Inside Salt Bae’s new London restaurant, Nuser-et, with £630 steaks covered in gold and £9 Cokes
£9 Cokes and £630 steaks are just the tip of Nusret Gokcethe iceberg covered in gold
The flamboyant Turkish chef – known to his millions as Salt Bae – recently opened his 15th restaurant, Nusr-et, in London’s affluent Knightsbridge.
But he soon began courting controversy, after a receipt showing a charge of £630 for a single steak covered in 24-karat gold went viral.
Even so, the huge fee doesn’t put off wealthy Londoners, as huge queues form outside the establishment with diners eager to see him pour salt on his forearm in his motion of Mark.
Inside, those with bottomless wallets can sample various meat dishes – including a £100 golden burger – and pair it with a refreshing £9 glass of coke.
A salad is £23 and prawn tempura rolls are £60.
Even the smallest items are priced high.
An onion blossom costs £18, a Red Bull £11 and a single ear of corn reaches £10.
The menu – which also includes cheesy meatballs, lamb chops and beef tenderloin with mustard sauce – does not include prices for the luxurious dishes, which means some diners may be surprised.
A hungry customer forced a total of £1,812.40 in total – with a service charge of £236.40.
The prices were slammed by countless Britons on social media – and even caught the eye of another celebrity chef.
TV cook Tom Kerridge attacked Salt Bae over his £630 steak, before being lambasted over prices at his own restaurant.
“CANNOT GET A PLACE”
Tom’s staff sparked a celebrity chef steak war after they created a sign with Tom as the face of a prime cut of beef and it read: “Steak Tom-ahawk.” Not £630″.
Despite the backlash, the Knightsbridge branch appears to be fully booked for the coming weeks.
Time Out reports that it’s “essentially impossible to get a seat” – suggesting there are plenty of high rollers willing to pay for dinner.
And Gemma Collins recently dined on tomahawk steak at a party with boyfriend Rami Hawash.
The triumphant overture is the latest chapter in Nusret’s rich-to-riches story that saw him grow from an apprentice butcher to a fortune of £38million, a palace in his native Istanbul and a jet private to transport it between its restaurants in the United Arab Emirates and Turkey. and across the United States.
THE SALTER FATHER
His videos – showing off his talent with a butcher knife and topless workouts – have garnered him 11 million followers and he claims he is stopped by 1,000 adoring fans a day.
With his dark suits, designer sunglasses and ubiquitous cigar, the swaggering leader also dubbed himself The Saltfather, posting numerous parodies of the classic mob film The Godfather.
His famous fans include David Beckham, Christiano Ronaldo and Leonardo DiCaprio.
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