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"Dining through the Ages

Background imageDining Collection: Heath Robinson automated Dining Room without servants 1 of 4

Heath Robinson automated Dining Room without servants 1 of 4
Heath Robinson Does Away with Servants - Patent Applied for by " The Sketch" in the Dining-Room. A family at their dining table, which is a typically Heath Robinson design

Background imageDining Collection: The Tasting (oil on canvas)

The Tasting (oil on canvas)
473290 The Tasting (oil on canvas) by Sani, Alessandro (1856-1927); 51.4x61.6 cm; Private Collection; Photo eChristies Images; Italian, out of copyright

Background imageDining Collection: Balliol College 1675

Balliol College 1675
A bird s-eye view of the college showing the chapel, dining hall, library, formal gardens and the Deans lodgings. One of 39 engravings made of Oxford Colleges by Loggan

Background imageDining Collection: Sidney Sussex College

Sidney Sussex College
A bird s-eye view of the college showing the chapel, dining hall, library, the Deans lodgings & gardens, the kitchen & formal gardens. N.B ball game being played

Background imageDining Collection: Label Sorrento Hotel

Label Sorrento Hotel
A panoramic view of Vesuvius is promised by the label of the HOTEL MEDITERRANEO at Sorrento, Italy, from its dining terrace

Background imageDining Collection: Lincoln College 1675

Lincoln College 1675
A bird s-eye view of the college showing the chapel, dining hall, library & the Deans lodgings & a formal garden. One of 39 engravings made of Oxford Colleges by Loggan

Background imageDining Collection: Pembroke College 1675

Pembroke College 1675
A bird s-eye view of the college showing the chapel, dining hall, library, gardens & grounds & the bell tower. One of 39 engravings made of Oxford Colleges by Loggan

Background imageDining Collection: Wodehouse / Jeeves / Wooster

Wodehouse / Jeeves / Wooster
Front cover of Piccadilly Jim, showing a couple playing footsie beneath the dining table

Background imageDining Collection: USA, GA, Jekyll Island, The Jekyll Wharf and Latitude 31 Restaurant

USA, GA, Jekyll Island, The Jekyll Wharf and Latitude 31 Restaurant. (PR)

Background imageDining Collection: GWR Buffet Car, c1930s

GWR Buffet Car, c1930s

Background imageDining Collection: Black man eating a large watermelon (coloured photo)

Black man eating a large watermelon (coloured photo)
6000022 Black man eating a large watermelon (coloured photo) by European Photographer, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Black man eating a large watermelon)

Background imageDining Collection: The Gentleman Who Asked the Carver - H. M. Bateman

The Gentleman Who Asked the Carver - H. M. Bateman
The Gentleman who asked the carver at Simpson s-in-the-Strand whether the meat was English or foreign. A curious and innocent question from a diner at the famous English restaurant causing more than

Background imageDining Collection: Peppino Leoni - owner of Quo Vadis restaurant

Peppino Leoni - owner of Quo Vadis restaurant
Peppino Leoni, a native of Cannero, on the shores of Lake Maggiore, seen here in his restaurant, Quo Vadis on Dean Street, Soho, London

Background imageDining Collection: Kippers were back on the menu on the Brighton Belle this morning

Kippers were back on the menu on the Brighton Belle this morning, but Sir Laurence Olivier, one of the regular patrons of the car dining, preferred scrambled egg on brown toast

Background imageDining Collection: Nottinghamshire, UK. Melton Mowbray pork pie on handmade ceramic plate

Nottinghamshire, UK. Melton Mowbray pork pie on handmade ceramic plate

Background imageDining Collection: The Dining Hall of Balliol College, Oxford University

The Dining Hall of Balliol College, Oxford University circa 1910s

Background imageDining Collection: Entrance to Cal-Neva Lodge, Nevada, USA

Entrance to Cal-Neva Lodge, Nevada, USA
Entrance to Cal-Neva Lodge, spa resort on Stateline Road, Crystal Bay, Nevada, USA, near Lake Tahoe. circa 1930

Background imageDining Collection: Brasenose College 1675

Brasenose College 1675
A bird s-eye view of the college showing the chapel, dining hall, library, the Deans lodgings & the formal gardens. One of 39 engravings made of Oxford Colleges by Loggan

Background imageDining Collection: Darby and Joan (oil on canvas)

Darby and Joan (oil on canvas)
THA15411 Darby and Joan (oil on canvas) by Sadler, Walter Dendy (1854-1923); 84.5x120.7 cm; Towneley Hall Art Gallery and Museum, Burnley, Lancashire; eTowneley Hall Art Gallery and Museum; English

Background imageDining Collection: John Bull taking Luncheon or British Cooks cramming Old Grumble Gizzard with Bonne Chere

John Bull taking Luncheon or British Cooks cramming Old Grumble Gizzard with Bonne Chere
2966820 John Bull taking Luncheon or British Cooks cramming Old Grumble Gizzard with Bonne Chere, pub 1798 (hand coloured engraving) by Gillray

Background imageDining Collection: Restaurants in the Plaza Mayor, Pollenca (Pollensa), Mallorca (Majorca)

Restaurants in the Plaza Mayor, Pollenca (Pollensa), Mallorca (Majorca), Balearic Islands, Spain, Mediterranean, Europe

Background imageDining Collection: Medieval dining room

Medieval dining room
Dining table of a lady of quality, 1400s. Printed color lithograph reproduction of a miniature from a French manuscript, Renaud de Montauban

Background imageDining Collection: Silverback mountain gorilla (Gorilla gorilla beringei), Group 13, Volcanoes National Park

Silverback mountain gorilla (Gorilla gorilla beringei), Group 13, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda, Africa

Background imageDining Collection: St Marks Square, Venice, Italy

St Marks Square, Venice, Italy Italy Venice St. Marks Square

Background imageDining Collection: Evening in the Place de la Liberte, Sarlat-la-Caneda, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France, Europe

Evening in the Place de la Liberte, Sarlat-la-Caneda, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France, Europe

Background imageDining Collection: Grand Place, Brussels, Belgium

Grand Place, Brussels, Belgium

Background imageDining Collection: Punch cartoon: A Warning - Wagners Ring Cycle (engraving)

Punch cartoon: A Warning - Wagners Ring Cycle (engraving)
6034909 Punch cartoon: A Warning - Wagners Ring Cycle (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Punch cartoon: A Warning - Wagners Ring Cycle)

Background imageDining Collection: Sport Fishing: Walleye Striking a Lure, 1950 (colour litho)

Sport Fishing: Walleye Striking a Lure, 1950 (colour litho)
3036074 Sport Fishing: Walleye Striking a Lure, 1950 (colour litho) by American School, (20th century); (add.info.: Vintage illustration of a walleye (Sander vitreus) striking a fishermans lure

Background imageDining Collection: The Union Bar and Ye Olde Union Oyster House sign, Union Street, Boston, Massachusetts

The Union Bar and Ye Olde Union Oyster House sign, Union Street, Boston, Massachusetts
USA, Massachusetts, Boston, The Union Bar and Ye Olde Union Oyster House sign, Union Street

Background imageDining Collection: Dolls House of Petronella Dunois, c. 1676

Dolls House of Petronella Dunois, c. 1676
Dolls House of Petronella Dunois (1650-1695), c. 1676. Rijksmuseum. Amsterdam. Holland

Background imageDining Collection: Automat Dining Room - Broadway, New York, USA

Automat Dining Room - Broadway, New York, USA
Automat Dining Room - 1557 Broadway, New York, USA. Horn & Hardart was a food services company of the USA noted for operating the first food service automats in Philadelphia and New York City

Background imageDining Collection: Judging a Restaurant by Fougasse

Judging a Restaurant by Fougasse
Sequential cartoon by Fougasse (Kenneth Cyril Bird) showing a couple waiting with increasing frustration to be noticed by the maitre d in a restaurant

Background imageDining Collection: Nomads horse and yurt, Bayanbulak, Xinjiang Province, China, Asia

Nomads horse and yurt, Bayanbulak, Xinjiang Province, China, Asia

Background imageDining Collection: Main Town Square, Ypres, Belgium, Europe

Main Town Square, Ypres, Belgium, Europe

Background imageDining Collection: QUEENS COLLEGE 1690

QUEENS COLLEGE 1690
A bird s-eye view of the college showing the chapel, dining hall, library, the Deans lodgings & gardens, the kitchen & fellows formal gardens

Background imageDining Collection: CHRISTs COLLEGE 1690

CHRISTs COLLEGE 1690
A bird s-eye view of the college showing the chapel, dining hall, library, the Deans lodgings & garden, the kitchen & an area for playing le jeu de paume (real tennis ?)

Background imageDining Collection: Magdalen College 1675

Magdalen College 1675
A bird s-eye view of the college showing the chapel, dining hall, library, the Deans lodgings, the kitchen & garden. One of 39 engravings made of Oxford Colleges by Loggan

Background imageDining Collection: Fashionable Night-Spot

Fashionable Night-Spot
Smart people in a fashionable Paris nightclub. Dining and dancing and showing off their elegant evening clothes and dinner jacket

Background imageDining Collection: Evening restaurant scene in Haute Ville, Bonifacio, South Corsica, Corsica, France, Europe

Evening restaurant scene in Haute Ville, Bonifacio, South Corsica, Corsica, France, Europe

Background imageDining Collection: London Kebab House

London Kebab House
Dining outside a Kebab House on Charlotte Street, central London. Date: late 1960s

Background imageDining Collection: Plaza Mayor, Madrid, Spain, Europe

Plaza Mayor, Madrid, Spain, Europe

Background imageDining Collection: Clare College 1690

Clare College 1690
A bird s-eye view of the college showing the chapel, dining hall, library, the Deans lodgings, the kitchen & tree- lined walks & grounds

Background imageDining Collection: DINING AT SIMPSONS

DINING AT SIMPSONS
Dining at fashionable Simpsons restaurant in the Strand : the Gentlemens Dining Room Date: circa 1905

Background imageDining Collection: Exterior - Automat Dining Room, Times Square, New York, USA

Exterior - Automat Dining Room, Times Square, New York, USA
The exterior of the Automat Dining Room - Times Square branch, New York, USA. Horn & Hardart was a food services company of the USA noted for operating the first food service automats in Philadelphia

Background imageDining Collection: Canada, New Brunswick, St Andrews. Colorful signs and decorations at a restaurant

Canada, New Brunswick, St Andrews. Colorful signs and decorations at a restaurant in St Andrews

Background imageDining Collection: Two blacktail prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) sharing something to eat

Two blacktail prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) sharing something to eat, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, United States of America, North America

Background imageDining Collection: Leadenhall Market, City of London, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Leadenhall Market, City of London, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageDining Collection: Cafe in the evening

Cafe in the evening, Piazza Duomo, Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy, Europe




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"Dining through the Ages: From Heath Robinson's Automated Dining Room to Quo Vadis Restaurant" Step into a world of culinary innovation as we explore the fascinating history of dining. Starting with Heath Robinson's automated dining room without servants, this captivating journey takes us through time and across continents. Label Sorrento Hotel, known for its exquisite cuisine and breathtaking views, offers a taste of luxury that transcends generations. Meanwhile, Balliol College in 1675 showcases the elegance and grandeur associated with formal dining during the Renaissance era. Sidney Sussex College invites you to experience an ambiance steeped in tradition, where centuries-old customs still shape modern-day dining rituals. Traveling forward in time, we find ourselves aboard a GWR Buffet Car from the 1930s - a testament to how train travel revolutionized eating on-the-go. Lincoln College transports us back to 1675 with its timeless charm and classic dishes that have stood the test of time. In Nottinghamshire, UK, indulge in Melton Mowbray pork pie served on a handmade ceramic plate - an artisanal delight that embodies local craftsmanship. Pembroke College beckons with its rich history and refined palate-pleasers dating back to 1675. As we delve deeper into cultural references, Punch cartoon warns about Wagner's Ring Cycle - reminding us how music can influence our appetite for both food and art. Crossing oceans to Jekyll Island in Georgia (USA), The Jekyll Wharf and Latitude 31 Restaurant offer coastal delights paired with stunning waterfront views. Finally, immerse yourself in Spanish charm at Plaza Mayor in Pollenca (Pollensa), Mallorca - where restaurants serve up authentic flavors amidst picturesque surroundings. To conclude our gastronomic odyssey is Peppino Leoni; owner of Quo Vadis restaurant - epitomizing passion for fine dining combined with warm hospitality.