A DINER at Salt Bae’s London restaurant Nusr-et was left with an eye-watering £37,000 bill after chowing down on a two-course meal.
A critic accused Turkish-born internet icon Nusret Gökçe of “taking the p**s” after he paid £850 for the Golden Tomahawk – a steak covered in gold leaf – in the Knightsbridge restaurant.
The hungry group also forked out £400 for 16 Baklavas, £14 for sautéed broccoli and £12 for a side of mashed potato.
The bill-payer even paid £9,100 for a vintage 1996 bottle of Petrus, and £19,900 for two bottles of 2003 Petrus – all luxurious red wines.
In total, the receipt hit an astonishing £37,023.10 – more than the average UK annual salary – and was also made up of a 15 per cent service charge.
The receipt was screenshotted from Snapchat and shared to Reddit with the caption: “That’s just taking the p**s.”
The group ate at the eatery last Friday. The number of diners has not been revealed.
Gökçe’s astonishing prices – which also include a £100 burger – have faced criticism from countless Brits on social media, and even drew the attention of another famous chef.
Telly cook Tom Kerridge attacked Salt Bae – who shot to fame with his signature sprinkle – for his £630 steak, before being blasted for his own restaurant prices.
It was today revealed that Salt Bae has been forced to pay ex-staff members $230,000 after being accused of conning them out of tips and firing them when they complained.
He reportedly kept his servers in the dark about how much they collected in gratuity payments and “retained” them for himself.
The Turkish born-butcher was served with a lawsuit by four ex-servers who worked for him at his Manhattan restaurant, Nurs-Et, in 2019.
The men alleged that Gökçe pooled tips among unentitled staff and shaved 3 per cent off the total amount of tips.
Responding to the claims in 2019, Salt Bae’s lawyer Christy Reuter said: “The restaurants are equally committed to his vision, while ensuring that all team members are provided with the necessary tools to be successful, and that they are treated fairly and paid well.
“A number of tipped employee members of the team earn in excess of $100,000 annually, and management applauds their achievements.
“Any allegations of unfair labor practices by Nusret or management are categorically denied.”
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