Salt Bae latest – Nusr-et London restaurant a 'scam KEBAB shop', reviewers say as millionaire brands it well overpriced
18th October 2021

DINERS at Salt Bae’s new London restaurant Nusr-et have furiously branded it "PUB FOOD".

Writing on TripAdvisor, the customer branded the restaurant's prices – which include £850 for a gold-coated steak and a £100 burger both on offer – as "ridiculous" and not worth the hype.

"Apparently 'upstairs' is actually outside. I wasn’t happy seating outside, as it was really cold." They said they were not allowed to put a gas heater on but no-one ever apologised for their treatment.

He said the service he received was "terrible" and the food "wasn't even nice", adding "It was the worst experience and the worst food we had, for the money we have spent. Just ridiculous."

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    Decor slammed ‘like a decaying seaside bistro’

    SALT Bae’s London restaurant decor has been slammed as “like a decaying seaside bistro hosting a cheap Christmas do”.

    Turkish-born internet icon Nusret Gökçe has hit the headlines for the extravagant prices at his upmarket Knightsbridge eatery – with a £850 gold-coated steak and a £100 burger both on offer.

    Now, furious critics have turned to Nusr-Et’s interiors, with some blasting the decorating as like a “sh**** lobby of a hotel”.

    One Reddit user wrote: “You can’t even claim you’re going there to enjoy the ambience.

    “The place legitimately looks like an early 2000s, recently refurbished casino bistro in a sh** seaside town.”

    Another user replied: “Wow. As someone who lives in a sh** seaside town full of tacky refurb restaurants, even I’d turn my nose up at that.

    “The ambiance is ‘cheap Christmas-do on a decaying pier that does weddings on the side’, and those chairs look really uncomfortable.”

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    Drone-delivered

    You just can’t get the staff these days – or so that seems to be the case for Salt Bae, who has been spotted using DRONES to deliver his meat.

    The star took to his Instagram while working at his restaurant in Beverley Hills to show off how his steaks are brought to the kitchen.

    A white drone could be seen shuttling vegetables and meat back and forth from the kitchen, before overseeing the cooking process on the grill.

    “My new exclusive chef,” Salt Bae captioned the video of him ordering the drone around. We’re wondering if it will get any of the tips.

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    Salt Bae hailed as a 'genius'

    SALT Bae has been hailed a "genius" for keeping his London restaurant fully booked despite HUGE prices including £850 steak.

    Turkish-born internet icon Nusret Gökçe has hit the headlines for the extravagant prices at his upmarket Knightsbridge eatery – which include a £100 burger and an £11 Red Bull.

    But that hasn't deterred curious diners from booking out the restaurant every night.

    Restauranteur Nikolas Opacic – who owns Manchester celeb-haunt Seven 54 – hailed him as a "genius".

    Nikolas told The Evening Standard : “I think he’s a genius. He is fully booked with insane prices.

    “If people can afford it and want to experience it, let them. He’s a genius if he can fill a restaurant with those prices.”

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    Critic accuses Bae of ‘taking the p**s’

    A critic accused the Turkish-born internet icon of “taking the p**s” after he paid £850 for the “golden tomahawk”.

    The hungry group also forked out £400 for 16 Baklavas, £14 for sautéed broccoli and £12 for a side of mashed potato.

    The bill-payer even paid £9,100 for a vintage 1996 bottle of Petrus, and £19,900 for two bottles of 2003 Petrus – bringing their receipt to a staggering £37,023.10.

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    Salt Bae forced to pay $230,000 to ex-waiters ‘for conning them out of tips’ & FIRING them

    SALT Bae has been forced to pay ex-staff members $230,000 after being accused of conning them out of tips and firing them when they complained.

    The chef turned internet star Nusret Gökçe reportedly kept his servers in the dark about how much they collected in gratuity payments and “retained” them for himself.

    The Turkish born-butcher was served with a lawsuit by four ex-servers who worked for him at his Manhattan restaurant, Nurs-Et, in 2019.

    The men alleged that Gökçe pooled tips among unentitled staff and shaved 3 per cent off the total amount of tips.

    “Customers reasonably believed 100 percent of the gratuity was being remitted to the waiters and other serving staff,” one of the sacked staff members said at the time.

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    Hand in meat-rimony

    DINERS in Salt Bae’s restaurant in Greece were left stunned after he pulled an engagement ring from a £200 rack of ribs.

    In a video posted on his Instagram page, Nusret “Salt Bae” Gökçe placed the £200 slab of meat onto the couple’s table at his restaurant in Mykonos.

    The unsuspecting girlfriend took out her phone to film Salt Bae cut up the ribs, when the Turkish chef plucks the ring out of the meat to hand to her partner.

    The couple embrace as diners watch on in shock and applaud for the newly engaged couple.

    Filmed in 2019, the video has amassed nearly eight million views.

     

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    Drone-delivered

    You just can’t get the staff these days – or so that seems to be the case for Salt Bae, who has been spotted using DRONES to deliver his meat.

    The star took to his Instagram while working at his restaurant in Beverley Hills to show off how his steaks are brought to the kitchen.

    A white drone could be seen shuttling vegetables and meat back and forth from the kitchen, before overseeing the cooking process on the grill.

    “My new exclusive chef,” Salt Bae captioned the video of him ordering the drone around. We’re wondering if it will get any of the tips.

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    How did Nur-Et become famous?

    Gökçe became famous from a series of viral Internet videos and memes.

    His fame came from a viral video, “Ottoman Steak”, posted on 7 January 2017.

    The video shows him cutting meat and sprinkling salt on it in a “suavely” way.

    The video received more than 10 million views on Instagram, and it was at that moment her was nicknamed “Salt Bae” because of his certain way of salting meat.

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    Restaurant ‘deletes’ bad reviews and boasts 5 star ratings

    SALT Bae’s London restaurant has been accused of “deleting” bad reviews while boasting about its five star ratings – despite fury over their “rip-off” prices.

    The upmarket eatery appears to have erased comments criticising the price of food at the central London restaurant.

    According to My London, a “slurry of reviews appearing to criticise the restaurant when it first opened” have suddenly “disappeared”.

    The diner now boasts a 4.8 rating on Google, despite dozens of fuming customers hitting out at its prices.

    The menu came under fire over the price of its steaks after one customer was left with an eye-watering £37,000 bill.

    A critic accused Turkish-born internet icon Nusret Gökçe of “taking the p**s” after he paid £850 for the “golden tomahawk”.

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    What is on Nusr-Et’s London restaurant menu?

    Turkish chef Nusret Gökçe Erzurum opened his London steakhouse on September 23, 2021, after first being announced in 2017.

    Nestled in Knightsbridge, it is the UK’s only offering of the 15-branch global chain, which has popular restaurants in New York, Miami and Dubai.

    Nusr-Et is famed for its steaks, but it also serves a variety of other meat dishes, as well as sides and desserts.

    The menu is divided up into sections, including salads, steaks, beef fillet, lamb, burgers, meatballs and sucuk – a Turkish fermented sausage.

    Other unusual items on offer include onion flower, mashed croquet, a spoon salad and heart-shaped meatballs.

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    What is on Nusr-Et’s London restaurant menu?

    Turkish chef Nusret Gökçe Erzurum opened his London steakhouse on September 23, 2021, after first being announced in 2017.

    Nestled in Knightsbridge, it is the UK’s only offering of the 15-branch global chain, which has popular restaurants in New York, Miami and Dubai.

    Nusr-Et is famed for its steaks, but it also serves a variety of other meat dishes, as well as sides and desserts.

    The menu is divided up into sections, including salads, steaks, beef fillet, lamb, burgers, meatballs and sucuk – a Turkish fermented sausage.

    Other unusual items on offer include onion flower, mashed croquet, a spoon salad and heart-shaped meatballs.

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    Drone-delivered

    You just can’t get the staff these days – or so that seems to be the case for Salt Bae, who has been spotted using DRONES to deliver his meat.

    The star took to his Instagram while working at his restaurant in Beverley Hills to show off how his steaks are brought to the kitchen.

    A white drone could be seen shuttling vegetables and meat back and forth from the kitchen, before overseeing the cooking process on the grill.

    “My new exclusive chef,” Salt Bae captioned the video of him ordering the drone around. We’re wondering if it will get any of the tips.

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    Inside Dani Dyer’s date with Jarrod Bowen to Nusr-Et Steakhouse

    LOVE Island star Dani Dyer and her new man Jarrod Bowen enjoyed a luxury date night to Salt Bae’s Nusr-Et Steakhouse this week.

    The new couple – who struck up a friendship earlier this year – both posted from inside the restaurant before deleting their snaps simultaneously.

    Dani, 25, has been dating the £18million West Ham winger, who was spotted leaving her home after spending the night earlier this month.

    The pair have grown increasingly close in recent weeks and have spent more time together, with the match given approval by her dad Danny – a diehard Hammers fan.

    The new couple enjoyed a fancy date night to luxury restaurant Nusr-Et, which open in London’s Knightsbridge last month.

     

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    Fool’s gold

    A STEAKHOUSE is going head-to-head with Salt Bae’s London restaurant by also offering diners gold-covered steaks – but for £500 LESS.

    Nusret Gökçe, who became an internet sensation as Salt Bae, recently opened his 15th restaurant in Knightsbridge where you might catch him tossing seasoning over £630 steaks in the flesh.

    The Turkish butcher now has a global restaurant empire thanks to his theatrical steak presentation – immortalised in a 2017 video watched over 17 million times.

    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.

    One receipt recently posted on Twitter came to £1,812.40 – just under the average UK monthly salary.

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    ZERO people turn up after calling for waiters and chefs to bring in CV

    ZERO people turned up to hand in their resume at Salt Bae’s London restaurant today after the flash chef put out an open call to waiters and waitresses to apply for jobs.

    Nusret Gökçe, who is best known as internet sensation ‘Salt Bae’, flung open the doors of his new Knightsbridge steakhouse, Nusr-et for a hiring spree.

    But despite expecting queues around the corner, The Sun can reveal not a single person turned up to give in their CV.

    Salt Bae – who charges £630 for a golden tomahawk steak – put out the call to arms for new staff last night.

    He urged aspiring chefs, waiters, waitresses and bar staff to come forward and apply for work at his latest restaurant in London by giving in their resume.

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    Salt Bae attacked by fellow chef Tom Kerridge over £630 steak

    Telly cook Tom Kerridge has attacked Salt Bae for charging £630 for a steak at his London restaurant.

    But his comment has backfired as people slammed him over his own restaurant prices which include £87 for a steak.

    Celebrity chef Nusret Gökçe, or Salt Bae as he is known, has been slammed over the astonishing prices at his restaurant in London after a receipt showing a £630 charge for a single steak went viral.

    A bill from Nusr-Et Steakhouse in the capital shows the hungry diner paid out a whopping £1,812.40 in total, including a 15% service charge of £236.40.

    Tom’s staff sparked a celebrity chef steak war after creating a sign with Tom as the face of a prime cut of beef and it read: “Tom-ahawk steak. Not £630.”

    The chef shared a snap of the sign on Twitter with the caption “Saltbae steak: £630 Some peace and quiet: priceless.”

     

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    Who is Salt Bae?

    Salt Bae was a viral internet meme which blew up at the start of 2017.
    The man behind the meme is a Turkish chef and restaurant owner called Nusret Gökçe.

    The video of him lovingly preparing an Ottoman steak, posted on January 7, 2017, has to date garnered more than 16 million views.

    His strangely sensual meat videos soon evolved into a series of viral memes, with viewers taking particular delight in the flamboyant way Nusret sprinkled a handful of salt crystals at the end of the clip.

    Nusret became a celebrity in his own right, cooking for celebrities like David Beckham, Leonardo DiCaprio, and DJ Khaled.

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    Is Salt Bae married and does he have kids?

    Nusret, aka Salt Bae, has kept his relationship status private since he shot to fame back in 2017.

    He has, however, shared that he has a staggering nine children.
    He posted a pic with all nine of his brood back in 2017, captioning the snap:

    “The man who does not spend time with his family is not a real man.”

    None of their names are publicly known.

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    Rio Ferdinand’s son Cree gets a special gift at restaurant

    KATE and Rio Ferdinand’s son Cree was given a special gift from Turkish restaurant owner Salt Bae on a family visit to his posh new London eatery.

    The much-memed chef – real name Nusret Gökçe – was seen in his familiar circular shades and tight white top as he presented the tot with a bib emblazoned with his own image.

    Kate was all smiles with her husband Rio inside the newly opened Nusr-et in swanky Knightsbridge.

    She wrote on Instagram: “Fabulous afternoon with the family.”

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    Salt Bae’s food ‘served COLD’ and branded ‘pub grub’ in scathing reviews

    SALT Bae’s “ridiculous” London restaurant has been blasted for serving “cold food” and “pub grub” in scathing online reviews.

    Brutal reviews have questioned its value for money, with raging diners dubbing it a “rip off” and “not up to standard”.

    A Trip Adviser reviewer – who went to the restaurant with three others last Friday – said: “At the start they couldn’t find our reservation. After all, they offered us a table upstairs. We agreed.

    “Apparently ‘upstairs’ is actually outside. I wasn’t happy seating outside, as it was really cold.

    “A waiter re-assured us that it’s going to be nice and warm and turned two heaters on.

    “Ten minutes later a manager came and turned heaters off and told us they don’t have a license to use gas heaters.”

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    Hand in meat-rimony

    DINERS in Salt Bae’s restaurant in Greece were left stunned after he pulled an engagement ring from a £200 rack of ribs.

    In a video posted on his Instagram page, Nusret “Salt Bae” Gökçe placed the £200 slab of meat onto the couple’s table at his restaurant in Mykonos.

    The unsuspecting girlfriend took out her phone to film Salt Bae cut up the ribs, when the Turkish chef plucks the ring out of the meat to hand to her partner.

    The couple embrace as diners watch on in shock and applaud for the newly engaged couple.

    Filmed in 2019, the video has amassed nearly eight million views.

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    Danielle Lloyd admits £100 gold-wrapped burger was worth it

    The mum-to-be, 37, opened up about her trip to the steak house in Knightsbridge in her latest column for OK! magazine.

    Danielle announced the happy news that she was pregnant with her fifth child back in May and decided to enjoy date night with husband Michael O’Neil before the baby arrives.

    The former glamour model is mum to three boys with ex Jamie O’Hara and shares her fourth son with Michael.

    She confessed that she hadn’t been feeling up to leaving the house because she’s pregnant, but decided to make the effort over the weekend.

    Danielle wrote: “But I thought, ‘Come on, let’s spend some time together before the baby comes.’

    “So, I got dressed up and we went on a date! We decided to have dinner at Salt Bae’s restaurant Nusr-Et in Knightsbridge.

    “It was so good, but it was really expensive. It was all about the experience, really!”

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    What is Nusret’s net worth?

    Gökçe opened his first Nusr-Et steakhouse in Istanbul in 2010.
    The brand grew, and he opened restaurants across the Middle East, including in Ankara, Doha and Dubai.

    It was then that Gökçe shot to viral internet fame – and it allowed him to open a total of 13 restaurants within the year, expanding into America and Greece.

    In 2021, he opened the first London Branch of the chain in the posh area of Knightsbridge, bringing the number of restaurants worldwide to an impressive 15.

    However, a meal at one of his establishments will cost you!
    Due to the success of the chain (and the high prices), it’s now estimated that Salt Bae’s net worth is around $60million (£46.7m).

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    How much is a giant tomahawk at Salt Bae’s Knightsbridge restaurant?

    The restaurant’s signature dish – a giant tomahawk steak covered in edible gold leaf – will set you back an eye-watering £1,450.

    It is understood to be the most expensive item on the menu.

    Gemma Collins tucked into the golden slab of meat while on a date with boyfriend Rami Hawash on September 24, 2021.

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    Critic accuses Bae of ‘taking the p**s’

    A critic accused the Turkish-born internet icon of “taking the p**s” after he paid £850 for the “golden tomahawk”.

    The hungry group also forked out £400 for 16 Baklavas, £14 for sautéed broccoli and £12 for a side of mashed potato.

    The bill-payer even paid £9,100 for a vintage 1996 bottle of Petrus, and £19,900 for two bottles of 2003 Petrus – bringing their receipt to a staggering £37,023.10.

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