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The Old Manse of Blair, Perthshire, Perthshire

The Old Manse of Blair

4.5
4.5
52 Reviews
£41 and over
Scottish
The Orangery Restaurant at The Old Manse of Blair has been awarded a five star grading from Visit Scotland and the AA.
A fine dining restaurant creating Scottish contemporary food, focusing on fresh seasonal ingredients and the finest local produce. The restaurant is situated within the Historic Old Manse of Blair hotel. Please advise on allergies and restrictions at time of reservation. Expect a warm relaxed atmosphere. Dress code - smart casual. External courtyard with brazier weather permitting outdoor dining available. A short walk to Blair Castle or Falls of Bruar and a moments drive from the House of Bruar. Close to A9 junction House of Bruar. On site parking. Transport assistance on request and subject to availability.

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2 people

19:00


Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Scottish, Wild Game, Shellfish
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Fri–Sun 12:30–14:30 Dinner Daily 17:45–21:30
  • Phone number
    01796 483344
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    Group lunches and dinner on request; Weddings and corporate functions on request email reservations@theoldmanseofblair.com
  • Area
    Pitlochry
  • Parking Details
    Free parking on site in our own car park.
  • Public Transit
    The Orangery is just off the A9 at House of Bruar junction midway between the central belt and Inverness. It's situated between Blair Castle and House of Bruar and walking distance to the Falls of Bruar and near Blair Atholl Village. 15 minutes drive from the tourist town of Pitlochry on it's own private country estate with free on site parking. Contact us for transport options.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 52 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

52 Reviews
  1. Smudge

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was excellent but I consider a service charge of 17.5% to be excessive when prices are already high.
    The Old Manse of BlairResponded on 30 March 2024
    Dear Smudge, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am very glad to hear that you had an enjoyable supper and enjoyed the food and the service. I just wanted to pass comment on the service charge - we do charge service charge for all our food and drinks. This is of course discretionary and you are very welcome to have this taken off should you choose too. Additionally the service charge is only 12.5% and is stated on our menus. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future to sample our new menu.

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  2. RonaldD

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Accommodation was very good in the walled garden but 200 yards from the main building in the dark! The website quoted £65 for dinner but in fact, turned out to be £85

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful venue and dining experience! Best option in or near Pitlochry.

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  4. Anon

    Brighton

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Underwhelming for the price. My booking confirmation email stated that our meal would consist of 3 courses for £65 but when we arrived it was actually £85. When I queried this I was told that the menu had changed as it’s a seasonal menu so the price will vary- this is not stated anywhere on their website or in the confirmation email and £20pp extra is a big increase in cost. Given that, the food (in my opinion) did not justify the cost. For example, the desserts were a choice of cranachan, clootie dumpling or hazelnut & almond cake- priced at £20. The ambience was nice, and the service was fine (staff were friendly and seemed attentive enough)- although we waited longer than expected for our dessert to the point where we thought that the order hadn’t been given to the kitchen. Unfortunately when I compare to other restaurants in this price bracket it didn’t live up to expectations.

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  5. GordonS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food great, place beautiful, Matradi very nice.. unfortunately we were the only people in.. the server hovered and kept pacing.. very off putting. We felt it was abit expensive for what it was..we would go back or special meal with friends or check that there were other dinners.

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  6. AnitaV

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed a beautiful meal last night. Tried some dishes we haven’t even heard of before and they were excellent. The staff were very helpful and professional. Would highly recommend.

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  7. Annemariev

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Delicious food, however service at table could have been more professional.

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  8. PeterC

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 9 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant as part of a beautiful hotel just outside of Blair Atholl. The 3 course meal was delicious and with interesting selections and presentations. At bit on the expensive side, but in this area, I think it is the norm.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful place and setting, great food and service. Thoroughly recommended.

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  10. Hotstuff33

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Extremely good food in a random part of Scotland that I wouldn’t necessarily expect to find. A set menu (with choices) of 3 courses plus canapés to start. Also an intermediate course for extra cost. For the area and situation it was rather overpriced but the food was delicious and flavours, amazing, so you will enjoy every mouthful. You sat in a rather small drawing room before dinner to enjoy a drink than only taken to your table in time for starters. The whole meal was not a quick affair so if you’ve got a time scale, allow plenty of time! Definitely worth a visit but remember it’s a high end cuisine affair, of amazing tastes, but comes with a price tag that would suit a city rather than a highland restaurant.

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  11. TanyaG

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    A great place. A small negative comment was the portion sizes at dinner were small. Very nice staff, although they are slightly disorganised, with a mix up over our drinks before dinner and they gave ours to other guests and there were no more of the drinks we had ordered, which was annoying.

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  12. ChrisQ

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Rory and his team looked after us impeccably, he really made us feel very welcome. Food was amazing and overall I'd definitely dine here again. Thanks Rory.

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  13. KatherineD

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place. Great location. Excellent staff. Good for walking.

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  14. KarenS

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic attention to detail, hospitality and all meals! Can't wait to come back!

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  15. DonaldT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    imaginative menu and pleasant relaxing surroundings. on line booking worked well and thoroughly recommend to anyone in the area.

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  16. DrSch

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We will be back as soon as we can. Thank you Old Manse Of Blair.

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  17. Joseph

    Boise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    a wonderful meal at Old Manse. one my wife and i will not soon forget. thank you to the fine staff and chef!

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  18. GrahamA

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We booked an overnight stay and meal at the hotel and restaurant. Bizarrely we were the only guests staying and eating that night. Food was great and of good quality. Strange being the only people eating in the restaurant but cannot fault the service we received.

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  19. LorraineG

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, excellent food and hospitality overall excelled. Will definitely be back soon. Really appreciated exchange with the owner, nice touch and our host could not have been better. Great to have a festive menu that does not have boring turkey. Will recommend Old Manse in the area.

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  20. Amanda

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed our meal here! The food was excellent, as was the service.

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  21. EricG

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 August 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very friendly and sympatic. A charming host and staff. The food was delicious!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 August 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful experience and meal at The Old Manse of Blair. We had a group of 11, including 4 children, celebrating a 52nd wedding anniversary, and the manager, assistant and chef could not have been been more accommodating. The table was beautiful and every morsel of our meals were absolutely delectable. We had a truly memorable evening. Thank you!

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  23. Mark

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely meal here. It’s a cozy place and we really enjoyed drinks in the lounge before moving to the beautiful dining room. The food was fresh and local and delicious. Highly recommend it.

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  24. KatieM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent evening, fantastic multitasking staff and the food was out of this world!! We shall return x

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  25. LuckManseDiner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly Recommend - Great Service + Terrific Chef. I loved the smoked trout from Glen Etive appetizer and the cod (light preparation cooked to perfection)! Our waiter suggested wonderful wines. The old stone manse has been beautifully renovated. We started our evening in the Drawing Room with Gin & Tonics and then moved to the dining room. We ended the evening back in the Drawing Room with whisky (again thanks to the service team for their help in selecting which whiskies to try - very fun!)

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  26. Susanne

    Österreich

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great evening with outstanding food and service. Even my glutenfree request was no problem and the dinner was very authentic and delicious. I could feel the scottish way of cooking.

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  27. AllanC

    Perthshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The cabin was small and at a distance from the main building. Dinner was expensive and at best mediocre. Overall a poor experience and was NOT value for money. One to be avoided

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  28. GeorgeM

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The warmest of Highland welcomes and a roaring log fire with an extensive drinks list before dinner. We were very impressed with taste, texture and service at dinner. The white chocolate bombe containing custard for the rhubarb crumble was great fun to break. Highly recommend!

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  29. Hayley

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good location just off A9 and more or less next door to House of Bruar. Very tasteful decor and warm, comfortable dining room. Innovative menu and delicious, well cooked food. Friendly welcome and attentive staff. Will return!

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  30. BryanW

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful evening at The Orangery, attentive friendly staff served excellent food, we will be returning very soon. The Orangery at the Old Manse with their relaxing atmosphere and excellent food is exactly what Pitlochry / Blair Atholl has been crying out for. 10 out of 10.

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  31. WilliamH

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful evening at the Old Manse of Blair on 25/01/20. My wife and I made a last minute booking to blow away the January blues and we weren’t disappointed! The hotel is in a wonderful location for exploring Scotland’s great outdoors and is appointed to a high standard. We value restaurants that use local produce highly and the chef did justice to the top level ingredients. The team looked after us throughout with a personal touch. Highly recommend.

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  32. CarolM

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful couldn't fault it we were welcomed at the door and the service drom then on was wonderful.

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  33. GrahamM

    Perthshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second visit to the above and had a great meal could not find a fault. First class food

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  34. DianaH

    Perthshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious as always! We leave looking forward to our next visit 😊

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  35. MaiM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 November 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sumptuous afternoon tea in beautiful, and comfortable surroundings. The cider and onion soup was a delicious entree. Service was first class, Ken couldn’t have been more helpful or attentive. Was definitely worth the train journey from Glasgow.
    The Old Manse of BlairResponded on 26 November 2019
    Dear MaiM, Thank you for your fantastic comments and delighted that you enjoyed your afternoon tea. Hopefully we will see you back again in the future. The Old Manse of Blair

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  36. WendyF

    Perthshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 November 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good Sunday lunch experience. Food was very good, and the service was first class. Despite there only being one other couple in the dining room the lady serving us, whose name I neglected to note, made the atmosphere really comfortable. The music that was playing was a slightly odd choice, and on reflection a bit loud-should probably have said at the time. We will definitely go back there soon.

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  37. GD514

    Devon

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 October 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a great night at the Old Manse, food was excellent and Ewan kept us well supplied with wine. Rounding off the meal with Port and Cheese by the fire made the experience complete.

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  38. BrendanC

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 October 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Meal was delicious. Relaxed surroundings.They catered well for our gluten-free family member. Considering the quality of the food, I would say very reasonably priced - especially given the lower prices for children. Would happily recommend.

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  39. Ryalex2019

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was the first time we'd used Open Table and it was because we couldn't get hold of the restaurant to book by phone. We were most impressed by your efficiency and speed of the return confirmation email. Our Sunday lunch was excellent and we really enjoyed our three course meal at The Orangery. We visit the area twice a year and will certainly re-visit this venue as well as recommend it to friends.

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  40. Superchief1944

    Tampa

    71 reviews

    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Old Manse is new - opened in the last year - at first for groups only but now taking individual reservations for both dinner and rooms. In our 2 weeks in Scotland, this restaurant was at the top of the list. It can be a bit tricky to find (local directions help) and it is easy to miss the sign. The "house" is beautifully restored and on arrival you are ushered into a parlor for drinks and for a review of the menu. The hostess (whose name I forget), tended to us throughout the evening and could not have been more pleasant and professional. We felt really welcomed.The night we ate there there was one couple staying in the hotel and one other couple having dinner in the restauraant. That was it. The dining room is designed for events (sort of a glass box at the side of the house), but attractive. With only one other couple in the room it was quiet - but after the first course we joined the other couple at their table and had a WONDERFUL meal and conversation. We are from Florida and they are from the islands off the west coast of Scotland, so two different worlds meeting. We found a lot in common and it was a special evening. Food was one of the 3 top meals on our trip. After dinner we met the chef in the kitchen to thank him for a memorable meal. This place is in an out of the way spot, 10-12 miles northwest from the Fonab Castle Hotel & Spa where we were staying, in Pitlochry (a very modest town), but it is worth the trip

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The Old Manse of Blair is rated 4.5 stars by 52 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for The Old Manse of Blair

Blair Atholl, Pitlochry Highlands, Perthshire, Perthshire PH18 5TN

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Pitlochry
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Fri–Sun 12:30–14:30 Dinner Daily 17:45–21:30
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Scottish, Wild Game, Shellfish
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Free parking on site in our own car park.
  • Public Transit
    The Orangery is just off the A9 at House of Bruar junction midway between the central belt and Inverness. It's situated between Blair Castle and House of Bruar and walking distance to the Falls of Bruar and near Blair Atholl Village. 15 minutes drive from the tourist town of Pitlochry on it's own private country estate with free on site parking. Contact us for transport options.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    01796 483344
  • Private party facilities
    Group lunches and dinner on request; Weddings and corporate functions on request email reservations@theoldmanseofblair.com
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