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"Guardian" Office,

March 13, 1914. A typical Londoner is a conservative person, and it has taken the ordinary citizen 'an inordinate timo to appreciate the. pleasure and x the household convenience of dining out. A certain ■class of Lor.doner, it is true, has for many years had no fixed dining place other than'his club, and the well-to-do bachelor has done it for generations; but the poplintion;at largo has taken itssustenanee'at night;' within its' own four walls,^despite the excellent example of its , Continental equivalent, j According to. a receiit, article in the London" '^Times,". details' of which'were ; cabled" last^nibnthi a' charge is 'coming -X)ver: : thc^fedp^^,ard. .he' ]„ and his .?rif^;.':aro /ip^afgily"patronising . the :nig%!;i:: restßi:ratits:; which-anpke- a spe.'jc'iaiiiy; of : afie^-tlie^tre.'. suppers. It .'is k; i^ic^a^ most of. the. .best ci. th^ n6u3Qs|liave, sprung up i -duri.rg..tjse^a^-'^^eai-s; ." .A . good deal of : oitt; is. but a ■ prelude'/cc^^cnie^fe^n^of entertainment, - so; that •'the.-;land; cf.-.-theatres and balls: is, naturally^endugliyHhe land of; dinners. : $0. th'piV is. a: growing population whi^i{.di;!es>.away from its sleep-

Ing piace. ris a--'r"ul6, without any intention of jajiiiaecieat. '•Gradually it is being bbr-n'c-:-.i:i.upon."-'us that combination in:'feescli.!ig.■•lead's ■ -to convenience, and even;: to economy.; The row of flats in : lvhieli- the -\vriter dwells -■ >u■.tains. sonxe-^SO employing an army of .''cdoksv.anci 'assistants to feed, on, the, bateis of five persons to a household, some^O^ersonsy and; to provide { dinners: for -;2000!;; bodies after j excluding infants and absentees. What waste!. What overlapping! Four big restaurants would; dp the business^, and at what a- ; saving of thought v and 'management., , .

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"Guardian" Office,, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8817, 13 March 1914

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"Guardian" Office, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8817, 13 March 1914

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