Salt Bae’s £1,300-a-steak Knightsbridge restaurant ‘deletes’ bad reviews following price backlash 

Celebrity restaurant Nusr-Et Steakhouse has been accused of ‘deleting negative reviews’, after a customer’s eye-watering bill went viral last month.

The upscale eatery chain is owned by Turkish butcher-turned-chef Nusret Gokce, better known as Salt Bae, whose theatrical salt-sprinkling antics have earned him over 38million followers on Instagram since he went viral on social media in 2017 for his way of seasoning meat.

Last month a customer’s receipt from went viral after totalling a staggering £1,812.40 earning the restaurant an onslaught of backlash, however Google reviews currently show a 4.8 star rating – with the site stating it was ‘updated by the business a week ago.

According to My London News, ‘a flurry of reviews appearing to criticise the restaurant when it first opened’ have since ‘disappeared. 

FEMAIL has contacted Nusr-et Steakhouse for comment. 

Celebrity restaurant Nusr-Et Steakhouse has been accused of 'deleting negative reviews', after a customer's eye-watering bill went viral last month

Celebrity restaurant Nusr-Et Steakhouse has been accused of ‘deleting negative reviews’, after a customer’s eye-watering bill went viral last month

Google reviews currently show a 4.8 star rating - with the site stating it was 'updated by the business a week ago.

Google reviews currently show a 4.8 star rating – with the site stating it was ‘updated by the business a week ago.

The restaurant now boasts 4.8 stars on Google and 4.7 stars on Facebook, where one client writes: ‘What can I say apart from WOW! Yes the prices are not cheap but you get what you pay for in regards to service, ambience and quality of food and drinks. 

‘I was lucky enough to meet Nusret and he’s a lovely, humble man. The theatre of performing the signature steak slicing by Nusret and then later the Baklava by another gentleman was absolutely fantastic.’

Only one less flattering review remains, with a customer branding it ‘too expensive’ and ‘not child friendly’.  

The upscale eatery chain is owned by Turkish butcher-turned-chef Nusret Gokce, whose theatrical salt-sprinkling antics have earned him a celebrity following  including David Beckham

The upscale eatery chain is owned by Turkish butcher-turned-chef Nusret Gokce, whose theatrical salt-sprinkling antics have earned him a celebrity following  including David Beckham

The 38-year-old, who has been nicknamed Salt Bae by fans, currently has 17 restaurants in his successful chain and has a legion of celebrity devotees including DJ Khaled, Leonardo DiCaprio

The 38-year-old, who has been nicknamed Salt Bae by fans, currently has 17 restaurants in his successful chain and has a legion of celebrity devotees including DJ Khaled, Leonardo DiCaprio

The restaurant now boasts 4.8 stars on Google and 4.7 stars on Facebook, where one client writes: 'What can I say apart from WOW! Yes the prices are not cheap but you get what you pay for in regards to service, ambience and quality of food and drinks.'

The restaurant now boasts 4.8 stars on Google and 4.7 stars on Facebook, where one client writes: ‘What can I say apart from WOW! Yes the prices are not cheap but you get what you pay for in regards to service, ambience and quality of food and drinks.’

Only one less flattering review remains, with a customer branding it 'too expensive' and 'not child friendly'.

Only one less flattering review remains, with a customer branding it ‘too expensive’ and ‘not child friendly’.

Last month a customer’s receipt from Nusr-Et Steakhouses showed how a single steak cost £630, with four Red Bulls costing £44.

The eye-watering bill from ‘Salt Bae’s’ newly opened restaurant in London‘s Knightsbridge also shows the table of eight customers had a £236.40 service charge added to their spend. 

Elsewhere, the customers paid £9 per glass of coke, £12 on four pieces of sweetcorn and £200 on a rack of lamb.

People have taken to Twitter to admit the prices on the viral receipt have discouraged them from visiting the restaurant, despite the opening having been highly anticipated since Nusret Gokce, also known as Salt Bae, went viral in 2017. 

Last month a customer's receipt (pictured) went viral on social media after Twitter users spotted the eye-watering cost of Red Bull in addition to the service charge

Last month a customer’s receipt (pictured) went viral on social media after Twitter users spotted the eye-watering cost of Red Bull in addition to the service charge 

Twitter user Jamil Amin shared a picture of the receipt with the caption: ’44 great British pounds for four Red Bulls… having a laugh.’

The post racked up almost 10,000 likes with many people admitting they are shocked by the staggeringly high prices on the menu.

One person wrote: ‘What the f*** is a golden burger? £100 is it the best burger in the world? And £630 for a steak? Lol I would have refused to pay and walked out… That’s absolutely ridiculous £44 for Red Bull is also a nonsense’ 

Another said: ‘I hope the rest of the cow was given to you in a goody bag! £630 for a steak’ 

A third added: ‘£9 for a coke. Bet the glass was short and thin and filled with ice to the brim. Lol’  ‘Why is baklava £22 lmao! I need to see that portion phew,’ another wrote.  

Rumours of Salt Bae's London branch have been circulating since 2017. He wrote on Instagram this week: 'I was waiting very long time but finally dream come true'

Rumours of Salt Bae’s London branch have been circulating since 2017. He wrote on Instagram this week: ‘I was waiting very long time but finally dream come true’

A flood of responses to the receipt questioned how the restaurant can justify charging £630 for a steak as well as £100 for a burger

A flood of responses to the receipt questioned how the restaurant can justify charging £630 for a steak as well as £100 for a burger 

Others were quick to comment on the £236.40 service charge, with one saying: ‘It’s the fact they have the nerve to add service charge after serving food and drink at 3 x the average price’

Another chimed in: ‘Wow people are out here spending my entire bank balance in one night’ A third said: ‘The cheek to still charge service too! D*** that’s a flight!’

‘It’s way cheaper to fly to Turkey and go to the original restaurant,’ another joked.  

Salt Bae, real name Nusret Gokce, owns a chain of Nusr-Et restaurants and is known for his theatrical salt-sprinkling antics

Salt Bae, real name Nusret Gokce, owns a chain of Nusr-Et restaurants and is known for his theatrical salt-sprinkling antics

Twitter users have joked that it's cheaper to fly to Nusret's original restaurant in Turkey than to pay the £236.40 service charge

Twitter users have joked that it’s cheaper to fly to Nusret’s original restaurant in Turkey than to pay the £236.40 service charge 

The 38-year-old, who has been nicknamed Salt Bae by fans, currently has 17 restaurants in his successful chain and has a legion of celebrity devotees including DJ Khaled, Leonardo DiCaprio and David Beckham.

Nusret has been spotted slicing meat for customers at his newly opened London restaurant, where specials include a Golden Giant Tomahwak steak for £1,450, Golden Giant Striplion for £1,350 and Golden Kafes for £500.

The initial opening of Nusr-Et Steakhouse London was delayed due to Covid- 19, but has remained in demand with people eager to make reservations. 

Revealed: The eye-wateringly expensive menu in full 

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