A new casino promises to be HOT STUFF with the announcement that Britain’s top curry chef is to supply the food!

Michelin-starred Vineet Bhatia says he will be heading up the kitchen at Leeds’ new £13 million Alea Casino, whenever he can.


The much-delayed “new generation” casino spreads over three floors, boasts two restaurants, seven bars, a conference centre, a 50-seat “boutique” cinema and private event space for 500 people.

Bombay-born Vineet, 41, won his Michelin star in 2001 and saw his London eatery Rasoi awarded the prestigious accolade in 2006.

He said: “This will be my first restaurant in the UK outside London. I am currently working on the menu and will be including one or two SURPRISES with some Yorkshire culinary influences.”


Bhatia has restaurants around the globe, including Mauritius, Geneva, Saudi Arabia, Moscow and Dubai.

Alea’s doors finally open next month — almost a YEAR LATE — with a promise of “one of the biggest launch parties the northern city has ever seen”.


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