A new London restaurant owned by Salt Bae has caused a storm on social media for its gilded steaks with the prices to match.
Restaurateur Salt Bae, whose real name is Nusret Gökçe, became a viral meme four years ago when people found his way of seasoning meat comical. The Turkish chef now owns Nusr-Et, a chain of luxury steakhouses.
Salt Bae’s latest venture saw Nusr-Et in Knightsbridge, London open its doors last Thursday. But the food isn’t the only thing that has people talking.
Sharing a receipt from dinner at the restaurant on its opening night, a Twitter user by the name of Jamz shared the eye-watering bill which included a giant tomahawk steak worth £630 and Red Bulls at £11 a pop.
The receipt has since been shared widely across the internet and reposted by numerous Twitter users.
A Twitter user by the name of Muttaqi reshared the image and wrote: “It’s cheaper to fly and have food at Salt Bae’s Turkish restaurant than to go to the London one. £9 for coke. £630 for Tomahawk steak. No thank you.”
Naturally, people poked fun at the bill by theorising why each items costs as much as it does.
Some also pointed out that the free Turkish tea is the only “reasonably priced thing there”.
Others made reference to Arrested Development character Lucille Bluth failing to guess the prices of average foods.
The picture was also shared to Reddit where it received 10,000 upvotes on the London subreddit.
The top comment on the Reddit post reads: “This is the place owned by Salt Bae right? If I had to pay £11 for a Red Bull I’d be salty too.”
Another remarked: “Only a mug would go to this restaurant.”
Since opening its doors last week the restaurant has welcomed TV royalty Gemma Collins who reportedly tucked into one of the lavish tomahawk steaks covered in gold foil while on a date with boyfriend Rami Hawash.
In an Instagram video, Collins is personally served by Salt Bae himself. She remarks: “Give me your action Salt Bae baby, spice it up for the G.C. — 24 carat gold.”
The chef previously served Donald Trump Jr, DJ Khaled, Leonardo DiCaprio, Conor McGregor, P Diddy and David Beckham at his other restaurants dotted across the globe.
When Daily Mail columnist Jan Moir reviewed the restaurant, she revealed that customers can expect to shell out £100 for a gold-leaf hamburger, £40 for a steak tartare starter, £120 for a sirloin steak, and £23 for the house salad.
Although the prices are very steep, we’re sure the London steakhouse will continue to attract celebrity foodies.