Celeb chef Salt Bae slammed over London restaurant prices including £11 Red Bull, £100 burger and £630 steak

A CELEBRITY chef has been slammed over the astonishing prices in his London restaurant – after a receipt showing a £630 charge for a single steak went viral.

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.

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.


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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