Cuisine: A La Carte, Modern European, New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+
Ranked: #1 of 55 restaurants in Wellington

Right in the heart of the city, Jardin Grill blends French-style living with local culture. The sophisticated interior has a botanical theme that’s enhanced by the bold features of the copper kitchen.

Head Chef Roy has more than eight years’ experience in the discerning Wellington dining scene as well as a wealth of international experience including in his native Malaysia. Roy is known for his experimental approach and dedication to excellence. His food philosophy comprises of four elements; fresh produce, quality ingredients, passion for food and honesty.

Popular dishes on the Jardin Grill menu include pepper rubbed pork belly from the rotisserie complemented with charred onions, crushed green olives and Armagnac prunes, and seared line caught fish with squid, baby cucumber, fennel and squid ink sauce.

Intimate yet ambient, Jardin Grill is the perfect venue for elegant dining or a relaxed alfresco evening by the cosy fire pit.

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Jardin Grill
11 Bolton Street
Wellington 6011

Open Hours:
Breakfast
Mon - Fri: 6am-10.30am // Sat-Sun: 6.30am-11am

Lunch
Everyday 12pm - 3pm

Dinner
Everyday 6pm - 10pm

Phone: +64 4 472 2001
Website: www.sofitel-wellington.com/restaurant-and-bar/jardin-grill-wellington/

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Ranked: #1 of 55 restaurants in Wellington 1
Jardin Grill
Location: City Centre
Cuisine: A La Carte, Modern European, New Zealand
Mains: $25 - $35+

Reviews

Melody Wehipeihana

Incredible experience from beginning to end. The service, the atmosphere, the FOOD! We will return. 110% recommend this restaurant and I'm not surprised it's always sold out on First Table, it is by far my favourite restaurant I've tried on First Table to date.

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Gemma Kirkwood

Such a perfect evening spent with my partner with absolutely divine food. Amazing watching the chefs preparing our fabulous meals in the kitchen. Service was friendly and professional. Best dinner in a long time !

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Vi Ta

Absolutely incredible! Everything from the decor to the service was first class. Portion sizes were perfect, the waiter was awesome and the food was delicious. Can’t fault it at all

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Absolutely amazing! The food was delicious. My partner had the lamb rack and declared he thought he might love it more than he loves me. It was perfect. It just melted in your mouth. All the flavours worked with every single dish. The Winter garden dessert was another highlight. The different flavours just complimented each other. Everything was spot on. Absolutely faultless. Service was fantastic. We had the best night and can't wait to come back another time!

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Andrea Rayner

We were lucky enough to get a First Table booking for Jardin Grill, they always go quickly and now we know why. We were seated promptly, there was no rush for us to order so treated like any other diner but we were only paying 50%!for our food. We all chose a different entree, all were nicely presented and enjoyed by all. We all chose a steak from the grill for mains, beautifully cooked. Each of the mains came with a side each so we chose one each and there was an ample amount to share. Finished off with an amazing looking chocolate dessert which was delicious and the other two shared a cheese platter, which was again very good value. The decor of the restaurant was cool and looked luxurious. The food presentation excellent as was the service. We were not rushed and dined over two hours. Would definitely return again even if we don’t manage to get a First Table booking. The dining room was full by 8pm.

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Dyalla Cook

Great atmosphere! Absolutely Delicious Food. Pleasant & knowledgeable staff. Friendly & professional service. The Jardin Grill is a gastric masterpiece. I will recommend this restaurant to everyone. Bladdy Marvellous!!!!

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Elyse MacDiarmid

Jardin Grill is a treat.

The meals were delicious, bordering on the exotic with simple clean flavours. We opted for an entree, main and dessert (which wasn't needed but was well worth it).

I opted for the yellow fin tuna as an entree, it was a refreshing dish with clean flavours. I also stole a portion of my partners scallop entree and did not regret it. It is the perfect dish for a winter night (10/10 - would steal again). Both were good sized portions without leaving you too full.

For a main, I opted for the kangaroo. It's great with the mushroom side and a little bit of mustard. My partner got the fish main which he loved (so much so I didn't have a chance to steal any). For dessert we shared a cheeseboard which was well presented and delicious.

What really set Jardin Grill apart is the phenomenal service. The service was quick and the ambassadors exceptionally friendly and attentive. The taster of pork belly and complimentary bread was a nice touch; but also the added extras to celebrate our special occasion were generous and much appreciated. I really can't rate them highly enough.

TLDR; Jardin Grill is exceptional both in service and food. We would definitely go again and hopefully soon because I want to try the pork belly main.

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Emma Prestidge

Wonderful atmosphere at the venue. The food was exceptional and the service was attentive. I consider myself a foodie and rate this as a top quality Wellington Restaurant similar quality to Logan Brown and Rita. It's worth visiting the bathrooms they are stunning!

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Jacqueline Parekh

We celebrated a dear colleague's retirement last night and Jardin Grill was the perfect backdrop - right from how we were greeted to seated at the table - the attention to detail was impeccable! What was impressive was the quick turnaround when amuse bouche was presented and I said I did not eat salmon, I was pleasantly surprised when another amuse bouche selection arrived customised to my preference without fuss.

The mains were simply delightful paired with a great bottle of merlot and the flawless dessert - Le Jardin De Printemps just rounded off the night beautifully.

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This is an exceptional restaurant in every respect: food, service, ambiance. We have eaten in many restaurants both in NZ and London, UK using First Table and, without a doubt, this was the best experience. The restaurant itself is elegant, stylish and contemporary; watching the food prepared in the open kitchen is fascinating and confidence-inspiring; service from start to finish is professional yet personable, attentive but never intrusive; the food we ate was outstanding in quality of ingredients, taste and presentation.

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5*
Came here for dinner last night with my wife and daughter. It was to celebrate my wife's birthday. We have heard so much from our daughter about how great the food is here. And now having dined here, I can personally endorse that. Superb food, and fantastic service from the staff who really understand their role – professional, helpful, and yet unobtrusive. The food was perfect and flavours amazing. The waiter, Jana we had was superb. It was refreshing to have someone professional serving us who had a wealth of knowledge. Compliments to Executive Chef, who are providing an excellent service together with the floor staff. My daughters choice of choosing Jardin Grill was an excellent choice and the dinner was “Simply Brilliant”. The ambience, service, and the food was AMAZING and 5 Star all the way. Highly recommended.

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FANCY & FLAVOURFUL

When we parked our car in front of the Sofitel hotel where the Jardin Grill is based, I was glad I was still dressed up from a function earlier in the day. Although there's no dress code, I think most people had dressed to fit the fancy decor you'd expect from a 5 star hotel restaurant.

The vibe of the restaurant is interesting, as there is an open kitchen, where you can see the chefs cook and prepare everything. So on the one hand, the restaurant looks flash, but still kinda homely with strangers cooking in the kitchen.

We had a couple of entrees to start, alaskan scallop with black abalone / paua, and some ribs. These were beautifully presented and cooked, as well as being very tasty. The size of the portions were maybe a bit smaller than some other places I've been to, but if you're planning on having a 3 course meal, then this isn't an issue.

For mains, my daughter had a steamed fish, plus some chunky chips, while the adults had the fish of the day, eye fillet with chimichurri sauce accompanied by some chunky chips and aioli, while I had the Rotissirie pork belly, which was probably the most distinct and flavourful main.

However, the highlight of the evening was the finale of chocolate tart and a feijoa desert. I wasn't sure what to expect from each of these, but they tasted even better than they sounded. The "tart" was a combination of flavours and textures, a mix of light ganache(?) complimented with a slight tarty (excuse the pun) passionfruit gel, covered by a crispy chocolate shell and some ice cream. The feijoa desert was described as a gateaux mousse, so I wasn't sure what to expect. It looked like a thin layer of cake with a thick layer of white chocolate mousse (surprisingly not that sweet) with feijoa infused into it, though it sounded like it would be quite sweet, it was pleasantly balanced.

I will definitely consider the Jardin Grill when looking for a special occassion to spoil ourselves with a nice dinner out.

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Sabrina Grogan

Wow. Of all the first tables I have done, this one has by far been the best. The food is high quality, what is served is outstanding in flavour, technique and presentation. We had the duck, eye fillet and fish, all of which were just devine.

The setting is all class, a stunning interior with the chefs station in full view of diners. The staff made our night. Each one was so friendly and knowledgeable but also not overly intrusive. We will be back.

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Everything about our fine dining experience at Jardin Grill was exceptional.
From the moment of stepping into the restaurant the atmosphere and decor increased our anticipation of what we were about to enjoy.
The dishes we chose were absolutely delicious - the fusion of flavours from each dish was truly sublime. Our desserts were not only presented beautifully but each mouthful was totally decadent!
Thank-you for this amazing experience - we will definitely be back when visiting Wellington again.

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Amardip Kairon

Both the food and service was excellent. Our table ordered the eye fillet, lamb backstrap, and pork belly. All three dishes were cooked beautifully.
For dessert a couple of us ordered the chocolate tart and baked plum desserts. They were amazing.
The restaurant itself was very nice and the service was incredible.
I would definitely go back to the Jardin Grill.

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I can't stop raving about this place! The food was absolutely divine (lamb and pork belly were to die for!) And you can never go wrong with the dessert, we had the chocolate tart which tasted like heaven!) and every plate was presented impeccably. What makes it even more special is the staff! Staff were friendly and always have a smile on their face. We had a fantastic night! Definitely a 10/10!

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yogesh mody

Absolute top notch experience

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Julia Hoddinott

Amazing food

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Alexander Bisley

Great deal, as usual

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Stephen Bates

Excellent T Bone from the wood fired grill. Great service

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Great service, the staff on were really attentive and made for a great experience. The food was great we really enjoyed tucking into the oysters, crab, steak and deserts. Awesome thanks heaps.

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Matt Comins

Excellent Kai.
Will return

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Marie Louise Noreen Pineda

It was a special occasion on my birthday and We really enjoyed our dinner. Oscar is really accommodating and topnotch on his customer service and have explain to us our meals. We will definitely recommend. Tnx

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A wonderful dining experience with exceptional food and excellent service. Our group had three different steaks, all cooked to perfection with a great selection of sides.

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Hannah Scott

Amazing food! Service was great, super acomidating to allergies and diety required. Restrant decor is beautiful but was a bit quiet so lacked some atmosphere. Over all a great experience.

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A really lovely meal. The food was delicious especially the beef carpaccio. The sides of Brussel sprouts & the squash were also very tasty. I would definitely recommend this restaurant

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Melody Wehipeihana

Incredible experience from beginning to end. The service, the atmosphere, the FOOD! We will return. 110% recommend this restaurant and I'm not surprised it's always sold out on First Table, it is by far my favourite restaurant I've tried on First Table to date.

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Gemma Kirkwood

Such a perfect evening spent with my partner with absolutely divine food. Amazing watching the chefs preparing our fabulous meals in the kitchen. Service was friendly and professional. Best dinner in a long time !

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Lovely dinner, great service!

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Karen Fisher

Had a great meal - service and food both excellent and while a lot of the tables were occupied we could still talk as the music was very subtle - will go back.

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A fantastic place to celebrate. Great food and service.

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Vi Ta

Absolutely incredible! Everything from the decor to the service was first class. Portion sizes were perfect, the waiter was awesome and the food was delicious. Can’t fault it at all

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Debbie Morgan

Attentive and professional staff, beautiful restaurant and deliciously prepared food.
Thank you! We will be back!

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Excellent as always - the pasta was melt-in-your-mouth delightful and the pork was crackling & delicious!

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Excellent service and fantastic food. Could not fault.

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Lydia McEvoy

Beautiful food and decor

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The food is amazing. The wood-fired lamb and steaks were done just right!

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Absolutely amazing! The food was delicious. My partner had the lamb rack and declared he thought he might love it more than he loves me. It was perfect. It just melted in your mouth. All the flavours worked with every single dish. The Winter garden dessert was another highlight. The different flavours just complimented each other. Everything was spot on. Absolutely faultless. Service was fantastic. We had the best night and can't wait to come back another time!

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Kathy Wright

We enjoyed a wonderful dining experience at Jardin Grill last night. The restaurant is beautiful and the staff welcoming, friendly and attentive to your needs. The food is outstanding...although we were hoping to enjoy chateaubriand as we had in our earlier visits - but they had just sold out so the waiter recommended their eye fillet steak which was brilliant. It is so great to watch the chefs prepare the food with such skill and flare...very impressive! If you want a welcoming and fabulous dining experience in a luxurious environment with incredibly delicious food - visit the Jardin Grill!

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We had the beef cheek and pork belly mains, with a side of brussel sprouts, Couldn't fault any of it. Desserts were the winter garden and valrhona chocolate dish. Food was superb. Only downside: there was only a wine list, but one of us wanted something non alcoholic and there was no 'list' as such, which made it difficult to order from the wait staff.

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We love the ambience of Jardin Grill so grabbed a table when we saw it appear on First Table. The food was excellent, beautifully presented and delicious, We started with a cold cuts platter and a plate of crudo to share, both of which were delightful. I tried kangaroo for my main just because I have never tried it before, and presented medium rare, it was delicious with blue cheese butter (quite strong so if you don't love blue cheese, I wouldn't). For desert, I ordered Valrona Jivara chocolate (sour cream mousse, chocolate cremeux and hazelnut praline), which looked amazing and tasted as good. My only criticism would be the seats which didn't seem to encourage any comfortable seating position (we had been in a booth previously which is far more comfortable, but the tables are larger, so for a smaller party this time, I can understand why they didn't seat us thee).

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Andrea Rayner

We were lucky enough to get a First Table booking for Jardin Grill, they always go quickly and now we know why. We were seated promptly, there was no rush for us to order so treated like any other diner but we were only paying 50%!for our food. We all chose a different entree, all were nicely presented and enjoyed by all. We all chose a steak from the grill for mains, beautifully cooked. Each of the mains came with a side each so we chose one each and there was an ample amount to share. Finished off with an amazing looking chocolate dessert which was delicious and the other two shared a cheese platter, which was again very good value. The decor of the restaurant was cool and looked luxurious. The food presentation excellent as was the service. We were not rushed and dined over two hours. Would definitely return again even if we don’t manage to get a First Table booking. The dining room was full by 8pm.

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Pleasant experience as always.

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Had an amazing experience at Jardin Grill! The food and ambience of the place was exceptional - would definitely recommend getting in quick and making a reservation, you won't be disappointed!

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Dyalla Cook

Great atmosphere! Absolutely Delicious Food. Pleasant & knowledgeable staff. Friendly & professional service. The Jardin Grill is a gastric masterpiece. I will recommend this restaurant to everyone. Bladdy Marvellous!!!!

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Lovely food even better service

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Max Tang

Service was attentive, and the food was outstanding! Grill dishes were cooked to perfection and extremely tender, and desserts were a pleasant surprise!

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A perfect 5 star evening! The food was delicious and the service second to none. Thank you for a wonderful experience!

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Elyse MacDiarmid

Jardin Grill is a treat.

The meals were delicious, bordering on the exotic with simple clean flavours. We opted for an entree, main and dessert (which wasn't needed but was well worth it).

I opted for the yellow fin tuna as an entree, it was a refreshing dish with clean flavours. I also stole a portion of my partners scallop entree and did not regret it. It is the perfect dish for a winter night (10/10 - would steal again). Both were good sized portions without leaving you too full.

For a main, I opted for the kangaroo. It's great with the mushroom side and a little bit of mustard. My partner got the fish main which he loved (so much so I didn't have a chance to steal any). For dessert we shared a cheeseboard which was well presented and delicious.

What really set Jardin Grill apart is the phenomenal service. The service was quick and the ambassadors exceptionally friendly and attentive. The taster of pork belly and complimentary bread was a nice touch; but also the added extras to celebrate our special occasion were generous and much appreciated. I really can't rate them highly enough.

TLDR; Jardin Grill is exceptional both in service and food. We would definitely go again and hopefully soon because I want to try the pork belly main.

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Nice food and service

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Susan Leaman

Jardin Grill is one of our favourite restaurants in Wellington. Food, service and atmosphere is always fantastic.
We come here often and this time had first time friends join us and they are now hooked as well.

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Brook Hua

Great experience, food was excellent and the atmosphere was brilliant

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Kirsty Whitehead

The food was outstanding, one of our favourite restaurants in Wellington. The service was on point also! It would of been nice to have seen wine by the bottle on the menu. But apart from that an amazing evening and we will be back.

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Absolutely superb food with good portion. Great atmosphere and first class service. Can’t recommend Jardin Grill highly enough!

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Zou Zoe

The best service I have ever had, delicious food and elegant atmosphere!

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Great place, the service and the food amazing. I recommend it to everyone.

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Gillian Burns

IF you want to have every sense scintillated, this is the place for you! The décor is fresh and floral, in a sophisticated European kind of way. Plush and rich and very comfortable- a feast for the eyes.
And then onto a feast for the belly. A complementary palate-teasing spoonful of delight( I think grilled cauli topped with labneh and toasted almonds). I adored the Atlantic Scallops and the main of Pork Belly. But my hero was the Peanut Butter Jelly dessert.
It was reassuring and interesting to be able to look over and see the team of chefs buzzing away in their black tiled and dramatically lit kitchen. They were making magic back there!
The 'Ámbassadors' (wait staff) were attentive but not obtrusive, and we had a sense that there was no problem if we took our time; we stayed an amazing 3.5 hours! A treat experience and one to savour.
And even better if you go First Table. Thank you.

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Beautiful food and excellent service from Vicki. My husband loved the wagyu beef steak and I had the fish. They were well presented, pleasing to the eyes and yet satisfying our appetite.

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Phillip Yee

It was another enjoyable fabulous dining experience at the Jardin Grill Restaurant!!

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Vanessa Ngan

Beautiful decor as well as beautiful food. Well worth the experience!

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Great atmosphere and service. Food came out perfect. One of our best dining experiences ever.

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Jardin Grill is definitely the best fine dining restaurant in Wellington! Food, service and ambiance is superb! They are not overpriced if you consider the quality of food and service that you get. This is our family’s go to restaurant for special occasions and milestones! Highly recommended!

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Kathy Wright

We enjoyed a delicious dinner at Jardin Grill on 24th April's evening dining! We highly recommend dining at Jardin Grill!

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Was awesome food and great fine dining service. Highly recommend and would definitely return.

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The food and experience at Jardin Grill was fantastic! We had the pork belly and the lamb and it was amazing!

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Thanh Hoàng

The food is amazingly delicious, the services are good and waiters are very attentive to us. In general, we have great experience dining in this restaurants. Well done! :)

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