Kōrero: Restaurants and food outlets

Drinking under the table (1 o 2)

Drinking under the table

The new post-war restaurant proprietors chafed at New Zealand's restrictive liquor licence laws, which prevented diners drinking alcohol with their meals. The Gourmet's Otto Groen was an outspoken advocate for change. He commissioned artist David Kennedy to design this flyer which, while satirical in style, accurately recorded the lengths to which restaurateurs and patrons were prepared to go in order to have a drink. Sticking flowers and candles into open bottles of wine when the police walked through the door was a well-practised trick.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Auckland University Press
Artwork by David Kennedy

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

Courtesy of the Otto Groen estate

Ngā whakaahua me ngā rauemi katoa o tēnei kōrero

Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Perrin Rowland, 'Restaurants and food outlets - Re-licensing of New Zealand restaurants', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/39608/drinking-under-the-table (accessed 12 August 2020)

He kōrero nā Perrin Rowland, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013