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'I discovered the best Italian restaurant in London two months ago - Signor Sassi's 14 Knightsbridge, London SW1 (071-584 2277). The food is superb - the way it's served it looks like French, and you spend about pounds 25 a head. The staff are crazy, constantly shouting and singing. Having said that, it's a smart place, good for a romantic date.

I like eating Chinese, too. If I want an early evening snack I'll go to Yung's 23 Wardour St W1 (071-437 4986) and have some noodles and fish. I live in Chelsea, but I don't go to The Dome with all the models - I prefer a cup of tea in Blushes 52 King's Rd, London SW3 (071-584 2138). I enjoy going to the cinema at UCI Whiteleys 151 Queensway W2 (071-792 3324) because there's a good choice and the people in the mall don't stare. The nine o'clock show, then straight home to bed.

I'm not a pub or bar person. I only like nightclubs that play Seventies soul, like Shuffles 3 Rathbone Place W1 (071-255 1098). On Thursdays you can hear some Curtis Mayfield and James Brown, old R & B, groove music that I would kill for. I can't go to a club where they have that rave music.

Two great places I go to in America are an Italian restaurant in New York called Sfuzi 58 W65th St (0101 212 873 3700), where you can see people like Danny Devito and Robert De Niro. It has a bar where you can watch TV, and the other area where all the tables are laid out. Quite smart and very intimate. In LA I go to Gladstones in Malibu, 17300 Pacific Coast Highway (0101 310 454 3474). Everyone knows it. It's a fish restaurant right on the beach front, the only one. You can get lobster, crab, all that gear. It's made of wood, very casual, and has a huge patio where you can watch the waves coming up and the seagulls flying by.'

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