The eye-popping prices at Salt Bae’s new London restaurant include a $850 steak and a $15 red bull

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Salt Bae has been accused of ripping off customers at his new London restaurant. @nusr_et/Instagram
  • Instagram restaurateur Salt Bae opened a new location in London on September 23.
  • A picture of a meal receipt from the opening included a $US15 ($AU21) (£11) red bull and a $US850 ($AU1,174) (£630) steak.
  • Twitter users have since accused Salt Bae of “ripping off” customers with “extortionate” prices.
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Salt Bae, the Turkish cook who achieved viral fame back in 2017 when he dramatically sprinkled salt onto a slab of meat, has opened a London restaurant where he charges £630 – nearly $US850 ($AU1,174) – for a steak, The Sun reported.

Nusret Gökçe, who is better known by his internet nickname Salt Bae, is under fire for the astonishingly high prices at his London restaurant after a picture of receipt totaling a whopping $US2,400 ($AU3,315) went viral.

The diner’s receipt, which is dated to September 23 when Gökçe opened the 15th location of his restaurant chain Nusr Et in London, showed several other pricey items including a $US135 ($AU186) (£100) “golden burger,” a $US30 ($AU41) (£23) salad, a $US16 ($AU22) (£12) sweet corn dish, and a $US15 ($AU21) (£11) Red Bull.

It’s unclear whether Francisco Garcia, who first published the image of the receipt on September 27, dined at the restaurant, but he captioned his post by saying: “Salt Bae is the world’s greatest living artist.”

This is Salt Bae’s 15th restaurant and it is located in Knightsbridge, London, according to The Sun.