A good bet for foodies

The Farenheit restaurant at Sheffield's new Genting Club
The Farenheit restaurant at Sheffield's new Genting Club
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New city casino the Genting Club is gambling on pulling in foodies.

The club, which will stage its VIP opening on Saturday with Olympic golden girl Jessica Ennis in attendance, boasts two restaurants.

The 160-seat Fahrenheit Bar, pictured, is named after the 1,000°F Josper grill it will use to cook in ultra-fast time dishes such as lobster and Mathers Black Gold fillet of Scotch beef.

A pan-Asian inspired menu features at the second restaurant, the Hou Mei Asian cafe. Expect authentic grill dishes and small plates, curries, salads, and rice and noodle dishes – Genting’s parent company is based in Malaysia.

Head of Food and Beverage is an ex Head Chef at London’s Claridges restaurant. Paul Farr joined Genting this year after nine years at the famous eaterie.

“I am confident that in Sheffield the Genting Club will become equally known for the quality of its restaurants as for its first-class casino,” says Paul, who also worked at London restaurant Mezzo alongside Masterchef judge John Torode.

Genting are the UK’s largest casino operator. The 35,000 square feet Sheffield site will span two floors at the ‘Cheesegrater’ building on Arundel Gate.

The restaurants will be open from Sunday. Diners do not have to be club members.