The service charge added to a £37k bill at Salt Bae’s London restaurant has been blasted as ‘unethical’ on social media.
A sum of £4829 was added to the check at the new Knightsbridge eatery Nusr-Et Steakhouse.
Twitter was awash with criticism after a picture showing the total cost of the meal was posted to the site.
One user tweeted: “Salt Bae is a fraud. You can’t charge that amount for a service charge for alcohol. It is unethical.”
Another added: “The service charge is killing me, £4,000… Salt Bae must have been doing handstands on the table.”
“I begrudge a £50 service charge never mind £5k. That’s insane,” a third jokingly quipped.
However, other Twitter users vented their anger at the people who were willing to pay that much money for one meal in the first place.
One person remarked: “What’s disgusting is people p***ing more than the average salary up the wall on a single night in a restaurant.
“If you’ve got that much money to burn, I’ll do you steak and chips for £20, and you can give the other thirty-odd grand to fund meals for people who can’t afford food.”
Another thought the charge was ‘brilliant,’ adding: “People don’t have to go, this guy is rinsing the rich and famous whilst serving Aldi steaks. Absolutely brilliant.”
The group racked up the extortionate bill with a variety of pricey items.
They ordered a Golden Tomahawk, for £850, before tucking into 16 portions of Nusret Baklava, four portions of Golden Baklava and three sides of £10 fries.
It seems the booze was what made up most of the bill, as the diners opted for a 1996 bottle of Petrus red wine, which cost an eye-watering £9,100.
They also ordered more of the same wine but from the year 2003 instead, which totalled £19,900.
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