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Paul Gambaccini's favourite restaurant
Paul Gambaccini's favourite restaurant

With 30 years in the popular music business under his belt, radio presenter Paul Gambaccini obviously knows when he is onto a good thing, and sticks with it. "Chez Nico (90 Park Lane, London W1; 0171-409 1290) remains my top restaurant. I say `remains', because I have followed the remarkable Nico Ladenis on his journey from Battersea to Park Lane, and he has never disappointed me. This is the place for a special occasion. The flavours are always intense and essential. Chez Nico is not only state-of-the-art; it is the art."

Paul Gambaccini's memoir, `Close Encounters' is published by Omnibus Press at pounds 9.99