Salt Bae comes to the UK! Viral butcher will open London branch of his restaurant chain next week – offering a tomahawk steak coated in 24-carat GOLD for £700
- Nusret Gökçe, known as Salt Bae, is opening a restaurant in London next week
- Menu will include a £700 tomahawk steak that’s covered in 24-Carat gold
- Turkish butcher went viral for his seasoning technique and has since opened a chain of restaurants that are popular with celebrities
A chef who became an internet sensation for his unique way of seasoning meat is set to bring his restaurant chain to the UK next week – complete with a £700 gold-plated steak.
Nusret Gökçe, better known as Salt Bae, is set to open his eponymous restaurant Nusr-et at the Park Tower Knightsbridge Hotel next week as restrictions ease to allow indoor dining.
The Turkish-born butcher already has 19 restaurants across the world which are popular with celebs including Conor McGregor, P Diddy, David Beckham and Leonardo DiCaprio.
A chef who became an internet sensation for his unique way of seasoning meat is set to open a restaurant in London next week – complete with a £700 gold-plated steak. Nusret Gökçe, better known as Salt Bae, is set to open his eponymous restaurant in Knighsbridge next week as restrictions ease across the UK to allow indoor dining.
Salt Bae, real name Nusret Gokce, owns a chain of Nusr-Et restaurants and is known for his theatrical salt-sprinkling antics
And now London diners will be able to get their hands on the 24-Carat gold tomahawk steak, which has previously been a menu item in their Dubai branch.
One diner who previously ate at the restaurant told MailOnline that it was the ‘best steak he’d ever tasted’ but was unsure if it was the gold that made the difference.
However, he said that the metallic morsel was certainly more ‘glamorous’ than the average chop and ‘attracted a lot of attention from fellow diners’.
The swanky steak is covered with gold leaf, which is safe to eat as pure gold is chemically inert. This means the precious metal passes through the digestive system without being absorbed into the body.
And now London diners will be able to get their hands on the 24-Carat gold Tomhawk steak, which has previously been a menu item in their Dubai branch.
Salt Bae, real name Nusret Gokce, owns a chain of Nusr-Et restaurants and is known for his theatrical salt-sprinkling antics.
He went viral in 2017 after posting videos of himself salting meat and now has more than 34 million Instagram followers.
His restaurants in the Middle East, New York and Miami charge several hundred dollars for some cuts of meat.
Rumours of Salt Bae’s London branch have been circulating since 2017, and it’s finally set to open next week at the Park Tower Knightsbridge Hotel.
While little has been announced about the new output, jobs have been advertised for a sommelier, restaurant manager and a sushi chef – suggesting the restaurant will serve more than just steak.
Rumours of Salt Bae’s London branch have been circulating since 2017, and it’s finally set to open next week at the Park Tower Knightsbridge Hotel, pictured
Despite his viral fame, the chef has not come without controversies.
Earlier this year a Brooklyn-based artist sued the butcher for $5million over the unauthorised use of artwork featuring the restaurateur’s signature pose
The suit alleges that after Gökçe commissioned William Hicks to do several pieces for his restaurants in Miami, New York, Doha, and Dubai, Salt Bae used Hicks’ graphics for menus, labels, restaurant signs and more.
Hicks discovered that the defendants were ‘engaging in widespread, unauthorised distribution’ of the work in early 2020, noting that imagery soon began appearing in window displays, digital signs, menus, wipes and takeout bags at ‘Nusr-et steakhouses and Saltbae Burger restaurants in New York, Dubai, and Istanbul.’
The lawsuit reads that Hicks sent a letter to Gökçe in April 2020 demanding that they ‘immediately cease and desist’ from any further use of the artwork.
But rather than comply with the request, Gökçe began using further graphics at locations in Doha, D Maris Bay, Turkey, Boston, Dallas, and in several Istanbul locations, according to the lawsuit.
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