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Salt Bae boss admits gold that covers meat sold for £1,450 ‘has no taste’

Nusr-Et Steakhouse’s boss said the controversial Knightsbridge restaurant serves the best meat in the world and backlash over five figure bills is “just talk”

It turns out the gold leaf doesn’t actually change the taste

The boss of Salt Bae’s famous London restaurant has admitted that gold leaf doesn’t make any difference to the taste of the meat.

Nusr-Et Steakhouse’s boss said the controversial Knightsbridge restaurant serves the best meat in the world and backlash over five figure bills is “just talk”

Items on the menu include an £850 steak peppered in gold and a £100 burger.

Mr Mehmed told MyLondon the most popular dish is Tomahawk steak, which can be covered in gold leaf for up to £1,450.

But Mr Mehmed said the gold leaf makes no difference to meat.

He added: “It doesn’t improve the taste or change the quality.”

Items on the menu include an £850 steak peppered in gold and a £100 burger
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But he said: “The gold steak is something different, it’s the best in London.”

The restaurant also do vegan dishes – a range of salads – that can also be sprinkled with gold if you fancy it.

Salt Bae – real name Nusret Gökçe – is a Turkish chef and social media star, who went viral for his seductive meat seasoning and cooking techniques in 2017.

He has multiple steak restaurants around the world, including his native country.

Turkish restaurateur Nusret Gokce, also known as ‘Salt Bae’
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After opening its doors to Londoners in September, the restaurant has come under fire with diners complaining of a £37,000 bill and others saying they paid £2,000 to be “treated like babies”.

But Mr Mehmed is not phased by the haters, insisting you get what you pay for.

He said: “Some people, they want to just talk.

Mr Mehmed is not phased by the haters, insisting you get what you pay for
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“People have complained because they have seen bills on social media for people who’ve paid £10,000 for a bottle of wine.

“But you can find these prices all around London. The service and the quality we are providing is extremely high.

“It’s more interactive than most restaurants – we cook and prepare the food in front of you, like our traditional baklava, which is a very popular dessert.”

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