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Abode Exeter, Cathedral Yard, Exeter, Tel: 01392 319 955

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Level 5 Trinity Leeds, 70 Boar Lane, Leeds (0113 897 0444)

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Barnes Motors, 116 Petherton Road, London N5

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Womad Festival, Wiltshire, £50 a head, not including drinks

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Andre Garrett at Cliveden, restaurant review: A menu full of rock-solid European dishes

Cliveden, Taplow, Berkshire (01628 607 100). Around £65 per head for three courses with coffee and "bonbons" before wine

The Strand Dining Rooms, restaurant review: Does the venue live up to its iconic address?

Grand Building, 1-3 The Strand, London WC2 (020-7930 8855)

Yashin Ocean House, restaurant review: Take the bait of Japanese 'head-to-tail' fish

117-119 Old Brompton Road, London SW7, tel: 020 7373 3990

Lyle's, restaurant review: 'After the cornucopia of the lunch menu, dinner sounds grudging'

Lyles, 56 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 (020-3011 5911)

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Felix Yu, 23 Castilian Street, Northampton, tel: 01604 233 011

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The Star Inn the City, Lendal Engine House, Museum Street, York (01904 619208)

The Palomar, restaurant review: 'Good food for greedy folks – get involved!’

The Palomar, 34 Rupert Street, London W1, tel: 020 7439 8777. £82 for two, with wine
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