Salt Bae's Knightsbridge restaurant slammed as 'taking the p***'


A customer has been slammed after spending £37,000 at celebrity restaurant Nusr-Et Steakhouse in London’s Knightsbridge.

The upscale eatery chain is owned by Turkish butcher-turned-chef Nusret Gokce, better known as Salt Bae, whose theatrical salt-sprinkling antics have earned him more than 38million followers on Instagram since he went viral on social media in 2017 for his way of seasoning meat. 

And a receipt posted to Reddit by an anonymous user  this week showed an eye-watering receipt from 8th October, with the service charge alone totalling £4,829.10.

A customer has been slammed after spending £37.000 at celebrity restaurant Nusr-Et Steakhouse in London's Knightsbridge

A customer has been slammed after spending £37.000 at celebrity restaurant Nusr-Et Steakhouse in London’s Knightsbridge 

The upscale eatery chain is owned by Turkish butcher-turned-chef Nusret Gokce, better known as Salt Bae, whose theatrical salt-sprinkling antics have earned him over 38million followers on Instagram

The upscale eatery chain is owned by Turkish butcher-turned-chef Nusret Gokce, better known as Salt Bae, whose theatrical salt-sprinkling antics have earned him over 38million followers on Instagram

Shared with the caption ‘Now this is just outrageous’, it shows a Snapchat screengrab of the receipt, with the diner  complaining  ‘That’s just taking the p***’.

The receipt shows that almost £30,000 of the meal was spent on expensive alcohol, while a gold-encrusted steak came to £850 and 20 Baklavas came to £600.

The cheapest items, besides the water, were the mashed potatoes and sautéed mushrooms which came to £12 each.

Commenting on the receipt, one Reddit user wrote: ‘Daylight robbery. At least with Michelin you have somewhere that’s been stringently deemed to charge high amounts. And it would cost about 37x less!’

Celebrity restaurant Nusr-Et Steakhouse has been accused of 'deleting negative reviews', after a customer's eye-watering bill went viral last month

Celebrity restaurant Nusr-Et Steakhouse has been accused of ‘deleting negative reviews’, after a customer’s eye-watering bill went viral last month

London diners will be able to get their hands on the 24-Carat gold Tomhawk steak, which has previously been a menu item in their Dubai branch (pictured)

London diners will be able to get their hands on the 24-Carat gold Tomhawk steak, which has previously been a menu item in their Dubai branch (pictured) 

The menu also has golden burgers which cost £100

The menu includes gold plated steaks

The menu includes gold plated steaks (right)  – which cost up to £1000 and a £100 golden burger (left)

Salt Bae is seen cutting a golden cut of meat

There's also golden balaclava for those with a sweet tooth

As well as golden cuts of a meat (left) the restaurant also has golden balaclava (right) for dessert

However many users felt the customers were to blame, with one writing: ‘Receipts from this place are just the latest social media flex. I don’t know why anyone should care.’

Another added: ‘Why do people keep posting receipts from a s***** restaurant? Is it some sort of anti-flex to say “I’m rich but also very very stupid and don’t have good taste”?’ 

‘It’s a humble brag. Posting your receipt for a £30k meal whilst simultaneously expressing outrage at the cost,’ another wrote.

Elsewhere one said: ‘I’m not commenting on the price cos that’s been established as largely from alcohol that these people specifically selected’.

However many users felt the customers were to blame, with one writing: 'Receipts from this place are just the latest social media flex. I don't know why anyone should care.'

However many users felt the customers were to blame, with one writing: ‘Receipts from this place are just the latest social media flex. I don’t know why anyone should care.’

Another added: 'Why do people keep posting receipts from a s***** restaurant? Is it some sort of anti-flex to say “I’m rich but also very very stupid and don’t have good taste”?'

Another added: ‘Why do people keep posting receipts from a s***** restaurant? Is it some sort of anti-flex to say “I’m rich but also very very stupid and don’t have good taste”?’

Google reviews currently show a 4.8 star rating - with the site stating it was 'updated by the business a week ago.

Google reviews currently show a 4.8 star rating – with the site stating it was ‘updated by the business a week ago.

 This week the restaurant was accused of ‘deleting negative reviews’, after a customer’s eye-watering bill went viral last month. 

Last month a customer’s receipt from went viral after totalling a staggering £1,812.40 earning the restaurant an onslaught of backlash, however Google reviews currently show a 4.8 star rating – with the site stating it was ‘updated by the business a week ago.

According to My London News, ‘a flurry of reviews appearing to criticise the restaurant when it first opened’ have since ‘disappeared. 

The upscale eatery chain is owned by Turkish butcher-turned-chef Nusret Gokce, whose theatrical salt-sprinkling antics have earned him a celebrity following  including David Beckham

The upscale eatery chain is owned by Turkish butcher-turned-chef Nusret Gokce, whose theatrical salt-sprinkling antics have earned him a celebrity following  including David Beckham

The 38-year-old, who has been nicknamed Salt Bae by fans, currently has 17 restaurants in his successful chain and has a legion of celebrity devotees including DJ Khaled, Leonardo DiCaprio

The 38-year-old, who has been nicknamed Salt Bae by fans, currently has 17 restaurants in his successful chain and has a legion of celebrity devotees including DJ Khaled, Leonardo DiCaprio

The restaurant now boasts 4.8 stars on Google and 4.7 stars on Facebook, where one client writes: 'What can I say apart from WOW! Yes the prices are not cheap but you get what you pay for in regards to service, ambience and quality of food and drinks.'

The restaurant now boasts 4.8 stars on Google and 4.7 stars on Facebook, where one client writes: ‘What can I say apart from WOW! Yes the prices are not cheap but you get what you pay for in regards to service, ambience and quality of food and drinks.’

Only one less flattering review remains, with a customer branding it 'too expensive' and 'not child friendly'.

Only one less flattering review remains, with a customer branding it ‘too expensive’ and ‘not child friendly’.

FEMAIL has contacted Nusr-et Steakhouse for comment. 

The restaurant now boasts 4.8 stars on Google and 4.7 stars on Facebook, where one client writes: ‘What can I say apart from WOW! Yes the prices are not cheap but you get what you pay for in regards to service, ambience and quality of food and drinks. 

‘I was lucky enough to meet Nusret and he’s a lovely, humble man. The theatre of performing the signature steak slicing by Nusret and then later the Baklava by another gentleman was absolutely fantastic.’

Only one less flattering review remains, with a customer branding it ‘too expensive’ and ‘not child friendly’.  

Rumours of Salt Bae's London branch have been circulating since 2017. He wrote on Instagram this week: 'I was waiting very long time but finally dream come true'

Rumours of Salt Bae’s London branch have been circulating since 2017. He wrote on Instagram this week: ‘I was waiting very long time but finally dream come true’

Salt Bae, real name Nusret Gokce, owns a chain of Nusr-Et restaurants and is known for his theatrical salt-sprinkling antics

Salt Bae, real name Nusret Gokce, owns a chain of Nusr-Et restaurants and is known for his theatrical salt-sprinkling antics

The 38-year-old, who has been nicknamed Salt Bae by fans, currently has 17 restaurants in his successful chain and has a legion of celebrity devotees including DJ Khaled, Leonardo DiCaprio and David Beckham.

Nusret has been spotted slicing meat for customers at his newly opened London restaurant, where specials include a Golden Giant Tomahwak steak for £1,450, Golden Giant Striplion for £1,350 and Golden Kafes for £500.

The initial opening of Nusr-Et Steakhouse London was delayed due to Covid- 19, but has remained in demand with people eager to make reservations. 

Revealed: The eye-wateringly expensive menu in full 

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