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The Neighbourhood – Kitchen | Bar | Garden, Edinburgh, Midlothian

The Neighbourhood – Kitchen | Bar | Garden

4.4
4.4
62 Reviews
£25 and under
Scottish
The Neighbourhood Kitchen | Bar | Garden offers a casual yet refined dining experience with freshly cooked dishes using the finest Scottish produce. Our Bar stocks a carefully chosen wine list and handpicked selection of malt whisky and craft gins, along with exciting cocktails that are Instagram-ready. Our newly refurbished bar & restaurant provides a warm and friendly atmosphere perfect for a Saturday night out, as well as for a family dinner. Our beer garden is described by many as a hidden gem, as it is located in our well-appointed garden where you’ll be surrounded by many beautiful plants and easily forget you're in the city centre of Edinburgh when enjoying a cocktail or two.

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2 people

19:00


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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Scottish, Beer Garden, Burgers
  • Hours of Operation
    Bar Mon, Tue 17:00–23:00 Wed, Thu 16:00–23:00 Fri 16:00–01:00 Sat 12:00–01:00 Sun 12:00–23:00 Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00–16:00 Lunch Sat, Sun 12:00–16:00 Dinner Wed–Sun 16:00–21:00
  • Phone number
    0131 229 1393
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Colin Moore
  • Private party facilities
    We have a function suite available for wedding, birthdays, funerals, corporate events and more. If you would like to enquire about these, please contact us directly.
  • Area
    Edinburgh
  • Parking Details
    Chargeable parking on site available on a first come first served basis. On street parking available also, subject to local council rules.
  • Public Transit
    Haymarket mainline train station is a 15 minute walk away, or a 5 minute taxi journey.We are well serviced by Lothian Buses services 23, 15, 11 and 16.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 62 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

62 Reviews
  1. CraigD

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very comfortable with friendly staff Menu choices were good Food was excellent Service was good and attentive

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  2. LesM

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very quiet on a Sunday night but had an enjoyable meal with friends. Kids entertained by the football on TV, and all had good service.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to The Neighbourhood for drinks and a meal out for my birthday, and it was amazing. We got there before our time slot as not living in Edinburgh and not knowing exactly where it was. we wanted to ensure we had time as we were walking. We were told it was fine and could grab drinks and was shown to a little booth. The place was quiet, which was nice but still had others in. We had a couple of drinks before ordering food. We were looked after by Finlay and Archie. Both of them were very polite, kind, and helpful. After we had dinner they asked if we wanted to see the dessert menu to which I replied joking "do they do birthday cake" I was then asked about the booking being for a birthday as when I booked it asked if it was for a special occasion. I said and when they asked if it was mine or my partners I said mine. We both ordered the sticky toffee pudding and they had gone above and beyond with it being on a larger plate saying happy birthday in raspberry sauce, five macaroons around the edge and a dusting of coca powder and icing sugar. Along with the sticky toffee pudding with ice cream and a pot of toffee sauce they also put a candle on it which was just amazing. We had an amazing night and I felt very spoilt just from the service. A massive thank you to Finlay and Archie.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great dinner, very friendly staff, nice restaurant.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great evening we had here on Saturday 2nd December. Despite having a wedding party to cater for, they kindly pushed our booking back an hour at short notice. Food and wine excellent and service outstanding. Thank you

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  6. SaraSylvia

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you for your friendly reception and kind service

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  7. Denny

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Cosy booth in a spacious basement with a warm welcome from the staff member on a quiet evening. Food was what we expected and wanted for the money and occasion.

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  8. lauraw

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our second visit to the Neighbourhood and it didn't disappoint. Lovely fish and chips and steak dinner served by excellent staff, especially Thomas. He's an asset to the team.

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  9. RogerK

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We were pleasantly surprised by the courtesy and level of attentiveness of the waiting/serving staff. The food choice was limited but it was very good and clearly freshly cooked and served very promptly. There was a television at the back (with sound muted) which was the only thing to disturb a peaceful enjoyable meal for two.

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  10. Pete

    East Sussex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food but service was poor. Initially the service was good with our food and drinks order taken promptly. The food was excellent. BUT the 4 staff, including a manager, didn’t attend to us again … the plates were not cleared or dessert menu offered. The staff were too engrossed in their own conversation. Very disappointing as the service the previous evening was good. So good food, lose the TV with subtitles that were a distraction, improve the service and all will be good!

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  11. EdytaB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a good time, efficient service, good food, nice atmosphere. I would be back, Thank you!

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  12. TracyT

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Both times I've visited this venue recently for a quiet meal with partner has been perfect. Quiet, nice low lighting, privacy dining in a booth with attentive staff but not too overbearing. Meals served promptly and were tasty. Bar & waiting staff exceptionally nice and friendly. I really like this place!

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  13. MumstheWord

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 March 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely place for a quiet lunch any day of the week :)

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  14. JaneyM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food, lovely staff, took a wee while to be served but it was Mother’s Day. They forgot a starter but this was soon rectified and without us saying anything was removed from the bill. Would definitely visit again

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  15. AnnaB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been here with family numerous times and each time has been just as enjoyable, recently went with a friend and it was almost even better! Great service, outstanding food and a warm environment!

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  16. PhilM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Exceptional food and food envy seeing what other diners had ordered! Quiet and relaxed atmosphere. Will absolutely be back soon.

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  17. Scottie

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The menu was varied, the staff were very pleasant and helpful, and informative. The food was good and plentiful, and there was a Scottish beer on tap! It was all good but the best bit was the staff!

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  18. MickyM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We've eaten here a few times now and every time has been great. There's a very good selection of choices for vegetarians as well as fish and meats. I personally really like their burgers and my wife the fish and chips. The staff are really friendly and provide good, unobtrusive service and the food came out in a very timely manner; we didn't feel rushed nor that we had to wait too long. All in all a very pleasant night out with friends.

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  19. CarolC

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was lovely. Great service. Nice and cosy, will be back. Thanks

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  20. Koda

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 October 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    very nice ambience - though we were right at the back of the room and couldnt see anything it was quite nice to be left alone. Food was good and service was excellent.

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  21. KatS

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 October 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing, fresh and tasty. The staff was very helpful

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  22. JacintoC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 August 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were two and ordered nachos and two burgers. It was plenty of food for the two of us and all of it was really good. The waitress was very nice too!

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  23. Yolo

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 August 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Decent venue, good food, great service and good value.

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  24. MaryS

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    The restaurant space was dark and gloomy we were the only diners in our largish area, there was no atmosphere and any ambience was lacking. It needs to be more informal and welcoming. It felt dowdy and corporate, not living up to its name of The Neighbourhood. The menu was interesting and the portions generous The starter of prawns were good. I had fish and chips The batter was stodgy and bready, the chips were overly large and unappetising. My partner had salmon broth and it was was a generous portion and very tasty. We had a delicious side salad. All in all the food was fine but something needs to be done with the decor and surroundings to make it more attractive. It is competing with some other very trendy places in the vibrant community of Bruntsfield

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  25. Anonymous

    Devon

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely find! Very attentive and friendly staff and a lovely garden area. Food was tasty and service was quick. Only downside was that it was very quiet, so not much of an atmosphere. That said, there was an event happening later in the day so they had blocked bookings to enable the staff to properly prepare - which I thought was great. Look forward to going back when it's a bit busier!

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  26. PeterC

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Had the full breakfast and partner had the veggie option and both were overcooked.

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  27. JenB2

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Serving staff very pleasant but actual service very,very slow. Very long wait between courses.

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  28. Ianb

    Edinburgh

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quite a limited menu but what we had was very good. Excellent friendly and elpful staff. Lovely outside area for eating and drinking. Will definitetly be back,

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  29. mclare987

    San Francisco

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely place we found by accident. Service was great and food was outstanding.

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  30. CarolC

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great meal on Saturday, everyone was happy with their choice and there was a good variety of food. Staff were great, very friendly. Great service and tasty food.

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  31. JulianneS

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food in the garden. This foodie highly recommends.

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  32. Provyd

    Berkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Pleasant ambience and very good food but the service was dreadfully slow.

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  33. danielj

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great fish and chips, and staff went out of way to find us a quiet table

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  34. TBarr

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and location!

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  35. ElizabethP

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service considering only two bar / waiting staff on

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  36. NickiR

    County Durham

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The majority of the dishes on the menu appear to involve deep frying in some way or other so not a place to go if you want to eat healthily. Salad side dish unimaginative and lacked dressing. Most waiting staff were adequate but one was particularly poor - taking order to the wrong table then forgetting our drinks order. It has the potential to be good and outside looks lovely but would go back for drinks rather than a meal.
    The Neighbourhood – Kitchen | Bar | GardenResponded on 9 May 2022
    I am sorry to hear of the short comings you faced. While our fish & chips, chicken burger and fries are deep fried, the vast majority of other things on the menu are cooked with other equipment including our chargrill and stone pizza oven. I would appreciate if you could contact me at tristan.steinemann@thebruntsfield.co.uk to discuss this further. Kind Regards Tristan Steinemann | Bar & Restaurant Manager

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  37. Rubend

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Wait staff was polite and well meaning but unfortunately quite incompetent. The ambience was of a hotel patroned mostly by the elderly and the playlist playing in the background seemed to be targeted at that audience. The lighting was not great (not as pictured) and the decor was fake and had a “canteen” vibe. The food was mostly okay.
    The Neighbourhood – Kitchen | Bar | GardenResponded on 9 May 2022
    Thank you for your feedback on your visit. I am sorry to hear of the short comings you encountered on your visit. I would appreciate if you could contact me at tristan.steinemann@thebruntsfield.co.uk to discuss this further. Kind Regards Tristan Steinemann | Bar & Restaurant Manager

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  38. GailM

    Perthshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely location, nice grounds- such a shame there was minimum gluten free options. You would think that most places do vegan, vegetarian so I can’t understand why no gluten free.
    The Neighbourhood – Kitchen | Bar | GardenResponded on 7 May 2022
    We offer gluten free alternatives for all our pasta dishes, our burgers, sandwiches, fish and chips, steak, salmon, roast chicken, all our side orders, salads and our sharing platters. I can only apologise if this wasn't mentioned on your visit. We aimed to have as many gluten free options as possible available when we created the menu. If you would like to discuss this further, please email me on tristan.steinemann@thebruntsfield.co.uk Kind Regards Tristan Steinemann | Bar & Restaurant Manager

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  39. djmacd

    London

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Saturday dinner - was an okay experience. Food and service were fine but not great
    The Neighbourhood – Kitchen | Bar | GardenResponded on 7 May 2022
    Hi DJ Can you please contact me on tristan.steinemann@thebruntsfield.co.uk to discuss your experience further and let us make this experience right. Kind Regards Tristan Steinemann | Bar & Restaurant Manager

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  40. AmandaH

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was very nice and the service we received was outstanding. Would definitely eat there again .
    The Neighbourhood – Kitchen | Bar | GardenResponded on 28 April 2022
    Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind Regards Tristan Steinemann | Bar & Restaurant Manager

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The Neighbourhood – Kitchen | Bar | Garden is rated 4.4 stars by 62 OpenTable diners.

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19:00


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69 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH10 4HH

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Edinburgh
  • Hours of Operation
    Bar Mon, Tue 17:00–23:00 Wed, Thu 16:00–23:00 Fri 16:00–01:00 Sat 12:00–01:00 Sun 12:00–23:00 Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00–16:00 Lunch Sat, Sun 12:00–16:00 Dinner Wed–Sun 16:00–21:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Scottish, Beer Garden, Burgers
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Chargeable parking on site available on a first come first served basis. On street parking available also, subject to local council rules.
  • Public Transit
    Haymarket mainline train station is a 15 minute walk away, or a 5 minute taxi journey.We are well serviced by Lothian Buses services 23, 15, 11 and 16.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Colin Moore
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    0131 229 1393
  • Private party facilities
    We have a function suite available for wedding, birthdays, funerals, corporate events and more. If you would like to enquire about these, please contact us directly.
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