Restaurant Martin Wishart
Restaurant Martin Wishart

Restaurant Martin Wishart

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.martin-wishart.co.uk/
  • Phone: 01315533557
  • Hours of Operation:
    Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat: 12:00pm - 2:00pm, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Martin Wishart
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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A word from Restaurant Martin Wishart
The multi-award winning Restaurant Martin Wishart in Edinburgh’s Port of Leith is among OpenTable’s most decorated dining rooms. Boasting numerous awards, as well as Edinburgh’s very first Michelin Star – awarded in 2001 – Restaurant Martin Wishart is romantic and refined, with an elegantly sumptuous dining room in mocha and cream, fresh flowers on tables and considered lighting casting a gentle glow. Headed up by Wishart himself, the kitchen team consists of one chef for every two guests, ensuring the utmost care goes in to every fabulous French styled dish, some traditional, others creatively contemporary. Ingredients throughout are fresh and locally sourced while the wine list is extensive, including wines from unusual locations.
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Restaurant Martin Wishart reviews from OpenTable diners
13 reviews since 30 October 2013
Average Rating4.9
  • Food4.9
    Service4.9
  • Ambience4.5
    Value4.2
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (10)fit for foodies (8)romance (7)business meals (2)outstanding value (1)good vegetarian options (1)sunday lunch (1)Show More
  • Great Lunch
    Navigator
    Dined on 25/10/2014
    Lovely unhurried lunch. Food and service was outstanding. We had the tasting menu along with the paired wines which I thoroughly recommend. We will be back.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Evening meal
    JoVL
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I booked for my husbands birthday. We had the fish-based taster menu-one of a choice of 3, with accompanying wines which were perfectly matched. The waiters' knowledge of the wines was excellent and our waitress was extremely attentive without being over- bearing. The food was just amazing. We expected a large bill but it was worth paying for such a fabulous experience.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A special evening not fulfilled.
    Georgieboy
    Dined on 20/8/2014
    Having dined on a fair number of occasions in Leith, I thought it time to complete the circle of top rated local restaurants. Although well past four score years this was the first time I (we) had chosen a "taster menu"! This turned out to be a bad choice for me. It seemed the "tasters" were the favourites because the a la carte dishes appeared to be an add on. The "tasters" provided I felt were too small to develop a finer appreciation of the flavours. Yet we were more than replete by the end of the meal. The service was very good except we could not understand the waitress's description of the courses being placed on the table. I imagine she was French, which was nice but her efforts were wasted. The main (?) course was disappointing.
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  • Restaurant Martin Wishart
    HJCCVIP
    Dined on 19/8/2014
    Yet again, we had an excellent lunch experience at this top-rate restaurant, which is definitely my favourite in Edinburgh, if not Scotland. The food is delicious and service impeccable.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding service and food
    brokenheartedVIP
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    I was able to enjoy a good variety of food with nicely paired wine with tasing wine pairing menu. It's a lovely occasion for any good occasions.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Worth a star or two
    LeefromUSA
    Dined on 20/3/2014
    I have had dinner here twice and both have been simply superb. The cooking is sound and highly creative. The dishes ranged from very solid to remarkable and transcendent. The service has always been impeccable, striking that difficult balance between very correct and yet quite warm. The room is comfortable, but perhaps a bit on the spare side, and perhaps a bit noisy. Having dined in a number of Michelin 3-stars, I think Martin Wishart is not quite at that level. But close. Having dined in a number of one-stars in a number of different countries, it seems to me that Martin Wishart is notably ahead of most. I would expect that this restaurant should be about to get its second star. It certainly deserves it.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful evening
    marie
    Dined on 19/2/2014
    Everything was absolutely perfect. We could not find fault with the service which was unobtrusive and the ambiance was elegant and tasteful. On top of that the food was everything you could wish for.
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    romance, special occasions, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since 30 October 2013
    • Average Rating5
    • Food5
    • Ambience4.7
    • Service5
    • Value4.3
  • The following 456 reviews are from the Restaurant Martin Wishart reviews archive.
  • Great time at Martin Wisharts
    foodiefan
    Dined on 18/10/2013
    As part of a wee foodie group dining every 3 months or so, we had the set lunch, All agreed one of the best in the 3 years we've been visiting Michelin and highly rated restaurants. Not only was the food, including the amuse bouche, delicious, the staff were helpful and friendly, attentive without being intrusive, and very personable. The duck starter was excellent and flavourful as was the soft but meaty halibut. There were rave reviews for the soup with roasted scallop and the impressive cheeseboard (there is a £10 supplement - but certainly enough to share). There was a real buzz about the lunchtime service with an elegant but comfortable ambience. We enjoyed the whole experience and wouldn't hesitate returning/recommending to others,
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    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A perfect evening
    Global
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Exquisite food, impeccable service, an outstanding dining experience. I have traveled extensively around the world and eaten in many fine restaurants over the past 30 years (NY, Paris, London, Rome, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Sydney) and Restaurant Martin Wishart ranks as one of my finest culinary experiences in all of my travels. The food, preparation and presentation were very refined and the wine parings were outstanding. The service was flawless. Mr. Froge' and his wait staff were like a fine tuned orchestra, every movement was perfection. It is not an inexpensive evening....but worth the treat.
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    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the Michelin star (& price!)
    DaJaWo
    Dined on 22/8/2013
    Restaurant Martin Wishart in Edinburgh does exactly what Martin Wishart intended - brings French quality cuisine to Scotland whilst using local ingredients and inspiration. The food was excellent without being too rich or plentiful - after a 6 course tasting menu I felt well satisfied but not uncomfortably stuffed. Each dish was distinct, interesting, thoughtful and delicious. The staff were knowledgeable, discrete and very capable. They also accommodated a birthday request in a suitably refined and low-key style! Many thanks.
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Michelin Man
    Jaxown
    Dined on 14/8/2013
    Martin Wishart has a Michelin star - hence the title. This is not a cheap place to eat. The wines are generally expensive. However, the service is superb, the whole place sparkles and shines, the toilets are impeccable and the food - what can one say? The food TASTES. Everything has its flavour. Great place to show off or impress another but the main point is the excellent food. Well worth an annual visit or three.
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    business meals, disabled access, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, child friendly, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the set lunch price is very
    caterer
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    the set lunch price is very good value, but the disparity between that and the a la carte prices is too great I felt the suckling pig was not as expected, more like belly of pork I have had a good number of meals here--- all excellent-- but this time I felt the a la carte was poor value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice dinner
    France
    Dined on 1/8/2013
    We took the regular menu and the seafood menu and both were excellent and service was very good. There is also a great cheese cart with a large selection of cheeses. The restaurant is very nice with friendly service. A place to return to when in Edinburgh !
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    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    exy21
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    This was an experience of very fine dining. We went for the fish menu which was lovely, beautiful flavours. Service was good if a little overly. Recommend for special occasions as expensive and an experience not to forget in a hurry (in a good way).
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    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • Superb dining experience
    occasionalfoodie
    Dined on 9/5/2013
    Really imaginative food without being showy for the sake of it, assured cooking from a brigade at the top of their game. Backed up with examplary service and a more than decent wine list. Highly recommended for a special occasion.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely outstanding in
    Cabbage
    Dined on 2/5/2013
    Absolutely outstanding in every way. The tasting menu was incredible.
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    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • After we have several disappointmen
    Kirill
    Dined on 2/5/2013
    After we have several disappointments in london, we found out that edinburgh offers a choice of decent dining options... Martin wishart definetely among them... Shud not be missed!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Leith - a place for foodies
    bergie
    Dined on 17/4/2013
    This was an excellent meal, consisting of the six course tasting menu for April and the complementary wine flight.The scallop was a little chewy and the chocolate dessert was a bit underwhelming, but otherwise everything was beautifully presented, prepared with delicacy and skill, light to eat but full of flavour. The stand out dishes were the tartare of lightly smoked roe deer, the ceviche of halibut with mango and passion fruit and the roast onglet of beef with braised oxtail and bordelaise sauce.
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  • Good but has been much better
    Leither
    Dined on 30/3/2013
    Don't get me wrong. This is fine dining and worth its star. We've been maybe five times before and never failed to love it and be wowed by it. But this time is was - well - a bit meh. The cooking was good, most courses were excellent, and the service was good. But the little things didn't click in the way it has before. Wine arrived exactly the same time as the food, making pouring difficult. The sommelier spilled practically every glass. And while some courses were truly outstanding, others were going through the motions. With one star, on all other occasions we've thought he was understarred. This time we're not so sure. This is still the best cooking in Edinburgh. But with Castle Terrace snapping at his heels, Martin needs to buck up.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favourite restaurant in Edinburg
    AnnieB
    Dined on 28/3/2013
    I wish I could come here more often! The food is always superb, the service amazing. I have dined in the Martin Wishart restaurant in Cameron House too and although it was first class, I love the ambience and friendly atmosphere at the Shore. I could not fault the whole experience.
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    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous food!
    LisaMcb
    Dined on 16/3/2013
    We visited the restaurant for our 8th anniversary and decided to do the tasting menu with matched wines. What a treat - each course was a delight. We opted for the main tasting menu although they also offer a fish and veg option. Something for everyone! We've been to a few Michelin star restaurant in the past, and this one is definitely up their. Finally the service was friendly and prompt without being in your face, which is something we've experienced before in such restaurants. 5 stars!
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    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful ambience, very good food
    Kirkcaldylad
    Dined on 13/3/2013
    A charming place to dine and eventually the service warms up though at times, especially at the start, it seems distant and really too inattentive. The set lunch menu is pleasant and the food skillfully presented and generally delicious. Our menu, however, presented us with courses that shared a colour palate though I admit it was all excellently cooked. There is a good range of wines by the glass spread over a commendable price range from top end to 'budget'. And the amuse bouche and canape add to the pleasure. The petit fours of chocolate 'boxes' filled with various flavours that let them down; and the coffee is ordinary and exorbitantly priced especially when it is compared with the very reasonable cost of the lunch. We enjoyed it.
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    business meals, disabled access, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options
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  • lunch at Restaurant Martin Wishart
    HJCCVIP
    Dined on 13/3/2013
    Lunch with champagne was a very enjoyable experience. The amuse bouche and starters were particularly good, though our main courses were a little disappointing and the cod could have been improved with some more vegetables. Puddings were good, but portions rather small. Menu choices were interesting, but limited, with only two per course. Wine and coffee were expensive, but good. Service attentive and discreet.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    foody
    Dined on 21/2/2013
    We had a fabulous lunch at Martin Wisharts restaurant. The service was outstanding and the food exquisite . A wonderful dinning experience.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 21/2/2013
    A lovely lunch on a cold wintry day. Highlights were, as always for us, the amuse bouche and pudding, that's not to say the other courses were less exciting, they were not. In effect y`we had 5 courses for lunch and a glass of champagne for £28.50 in one of Scotland's best restaurants, how can you go wrong? We will be back as soon as we can, hopefully before Easter.
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    fit for foodies, brunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had the set-price 3 course
    lunchinglady
    Dined on 21/2/2013
    We had the set-price 3 course lunch with a glass of champagne for £28.50 each. Great value for the quality of the food and the impeccable service. Only two choices for each course so may be limiting for some - main course was venison or monkfish and we both had the monkfish, which was good. We also had an amuse bouche before our starter which was small but delicious and really made us want to try the tasting menu another time! And the chocolate cup petit fours with our coffee were fabulous, especially the salted caramel one. Must go again.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed a fairy pleasant meal
    monteaubeurre
    Dined on 27/11/2012
    Enjoyed a fairy pleasant meal at Restaurant Martin Wishart, the highs being: perfect ceviche (worth a visit alone); etherial wines; unbelievable petit fours; and near flawless service. While most of the food was delicious, well cooked, there were also mistakes which I wouldn't expect at this level, especially for a restaurant hoping for a second star: grit in the scallop amuse bouche; a small amount of shell left on the langoustine; grit in the wild mushrooms. The deserts were by far and away the weakest of all the courses and strangely present in large bowls. I'd taken a date here and while we had a nice evening, we both came away remembering the company as much as the food (though both wish we'd taken another salted caramel petit four)!
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  • Top Class!
    Karen
    Dined on 13/11/2012
    Of all the restaurants I have been to all over the world, Martin Wishart in Leith in Edinburgh is up there with the best of them. Signature dishes such as ceviche of halibut, haggis bon bons, roe deer and passion fruit souffle are always brilliantly presented. Would reccomend for a special occasion or for lunch which is great value at under £30.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options
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  • As always RMW stands head
    Karen
    Dined on 1/11/2012
    As always RMW stands head and shoudlers above the rest. Always beautiful presentation and very attentive service. Wine list afordable inlike some Michelin starred places. Best restaurant in Edinburgh by miles! Worth it ust for the petit fours at the end....
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  • Martin Wishart
    BonViveurVIP
    Dined on 26/10/2012
    Enjoyed a fabulous lunch at Restaurant Martin Wishart on 26 October in Leith. Had three menus to choose from, 3 course lunch one, which is excellent value, a la carte, and the tasting menu. We opted for the lunch with wines to match and the food was exquisite. This included canapes and amuse bouche. Great menu with lamb's kidneys or seafood ravioli to start followed by rabbit or cod. the kidneys and rabbit were stand out dishes. Great cheese trolley selection and desserts were a great end to the meal. The lunch menu is particulary good value and the service, as always, was attentive and friendly. Good job JC.
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  • My favourite Edinburgh restaurant
    AnnieB
    Dined on 25/10/2012
    Another perfect meal at Martin Wishart, no wonder it has a Michelin star! The lunch time special offer is fantastic value too. The service was wonderful as usual and the food and the somellier's choice of wine was fantastic. Thanks!!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A different world
    J13amie
    Dined on 12/10/2012
    I have in the past eaten some great food and worked in some brilliant restaurants but Martyn Wishart has blown away any standards I had previously set. The service from the minute you walk in the door goes beyond professional and the food is an exciting mix of new flavours and delicate textures.
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  • THE ULTIMATE
    Jaxown
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    This was not cheap but it was out of this world. 6 waiters to look after 15 tables ensured optimum attention and service. The dishes were superb and the flavours so intense. The care and imagination evident in the pairing of sauces and meats and fish show why Martin Wishart is rated by Michelin. We went for a special dinner to mark a special occasion and it rang all the right bells. If you have never eaten dinner at Restaurant Martin Wishart, make yourself a promise to give it a try. This was truly outstanding in all regards.
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    business meals, disabled access, romance, special occasions, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value
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  • A notch above
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/10/2012
    My wife and I took my mother-in-law for lunch. The staff are superb and treated my mother-in-law superbly and the food (as ever) was superb. Always a treat to visit.
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  • Fab food
    Pete
    Dined on 29/9/2012
    An awesome dining experience with a veritable feast of fine flavour. A splendid opportunity
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    business meals, disabled access, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, group bookings, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday celebration
    Bdaygal
    Dined on 25/9/2012
    Had a fabulous evening. Definitely good for a special occasion! Service was impeccable. Had the tasting menu and the combination of flavours in every course was fantastic and meant we tried things we might not have selected from the menu.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Martin Wishart
    RosN
    Dined on 20/9/2012
    We hadn't been to Restaurant Martin Wishart in about 3 years. We were pleased to find that it is just as good as always. We went for the tasting menu and it had some really inventive dishes. The service was very attentive without being too intrusive. It is a little pricey but considering what you get, we feel that it is quite good value. Will definitely be back next time we are in Edinburgh.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The great food experience
    Canadapete
    Dined on 13/9/2012
    Great food experience. This was our first time at Martin Wishart,s we had the taster menu which I would recommend if you are like us and it's your first time. I think the next time we would try the ala carte menu.Food was outstanding and evey dish was explained to you.We would certainly go back again.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Moderate at martin wishart
    fredsdinner
    Dined on 22/8/2012
    Too much attention by staff and too many freebies did not make up for fairly moderate quality at expensive prices
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  • Martin Wishart
    BonViveurVIP
    Dined on 18/8/2012
    Fantastic meal at Martin Wishart on 18 August. Couldn't resist the tasting menu with matching wines. From the delightful canapés, amuse bouche, and on to the main events of the tasting courses the food was faultless. The service was also exquisite and the sommelier explained the wines at a level anyone could understand. If you haven't tried it, you must.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.