英国人吃的是“a la francaise”，这种风格的餐桌上同时摆满了许多菜肴，食客们会自己去吃最接近的东西。仆人清理盘子但没有上菜。
Fashionable dining promoted a desire for elegant tableware and English porcelain factories flourished with the increased demand for consumer goods. A formal dining set would have cost £32 which is the equivalent of more than £2,000 today.
Luxuries often featured on the Dining Room table came at a terrible human cost. As the British sweet tooth grew demand for sugar increased and the British transatlantic slave trade flourished. By the 1770’s the stolen labour of thousands of enslaved Africans was producing the 12lb per person of sugar consumed annually in Britain in rooms such as this one.