Are they paying for the food or for the famous salt sprinkle? Nusret Gökçe, the Turkish restauranteur and chef known as Salt Bae, is causing quite a stir with the new London branch of his Nusr-Et restaurants. But people aren’t raving about the steak—they’re complaining about the prices.
Salt Bae, who became internet famous in 2017 for sprinkling salt in a theatrical way, opened the new branch on September 23. Apparently it’s impossible to get a seat, but a receipt did make its way onto Twitter and Instagram—and people were gobsmacked by the prices: about $24 for two Coca Colas, $853 for a “Tomahawk” steak, and lots of other pricy dishes and drinks.
Folks had lots to say about the bonkers bill. Look, if you have the money to spend on a dinner like this, good for you. But just understand you’re paying for the show.
“Guys are paying to see the chef and hope he feeds them,” said one Twitter user.
But apparently the Turkish tea is free!
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