Inside Saltbae's jaw-dropping Nusr-et London menu including £100 gold-covered burger, £50 cappuccino & £18 onion flower
WEALTHY diners have flocked to try Saltbae's jaw-dropping Nusr-et London menu which includes a £100 gold-covered burger, a £50 cappuccino and £18 onion flower.
Nusret Gökçe, who became an internet sensation as 'Saltbae', recently opened his 15th restaurant in Knightsbridge where you might catch him tossing seasoning over £630 gilt steaks in the flesh.
The Turkish butcher, restaurateur and human meme whose theatrical steak presentation – immortalised in a 2017 video watched by more than 17 million people – precipitated an unstoppable, 14-site global restaurant empire.
But Brits hoping to visit for dinner might be better advised to book a flight to the eatery in Turkey instead – as the trip would be cheaper.
A bill from Nusr-Et Steakhouse in the capital shows one hungry diner who paid out a whopping £1,812.40 in total.
The receipt shows the customer bought a single 'golden burger', which cost £100, a £23 salad, two prawn tempura rolls costing £60, and a £10 corn on the cob.
The priciest item is a £630 'giant tomahawk' steak, which again is wrapped in a 24-carat gold leaf.
However, even smaller items come with a hefty price tag – an onion flower costs £18, while a Coke is £9 and a Red Bull is £11.
The whopping bill included a 15% service charge of £236.40.
One Twitter user said: "£9 for coke. £630 for tomahawk steak. No thank you."
Another added: "There’s a line where high restaurant prices stop being rip-offs and become a kind of performance art.
"I think Saltbae’s new London restaurant has soared past it."
And a third said the chef must be "having a laugh".
And the restaurants don't even pre-warn unsuspecting customers beforehand – with no prices on the online menus.
The only item on the menu without cost is Turkish tea, which is apparently served for free.
£9 COKE AT MEME STAR'S EATERY
And while Danielle Lloyd said the eye-watering prices were "worth it for the experience," other reviewers have been quick to ridicule it for the "pointlessly gilded items," the "vibeless business lounge" but nonetheless the steakhouse manages to keep "a weirdly devoted following."
Restaurant critic said Jimi Famurewa said the restaurant was "categorically bad" with the gilt burger being potentially the worst in the entire capital.
He added that the "sloppy" creamed spinach – ironically – lacked basic seasoning and despite managing to get a table fairly easily, it was waiting game from a roped-entrance queue to a "chairless" bar.
Despite the hope of Saltbae himself, it seems to be the case that a "weary-looking official salt bearer" or a waiter more often than not tends to be the one to re-enact the world-famousInstagram moment, "craning his arm and raining white pale flakes."
As for the clientele, Famurewa says, unsurprisingly, that it's a predominantly patently wealthy crowd, "with a heavy emphasis on bored-looking new parents in matching Balenciaga tops, super-rich kids that always keep one AirPod in, tanned fifty-somethings with the air of suburban hot tub owners and groups of young aspirant influencer girls in swishy dresses."
He concludes: "If I could spare just one morbidly curious person the expense and the bother, then it will have been worth it."
Despite that, the Knightsbridge branch appears to be fully booked for weeks to come.
Time Out reported that it's "basically impossible to get a seat" and Gemma Collins recently dined on the tomahawk steak during a date night with her boyfriend Rami Hawash.
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