Celebrity Chef Salt Bae Slammed over Restaurant Prices; $135 Burger, $852 Steak

Turkish restaurateur Nusret Gokce, also known as 'Salt Bae', poses for photos at his restaurant 'Nusr-Et' at the Grand Bazaar after its reopening on June 1, 2020 in Istanbul. - Turkey reopened restaurants, cafes and Istanbul's iconic 15th century Grand Bazaar market on June 1 as the government further eased …
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Celebrity Turkish chef Nusret Gökçe (also known as “Salt Bae”) was slammed and mocked on Wednesday after details emerged of the astronomical prices charged in his new London restaurant.

Gökçe recently opened his 15th outlet in upmarket Knightsbridge, the same area of the capital that hosts Harrods main store, however it was the prices being asked rather than the location that drew most comment.

A bill from Nusr-Et Steakhouse shows one diner parted with 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.

According to the bill, an onion flower costs £18, while a Coke is £9 and a Red Bull is £11.

The remarkable final tally drew a sharp response:

The only item on the menu without cost is Turkish tea, which is apparently served for free while the whopping bill included a 15 percent service charge of £236.40.

Despite the prices, the Knightsbridge branch appears to be fully booked for weeks to come as Time Out reports it’s “basically impossible to get a seat.”

This is not the first time Gökçe has come to the public’s attention.

Venezuelans protest in front of the Nusr-Et Steakhouse restaurant in Brickell, near Downtown Miami, on September 19, 2018. - Nusr-Et' Turkish chef Nusret Gökçe, known as "Salt Bae", made waves in the news after he hugged and lavished Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro in one of his restaurants in Istanbul. (Photo by Leila MACOR / AFP) (Photo credit should read LEILA MACOR/AFP via Getty Images)

Venezuelans protest in front of the Nusr-Et Steakhouse restaurant in Brickell, near Downtown Miami, on September 19, 2018. Turkish chef Nusret Gökçe, known as “Salt Bae”, made waves in the news after he hugged and lavished Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro in one of his restaurants in Istanbul. (LEILA MACOR/AFP via Getty Images)

As Breitbart News reported, in 2018 he hosted socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro for a lavish feast in Istanbul.

The videos of a portly Maduro enjoying such a luxurious meal triggered outrage among Venezuelans and pro-democracy activists worldwide, as Maduro’s socialist policies have brought what was once the wealthiest country in Latin America to the brink of famine.

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