Blue Bistro
Blue Bistro

Blue Bistro

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.blue-bistro.com/
  • Phone: 024 7622 9274
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday & Tuesday: 4.30pm - 9.45pm
    Wednesday & Thursday: Lunch 12pm-3pm and Evening 5pm-9.45pm
    Friday& Saturday: 12pm - 9:45pm
    Sunday: 12pm - 6pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, British, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The beautiful Upstairs at Blue is the perfect location for any private function, whether that be a family meal, a wedding reception or a corporate event.
  • Private Party Contact: Amy Jones 02476229274x

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: It is usually possible to park in Spon Street. There are several car parks in easy walking distance, the Belgrade Plaza offers 24 hour parking.
A word from Blue Bistro
At the Blue Restaurant & Bistro we offer delectable modern British cuisine, with a Mediterranean twist. We are situated on the historic Spon Street, in Coventry City Centre.


Our ethos is simple: a creative menu based upon great, preferably local, seasonal ingredients, ethically sourced and cooked with passion.


The dining area at Blue covers two floors of a beautiful medieval building dating back to 1450, the exposed beams of which are complemented by striking wooden furniture to create an elegant ambiance and a unique dining experience.


Upstairs at Blue provides a fabulous setting for functions, from weddings to business meetings and seminars. It also offers two of the most perfect tables in what we believe must be the most perfect romantic location in Coventry.
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Blue Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
120 reviews since 28 November 2013
Average Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambience4.2
    Value4
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (80)romance (76)fit for foodies (53)business meals (47)sunday lunch (44)outstanding value (41)group bookings (40)pre/post theatre (35)good vegetarian options (34)brunch (19)afternoon tea (15)disabled access (13)child friendly (11)outdoor eating (4)Show More
  • Sunday Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 16/11/2014
    We, a group if 4, enjoyed a lovely relaxed Sunday lunch. Good menu options especially for my Vegetarian friend and non Beef eating self. Friendly and welcoming staff made our visit enjoyable a d the discount cards discreetly placed at the table to use against the Sunday lunch made it an affordable afternoon out catching up with the girls. I shall definitely be returning. Well done Blue Bistro :)
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    good vegetarian options, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice food and ambiance
    Moic33
    Dined on 15/11/2014
    Nice food and attentive staff. Food served quickly but not too quick between courses. A nice experience and would visit again for sure.
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent again
    Spellbound
    Dined on 14/11/2014
    Great food service and a lovely atmosphere Will be returning soon
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, child friendly, disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Character
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This restaurant is in a 15th Century timber framed building. The tables &seating are similarly rustic which complement the character of the building. Ambiance is pleasant and staff cheerful & helpful. The food was well prepared, tasteful and well presented. It is in a quiet street on the North side of the City Centre, not far from the Belgrade Theatre and good parking at the Belgrade Plaza. Location and really excellent attendance & food make it a place to make a B line for in Coventry.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food lovely environment
    Rierie1972
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    Great service amazing Sunday lunch all 3 courses were well presented and very tasty I loved the old Tudor style building as did my ten ur old and 16 year old a lovely afternoon which we all thoroughly enjoyed...I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this restaurant and will mort Definately be returning.
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    brunch, fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • WOW
    Adski3
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Great meal with fantastic food and service and the atmosphere was was perfect definitely will return. Well done Blue
    Special Features:
    business meals, disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just a great place
    Spellbound
    Dined on 30/10/2014
    The food and styling go without saying The staff are appropriate polite and attentive...
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, child friendly, disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's got it all
    Spellbound
    Dined on 23/10/2014
    Great place getting better somehow I'm not a review person but here the reviews should be credible and I know that feedback either way is important to Blue but for me it's priced great without compromise on food, venue speaks for itself and staff are attentive without being over the top Try it Is my advice because it's not about if you can better it it's an experience that's fitting but greatly not usual and I think the reviews elsewhere are not balanced I urge people that use this site to review when you're satisfied too for the benefit of all. We typically in England complain later and rarely say "well done"
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, child friendly, disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    i had a chicken terrine and steak. both excellent. my husband had home made soup. with a little salt, it was delicious. he also had fish and chips. nice, not outstanding. Downstairs looked lovely when we went into. flowers on the tables, it looked quite beautiful. Wednesday is 1/2 price mains with a starter. Got us out for a meal and glad we did. the staff are always friendly there as well.
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    romance
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  • Perfect as always
    Pitt2012
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    This has got to be my favourite restaurant. The service, food and ambience is perfect. Every time I have been, whatever time of the year, it has been exquisite. Would definitely recommend and am currently planning our Christmas meal there. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegantly simple
    Golly
    Dined on 19/9/2014
    Love the food here. It is smart without being fussy and fancy - a cut above eating at home, but still fresh, tasty and not over complicated. The quality of the ingredients is allowed to shine through. The room is beautiful; wonderful beams and fabulous chairs. Very friendly and helpful staff.
    Special Features:
    romance, special occasions
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  • Anniversary Meal
    DiscerningDuo
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    1st wedding anniversary meal. Excellent surroundings, first class service and ambiance, topped with quality entertainment and if course good. Portion size perfect, quality perfect, setting perfect. If I were to offer constructive critiques, the glassware could've been non standard to reflect the superb non standard setting, but that's all I can think if. The owner even had the courtesy of visiting the table to wish us happy anniversary, and, my request for a good table upon booking was met with the best table in the house. We eat out a lot, and all over the world. To be still talking about this restaurant and recommending it a few days later is rare indeed. All in all 10/10 well done and thanks for contributing to a very memorable date!
    Special Features:
    outstanding value, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food
    Hezj
    Dined on 12/9/2014
    Amazing food at very reasonable prices and lovely environment. Service was a little slow due to a party happening upstairs, but the staff were really friendly and offered free, specially made cocktails to make up for it. The drinks were lovely and the pudding was one of the best I've had!
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outstanding value, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Terrible meal/Super stuff
    MIKEROBERTSON
    Dined on 12/9/2014
    Whilst the meal itself was a disaster of long waits (over an hour to begin) and cremated starters the staff plied us with wine at their expense and were beyond fair when the bill came. Such a shame. Let's hope they resolve their difficulties and return to the rather smashing place it used to be.
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  • A lovely birthday meal
    Bundy
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    We went to Blue Bistro to celebrate my husbands birthday. We've been several times before and always enjoy the atmosphere and the ambience. The food was delicious as always and the service was attentive but not in your face.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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  • just good food
    alison
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    The best meal i've had for a long while, we eat out a lot and haven't tried this since new ownership but it was fantastic. I had the risotto, I asked if the chef could add a bit of chicken,which he did and it was delicious. We will definitely be going back xx
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outstanding value, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • delightful venue
    dave2dine42014
    Dined on 15/8/2014
    A superb venue with a lovely atmosphere, welcoming staff and excellent food. a must for all you foodies out there.
    Special Features:
    group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Out with friend
    Me4you
    Dined on 14/8/2014
    Excellent service food extremely tasty and the atmosphere. Spot on
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, child friendly, disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would return again
    Sammi
    Dined on 31/7/2014
    Food was lovely. Menu isnt very big but choices to suit many. The atmosphere was lovely, calm and relaxed. Service was good. Definitely recommend
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average
    Squiz
    Dined on 12/7/2014
    Wasn't that impressed. Expected better for cost. Steak came with what looked like pasta sauce but steak was cooked well. Chocolate cheesecake was dry and cheese board was basic with no butter for bread and crackers. For nearly £8 you would expect a selection of crackers, not three squarer Mcvities with the smallest thimble of port I've seen.
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    business meals, special occasions
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  • Continues to get better
    Poorgardeners
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I have dined here lots over the last year and have never been disappointed however the restaurant continues to grow in menu without overpricing. The service is exceptional and professional without being stuffy - all of the staff are real and attentive. I would recommend Blue to anyone
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, child friendly, disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful
    truefoodie
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    What a great experience! The food was superb. For starters I had the fried halloumi that was gorgeous. I had the chicken with mash for mains and the sauce was delicious. Dessert was dark choc cheesecake with cherry. Not the best but I think I'm only saying that because I was too full to enjoy it properly. Cocktails were reasonably priced and tasteful. Atmosphere was calm and mellow. Staff were very friendly. Overall it was enjoyable and would recommend it for families, work do's or romantic diners.
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    outdoor eating, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • This place just get better
    Spellbound
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    A wonderful place with a wonderful atmosphere and staff
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, child friendly, disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Salty, expensive and disappointing
    Mparv
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    I came to the restaurant with reasonably high expectations after reading the reviews for this restaurant. Firstly, I was put off by the ridiculously huge chairs. They weren't only hideous and impractical, but uncomfortable too! I ordered a stew for main which was terribly salty and disappointing. It came with mashed potatoes which had obviously been sitting under a hot lamp for some time as it had acquired a kind of dried crusty film over the top. Despite this, I still ordered a tart tatin for dessert. It looked old and like I had been microwaved, was completely soggy and to be honest a bit sad looking. I really shouldn't have bothered. The only saving grace was the reasonable service
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  • Great Dinner and wines list
    SlowDiner414
    Dined on 26/6/2014
    Took a date to Blue Bistro for the first time, food, service, ambience and wine all excellent, made for a great evening.
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    fit for foodies, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Far from being 'Blue'
    Gillian81
    Dined on 14/6/2014
    I've never before seen a menu that actually had the right balance of meat, Vegetarian and fish. The chef also took an interest in my group to make sure we enjoyed our food. The resturant is beautiful too, located on medieval Spon end. Good selection of alcohol. All round wonderful experience. I shall be going back and have already recommended it to my friends.
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service, but fine food
    FoodHound
    Dined on 14/6/2014
    A very pleasant bistro with charming ambience and live musicians, serving expensive but astoundingly well-made dishes. Sadly let down by disinterested, charmless staff who struggled with understanding orders, ignored our table repeatedly, and somehow took half an hour to produce a bill. A real shame not to be able to recommend this right now - our honest compliments to the chef, though...
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  • Went for dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    I decided to visit Blue Bistro as having walked past the restaurant on a number of occasions, I thought it looked very appealing. I also viewed the menu online and decided to book a table for me and my girlfriend. The service was a little slow but that could be forgiven as there seemed to be only two front of house staff looking after about 10 tables. The food arrived quickly and was of a very good standard. The real surprise came when the bill arrived. I had no idea that meals from the main menu were half price on a Friday. I'll definitely visit again.
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and good place
    Perdip
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    The portion size is good and full of flavour and The staff where friendly.
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    business meals, group bookings, romance
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  • Blue Bistro
    Honeydelight
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We had a lovely friendly welcome. Had booked for son's birthday for Sunday Lunch with traditional lunch and other fare to cover all tastes. Bistro is comfortable and relaxing and we did not feel we were being rushed out after we had eaten.
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, romance, Sunday lunch
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 31/5/2014
    ordered food about 8.30pm. finally got starters 9.45pm . soup supposed to of been vegetable had no taste at all just watery consistency.sent them back.main courses finally arrived near to 11pm.last time we came ( our 1st visit) we were so impressed everything about the entire evening was superb. however what a huge dissappointment it was this time. the only excuse the waiter gave was they had a big party in which i presummed they would of known about anyway. there were even children running around bursting balloons nothing said to discourage them. what should of been a happy birthday meal wasnt at all what we were expecting.blue bistro coventry.
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    business meals, group bookings, special occasions
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  • The star of the show is the food
    Aspiringfoodie
    Dined on 26/5/2014
    We went here as a thank you meal from my mother, first impressions are of the stunning building, a real gem steeped with history, after sitting down the first thing to note was the horrendously uncomfortable chairs (however beautiful they were). Food wise, the starters were very different, my mums prawn cocktail was a prawn cocktail, nothing extraordinary, very nice but nothing special, the black pudding, chorizo and egg was very different and a fantastic combination. Mains, the pie was incredible, the steak was cooked to perfection and served with a lovely ragout however the chips had a slightly sweet flavour, not to my taste and the leek and cheese pastry was very nice overall a fantastic meal and highly recommended
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 24/5/2014
    We really enjoyed our evening in this lovely restaurant in medieval Spon Street. The food and service were excellent. We would definitely go there again and recommend it to friends.
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    business meals, outstanding value, romance
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  • twice a week eater outer
    luvtodine01
    Dined on 24/5/2014
    I found this restaurant off the net as a last minute booking.The food and service were good but the menu was a bit limited and the wine prices were expensive for the quality offered.I would go again particularly if having a night out in Coventry
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    business meals, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • Cold restaurant and average food
    luv2eat
    Dined on 24/5/2014
    Restaurant was cold. Service was slow even with their being only one other table to serve. Food was average. We wouldnt recommend this restaurant which is a shame as it is located in a beautiful building
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  • Good food Poor service
    karena73
    Dined on 17/5/2014
    Meal was very nice however the service was not very good at all.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Lunch at Blue
    CJMO
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Family lunch for 6 at Blue. Good starters and main courses (5 of us had the beef). My dessert was excellent but others found the sticky toffee pudding or chocolate dessert a bit dry. Powerful coffees. Friendly service, just the right amount of attention. Slow delivery of food considering the restaurant was not at all busy. Starting at 1.30 and finishing at 4 is quite unusual for lunch although as this was a gathering from across the country with lots of conversation we did not mind too much. I would go again if in Coventry as the food was of a pretty high standard, although I would allocate a lot of time.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Awesome
    Poorgardeners
    Dined on 25/4/2014
    This place goes from strength to strength whilst maintaining quality
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    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, child friendly, disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great value
    Ilovefood
    Dined on 22/4/2014
    First time to the Blue Bistro and will definitely be going again. Starters were under £4 and great quality. I had black pudding, chorizo with poached egg, a delight! Steak n ale pie with mash and veg for main. Veg was a tad undercooked for my liking but a small point as the pie reminded me of my childhood. Meat was so tender and tasty! The restaurant layout and furnishing are so lovely too.
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    business meals, outstanding value, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful again
    richt1987VIP
    Dined on 20/4/2014
    The food was great, slight hiccup in the menu/ordering rectified within literaly 2 mins. The cooking has always been great at Blue the service hasn't always been top notch. Serving staff this time were mortified they couldn't get to us quick enough!! Relax and keep it up!
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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