Things are hotting up in Leicester as the city’s biggest restaurant gets ready to open its doors, serving up hundreds of different dishes from eight live cooking stations.

Red Hot World Buffet is opening to customers at the end of June after a £2 million pound renovation, believed to be the highest single restaurant investment ever made in Leicester.

Situated on the corner of the High Street and the Highcross shopping centre, part of the venue used to be the Litten Tree public house.

The ‘all you can choose’ restaurant will be spread across 16,000 sq feet over two floors and will create 70 new jobs in positions including management posts, chefs and waiting and bar staff.

The venue will cater for up to 420 people and will serve cuisine from around the world including Italian, American, Mexican, Chinese, Japanese, Indian and British. There will also be a full bar fronting onto The High Street.

James Horler, CEO of the Red Hot World Buffet group said: “We are very excited to be moving into Leicester and with over 1,500 people already applying for 70 jobs with us, I’m sure it will be a successful investment.”

“The venue will have everything under one roof including a fantastic choice of food to suit every taste from pizza and pasta to sushi and a world grill serving meats and fish. Not forgetting the range of quality desserts including 14 varieties of cake, four types of fruits, two Indian desserts and a chocolate fountain with all the trimmings.”

Red Hot World Buffet is due to open in Leicester on Monday 30th June and will offer customers a regular calendar of live entertainment they can enjoy over a drink in the bar or while having a meal in the restaurant.

James added: “After the success of the Red Hot World Buffet in cities like Nottingham, Liverpool and Leeds, we thought there would be a real taste for this kind of venue in Leicester.

“We hope to offer something for everyone. It’ll be a great destination for families to enjoy a meal out together plus with the variety and quality of food on offer, it’s an ideal place for groups of friends, work colleagues or students to have a night out.”