Turkish chef Nusret Gokce, popularly known as Salt Bae, turned into an internet sensation in 2017, post a meme featuring his iconic salt-sprinkling style that left everyone impressed. Apart from capitalising on the fame and increasing popularity on social media, the Turkish chef managed to expand his business to many popular tourist locations. And the latest addition to Salt Bae’s popular restaurant chain is the newly opened Nusr-Et eatery in London.
Given his immense popularity on social media, the world-famous chef shared a post on the inaugural day and wrote, “opened at the heart of the world 23.09.2021,” followed by a video, giving food-enthusiasts and his millions of followers, a glimpse of the Nusr-Et restaurant in London. The clip even featured Salt Bae sprinkling salt on the meat in his iconic trademark style.
But it looks like the exorbitant prices at the restaurant haven’t gone down well with netizens, who have shared their views on Twitter. Some even compared the prices of Salt Bae’s newly-inaugurated eatery with other popular and established food joints in London.
Salt Bae is the world’s greatest living artist pic.twitter.com/ZZMydLsoah
— Francisco Garcia (@Ffranciscodgf) September 27, 2021
Nine of the Queen’s Pounds for a coke?
— Michael Scanlan (@ScanlanWithAnA) September 27, 2021
£11 Redbull & £9 coke, and they are without gold flakes?
— Brent Morrissey (@BrentMorrissey) September 27, 2021
Well said mate. The arrogance of some people to post this kind of thing on here 😂😂😂
— Clive Martin (@thugclive) September 28, 2021
I’m sorry, £9 for a coke?
— Richard (@ProbablyADick) September 27, 2021
I am sure he got confused with the exchange rates GBP vs Turkish Lira
— Charalampos Tsokanis (@HTsok) September 28, 2021
Just logging back in to say this wasn’t my meal! I would never spend more than £10.50 on a Red Bull
— Francisco Garcia (@Ffranciscodgf) September 28, 2021
With outlets in exotic locations like New York, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Boston, Dallas and Greece, Salt Bae’s popularity has skyrocketed post-2017. And with renowned celebrities like Robert Lewandowski, Diddy, Naomi Campbell, Paul Pogba, Leo Messi, Jason Statham and many others visiting the popular steakhouse, Salt Bae has successfully expanded his food business in London as well.
While the exorbitant prices of Salt Bae’s restaurant have irked many customers in the past as well, the latest incident has just gained momentum on social media. What’s your take on this?
Cover Image: Salt Bae/Instagram