Salt Bae's London restaurant 'deletes' bad reviews and boasts 5 star ratings – despite fury over 'rip-off' prices

SALT Bae's London restaurant has been accused of "deleting" bad reviews while boasting about its five star ratings – despite fury over their "rip-off" prices.

The upmarket eatery appears to have erased comments criticising the price of food at the central London restaurant.


The restaurant's Google reviews – which has 4.8 stars – was "updated by the business" a week ago, according to research carried out by The Daily Mail.

According to My London, a "slurry of reviews appearing to criticise the restaurant when it first opened" have suddenly "disappeared".

The diner has come under fire for the amount it charges for steak after one customer was left with an eye-watering £37,000 bill.

A critic accused Turkish-born internet icon Nusret Gökçe of "taking the p**s" after he paid £850 for the Golden Tomahawk.

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 – bringing their receipt to a staggering £37,023.10.

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.

On Google reviews, one customer wrote: "Amazinggg but overpriced though," while another said it was "not child friendly".

Nusr-Et's was slammed on review site Squaremeal.

One peeved-off eater gave the restaurant two stars, writing: "If you want to eat, go look for some other places. Here you don't pay your food, you pay the picture and the video you take with Bae."

Another review, titled "Avoid at all cost" said: "The Gold Burger for £100 was super dry and was totally average… the £200 steak was so poor I was actually flabbergasted."

Another just read "Hell no. You have to be kidding me".

Another posted: "What can I say apart from WOW! Yes the prices are not cheap but you get what you pay for in regards to service, ambience and quality of food and drinks."

Others praised the restauranteur: "I was lucky enough to meet Nusret and he’s a lovely, humble man. The theatre of performing the signature steak slicing by Nusret and then later the Baklava by another gentleman was absolutely fantastic."

Another said: "Unbelievable food, best steak I've had in London. Salt Bae is awesome, very cool having him serving you food"

The Sun has contacted Nusr-Et for comment.

It comes after zero people turned up to hand in their resume at Salt Bae'srestaurant on Tuesday after the flash chef put out an open call to waiters and waitresses to apply for jobs.

Posting an ad on Instagram for the open day to his 39.2million followers, the restaurant owner and celebrity chef, said: “We are hiring waiters, runners, bartenders, bar backs, kitchen porters, toilet attendants.

“International opportunities, growth and development, perkbox discounts, please bring your resume.”

It is unclear how much anyone would get paid for working but he asked those interested to attend the restaurant today, tomorrow or Thursday.

The Turkish butcher has a global restaurant empire thanks to his theatrical steak presentation – immortalised in a 2017 video watched over 17 million times.

The priciest item on his new menu is a £630 'giant tomahawk' steak, which again is wrapped in a 24-carat gold leaf.

However, even smaller items come with a hefty price tag – an onion flower costs £18, while a Coke is £9 and a Red Bull is £11.


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