Story: Restaurants and food outlets

Burlington Arcade tearooms, Wellington, around 1932 (1st of 2)

In the 1920s and 1930s tearooms specialised in 'dainty' food – smaller, delicate dishes often eaten by hand. Here, the Burlington Arcade tearooms in Wellington await a rush of customers. The tables have been set with tea cups, cake stands and folded napkins.

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Perrin Rowland, 'Restaurants and food outlets - Liquor licensing and dining out', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 May 2022)

Story by Perrin Rowland, published 5 Sep 2013