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Top 50 Fit for Foodies 2019

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by As rated by verified OpenTable diners
Updated May 31, 2019

A dedication to serving world-class dishes coupled with impeccable service, all sprinkled with a little something that appeals to foodies, is what makes the restaurants featured in the OpenTable 2019 Top 50 Fit for Foodies restaurants in the UK stand out. This year’s list was determined by analysing more than 851,000 reviews left by our diners. The restaurant in the number one spot received their award at Restaurant Magazine’s National Restaurant Awards on June 10th. Below you will find our ranked top 10 and the remainder of the top 50 list in alphabetical order.

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4.8
4.8 (3507)
£26 to £40
British
Chester

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About the restaurant
Please note that from 4th December, we will be open seven days per week.

We are an independent restaurant in the heart of Chester offering microseasonal dining with menus designed around what's growing on our farm in Daresbury. Menus change every four to six weeks.
Happy Hour is available in our lounge from 4-6pm on Monday-Friday.

Please note we have recently moved to a new premises at 7 Pepper Street Row. We are currently card-only and unable to accept cash.

Meat / Game / Pescatarian / Vegetarian / Vegan / GF / DF

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If your preferred time is not available please make a note on your reservation and we will try our best to accommodate you in the event of a cancellation. If you don't see the time you would like, please email us at info@chefstablechester.co.uk with the preferred time, party size, and telephone number and we will check our availability.

Top review
Nick
Dined 6 days ago
Simply one of the finest meals we’ve ever had, too class food and outstanding service
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4.8
4.8 (1198)
£41 and over
British
Liverpool

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About the restaurant
From Masterchef: The Professional’s winner 2014 and Michelin Star chef, Anton Piotrowski comes Röski. Located on one of Liverpool’s most famous streets- Rodney street, Röski is an intimate restaurant where big flavours and innovative cooking techniques take centre stage.

PLEASE NOTE - We require 48 hours notice to cater for allergies and dietary requirements.

Please note that we are currently only running our tasting menu.

Top review
BarryH
Dined 6 days ago
Organisation of staff was very good and the taster menu excellent.
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4.9
4.9 (2462)
£41 and over
British
Newcastle upon Tyne

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About the restaurant
Headed up by Chef / Owner Dave Coulson, Peace & Loaf is a restaurant unlike any other in the region. Dave has an unrivalled reputation and passion for creating flavoursome and innovative dishes, which shows with the diverse menu and delicately decorated food on offer. Highlighting the importance of using only the freshest, locally sourced produce, Peace & Loaf will offer exciting, seasonal menus that will incorporate Dave’s signature dishes. Heavily inspired by traditional British cuisine with Dave’s own inventive flare, the meticulously crafted dishes will excite and intrigue even the most discerning of palates.
Top review
liamt
Dined 7 days ago
WOW! Just wow…… Went on a Thursday and had their steak menu, I’m not a fan of fish (which wasn’t an issue) the waiting staff were happy to substitute it for another option. I’m lost for words, what a genuine find in Newcastle, I’ve eaten steak all around the world and mostly in Michelin Star restaurants, But hands down this is the best Rib eye I have tasted. Would highly recommend this amazing eatery..amazing food/staff and atmosphere. Will trying the tasting menu next.
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4.6
4.6 (2938)
£26 to £40
Bistro
Liverpool

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About the restaurant
Welcome to Wreck, from the team behind Sticky Walnut, Burnt Truffle, Hispi, Pinion and Kala. We look forward to welcoming you soon. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner with roasts served on a Sunday!
Top review
AmyT
Dined 2 days ago
We went for the early bird menu and it was absolutely delicious. The aranchini were the most delicious I've had. The wine was also delicious and the service outstanding.
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4.6
4.6 (1974)
£26 to £40
Tapas / Small Plates
Bristol

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About the restaurant
With jamón ready to carve, padrón peppers roasting over the wood fire & sherry straight from the barrel let us transport you to Andalusia.

Our ever changing menu combines traditional tapas with personal interpretations from Michelin starred Chef Peter Sanchez-Iglesias, whilst staying true to the vibrant and comforting flavours of his heritage.

No tapas bar is worth its salt without a carefully crafted sherry list - just ask Paco! So, we've handpicked ours, and offer them by the glass, bottle or shaken into the finest cocktails.

Thanks to all our amazing suppliers & team we are realising another Sanchez Brothers dream - A modern tapas bar bringing a taste of Andalusia to Bristol. Whether you're coming para picar, for a glass of sherry or a tapas feast we can't wait to see you!

Top review
JohnQ
Dined 6 days ago
Indulgent and exceptional ! Last night's experience ordering the “Chefs Menu” was simply sublime. From the incredible food to the outstanding service and warm atmosphere, every moment felt like a delicious adventure. With a delightful variety of dishes from around the world, I'm already planning my next visit.
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4.8
4.8 (3158)
£25 and under
Modern European
Glasgow

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About the restaurant
Award- winning restaurant in the heart of Glasgow's West End.

Number 16 is a cosy, well established and much loved neighbourhood favourite offering quality food, friendly service and great value in relaxed surroundings. Run by a tight- knit, experienced and dedicated team; Number 16 is proud to bring fresh and unusual ideas to modern Scottish cooking. Our ever- changing menu features imaginative, balanced flavours and a commitment to using seasonal produce. We strive to make each dining experience a relaxing, unique and memorable one for every customer.

Top review
SusanS
Dined 3 days ago
This restaurant is superb. The food is outstanding and the staff are considerate, knowledgeable, and friendly. I'm coeliac and every effort was made to ensure that my dining experience would be first rate.
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4.7
4.7 (1884)
£26 to £40
Bistro
Manchester

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About the restaurant
Welcome to Hispi Bistro Didsbury, from the team behind Sticky Walnut, Burnt Truffle, Wreckfish, Pinion and Kala. We look forward to welcoming you soon.
Top review
redjan
Dined 2 days ago
Excellent food, including plenty of gluten free options.
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4.6
4.6 (4141)
£26 to £40
Scottish
Old Town

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About the restaurant
Having opened its doors in 2010, Angels with Bagpipes quickly established itself as one of the finest restaurants to have graced Edinburgh’s most iconic and historic street, The Royal Mile. With upmost pride in sourcing fresh Scottish ingredients, we present a seasonal Lunch and à la carte that are divine to both the palate and eye.
Mixing an atmospheric Old Town setting with chic, contemporary looks, the restaurant reflects many of the city’s most defining features. With a humble facade nestled in the beautiful 17th century building, rich tones of bronze and marble cascade throughout the two tiers of Angels with Bagpipes.
Angels with Bagpipe’s kitchen has gained a glowing reputation in a city abundant with restaurants of the highest standards. Sourcing the best produce and ingredients, allowing the quality to shine through their elegant dishes. By blending innovative and traditional techniques, their menu is fresh and exciting throughout all seasons

Top review
ChrisH
Dined 5 days ago
Excellent food and service. Really enjoyed the experience.
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4.7
4.7 (5593)
£41 and over
Modern European
Orpington

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About the restaurant
Chapter One is an award-winning Modern European restaurant with 3 AA Rosettes in Orpington, Kent. Following a major refurbishment in early 2019, Chapter One has relaunched with a more modern approach, tempting guests with greater variety and quality.

Under the direction of acclaimed chef Andrew McLeish, modern European cooking is available in two formats. In the Restaurant, sophisticated seasonal dishes are served in a refined setting with a weekly changing 3-course Lunch Menu du Jour, a seasonally-inspired 7-course Tasting Menu and an a la carte option. In the more informal Brasserie, a selection of favourites are cooked to perfection with the finest ingredients. The drinks offering is as exciting with an AA Notable Wine List, premium spirits, and cocktails. There is also a private dining room for corporate and private occasions.

Top review
PKMF
Dined 7 days ago
We had a wonderful time, and the food was delicious. There was one item on the starter menu that I wanted more details of, and the waiter wasn't able to tell me what the dish was, what the menu description meant. I did choose it anyway, and it was fantastic, but it would have been good to know more about it, so I knew what I was eating!
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4.9
4.9 (3180)
£41 and over
British
Notting Hill

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About the restaurant
Chef Clare Smyth’s first restaurant, Core by Clare Smyth, opened its doors August 2017.

Located in London’s Notting Hill at 92 Kensington Park Road, Core by Clare Smyth is a modern fine dining restaurant with a strong British ethos, in an elegant, relaxed interior.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 2 days ago
Amazing experience - such a wonderful meal - enjoyed ourselves so much
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4.8
4.8 (1873)
£26 to £40
Scottish
Edinburgh

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About the restaurant
A consistent multi award winning Restaurant Forage & Chatter in Edinburgh boasts the best locally sourced and foraged produce, nestled in Edinburgh's West End. A experience you will not forget. Come and visit us!
Top review
DavidL
Dined 6 days ago
A lovely restaurant, great ambiance and great food. Thoroughly recommend
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4.9
4.9 (3059)
£41 and over
British
Covent Garden

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About the restaurant
Michelin starred Frog by Adam Handling is a place to really submerge yourself in a theatrical show. You’re facing the kitchen, the chefs come to your table and you are able to really interact with every member of the team. Frog is luxury in an environment where you feel comfortable being whoever you are and where all elements in the restaurant are connected to offer a truly memorable experience.

The dishes are very emotional and they all mean something to Adam. Each and every one of the dishes has a story behind it, whether it’s a memory from Adam’s childhood or something that has inspired him or the team.

Top review
KAMD
Dined 3 days ago
PHENOMENAL! If you’re in London, this should be on your Bucket List!! Don’t miss it!!
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4.6
4.6 (4377)
£41 and over
French
Soho

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About the restaurant
Having earned a star within a year of opening Gauthier Soho, Alexis Gauthier is described by Zagat guide as "...one of the Best New French food destinations in London...". With an emphasis on vegetables in all dishes, Alexis provides a seasonal tasting menu with the best possible ingredients (British where possible) all 100% plant based. All served in a chic Soho Townhouse where the staff really make you feel special. There are also five private dining rooms for parties of all sizes.
Top review
Olivia
Dined 5 days ago
Best tasting menu experience, well crafted dishes.
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4.8
4.8 (3434)
£41 and over
Gastro Pub
Fulham

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About the restaurant
The Harwood Arms re-opened in September 2008 after some much needed refurbishment.
This rural haven in the middle of Fulham is a collaboration between Brett Graham of the famed Ledbury restaurant, Mike Robinson of the acclaimed Pot Kiln pub in rural Berkshire and Edwin Vaux from the famous Vaux brewery.
The idea is to provide Londoners with a really relaxed venue for eating the finest British produce, cooked amazingly well, accompanied by excellent beer and wine at a great price.

Top review
Tomasvip
Dined 1 day ago
Great dinner and great food experience but we were starving after having dinner. The Monkfish and the Iberian pork were amazing but the portions were small. Only concern was paying close to £130 for 2 people since the plates were not filling but we live and learn. I assume that the restaurant chef already knows this as they try to market themselves as a Gastro Pub? Perhaps I am wrong.
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4.7
4.7 (9695)
£26 to £40
Steakhouse
Manchester

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About the restaurant
Located next door to Spinningfields, we aim to serve the best steaks in Manchester. Sunday Roasts or for those looking for a casual bite, a set menu is available.
Top review
AndyN
Dined 2 days ago
An outstanding experience that i totally recommend you try. The initial friendly greeting through to the superb service provided by the staff was 1st class, nothing was too much trouble. Food was absolutely superb!
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4.8
4.8 (1412)
£25 and under
French
Tower Hill

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About the restaurant
A stunning two Michelin-starred French Restaurant in the City of London, La Dame de Pic London serves innovative French cuisine from renowned French female chef Anne-Sophie Pic.
Top review
Romain
Dined 2 days ago
An amazing experience with very high standards as you can expect from a 2 Michelin stars restaurant.
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4.7
4.7 (4146)
£41 and over
European
Fitzrovia

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About the restaurant
MERE is husband and wife team, Monica and David Galetti's first restaurant.
Spread over two floors, this Fitzrovia-based restaurant is the brainchild of Monica Galetti who is featuring as a judge on the BBC's MasterChef The Professionals.
The restaurant itself serves a variety of traditional Pacific Island delicacies that have been delicately created by Monica and Sven our Head Chef.
Nestled above the spacious basement restaurant is the bar, managed by our Mixologist Glenn, which serves an array of delectable cocktails.
Monica's husband, David , is in charge of the Front of House at Mere with his Restaurant Manager Eugenio, and using his years of experience as an expert sommelier to create a wine selection along side his head Sommelier Alex that perfectly balances with the seasonal dishes on offer.

Top review
JonathanC
Dined 2 days ago
We had an excellent meal at Mere. the fusion of flavours is fantastic. Service is also excellent.
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4.9
4.9 (7017)
£41 and over
Seafood
Wapping

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About the restaurant
Smith's of Wapping is located on the River Thames with fantastic views of Tower Bridge and The Shard.
Smith's, famous for fish, was initially established in 1958 and today offers fine dining facilities.

We are now open from 12pm until 230pm for lunch and 5.30pm until 11pm (last seating time is 9pm) on Monday to Thursday.

Friday dinner starts at 6pm until 11pm (last seating is 9.30pm).

Saturday dinner starts at 5.30pm until 11pm (last seating is 945pm)

On Sundays we are open from 12pm until 3.30pm for Lunch
And 6pm until 10pm (last seating time 8.30pm) for Dinner.

Should you not find the time that you are looking for, please contact the restaurant directly as there may be availability.

Top review
Natalie
Dined 2 days ago
Excellent experience from start to finish. We did the set lunch which had lots of options and everything was delicious with good size portions. The staff accommodated our request for a window seat and the service was impeccable throughout.
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4.7
4.7 (2018)
£26 to £40
British
Spitalfields

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About the restaurant
ST. JOHN Bread & Wine reflects the rhythms of its locale whilst observing the same respect for seasonal, indigenous ingredients and "the whole beast" as the bigger sister restaurant. Currently opening for dinner, Tuesday to Saturday, this branch very much beats its own drum with a menu structured towards a slightly less formal manner of dining, with guests actively encouraged to share dishes as they're ready from the kitchen.



As well as selling goods to take home from our bakery, wines by the bottle or the case can be bought from our lists to take home with some delivery available.



Bread & Wine has been voted Best British Restaurant by the Evening Standard and named as best value restaurant by The Observer Food Monthly.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
the food and service were absolutely amazing, with a very laid back atmosphere
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4.7
4.7 (2585)
£26 to £40
Bistro
Chester

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About the restaurant
Welcome to Sticky Walnut, from the team behind Hispi, Burnt Truffle and Wreckfish. We look forward to welcoming you soon.
Top review
Welshwanderer
Dined 3 days ago
Excellent food. Great wine. Warm and friendly service.
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4.9
4.9 (2463)
£26 to £40
British
Matlock

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About the restaurant
Tucked away in the heart of former spa town Matlock, Stones is a cosy restaurant serving modern British cuisine. The restaurant’s interior is smart and intimate while the kitchen marries British produce with recipes inspired by international cuisine. Don’t be fooled by the apparent simplicity of the seasonal lunch and dinner menus, every dish demonstrates the culinary imagination, technique and flair of the vibrant kitchen team, led by head chef Kevin Stone. The additional tasting menu offers eight courses partnered with a carefully selected optional flight of wine. Catering for all dietary requirements, Stones offer distinct vegetarian and GF menu. Diners can enjoy views overlooking the coursing waters of the River Derwent. Discreet, informed service with an informal approach, allowing the food to take centre stage, Stones is one of the finest dining experiences in the area, carrying two AA rosettes for culinary excellence. ***Visit www.stones-restaurant.co.uk for up to date menus.***
Top review
HappyFoody
Dined 6 days ago
An excellent lunch once again. Can’t fault Stones. Food, service, ambience all excellent.
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4.9
4.9 (4518)
£41 and over
Modern European
Surbiton

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About the restaurant
*VALENTINE'S DAY 2024 Please note special 4-course menu at Lunch £55 per person. At Dinner, £68 per person. No other menus will be available. Deposit required to secure date.*

Serving contemporary French food, this much-loved independent restaurant has been going strong for over 21 years. Before booking, please note the restaurant has both downstairs and upstairs. The same menu options are available on both floors. There is no lift upstairs.
Re Tasting Menu Timings: For the option to enjoy our tasting menu, at lunch you must book before 1.45pm and at dinner, please book before 8.45pm. Tasting menus are unavailable after these times.
If you cannot find a table, please contact the restaurant team direct as not all tables are available to book online. Please contact the restaurant with any private dining enquiries.
Credit card details required. No shows or cancellations less than 2 days in advance will be subject to a charge of £25 per person.

Top review
JohnJ
Dined 2 days ago
We had a very pleasant lunch, good food, attentive service.
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4.5
4.5 (11976)
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
York

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About the restaurant
The Ivy St. Helen's Square is located on the eponymous square in the heart of York and will serve all-encompassing, contemporary British menus.
Top review
CarolT
Dined 3 days ago
Something really very special and a memorable experience. Would definitely make a return trip.
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4.7
4.7 (2847)
£26 to £40
British
Tunbridge Wells

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About the restaurant
The Poet offers an informal yet refined dining experience in the heart of the Kent countryside. Set in a charismatic 16th century building, diners can expect food of the highest standards, made using the finest local and seasonal produce and lovingly prepared by a small team of chefs led by Head Chef & Director Lee Adams.

In addition to the food, we offer a selection of fine wines, quirky cocktails, and have a collection of over 25 craft gins available.

World War I poet Siegfried Sassoon lived in Matfield and is the inspiration behind our name. Sassoon was awarded the Military Cross for "conspicuous gallantry" and later won acclaim for his writing. We're pretty sure he would have loved our food too!

A warm welcome awaits diners from front of house manager and Director Tom Haacke and his team. We look forward to seeing you!

EXPERIENCE BOOKINGS - The Al a Carte Is still available if you book through an experience!

Late cancellations - £20 per person.

Top review
rolven
Dined 2 days ago
Always a pleasure to eat at arguably one of the best restaurants in Kent. Great food and service. Not cheap but always memorable
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4.8
4.8 (2324)
£41 and over
British
Farringdon

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About the restaurant
The Quality Chop House is a Restaurant, with a Butchers, Wine Bar, and Wine Shop next door.

Our menus are seasonally-focused and change daily based around the best produce delivered each morning.

We suggest bookings, but do take walk-ins.

In addition to our a la carte menu, we offer a £29 set lunch menu (January to November), and on Sunday lunches we serve a splendid roast.

If you are interested in a table for more than 6 guests, we have a Private Dining Room that seats up to 14. A seasonal feasting menu is available. For more information please give us a call.

Top review
TanyaB
Dined 5 days ago
Can't complain about anything, it was perfect as always.
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4.7
4.7 (1562)
£26 to £40
Modern European
Holloway

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About the restaurant
Westerns Laundry is a Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant focusing on seafood & natural wines. The restaurant is located in the Islington/Highbury neighbourhood of North London. It opened in 2018 and is housed in a 1950's industrial building which used to be home to the largest commercial laundry in North London. It now boasts a beautiful 60 cover dining room, which opens onto an open 20 cover cobbled courtyard with olive trees as well as an intimate private dining room. Westerns Laundry has won numerous awards for excellence and originality and is a firm favourite on the London dining scene.
Top review
Ella
Dined 6 days ago
Beautiful start to finish - such a gorgeous setting with lovely ambiance and staff. Food was incredible - only thing I was disappointed in was not being able try the lamb Wellington because it had sold out!!
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