Category Archives: Restaurants

Corner House Restaurant, 249 London Road

Restauarnt that was at 249 London Road, on the north corner of Langdale Avenue.

1959 ad


Text of ad:

MITCHAM’S LEADING RESTAURANT
Phone : MIT 2673

OPEN MONDAYS TO SATURDAYS 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
(Sundays during Summer Season open 3.30-9 p.m.)

MORNING COFFEE – LUNCHES – TEAS – DINNERS
SNACKS

WEDDINGS & PARTIES
CATERED FOR

FULLER’S CAKES A SPECIALITY

CORNER HOUSE RESTAURANT,
249 LONDON ROAD, MITCHAM.
(5 mins from Cricket Green)

Proprietor : C. L. Ford.

In 1960, the Chinese restaurant Bamboo House opened at this address.

Elmhurst Cafe

The Elmurst Cafe was at 155 Streatham Road, on the north corner of Elmhurst Avenue.

1950 OS map

ad from 1937

Text of the ad:

Telephone : MITcham 3545

The Elmhurst Cafe

E. POTTER, Proprietress

Parties and Clubs
catered for at
moderate terms

155 Streatham Road, Mitcham

Booking agent for coastal coaches

Not mentioned in the 1930 commercial directory, nor the 1954 phone book.

In 2019, the premises are occupied by a fish and chip shop.

Comments from the Mitcham History Group on Facebook:

I remember going to the “Elmhurst” one evening with an older friend, about 1956. It was full of local teenagers, playing the juke box and taking up a collection for the owners birthday present. I was about 13 and it cost me my last 6d.

Mac’s Cafe back in the 1970s