||Francesco Ruggero PRATTI |
||Jack Francis Roger |
||19 Feb 1888
||Battersea, London [1, 2]
||5 Apr 1891
||St Pancras, London
||31 Mar 1901
||St Pancras, London 
||2 Apr 1911
||Charing Cross, London 
||12 Nov 1927
|SPORTING TIMES: TALK, TOWN & GOSSIP by The Tramp. New Restaurant.|
Last week I remarked that London was being rapidly supplied with all sorts of new restaurants, and this week another one opened in the heart of the West End. This was, and is, the Dieudonné which is situated in St Martin's Lane just above the Westminster County Court, of gloomy memento to many spendthrifts.
A few chosen friends assembled on Tuesday to give the new venture the once over and to wish Jack Pratti and V Moretti good luck in their enterprise. The restaurant itself in belowstairs, and is a charming apartment, panelled to the ceiling in light wood, and on the first floor is a kind of café, where the hurried business man can obtain light snacks.
A feature of the Dieudonné is that there will be no music or anything to take one's attention off one's company and one's food. It is essentially a cosy place, where you can take the bestest girl in the world for a quiet luncheon or dinner, or entertain a party of friends in restful surrounds.
It is interesting to find the name of Pratti once more in the list of West End caterers. Some time ago it loomed large in the Strand, but the alterations now going on in that ancient thoroughfare caused its disappearance. The Old Ship in Whitehall also used to bear that short and easily remembered name.
||17 Nov 1928
|SPORTING TIMES: Better Now. That well-known member of a well-known family of restaurateurs, Mr Jack Pratti has been very ill of late, and in a nursing home. I am glad to hear from him that he is much better. The diners at the Dieudonné in St Martin's Lane will have missed his very cheery personality. |
||29 Jun 1929
|SPORTING TIMES: At the Dieudonné.|
Delightful food and exquisite wines graced a dinner party given at the Restaurant Dieudonné in St Martin's Lane, W.C., on Monday evening, and here, without any undue delay, are the good things referred to:-
Cantaloup Frappé au Porto
Consommé Madrilene en Gelee
Truite Saumonée Montgolfier
Supreme de Poulet Valencienne, Pommes Berny
Asperges Sauce Divine
Fraises Rafraichies au Kirsch Mignardises
Perrier Jouet 1910
(Fine Champagne) 1840
The gathering included well-known City men and diners out whose experience in matters gastronomic is, I can assure you, most considerable, and the hosts were Mr Jack Pratti and Mr Harry Cooper. You see, this charming theatreland restaurant is continuously growing in favour among people who, like you and I, like food and wine that, while yet reasonable in price, are a delight to the palate, and so Mr Cooper has joined in Mr Pratti in the business side of things. The wedding is all to the good.
The fare at Monday's party was, indeed, a gastronomic delight, thanks to superb cooking, and the Perrier Jouet and the Old Brandy were just such as would raise paeans of praise from the most captious connoisseur. And yet the same good fare can be had at the Dieudonné daily. I confidently commend this little haven to all those City and West End folks to whom it is a pleasure to take friends to a lunch or dinner of supper knowing that the eats and drinks will be of the choicest.
||Between 1937 and 1965
||12 Sep 1939
|THE TIMES: London Gazette. Territorial Army. The following to be granted Emergency Commissions:- General List, Royal Engineers. To be Second Lieutenants: J F R Pratti (98248) |
||22 Sep 1939
|Wholesale Provision Merchant |
||20 Apr 1940
|THE TIMES: London Gazette. General List. The date of appointment of Second Lieutenant J F R Pratti is September 11th 1939 and not as in Gazette of September 11th 1939. |
||14 Jun 1965
||St Pancras, London [8, 9]
||04 Oct 1965
||20 Mar 2018 |
||Clementine Lesine Duchene DE VERE, b. 7 Jan 1890, Battersea, London , d. 3 Sep 1973, Marylebone, London (Age 83 years) |
||22 Sep 1939
||Hendon, London [7, 11]
- Details: 22 September 1939, Jack Francis Roger Pratti, age 51yrs, bac, wholesale provision merchant, 21 Cosway Mansions, Lisson Grove NW1, son of Francesco Ruggero Pratti (deceased), Hotel Keeper AND Clementine Lesine Duchene De Vere, 49yrs, sp, 83 Montpelier Rise, Golders Green NW11, dau of Leon Alexander Duchene De Vere (deceased), Secretary of a steel and iron company. Witnesses: D Watkins, Annie Harvey.
||28 Oct 2016 |
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