Twisted: Unserious food tastes seriously good.

Salt Bae slammed for sharing customer’s £141,000 bill

18/11/2022

Twisted: Unserious food tastes seriously good.

Article by Joanna Sarah-Freedman

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You know that cost of living crisis we’re currently suffering through? Well, you might want to look away now. 

Turkish chef Nusret Gökçe – better known as Salt Bae – recently shared a bill from his Abu Dhabi steakhouse, and it showed a meal selling for a whopping 615,065 United Arab Emirates Dirhams (that’s £141,190). 

To rub salt in the wound, the viral social media chef captioned the post: “Quality never expensive”. 

We beg to differ, mate! 

It looks as if 14 people were sitting across the table, meaning each forked out around £1,000 per person – and that’s before service charge, which isn’t even added to the hefty sum.

Some of the priciest items on the bill include five bottles of Pétrus wine, which cost 325,000 United Arab Emirates Dirhams (£74,570) and two 2009 Louis XIII Pétrus wine bottles at a whopping 200,000 United Arab Emirates Dirhams (£45,901). 

Other rather bamboozling costs include two Golden Ottoman steaks at 5500 United Arab Emirates Dirhams (£1,255) and two Golden Istanbul steaks at 9000 United Arab Emirates Dirhams (£2,054).

And it’s safe to say that people found Salt Bae’s post a little jarring…

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Salt Bae’s food is known for being insanely overpriced (Credit: Instagram/ Salt Bae)

“I’d rather buy an apartment with this much money,” wrote one person in the comments. 

Whilst another penned: “This is insanity. This isn’t even about good food. This is just criminal pricing. All ego. Why don’t you take some of that over charged money you’re getting from the ridiculously rich and feed the starving children in 3rd world countries and build them schools and hospitals.”

A third chipped in: “Going to this restaurant is insane, don’t be stupid, keep your money in your pocket”.

“This just shows the disparity of wealth that is going to be the fall of our civilization,” said a fourth. “A 600k steak dinner is one of the worst things I’ve ever seen in my life”.

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You can get gold steaks at the Salt Bae restaurant (Credit: Instagram/ Nusr Et)

Salt Bae launched his first restaurant in 2010, and now his culinary empire is so popular that he even owns a Salt Bae burger chain and Cafe di Dolce patisserie, too.

Doğuş now has over 20 Nusr-Et restaurants around the world, the majority of which are in Gökçe’s hometown of Turkey, whilst other outposts are in New York and Los Angeles.

There’s even an outpost in London now, which, despite being met with ridicule, made £7m of sales in its first four months.

You can read more about the London restaurant, and all the controversy surrounding it, here. 

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