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Bistro Illegal, as seen mentioned in the first episode of the Hitchhiker's TV series (1980).

The Bistro Illegal was a drinking establishment in Sector RT 74 of Lazgar Beta. It was one of the best places to get a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster, costing ninety Altairian dollars.[1]

It is also a former haunt of Ford Prefect and Hotblack Desiato. When they used to get hungry here they would pose as health inspectors and go around confiscating peoples meals and drinks until they got food poisoning.[2]


The Bistro Illegal is mentioned in:


The Restaurant at the End of the Universe[]

  • Chapter 16


Notes and references[]

  1. From Episode 1 of the BBC television series, spoken by the Guide voiced by Peter Jones
  2. Mentioned in chapter 16 of the Douglas Adams novel The Restaurant at the End of the Universe.