British Restaurant, dining room

27th August 1942. View shows the dining room of a British Restaurant, a cheap public eating place during World War II, at the Town Hall. Rows of tables are set out with salt and pepper and ashtrays. Signs ask for plates to be returned and an advertisement for markets is visible on a wall on the right.

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Subject ID: 7063
Creator / Copyright: Leeds City Engineers' Department / Leeds Library & Information Services
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I was taken to the British Restaurant in the Town Hall as a young child. I thought the meals were very good, especially the sponge puddings and custart. Lots of people used the restaurant, food being rationed at the time, and you had to be prepared to stand in a long queue.
Sheila Jubb