Salt Bae branded 'Mickey Mouse' in scathing attack by celebrity chef Daniel Clifford over £630 steakOctober 8, 2021
SALT Bae has been has been branded "Mickey Mouse" in a scathing attack by celebrity chef Daniel Clifford over a £630 charge for a single steak.
Nusret Gökçe, who became an internet sensation as 'Salt Bae', recently opened his 15th restaurant, in Knightsbridge.
But Brits hoping to visit for dinner might be better advised to book a flight to the eatery in Istanbul, Turkey instead – as the trip would be cheaper.
The restaurant has been slammed for its extortionate prices – and now Daniel Clifford, who has two Michelin stars, has given his two cents.
He told The Staff Canteen: "Do you want a [£630] steak cooked by Mickey Mouse or do you want to come to a two star restaurant where you've got 15 chefs that care about everything that they do?
"There's a big difference isn't there."
It comes after one customer shared their whopping reciept to social media sparking fury with chefs and foodies alike.
A bill from Nusr-Et Steakhouse in the capital shows the hungry diner 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 is covered with 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 only item on the menu without cost is Turkish tea, which is apparently served for free.
The whopping bill included a 15% service charge of £236.40.
One Twitter user said: "It’s cheaper to fly and have food at Salt Bae’s Turkish restaurant than to go to the London one.
"£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 Salt Bae’s new London restaurant has soared past it."
And a third said the chef must be "having a laugh".
Salt Bae's Instanbul restaurant doesn't show prices on its online menu.
£9 COKE AT MEME STAR'S EATERY
However, Tripadvisor reviews reveal diners who bought one beef carpaccio, three burgers, three desserts and three soft drinks were charged more than £75.
While that may seem steep for dinner without wine in Turkey, it's small change compared to London prices.
Despite that, the Knightsbridge branch appears to be fully booked for weeks to come.
Time Out reports that it's "basically impossible to get a seat" – suggesting there are plenty of high-rollers prepared to pay out for dinner.
And Gemma Collins recently dined on the tomahawk steak during a date night with her boyfriend Rami Hawash.
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