Tastes: Fay Weldon's favourite restaurant

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"Versilia Fish Restaurant (Palace Court, 250 Finchley Rd, London NW3; 0171-794 7640) is a quiet, safe haven rather than a fashion spot, with the best Italian cooking in all London, and the best trained waiters. I would never, ever, rather have stayed at home - this, for me, is saying a great deal. Bruno, the proprietor, from Versilia in Tuscany, is elegant and kind. His beautiful wife, Donatella, from Trieste, cooks the lightest fried zuccini ever. And try the salmon carpaccio or the hot crab."

Fay Weldon's play `The Four Alice Bakers' opens at the Birmingham Rep (0121-236 4455) on 23 Feb

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