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Benedict Road British Restaurant, Mitcham

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Partial / Incomplete Date c.1943
Area Mitcham
Picture Reference Mit_​War_​3-2
Original Format Photo
Notes / History In the middle of 1940 the Ministry of Food decreed that communal kitchens be set up in London to feed people who had been bombed out and therefore had no cooking facilities and also to accommodate people working in companies that no canteens. The idea spread throughout the country but was embraced more enthusiastically in London than in other places.

A full three course meal could be purchased at the British Restaurant without using up valuable ration coupons. A typical meal would be soup, a main course and a hot pudding. It would cost 4d for a child portion and between 6d to 9d for an adult.

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