Food Review: Fahrenheit Bar & Grill
Situated inside the popular Genting Casino and virtually impossible to miss beneath the huge ‘cheese grater’ in the city centre is Fahrenheit Bar & Grill, a swish venue offering fine-dining and refreshments in a classy environment.
Greeted warmly upon arrival, we were taken away from the hustle and bustle of the casino to the restaurant floor behind the bar area and shown to our seats: a spacious leather booth situated at the back of the glitzy dining area. The décor is stylish and chic, but the venue still manages to retain an invitingly warm atmosphere, possibly aided by the sizzling 1000°F Josper grill stood pride of place in the open kitchen area.
We ordered bread and olives while browsing the starters. I eventually chose the black pudding Scotch egg, while my partner opted for the seared scallops. Both dishes arrived in good time and were well presented; the scallops were laid atop a bed of risotto with crispy slices of chorizo in between and the large Scotch egg accompanied with a mustard aioli sauce. The fresh and tasty scallops worked well with the fragrant rice and salty, spicy pieces of chorizo. The egg had a crisp outer shell, which split to reveal a lovely runny yolk inside, and perfected the traditional savoury taste with the wholegrain mustard cutting through nicely.
Time for mains, and the grill menu – combined with the sizzles and smells coming from the kitchen area – completely won us over. I chose the monster 16oz British rib-eye of beef and went along with our waiter’s recommendation of the special Fahrenheit sauce to join; while my partner went for the 8oz British sirloin. Both steaks arrived looking magnificent, with the rib-eye in particular serving as a mouth-watering display of meatiness. Cooked to medium-rare perfection, the rib-eye was delightfully flavoursome and the spicy chilli and bourbon based Fahrenheit sauce provided a nice kick with each chew. The sirloin, cooked rare, was juicy and succulent – the level of quality you’d expect from a restaurant which mature their steaks for 35 days beforehand.
Far too full for a dessert each, our helpful waiter suggested sharing a smaller portion of the Cornish ice cream which came with two sugar-frosted shortbread biscuits and a salted caramel sauce. A sweet end to a wonderfully meaty evening of food.
With superb customer service and one of the hottest grill menus in the city, a quality evening out at Fahrenheit is a very safe bet indeed.
St Paul’s Place, Arundel Gate, S1 2PN. Tel: 0114 228 8980