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THE HOLBORN RESTAURANT.

But you-wish'-to get away from 'i;e' land ,of ..theatres. Come, tlien, to the giant .building in .TTclborn, now thrust into' great ..prominence, by the cutting of Kiagsway. -How many thousands.-©): 'dinners lias it served in its time,,«'e wonderP,. : Beside.l;; its huge pillared and gallerieS ■ diniag-rooirr, there are public dinners galore, and, like so many of the places we have been describing, it Was a grillroom and buffet as well, where dinner a la-carte is served, and whe.re lives that sensible fellow, the plain chbp or steak man. I,

Out on the north side, away beyond ■ Oxford Street, the ever-attractive Pajgani's grows andfgrqws. Time was —rtow long ago !-^when it served only plain chops such like (hut the very best chops in all London) and 'porter 'on plain' uncovered tables. Its. own excellence overwhelmed its plainness, and the good Bohemian souls who resorted there, but it is still the home of the artistic .set. A'dinner at Pagani's in the artists' room, where in old .times live arid twenty years a,go: its customers decorated the.-piaiiv plaster walls with sketch and rhyme, picture and autograph,: is never to he forgotten. There are many small places, too, to which society resorts to which we- will take you in turn, and we can vary the entertainment indefinitely. We have picked out a few of these hostels merely ns samples of the high excellence of all. Doiibtless you know of many others equally well known and equally good. Of one thirg.- vvo arc'certain, however —that. London is an excellent, place to dine in. ■

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THE HOLBORN RESTAURANT., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8817, 13 March 1914

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THE HOLBORN RESTAURANT. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8817, 13 March 1914

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