Savoury Ham & Mince Pud Cabbage, Haricot Beans & Mashed Potatoes Rice Milk Pud or Jam
Meat and two veg cost a shilling, kiddies under fifteen 6d. Sweets were 3d and tea
or coffee 2d per cup.
No mention of the old British favourites of Brown Windsor Soup or Spotted Dick. Perhaps
this did not prevent someone saying they wanted Spotted Dick, “well don’t we all
David Ian Chapman
Two British Restaurants opened in Leyton, the first in the modern Electric Showrooms
in the High Road, close to the Baker’s Arms (recent photo above), and next door to
the Swimming Baths. This opened March 1942 and had seating for 250 and served 1500
main meals per week. A second branch opened in Lea Bridge Road in August 1943, slightly
larger with seating for 300 and serving some 2000 meals a week. This served the
factories on Argall Estate involved in the war effort.