Salt Bae’s Restaurant Sees Staggering Profits Despite Backlash

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Salt Bae’s controversial Knightsbridge steakhouse has reportedly registered huge profits for its first quarter after opening.

Turkish-born Nusret Gökçe, 39, went viral in 2018 for his rather extravagant seasoning methods and now enjoys success with Nusr-Et, a chain of luxury steak restaurants

According to The Guardian, the establishment revealed that it had ‘performed higher than expected’ with £2.3million in pre-tax profit and £7million in sales twelve weeks after it opened in September 2021.

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Given the extremely high menu prices, this won’t come as a surprise to many – particularly after a receipt from the restaurant went viral last year sparking outrage online.

On opening night, one person on Twitter shared a bill showing a steak at £630 and cans of Red Bull selling for £11. 

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Comically, someone reshared the receipt and 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.”

A Reddit thread also mocked the high prices, with one person writing: “This is the place owned by Salt Bae right? If I had to pay £11 for a Red Bull I’d be salty too.”

Another said: £630 for a tomahawk? They keeping unicorns in the back or what?”

According to Indy100, the Knightsbridge venue’s manager, Mr Mehmed, defended the prices, saying: “Some people, they want to just talk. People have complained because they have seen bills on social media for people who’ve paid £10,000 for a bottle of wine. But you can find these prices all around London. The service and the quality we are providing is extremely high.

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“It’s more interactive than most restaurants – we cook and prepare the food in front of you, like our traditional baklava, which is a very popular dessert.”

Salt Bae and his Nusr-Et restaurants are unsurprisingly visited regularly by famous faces across the world – including Donald Trump Jr, DJ Khaled, Leonardo DiCaprio, Conor McGregor, P Diddy and David Beckham.

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