London Lite Monday, 29 June 2009 15 QueenandrestoftheRoyalscosteverytaxpayer69payear Read1,ooosofpubandrestaurant reviewsandbookonlineat thisislondon.co.uk/lite Eattonight ....clams FishWorks Clams are a highly underrated seafood experience but this lovely chain of restaurants fully gives them the attention that they deserve. Youll find clams featured on the plateau de fruits de mers -- always a summer evening delight -- for 22.50 per person and also in the classic and nourishing spanish dish zuppa del pescatore; fish stew with thyme, saffron and garlic, 19. 89 Marylebone High Street, NW1 (020 7470 2462, fishworks.co.uk) Big Easy Bar-B- Q and CraBshaCk a Comforting chowder has got to be one of the best ways to eat these fine little molluscs. and as its a new England speciality dish, where could be a better place to sample it than an american-style crab shack to get your fill? the soup is packed with flavour with its mix of clams, potatoes, smoked bacon and fresh cream, served with crackers, all for just 5.95. Yummy! 332-334 Kings Road, SW3 (020 7352 4071, bigeasy.uk.com) RACHEL MOSTYN EVERY UK taxpayer pays 69 pence a year to bankroll the Queen and Royal Family, it was revealed today. Yet the money the monarch receives from the Civil List was not enough last year and the Queen had to dip into her reserve fund coffers for 6m, the highest amount ever drawn. The total cost of the monarchy increased by 1.5m to 41.5m for the year 2008-09, according to the newly published account. The amount excludes police and Army security and ceremonial duties provided by the Armed Forces. The previous year the Queen and her family had cost the taxpayer an average of 66p per person. H MOST car boot sales offer unwanted bits of tat, with 50 pence price tags on display in the back of an old banger. So bargain hunters at this event in Edgware, Middlesex, yesterday were surprised to see a couple flogging a range of designer clothes and footwear from a 150,000 Bentley convertible. The pair must have been feeling the credit crunch as they put a selection of pricey trou- sers, dresses, jackets and boxes of shoes on sale in the hope of making some quick cash as people came flocking for a bargain. by geoRgina littlejohn Bargain gear: the Bentley draped with designer clothes in Edgware yesterday. Inset, the usual bargain hunters at the sale Car boot BentleyCrunchreallyISbitingascouplesellfrom150kmotor Car boot BentleyCrunchreallyISbitingascouplesellfrom150kmotor index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html