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Cabman’s Shelter in Grosvenor Gardens Awarded Grade II-listed Status — and More News

Four things to know from the food world in London today

Cabman’s Shelter in Grosvenor Gardens
Courtesy Historic England
  • The cabman’s shelter in Grosvenor Square, built in 1906, has been awarded Grade II-listed building status, Time Out report. The green shelters — of which there are 13 left across the city — are some of London’s most iconic places for bacon sandwiches and other no-frills takeaway breakfast foods. Grade II-listed status is designed to preserve buildings and landmarks deemed to have historical or architectural significance. 8 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0DH.
  • Online restaurant reservation service Bookatable have announced the winners of their 2017 UK Young Chef of the Year award. Chefs Perry Torrance, 20, who cooks at Smiths of Smithfield and Jack Barwick, 23, from Paradise Garage were named joint winners, report The Caterer. The prize is a takeover of the M RAW 50-cover restaurant at M Victoria St for five nights each; each will prepare a four-course menu. Barwick will cook from 22 — 26 August 2017; Torrance from 29 August — 2 September 2017. 74 Victoria Street, London SW1E 6SQ.
  • Pufferfish at Mahiki will open in September. Mayfair nightclub Mahiki, a venue popular with celebrities (and the British Royal family) is opening a sister venue in Kensington, inside which there’ll be a Polynesian-themed restaurant called Pufferfish. It is reported that they’ll serve “tableside-blowtorched” salmon, truffle, tuna tartare, “champagne-topped treasure chests”(?) and tropical cocktails in the tiki-themed bar. Oh, and there’ll be a raw bar, too. Mahiki Kensington, 2A Kensington High Street, London W8 4PT
  • Roberto Costa and the Italian “dry-aged Fassona beef steak specialists” at Macellaio RC have now opened their fourth London venue, a 60-cover site on Northcote Road in Clapham, joining the existing sites in South Kensington, Exmouth Market and Union Street. 124 Northcote Road, London SW11 6QU.