More than just chips at new casino

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Sheffield is to acquire two new restaurants and a champagne bar as part of a casino and leisure complex being developed in the city’s iconic Cheesegrater building.

Genting Club Sheffield – first venue in Yorkshire for the UK’s largest casino operator – is due to open in the autumn.

Spanning around 35,000 square feet over two floors, the club will occupy a space beneath the existing car park, with a main entrance on Arundel Gate.

In addition to the casino, guests will be able to relax in a late-night lounge bar and a stylish cocktail and champagne bar.

The main restaurant – Fahrenheit – will be a grill, overlooking a state-of-the-art casino. The company claims it will be “a social restaurant where the vibrant surroundings and atmosphere mirrors the food we serve.”

All food will be freshly prepared on the premises. Menus range from a fast-casual selection of sharing plates and grazing dishes to a full-scale à la carte with sumptuous desserts.

More unusual dishes will include asparagus crown with citrus-scented avocado salsa, grilled salmon with aromatic mango and Asian salad and 28-day-matured steaks.

The casino will also have a second restaurant, offering pan-Asian-inspired food. The development will create more than 150 jobs across the leisure sector.

General manager Kath Barton said; “The Genting Club will provide a fun, sophisticated and entertaining evening out.

“In addition to experienced casino-goers, we look forward to welcoming customers who may never have stepped foot inside a casino before and who simply want to enjoy the restaurant, bar and other leisure facilities.”

Lesley Draper