Salt Bae's New Restaurant Prices for Red Bull and Steak Cause Viral Uproar

Remember Salt Bae? The suave restaurateur who sprinkled salt on sliced meat, propelling him to viral fame back in 2017?

The footage of him seductively preparing steak made him an instant internet sensation, chiefly because people found his methods amusing. However, there's one thing that people online aren't finding as funny: The prices at his new restaurant.

An image of a patrons receipt has gone viral on Twitter since it was posted on September 26, having been liked by 23,200 people. More than 4,200 people have either retweeted the post.

The Turkish chef, whose real name is Nusret Gökçe, is now the proud owner of a chain of luxury steakhouses called Nusr-Et.

Salt Bae opened his London restaurant, in the affluent neighborhood of Knightsbridge, on September 23, and one disgruntled customer took to Twitter to share evidence of the astronomical prices.

A man known online as Jamz online captioned the photograph of the lengthy bill, which can be viewed here, writing: "44 great British pounds for 4 Red Bulls... having a laugh."

£44 translates to $59.63 for just four cans of the caffeinated soft drink. From the image we are also able to see that the bill came to £1,812.40, which is $2,456.53—not exactly pocket change.

A tomahawk steak had also been purchased by the group for an eye-watering £630 ($854) and it is clear from the list that a Coca-cola will set you back a further $12.20

Newsweek contacted Jamz and Nusr-Et for comment. When contacted via phone, Nusr-Et in Knightsbridge would not reveal the prices of items on its menu.

Many people have taken to the comments section to discuss the large bill.

One person, MrRCain2, took issue with golden burger which is priced at around $135, writing: "What the f**k is a golden burger? £100 is it the best burger in the world? And £630 for a steak?

"Lol i would have refused to pay and walked out... That's absolutely ridiculous £44 for Redbull is also a nonsense..."

Another Twitter user, known as Scribemole, added: "That's big enough to split 10 ways and have with 10 portions of chips so might be doable for a once-in-a-lifetime special night out with everyone going Dutch."

Anthony Jones argued: "You can eat so much better for so much less in London. We go for Michelin starred dim sum and pay 1/8th of this! Even the bars and restaurants in Harrods aren't this expensive."

Omar Dabouz revealed: "The service charge alone is more than I would spend on a posh steak. You only have yourself to blame."

HaRvZ___ joked: "It's way cheaper to fly to Turkey and go to the original restaurant."

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Salt Bae, real name Nusret Gökçe, at an event in Cannes, France, back in 2017. The Turkish entrepreneur has not impressed Twitter users with the prices at his recently-opened London restaurant. Getty