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No:55 Restaurant and Bar, Manchester, Greater Manchester

No:55 Restaurant and Bar

3.7
3.7
81 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
No.55 Restaurant & Bar celebrates the vast array of culture and diversity in modern Manchester to present healthy and inspiring British cuisine to our guests.

The aim of our No.55 Restaurant & Bar is simple: to bring you comforting reassurance or an adventurous experience every time you visit.

Led by our Executive Chef Tan Farrell, our expert team of chefs have carefully curated a menu which boasts an appetising selection of modern British grills, with plenty of vegan and free-from options available.

We pride ourselves on championing local suppliers who are passionate about fresh, sustainably-sourced ingredients, and are constantly evolving our menu.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Area
    Manchester
  • Cross Street
    Located inside Clayton Manchester City Centre Hotel on Portland St.
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea with Prosecco

    £25.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Sample our ever-evolving seasonal menus and indulge in the best of Britain with our newly-launched Afternoon Tea experience. With floor-to-ceiling windows allowing views of Manchester city centre throughout the day, the chic and tranquil setting of No.55 Bar presents a charming venue for your afternoon tea. Our fresh, seasonal menus feature a selection of finger sandwiches, warm scones with jam and cream and a selection of sweet treats (as well as vegan and vegetarian alternatives), which will be served with a glass of prosecco and your choice of tea or coffee.
    Afternoon Tea with Prosecco photo
  • Children's Afternoon for Two

    £20.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Our amazing traditional afternoon tea goes mini! Delicious scones, sandwiches and sweet treats specifically selected for our younger guests. Set in the bright and open No.55 Bar on the ground floor of our hotel, it's the perfect day out!
    Children's Afternoon for Two photo
  • Children's Afternoon Tea

    £12.95 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Our amazing traditional afternoon tea goes mini! Delicious scones, sandwiches and sweet treats specifically selected for our younger guests. Set in the bright and open No.55 Bar on the ground floor of our hotel, it's the perfect day out!
    Children's Afternoon Tea photo

What 81 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.7
3.7 based on recent ratings
  • 3.5Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

81 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Very bad service. The manager and the other staff were very rude

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  2. MayAl1980manchester01023

    Manchester

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was really poor because the fact of we had a Wowcher, we had 2 and they left the 2 bottles on the table at the same time to avoid come back, nobody have the details to fill a cup never in the night. And their answers really rude. Think so this Wowcher are to call people to know this place and have good time so they will be back. If you promote terrible service, no one will return. It's a shame because the place is nice and the food was good.

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  3. Catty

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice bar area. Liked the lighting and the lay out. Also nice atmosphere. Upstairs restaurant was also very nice and relaxed. Staff were very attentive and pleasant. Toilets easy accessible and clean the lighting was also very good. All in all we had a very good experience at she hotel bar and restaurant.

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  4. Jacob

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Booked package with dinner included direct with hotel. Restaurant didn’t know what this included and kept referring to groupon package and then proceeded to take menu from us and gave us a separate menu which had 4/5 starters, main and desert. Prawn toast starter was tiny but the soup my husband choose was massive. Main course of gammon a little under whelming and chocolate profiteroles bland and tasteless. Service was slow even though restaurant was fairly quiet and then when asked for the bill tried to charge us again for the food even though we had paid within the room rate!

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  5. GailW

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place to dine. Wine we feel was a little pricey and did not have a savigon blanc on the choices. Food was well presented,tasty and portion sizes were good. Only criticism was hubby still eating starter when they brought the second course. So he left it as main was getting cold. Regardless, we would still eat here again as it's a lovely chilled atmosphere.

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  6. BridgetJ2

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Steak was cooked to perfection. Lovely restaurant with friendly staff I would definitely recommend it.

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  7. BarbaraR

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meal was lovely & the restaurant was beautifully decorated for Christmas 🎄. It made it feel very festive & all the staff were lovely & couldn't do enough. We had a very pleasant stay.

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  8. chris

    County Durham

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We had decided to eat in the Hotel rather than try to find somewhere in an unfamiliar area and at night. We booked for 7.30pm thinking it may be busy. As it happened the restaurant was empty. Lovely friendly staff, nice food and a calm atmosphere. Particularly nice view at night looking at the lights of the city. We at att the bar the previous evening which had a livelier feel as it was busier. This Hotel has to be recommended for its cleanliness, attention to detail, facilities but above all the customer service offered by the staff.

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  9. WalterM

    Cleveland

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was okay but the portions were small and the menu limited. It was quite expensive for the overall experience.

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  10. amaliaamec

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Given that I booked this restaurant through Wowcher and enjoyed significant savings, I can't complain about the great deal we received. However, if we were to pay the regular prices, it's a different story. Unfortunately, there's nothing to praise about this restaurant, from the food to the customer service – it's simply not up to par.

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  11. ChloeM

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was wonderful but the menu for 2-3 courses is a little on the small side. Everything else was great.

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  12. DianeP

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely friendly staff but main course dishes were mediocre at best and overpriced. Desserts were expensive but very good

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  13. HelenC

    Manchester

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Hotel was struggling to cope with high volumes in the bar. Waited for an hour for my meal and then had to give up - possibly an exceptional occurrence (test match green & yellow crowd there), but hotel should have prepared better. Contrast with previous evening's meal in the restaurant, which was fine.

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  14. Lucy

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Service very slow .Waiting for half hour for a drink and then they had forgotten about my food order .Very disappointed ☹️

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  15. AlisonL

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    There was only five people in the restaurant including us, but the food was so slow considering there were three staff in the kitchen. Service was excellent. Fish & chips was overcooked, chips dry in the middle, batter virtually burnt, yet fish not drained properly and was wet inside. Cheesecake is the worst I’ve ever bought in a restaurant. Took 1& 1/2 hours two course.

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  16. LindaE

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Our afternoon tea with Prosecco was fair, essentially we had a full sandwich each, four quarters of ordinary brown bread with average fillings, which seemed to us like regular shop bought fillings, nothing wrong with that but nothing special. Two tiny scones each, we asked for extra clotted cream, but didn’t get it, but we shared so it really was enough. The usual one small glass of Prosecco and two of our party decided to order a second and it was £8.25 each. Plenty of cakes, one profiterole , a small trifle, a cream tart, so overloaded with sweet treats. We bought this on a deal and we did enjoy but we all felt like what we paid was enough.

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  17. Alex

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great value for money, area was clean and also a good view of city

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved every bit of it and was surprise at the price of it . One of the best and most affordable afternoon teas in Manchester. I will be back

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  19. AnthonyN

    Manchester

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food took long time to arrive. Burnt my starter and had to do it again. Received main corse before my starter. Main course was cold, some items in main course was missing. Service was dismissal

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  20. Suzie

    Manchester

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Had to contact them 3 times prior to our visit to ask for a menu. We were on a dinner, bed and breakfast deal and the menu we were given on the night was different to the one we were emailed, despite us checking this twice due to dietary requirements. Staff were very polite but really didn't know what to do, there was no obvious supervision. The goats cheese tart starter was a ready made pastry case with a spoon of onion chutney and a slice of goats cheese topped with rocket, not what you would expect for a four star hotel restaurant. The chicken breast was dry and there were no forks provided with dessert. The menus were tatty around the edges and stained. Food was edible but nothing great, really standard, easy to prepare stuff. Not much choice and staff had no idea about dietary requirements. Far better choices around, disappointing.

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  21. IanS

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the Prosecco with Afternoon tea. Good choices of content of food, excellent service.

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  22. Jalebi

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Worst experience ever. Food not cooked properly. Lack of service.

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  23. Michele

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    There were only 2 vegetarian options one of which was not available. Service was very slow.

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  24. JudithF

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 April 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The welcome was good and decor lovely. Our waitress Ellie was helpful and friendly. We went as part of a Groupon deal that was bought as a birthday gift. The food was overdone and burnt. Choice was also bad. Only choice of three main course. Won't return!

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  25. MaureenG

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The fish and chips were fantastic. Staff lovely. Service great.

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  26. JohnT

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 March 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a pleasant meal from the set menu on a Groupon deal - so it was really good value. The restaurant was pleasant, tables were well spaced out and we liked being able to look out over the bar below. Service was prompt and pleasantly attentive. We chose a two course meal. The starters were good and the main course was fine. The wine was very nice indeed. I wouldn't rave about the food but it was excellent value and a perfectly pleasant experience.

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  27. Colinu

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Menu choices limited on the Groupon offer.The chicken was far to dry.Could do with a sauce or gravy

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  28. WendyA

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely hotel. The food was nice the service let it down. Waiter showed us to a table then left us for over 10 minutes. Brought the drink out then food followed. We asked for the drinks menu and that was brought over. We waited 15 mins to be asked what we would like. When we were leaving we went to the bar to pay and the same waiter didn’t know what we had ordered.

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  29. EddieB

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very nice and staff were lovely very happy with restaurant 55

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been many times and the food is always excellent. We went for our 15th anniversary and the staff were amazing. The food was delicious and the ambiance is always good. Thank you for a lovely night.

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  31. PaulM

    Manchester

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was poor to say there was 10 people in the restaurant , food portions were shocking and expensive for what you got , had the chicken and chips , I’ve had better at kfc 😡😡

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  32. Charlotte

    Manchester

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    If I could give 0 stars I would - went for afternoon tea as was given a gift voucher for Christmas for me and my partner as his bday was this month decided to go to celebrate. Awful from start to finish when we arrived the staff all look confused the restaurant has about 4 other tables yet they sat us in the doorway on a dirty table - even though I had booked and gave them the voucher they continuously asked if we were having afternoon tea and if we wanted the Prosecco or hot drinks first we asked for the prosecco. This took 30 minutes to arrive after being prompted twice. After 40 minutes we asked how long the afternoon tea will be they said a few moments as there really busy today and they need to make fresh scones - 55 minutes went by and they said 2 minutes and it will be out - a lady then come over after 1hr 10 minutes of waiting and she was like have you been seen too - we explained and she went off 10 minutes went by and we were still left without and explanation of why it was taking so long or an afternoon tea so decided to just leave - 1hr 30 minutes we were in there for a Prosecco! Worst thing is as it’s a gift wowcher won’t allow a claim back only claim back is a feee meal or afternoon tea there arghh! Poor service overall - highly disappointed

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  33. JohnathanS

    Manchester

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Price different in lift & online to what you get handed in a menu. 8oz Sirloin was £8 dearer, got up and walked up before ordering.

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  34. KarenT

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 January 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Restaurant was lovely and staff very friendly - food was amazing and good value too

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  35. DeborahF

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful afternoon! David made us feel very welcome. The staff were lovely. Afternoon tea was an absolute treat! We will definitely return!

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  36. NicolaG

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Restaurant nice inside. Kids menu good. Steak was nice but peppercorn sauce far too spicy. Very slow to get our food and deserts arrived after children had eaten theirs. Didn’t bring last glass of wine. Think would have been better elsewhere as lots of restaurants near by which would have had better selection and quicker to serve.

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  37. TraceyM

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic service and atmosphere. Could not have been looked after better - especially by Johanna! The food was lovely with an exciting menu and when it was a little too exciting for my autistic daughter Johanna seamlessly found solutions to our issues and made sure we had a wonderful evening (and breakfast) A fantastic Christmas treat. Thank you!

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  38. HiralP

    Manchester

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The food and customer service were awful. We ordered sauces which came after the meal was finished. I ordered parmesan for my risotto and it didn't arrive until my last bit. The server was ever so rude. Disgraceful service in all honesty. There was only one other group there, it was completely quiet otherwise so I dont understand why the service for take orders and bringing cutlery and condiments was so terribly slow. I was waiting for spoon for my risotto and by the time it arrived my risotto was cold.

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  39. DebraG

    Manchester

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Arrived at the Clayton Hotel and it is lovely. However the afternoon tea is in the main busy bar area where your surrounded by people who have walked in off the street. We were seated next to a sleeping man who remained the for the entire hr and a half we were there eating our afternoon tea. Food was not to our taste. It was a strange selection of of sandwiches and a mushroom and garlic quiche which was quite horrible. Not as advertised. Sadly I would not recommend the afternoon tea.

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  40. MotherManchester

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely hotel and decor, nice food although both the pork chop and chicken could have done with some gravy (we are northern) or ‘ju’ they were a bit dry. Starter of pate was nice but a bit more bread would have been good, two little pieces meant I had to try to pile it up, had to leave some sadly as I ran out of bread. Service was good. Restaurant was a bit quiet, maybe some background music would help

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No:55 Restaurant and Bar is rated 3.7 stars by 81 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for No:55 Restaurant and Bar

55 Portland St, Manchester, Greater Manchester M1 3HP

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Located inside Clayton Manchester City Centre Hotel on Portland St.
  • Area
    Manchester
  • Hours of Operation
    Afternoon Tea Daily 12:00–16:00 Dinner Daily 17:00–21:45
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British, Afternoon Tea, Meat
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Nathaniel Farrel
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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