaurant

— Kettner's (Church Street)

— Lake's

— a leg-of-beef shop

— list of restaurants, including some City dining rooms

— London Restaurant

— London Tavern see Entertainment- Drinking

— The Metropole Hotel

— The Midland Hotel

— The Monico (Shaftesbury Avenue)

— oyster-shops and restaurants

— Pagani's (Great Portland Street)

— Princes' Hall (Piccadilly)

— 'The Profligate Pastry-Cook's'

— The Rainbow

— refreshments at stations

— restaurants and Clerks

— restaurants in the 1840s/50s

— Le Restaurant des Gourmets (Lisle Street)

— Romano's

— Rouget's, Leicester Sq.

— St. George's Cafe, St. Martin's Lane

— St. James's Restaurant, Regent Street (1) (2)

— Savoy

— Scott's (Piccadilly Circus)

— The Ship (Greenwich)

— The Ship and Turtle

— Simpson's, Cornhill

— Simpson's in the Strand (1) (2) (3)

— Soyer's Symposium Gardens

— The Star and Garter, Richmond

— 'study in a restaurant'

— Thomas's, Cornhill

— The Tivoli (The Strand)

— The Trocadero (Shaftesbury Avenue)

— Verrey's (1) (2) (3)

— The Walsingham House (Piccadilly)

— The Wellington (1) (2) (3)

— 'Where to dine'  from 1858

— The Whistling Oyster

— Williams's Boiled Beef House

— Willis's Rooms (King Street)

§ Stoves and Ranges

— advice on stoves and ranges (1) (2)

§ Tea Shops and Tea

— A.B.C. Tea Shops

— afternoon tea, taking

— Lyon's Tea Shops

— tea from China

— tea preparation

— tea recycling

§ Weights and Measures

— 'slang' weights